Fiction directs, and the science follows.
It is hard to disregard being affected by the type of content we consume since there are shows & movies popular enough to serve as a common ground for the mundane small talks. It has been a timeless debate (as everything that ever made its way to the masses has) whether the pros outweigh the cons.
Despite the sharp argumentative wisdom, there is some matter which can be agreed to, universally.
Since show business is consumed by masses, it does become the common ground for culture. This is probably the reason why analogies used in fiction are also used to describe similar situation in real life idiomatically, which, otherwise would require large amount of text and context to be conveyed universally. A single word equivalent to the common understanding of somewhat around 1 movie-length of a time. (One such example, over the top of my head would be the term theredpill from Matrix. It’s an elegant analogy to two different (perhaps complimentary) attitudes toward life that becomes unmistakably clear.)
Perhaps the evolution towards Idioms 2.0?