The Workaholic Culture Of Pop Culture

It seems like the characters we see on TV never, ever stop working.

Looking back across my experience in media, it seems like the heroes in popular culture never stop working. I first noticed this with the X-Files. Mulder and Scully never seem to get off shift. They were in perpetual pursuit of Mulder’s sister who had been abducted by aliens, or they were working to end a worldwide conspiracy perpetrated by the smoking man and his workaholic friends in high places. They were always working on something.