Newswire: PBS to remind viewers how good they have it with Victorian Slum House reality show

Though it’s probably not a thing that happens in real-life too often, there’s an old sitcom trope where someone decides that their family is taking their cushy lives for granted and takes them to “the bad part of town” or some similarly scary situation, with American Dad and The Office putting their own little spins on the basic concept. Here in the real world, things often seem like they’re getting pretty shitty, so to show us how (comparatively) good some of us actually have it, PBS has decided to air a five-part reality miniseries event called Victorian Slum House.

As indicated by the rad name, a press release says the show is about “a group of modern-day families, couples, and individuals” leaving their real lives in order to recreate what things were like in London’s East End between 1860 and 1900. The participants will be “faced …

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