This is a bit of the problem with most movies and television generally. It seemed a bit different in the 70's, but lately when you see people at work - even in working class jobs - they have plenty of time to shoot the breeze and get involved in all sorts of drama. Even tending bar or waiting tables, the characters always seem to have plenty of time to stand around and talk. There's never really a sense that the characters are working. Especially considering the great apartments they could not possibly afford with such easy jobs that would pay no living wage. Good thing for credit cards!
It is a bit of the escapist element for a lot of shows, but it's gotten more noticeable after the recession when working class life has gotten much harder, but all the characters in television never seem to have trouble working, finding work, paying bills while going out and beating up criminals (who can't find jobs because they have a record. And are now too disabled by the beating to find a legit job).
Even in shows like Daredevil where these poor lawyers are starting out with no money, they still have time and money for all this non-essential spending. If characters really are supposed to be working for a living, it should affect them in the story. It was actually something I appreciated about Spider-Man 2 when he couldn't even hold down a pizza delivery job. It think it would help if they worked work better into the character's lives.