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TWoP 10: Best Apartments on TV

by Angel Cohn April 6, 2012 6:03 am
TWoP 10: Best Apartments on TV

The upcoming Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 is built upon the premise that people would deal with a crappy bitch of a roommate in order to live in a really great place. And you know what? We know the feeling. For the privilege of living in the following current and classic TV rental units, we'd pretty much cut off our right arms, or at least put up with someone who leaves wet towels all over the place or forgets to take out the trash.

10. The Houstons' (Smash)
It's really no wonder that Julia's 30-year-old-looking son hasn't moved out yet, since their Brooklyn home is stunning. In fact, we're surprised that hubby Frank left willingly -- we would have at least moved to the couch, or set up a cot in the enormous kitchen.

9. The Shays' (iCarly)
Yes, this is a kid's show, but have you seen this apartment? It is three full floors. Three! And loft-sized floors at that. It's situated in a large doorman building in Seattle and has its own separate elevator, room for an art studio, a TV recording studio and quite possibly the coolest teen bedroom ever. We really want that mirror with a high-speed built-in hairdryer, not to mention that very helpful digital closet.

8. Kramer's (Seinfeld)
While there is part of us that prefers the quaintness of Carrie's apartment on Sex and the City, if we're going for a smaller place, we'll take this one. It's got a hot tub, sometimes has a car-shaped couch and its own screen door. And occasionally, it looks like the set of the Merv Griffin show. We like a little variety in our lives and would relish coming home to a new layout every week.

7. The Eriksen/Aldrins' (How I Met Your Mother)
Not the one in Dowisetrepla, but the apartment on the Upper West Side they are currently calling home (though Ted and Robin have lived there, too). It may not have a TV that takes up an entire wall or the sleek refined look of Barney's bachelor lair, but it is a huge two-bedroom with roof access. And the building manager doesn't seem to mind pets -- not even goats.

6. Castles' (Castle)
Can he please adopt us? We've never even seen most of his place... that's how spacious it is. He can comfortably live with his mother and daughter without anyone stepping on each other. He's got a massive library/office, all of the top-of-the line kitchen appliances and enough room to stage full theatrical productions when necessary.

5. Abed and Troy's (Community)
It may look like it is one step up from a college dorm room, but where else is there an entire virtual reality room set up to play Inspector Spacetime at a moment's notice? The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon and Leonard may have more space, but we'd rather live with the Community geeks, especially after seeing how accommodating they were to Annie. Plus, no annoying roommate agreement or broken elevator.

4. The Drapers' (Mad Men)
Don may not like parties, but if we had a swinging '60s pad like he and Megan have, we'd be celebrating all the time. Especially if there was a housekeeper available to keep the white carpets looking pristine. So mod and fashionable, and we always get nostalgic about a sunken living room. Added bonus: Megan singing in French as one of the amenities.

3. Monica's (Friends)
Rent. Controlled. Amen to that. This two-bedroom in New York has a fantastic windowed wall, a balcony, a view of an ugly naked man and a room dedicated to storage. And the other people living in the building are fun to hang out with. That and the open living room/kitchen with all of its fun, bright colors appeals to apartment dwellers like us who are stuck with white walls.

2. The Waldorfs' (Gossip Girl)
It was tough picking between the Rhodes' PRADA apartment, Dan's funky Brooklyn loft and Chuck's penthouse suite at the Empire Hotel, but the beautiful ornate multi-story space that Blair lives in won out in the end. The whole place looks like Tiffany's, there's a live-in housekeeper, a sweeping staircase for all of our grand entrance needs and it seems like if you are her BFF, you can live in the guest room entirely rent-free.

1. The Cranes' (Frasier)
The fireplace alone would put this at the top of our list, but the floor-to-ceiling windows leading out to the terrace (with a view of the city) don't hurt, either. It's a giant place with three bedrooms, three and a half baths with an insanely spacious entryway and a nice living room. If this is what apartments in Seattle look like, we may consider relocating -- even if the Jack Russell isn't included.

Of course, there are many more places we'd love to live in (too bad that Alicia Florrick's building is going condo). Heck, we'd even move into Whitney's place... with Whitney. But which TV apartment do you covet the most? Comment below.

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