i like watching TV serial, including American's TV serials, for example, friends, new girl, glee club, the good wife and so on, it is amazing, very funny! but i have a question, these serials show the real life of American people? because sometimes their ralationship is...how to say mess?
Do the TV series show you what "real Americans" are like?
Absolutely not. In fact, those programs are so far removed from reality as to be, at worst,
meaningless, and at best, misleading.
They can of course, be used to develop a good listening ear for the English language.
Since they are available to you, you may well take advantage of them, provided two things:
(a) You do not intend to adopt the Double Entendre` as a common means of communication in your own daily life. In other words, do not intend to use a sequence of "smart--ass" observations in your own conversations, unless you intend eventually, to have someone sort out your hash in a hurry. It is only on Television that dialogue intended to perpetually wound other people
(b) Do not intend to adopt the "slang" expressions that you hear used in TV and Movies.
Not only does slang reek of conventionality and insincerity, it can be as much the means for social rejection as an outsider, as it can win social acceptance in a subculture.
NO they are not real.TV shows are not like real life,and especially not "reality shows". They are totally different.
I think TV series just present apart of our real life but express almostly the writer's ideas and his imagination. The writer has a specific purpose and that is understood from associated and related events. It doesn't matter if they show us the real life or not.