The problem is that a lot of times TV depicts ways of interacting that are actually pretty aggressive or hurtful, because sarcasm and mean comments make entertaining television. I think that’s an important caveat to this.
I agree, and that’s a reason I think watching episodes multiple times is valuable. But, also, aggressive and hurtful interactions are important to know about, and they’re easier to pick up on in a TV episode than in a real time real interaction.
People act that way in real life, too.