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How Much Famous TV Houses Cost in Real Life

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From the Addams Family’s dilapidated mansion to the Walsh’s modest pad with a 90210 zip code, it’s hard to imagine television’s most famous families without picturing their fictional abodes. But have you ever wondered whether your favorite TV characters, like Seinfeld’s Kramer, could actually afford their often overly swanky pads given what a series’ narrative tells us about their professional lives? Well, the pop culture-loving real estate experts at Trulia have. And, using area comps, have produced a fascinating graphic to put a price on some of television’s most iconic domiciles.

The most interesting things we learned from it?

Modern Family’s lovable goofball Phil Dunphy must be selling a whole lot of prime real estate to keep his family so comfortably ensconced in their Westside Los Angeles home, which sold for $2,150,000 a year ago.

There’s no way the two-bedroom North Hollywood home used for the exteriors of The Brady Bunch could fit the entire six-kid clan, not to mention Alice, Tiger, and that occasional jinx of a cousin, Oliver. Also, architecture may not be as lucrative a gig for Mike Brady as one might expect; the house is currently valued at just over $552,000.

Finally, most people would have to be California dreaming in order to foot the bill for the $5,821,100 it would cost to live in Sandy and Kirsten Cohen’s palatial oceanfront digs in The O.C. That’s including Ryan’s pool house. Yet the house, which was supposedly in Newport Beach, is actually in Malibu, making it part of Los Angeles County, not Orange County—and therefore making the whole series a lie.

Browse on for some more interesting real estate tidbits from The Gilmore Girls, Roseanne, The Sopranos, and more.

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Move Over, MoviePass: AMC Is Launching a $20 Per Month Subscription
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Attention serial movie-watchers: There's a new subscription service vying for your attention. Nearly a year after MoviePass brought its fee down to less than $10 a month to see one movie a day, AMC Theatres is rolling out its own monthly plan as an alternative. As Variety reports, you can now see three movies per week at any AMC cinema if you pay $19.95 a month.

The new program, called AMC Stubs A-List, has some clear disadvantages compared to MoviePass. AMC's monthly fee is nearly twice as high and it's good for less than half the amount of movie tickets. And while AMC Stubs A-List only works at AMC locations, MoviePass can be used at pretty much any movie theater that accepts Mastercard.

But once you look at the fine print of both deals, AMC's selling points start to emerge. A subscription through AMC gets you access to films shown in 3D, IMAX, Dolby Cinema, and RealD—none of which are covered by MoviePass. And unlike MoviePass subscribers, people with AMC can watch multiple movies in a single day, watch the same movie more than once, and book tickets in advance online. (That means actually getting to see a big movie on opening weekend before it's been spoiled for you).

There's another reason MoviePass users may have to jump ship: Its critics say its business model is unsustainable. For every movie ticket that's purchased with MoviePass, the company has to pay the full price. That means MoviePass actually loses money as more people sign up.

This has led some people to speculate the service is on its way to collapse, but MoviePass insists it has a strategy to stay afloat. Instead of relying on money from subscriptions, it wants to use the consumer data it has collected from its millions of customers to turn a profit. It's also investing in movies through its MoviePass Ventures arm (the company helped fund the new movie Gotti, which is currently making headlines for its zero percent Rotten Tomatoes rating). But if those plans aren't enough to quiet the hesitations you have about the company, you'll have the chance to make the switch to AMC on June 26.

[h/t Variety]

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Wake Up to the Aroma of Cappuccino With This Scent-Emitting Alarm Clock
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Some people need an aggressive alarm clock to get them out of bed, like Simone Giertz's slapping robot, or the singNshock, which zaps you if you hit the snooze button. For others, a gentler wakeup call is what does the trick. That's what you get with Sensorwake, a new alarm clock on Kickstarter that gradually stimulates three of your senses to ease you into the day.

During the first minute of the alarm's three-minute wakeup process, it releases a pleasant aroma. You have your choice of scent cartridges, including cappuccino, peppermint, rose garden, chocolate factory, orange juice, and pine forest. A single cartridge lasts 30 days before it needs to be switched out.

After reviving your nose, Sensorwake activates its visual component: a soft light. For the final minute, the gadget plays sound like a traditional alarm clock, but instead of a blaring buzzer, you hear one of five upbeat melodies. If all that isn't enough to get you on your feet, you can hit snooze and wait for the cycle to start over in 10 minutes.

With more than three weeks left in its Kickstarter campaign, Sensorwake has already multiplied its original funding goal of $30,000. To reserve a clock and two scent capsules of your own, you can pledge $59 or more. Shipping is estimated for November of this year.

[h/t Mashable]

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