Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Television has forgotten how to depict the working class

On The Honeymooners in the 1950s, Jackie Gleason’s volatile Ralph Kramden drove a bus to pay the rent on his tiny Brooklyn apartment and (barely) support himself and his wife, Alice. If he wanted to hang out with his buddy, sewer worker Ed Norton, he did so only after a hard day of labor. That is the kind of socioeconomic reality almost entirely absent from the modern television landscape, according to a New York Times think piece by Wesley Morris entitled “TV’s Dwindling Middle...

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