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If you already think being an asshole is cool and is completely justified if you're smart, you're gonna think the smart assholes in TV shows are cool and it's cool that they're assholes. No matter how clearly stated the "intent" of a work of art is, nobody can make you see it if you don't want to.
People are endlessly surprised when ideology prevents folks from "getting" the obvious point of a work of art because we've been taught that art exists in a separate world and has magical powers that beam the "message" into people's brains. But just as ideology conditions your interpretation of political events, it conditions your interpretation of everything else. If you already think real rich people aren't parasites, you're not gonna think the rich people in movies are either.