“Under Pressure is a series about striving to the American Dream, but failing miserably. My generation, the millennial, is a very perfectionist one, and we experience a lot of pressure to achieve great things. We can be anything we want to be, but when you fail to achieve your goal, it’s no-one’s fault but your own.
The ‘white picket fence’ is an American ideal, but even over here in Europe we have to strive to everything ‘American’. The American Dream is so ingrained in Western society. But the life with a husband, 2 children and a dog isn’t a life for this generation. Everyone stays single and childless longer than ever and no-one can afford a house, let alone that lifestyle.