History SceneryPorn / LiveActionTV

17th Aug '16 1:52:19 PM missmoon
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* ''Series/LifeOnMars'' went out of its way to establish its version of the Seventies, down to copying lighting and cinematography techniques from Seventies films and television. A prime example of RealIsBrown.

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* ''Series/LifeOnMars'' ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'' went out of its way to establish its version of the Seventies, down to copying lighting and cinematography techniques from Seventies films and television. A prime example of RealIsBrown.
17th Aug '16 1:51:58 PM missmoon
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* ''Series/Life On Mars2006'' went out of its way to establish its version of the Seventies, down to copying lighting and cinematography techniques from Seventies films and television. A prime example of RealIsBrown.

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* ''Series/Life On Mars2006'' ''Series/LifeOnMars'' went out of its way to establish its version of the Seventies, down to copying lighting and cinematography techniques from Seventies films and television. A prime example of RealIsBrown.
15th Aug '16 7:41:15 AM missmoon
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* Any {{science fiction}} show, when they leave their station/ship/plot device. And sometimes when they're still on it.

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* Any {{science fiction}} ScienceFiction show, when they leave their station/ship/plot device. And sometimes when they're still on it.



* The Smithsonian Channel has ''Aerial America'', which is stunning footage taken from a plane, helicopter, etc. of the various landscapes across the United States, with each episode focusing on a specific state, then a certain theme after all the states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were covered.



* Most episodes of ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' open with some magnificent, view-from-the-sky establishing shots of San Francisco. The White Lighters have also been known to have meetings with the main characters on the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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* Most episodes of ''{{Series/Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' open with some magnificent, view-from-the-sky establishing shots of San Francisco. The White Lighters have also been known to have meetings with the main characters on the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.



* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' went for this in a "big" way in Season 2, with absolutely stunning visages and creative cinematography to show off the glories of the Icelandic landscape. Notable also in that the plot for those scenes was rather basic and setting up for the next season (mostly just walking from place to place) which really did not need to be so stunning, but, damn it was cool.
** The series as a whole is known for its often breathtaking Scenery Porn. Even its ''TitleSequence'' fits under this.
* Golf telecasts often feature loving shots of the course scenery. Creator/{{CBS}}' coverage of The Masters tournament is especially known for this.
* Both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' & ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', both filmed in UsefulNotes/NewZealand, had some of this.



* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': The 100th and 101st episodes "Boomerang", filmed on location in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia certainly took advantage of the setting. Also the parts of early season 5 episodes filmed aboard the nuclear air craft carrier USS John C. Stennis certainly did that as well.

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* ''Series/ISpy'' has a lot of this, including footage of UsefulNotes/HongKong, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} and UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. This was unusual for the time, as most series were filmed on the backlot, with some added stock footage.
* The opening episodes of the third season of ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968'', filmed and set in UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}, featured a lot of this.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': The 100th and 101st episodes "Boomerang", filmed on location in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia certainly took advantage of the setting. Also the parts of early season 5 episodes filmed aboard the nuclear air craft carrier USS ''USS John C. Stennis Stennis'' certainly did that as well.well.
* The crossover movie ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has the gorgeous planet where Kouta and Mai live.



* Supposedly the reason why ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' was initially popular was that people would watch with the sound off, ignore the {{plot}}, and just gaze at the beautiful scenery. The people who watched the unfunny "comedy" ''A Year in Provence'' generally did the same thing.
* ''{{Life}}'' had great cinematography, and also showed the LA area to good effect.
* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}'' went out of its way to establish its version of the Seventies, down to copying lighting and cinematography techniques from Seventies films and television. A prime example of RealIsBrown.

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* Supposedly the reason why ''Series/LastOfTheSummerWine'' was initially popular was that people would watch with the sound off, ignore the {{plot}}, plot, and just gaze at the beautiful scenery. The people who watched the unfunny "comedy" ''A Year in Provence'' generally did the same thing.
* ''{{Life}}'' ''Series/{{Life}}'' had great cinematography, and also showed the LA area to good effect.
* ''Series/{{Life ''Series/Life On Mars|2006}}'' Mars2006'' went out of its way to establish its version of the Seventies, down to copying lighting and cinematography techniques from Seventies films and television. A prime example of RealIsBrown.



* ''NoReservations'' is as much Scenery Porn as it is FoodPorn.
* ''NYPDBlue'' really liked its slice-of-life shots of the titular city. ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and its offspring occasionally indulge too.

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* ''NoReservations'' ''Series/NoReservations'' is as much Scenery Porn as it is FoodPorn.
* ''NYPDBlue'' ''Series/NYPDBlue'' really liked its slice-of-life shots of the titular city. ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and its offspring occasionally indulge too.



* Literally the entire reason that ''Planet Earth'' and associated series exist.
* Ever since ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' moved to New Zealand, they've been taking advantage of the beautiful landscapes the country has. ''[[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force]]'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'' are especially good for it.
* The Santa Barbara police station on ''{{Series/Psych}}'' falls into the Architecture Porn category. Many of the exteriors, whether filmed in Vancouver or Southern California, are also very pretty.

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* Literally the entire reason that ''Planet Earth'' and associated ''Series/ThePillarsOfTheEarth'' has its churches. Its gorgeous gorgeous churches.
* The BBC documentary
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''Series/PlanetEarth'' has a ton of this. Aerial views of mountains, deserts, and forests, waterfalls and oceans, large migrating groups of animals, and more, all shot in HD, no less! Just let [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAqJ0R-EkZg this video]] explain for itself.
* Ever since ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' moved to New Zealand, they've been taking advantage of the beautiful landscapes the country has. ''[[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Mystic Force]]'' ''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' and ''[[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Ninja Storm]]'' ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' are especially good for it.
* The Santa Barbara police station on ''{{Series/Psych}}'' ''Series/{{Psych}}'' falls into the Architecture Porn category. Many of the exteriors, whether filmed in Vancouver or Southern California, are also very pretty.



* ''Series/{{Sense8}}'' is shot on location in San Francisco, Seoul, Mexico City, London, Mumbai, Nairobi, Chicago, Berlin, and Iceland, by [[Film/LegendsOfTheFall double]]-[[Film/{{Braveheart}} oscar]]-winning director of photography [[Film/TheThinRedLine John]] [[Recap/BreakingBadS1E1Pilot Toll]], and takes full advantage of both those facts.
* The Granada TV ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' series with Jeremy Brett is pure Victorian Scenery Porn, down to every last detail. It was one of the last ITV series that got given a big enough budget to reproduce this kind of detail--when you look at their later dramas, there simply isn't as much '''stuff''' on tables, walls, on the streets because they can't afford it anymore. And considering how the Victorians loved their bric-a-brac, every elaborately decorated inkwell, every Orientalist screen, every Arts and Crafts wall-hanging, every lead ornament on a window, every mother*** ing Symbolist painting whose height of popularity matches the story year ''exactly'' is enough to make the history geek pass out in ecstasy. And that's ''before'' we see the ominous print of the frickin' Reichenbach Falls on Holmes's mantlepiece, and the way the directors framed numerous shots to match the original Sidney Paget illustrations... excuse me, I think I need a lie-down.

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* ''Series/{{Sense8}}'' is shot on location in San Francisco, Seoul, Mexico City, London, Mumbai, Nairobi, Chicago, Berlin, and Iceland, by [[Film/LegendsOfTheFall double]]-[[Film/{{Braveheart}} oscar]]-winning Oscar]]-winning director of photography [[Film/TheThinRedLine John]] [[Recap/BreakingBadS1E1Pilot Toll]], and takes full advantage of both those facts.
* The Granada TV ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' series with Jeremy Brett is pure Victorian Scenery Porn, down to every last detail. It was one of the last ITV series that got given a big enough budget to reproduce this kind of detail--when you look at their later dramas, there simply isn't as much '''stuff''' on tables, walls, on the streets because they can't afford it anymore. And considering how the Victorians loved their bric-a-brac, every elaborately decorated inkwell, every Orientalist screen, every Arts and Crafts wall-hanging, every lead ornament on a window, every mother*** ing motherfucking Symbolist painting whose height of popularity matches the story year ''exactly'' is enough to make the history geek pass out in ecstasy. And that's ''before'' we see the ominous print of the frickin' Reichenbach Falls on Holmes's mantlepiece, and the way the directors framed numerous shots to match the original Sidney Paget illustrations... excuse me, I think I need a lie-down.



* ''Series/TheStraits'' revels in the contrast between its action-packed and violent crime premise, and the pristine natural beauty of northern Australia and the tropical coast of UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=881cTdf-ll8 The opener alone]] contains plenty of this.



* The reality TV Show ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' likes to film in tropical locations, often using some beautiful aerial views during the torch walks (or in the case of "Palau", downright ''beautiful'' shots of the ocean). It was already darn beautiful, especially during some of the tribal council sets. (Especially "China", which had the most elaborate tribal council set as described by the show staff) However, it went UpToEleven in "Gabon" when they made the jump to HD. While people have gotten bored of having four seasons filmed in Samoa (Within two years), they really do showcase that the world can be a ''very'' beautiful place.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' sometimes engages in this. Sam and Dean often stop to talk in ridiculously beautiful locations such as scenic overlooks or mist enshrouded train trestles. In addition, the Impala often motors by impressive back-roads scenery.
** Their often quirky and sometimes themed hotel rooms could also be argued to be this with all of the attention to detail put into the rooms' decoration, but can also cross over into SceneryGorn when the room details include stained wallpaper, rundown furniture, and worn carpeting and bedding, invoking a feeling of what else might not be the most cleanly about the room.



* Expect television coverage of the TourDeFrance to feature a lot of helicopter shots whenever the Tour passes through somewhere scenic.

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* Expect television coverage of the TourDeFrance UsefulNotes/TourDeFrance to feature a lot of helicopter shots whenever the Tour passes through somewhere scenic.



* The KennethBranagh adaptation of ''{{Series/Wallander}}'', set in southern Sweden, is heavy on the Scenery Porn, with countless lingering shots of beautiful Swedish landscapes.

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* The KennethBranagh Creator/KennethBranagh adaptation of ''{{Series/Wallander}}'', ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', set in southern Sweden, is heavy on the Scenery Porn, with countless lingering shots of beautiful Swedish landscapes.



* ''Series/YGwyll'' wastes no time in photographing all that Mid-Wales has to offer in its bleak and eerie beauty. From the waves crashing onto Aberystwyth's historiv strand, to the windswept Cambrian Mountains, to the primordial mossy ravine below Devil's Bridge falls, to the misty bogs at daybreak in Borth, the scenery really helps to elevate the moodiness of ''Series/YGwyll''.
* The BBC documentary series ''PlanetEarth'' has a ton of this. Aerial views of mountains, deserts, and forests, waterfalls and oceans, large migrating groups of animals, and more, all shot in HD, no less! Just let [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAqJ0R-EkZg this video]] explain for itself.
* ''Series/TheStraits'' revels in the contrast between its action-packed and violent crime premise, and the pristine natural beauty of northern Australia and the tropical coast of UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=881cTdf-ll8 The opener alone]] contains plenty of this.
* This is one of the primary draws of {{HGTV}} and the TravelChannel. You could say the two are glorified [[ScreenSaver screen savers]] in [=TV=] network form.
* The reality TV Show ''{{Series/Survivor}}'' likes to film in tropical locations, often using some beautiful aerial views during the torch walks (or in the case of "Palau", downright ''beautiful'' shots of the ocean). It was already darn beautiful, especially during some of the tribal council sets. (Especially "China", which had the most elaborate tribal council set as described by the show staff) However, it went UpToEleven in "Gabon" when they made the jump to HD. While people have gotten bored of having four seasons filmed in Samoa (Within two years), they really do showcase that the world can be a ''very'' beautiful place.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' went for this in a "big" way in Season 2, with absolutely stunning visages and creative cinematography to show off the glories of the Icelandic landscape. Notable also in that the plot for those scenes was rather basic and setting up for the next season (mostly just walking from place to place) which really did not need to be so stunning, but, damn it was cool.
** The series as a whole is known for its often breathtaking Scenery Porn. Even its ''TitleSequence'' fits under this.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' sometimes engages in this. Sam and Dean often stop to talk in ridiculously beautiful locations such as scenic overlooks or mist enshrouded train trestles. In addition, the Impala often motors by impressive back-roads scenery.
** Their often quirky and sometimes themed hotel rooms could also be argued to be this with all of the attention to detail put into the rooms' decoration, but can also cross over into SceneryGorn when the room details include stained wallpaper, rundown furniture, and worn carpeting and bedding, invoking a feeling of what else might not be the most cleanly about the room.
* ''Series/ISpy'' has a lot of this, including footage of UsefulNotes/HongKong, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} and UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. This was unusual for the time, as most series were filmed on the backlot, with some added stock footage.
* The opening episodes of the third season of ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968'', filmed and set in UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}, featured a lot of this.

to:

* ''Series/YGwyll'' wastes no time in photographing all that Mid-Wales has to offer in its bleak and eerie beauty. From the waves crashing onto Aberystwyth's historiv historic strand, to the windswept Cambrian Mountains, to the primordial mossy ravine below Devil's Bridge falls, to the misty bogs at daybreak in Borth, the scenery really helps to elevate the moodiness of ''Series/YGwyll''.
* The BBC documentary series ''PlanetEarth'' has a ton of this. Aerial views of mountains, deserts, and forests, waterfalls and oceans, large migrating groups of animals, and more, all shot in HD, no less! Just let [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAqJ0R-EkZg this video]] explain for itself.
* ''Series/TheStraits'' revels in the contrast between its action-packed and violent crime premise, and the pristine natural beauty of northern Australia and the tropical coast of UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=881cTdf-ll8 The opener alone]] contains plenty of this.
*
This is one of the primary draws of {{HGTV}} Travel Channel and the TravelChannel. HGTV. You could say the two are glorified [[ScreenSaver screen savers]] creensavers in [=TV=] TV network form.
* The reality TV Show ''{{Series/Survivor}}'' likes to film in tropical locations, often using some beautiful aerial views during the torch walks (or in the case of "Palau", downright ''beautiful'' shots of the ocean). It was already darn beautiful, especially during some of the tribal council sets. (Especially "China", which had the most elaborate tribal council set as described by the show staff) However, it went UpToEleven in "Gabon" when they made the jump to HD. While people have gotten bored of having four seasons filmed in Samoa (Within two years), they really do showcase that the world can be a ''very'' beautiful place.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' went for this in a "big" way in Season 2, with absolutely stunning visages and creative cinematography to show off the glories of the Icelandic landscape. Notable also in that the plot for those scenes was rather basic and setting up for the next season (mostly just walking from place to place) which really did not need to be so stunning, but, damn it was cool.
** The series as a whole is known for its often breathtaking Scenery Porn. Even its ''TitleSequence'' fits under this.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' sometimes engages in this. Sam and Dean often stop to talk in ridiculously beautiful locations such as scenic overlooks or mist enshrouded train trestles. In addition, the Impala often motors by impressive back-roads scenery.
** Their often quirky and sometimes themed hotel rooms could also be argued to be this with all of the attention to detail put into the rooms' decoration, but can also cross over into SceneryGorn when the room details include stained wallpaper, rundown furniture, and worn carpeting and bedding, invoking a feeling of what else might not be the most cleanly about the room.
* ''Series/ISpy'' has a lot of this, including footage of UsefulNotes/HongKong, UsefulNotes/{{Mexico}} and UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco. This was unusual for the time, as most series were filmed on the backlot, with some added stock footage.
* The opening episodes of the third season of ''Series/ItTakesAThief1968'', filmed and set in UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}, featured a lot of this.
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* Both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' & ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', both filmed in UsefulNotes/NewZealand, had some of this.
* Series/ThePillarsOfTheEarth has its churches. Its gorgeous gorgeous churches.
* Golf telecasts often feature loving shots of the course scenery. Creator/{{CBS}}' coverage of The Masters tournament is especially known for this.
* The crossover movie ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has the gorgeous planet where Kouta and Mai live.

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* Both ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' & ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'', both filmed in UsefulNotes/NewZealand, had some of this.
* Series/ThePillarsOfTheEarth has its churches. Its gorgeous gorgeous churches.
* Golf telecasts often feature loving shots of the course scenery. Creator/{{CBS}}' coverage of The Masters tournament is especially known for this.
* The crossover movie ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has the gorgeous planet where Kouta and Mai live.
14th Jul '16 3:31:52 PM danlansdowne
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* The British documentary series ''Coast'', which explores coastal communities and features in Britain, Ireland, and northern continental Europe. Ditto the Australian and New Zealand spin-offs.
7th May '16 3:00:37 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', being about an {{Artificial Intelligence}} that [[BigBrotherIsWatching spies on you]], features many nice time-lapse surveillance shots of New York City, as well as some very pretty internal computer interfaces that sort through dozens of surveillance feeds, display data, and generate predictions. In Season 4, [[spoiler:a second AI comes into the storyline with its own take on these things as well]].
22nd Apr '16 10:27:28 PM aye_amber
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* Both ''{{Kingdom}}'' and ''Series/DocMartin'' have long shots of their (Norfolk and Cornwall respectively) scenery.

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* Both ''{{Kingdom}}'' ''Series/{{Kingdom}}'' and ''Series/DocMartin'' have long shots of their (Norfolk and Cornwall respectively) scenery.
27th Oct '15 9:39:48 PM La_Ninje
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* ''Series/{{Sense8}}'' is shot on location in San Francisco, Seoul, Mexico City, London, Mumbai, Nairobi, Chicago, Berlin, and Iceland, by [[Film/LegendsOfTheFall double]]-[[Film/{{Braveheart}} oscar]]-winning director of photography [[Film/TheThinRedLine John]] [[Recap/BreakingBadS1E1Pilot Toll]], and takes full advantage of both those facts.
23rd Sep '15 1:39:02 AM CaptEquinox
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* The NHK series ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fxr0O4ydgk Fudoki]]'' consists of lush looks at Japan's historical and natural wonders.
16th Aug '15 4:32:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PushingDaisies'' not only has this (including a beautiful CGI-enhanced graveyard), it also has ''architecture Porn''. Can't... stop... drooling! The episode "Window Dressed To Kill" has, towards the start, a shot of a massive prison in the middle of an icy area that qualifies as Scenery Porn among Scenery Porn. Seriously, it's ''gorgeous''.
* ''RosemaryAndThyme'' seems to be based on this.

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* ''PushingDaisies'' ''Series/PushingDaisies'' not only has this (including a beautiful CGI-enhanced graveyard), it also has ''architecture Porn''. Can't... stop... drooling! The episode "Window Dressed To Kill" has, towards the start, a shot of a massive prison in the middle of an icy area that qualifies as Scenery Porn among Scenery Porn. Seriously, it's ''gorgeous''.
* ''RosemaryAndThyme'' ''Series/RosemaryAndThyme'' seems to be based on this.



* On ''TopGear'' during their overseas specials, at least a few minutes of reverent attention is paid to the surroundings. The Vietnam special was particularly devoted to this, at least in part because the presenters wanted to show the country as "more than just that place where a war happened".

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* On ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' during their overseas specials, at least a few minutes of reverent attention is paid to the surroundings. The Vietnam special was particularly devoted to this, at least in part because the presenters wanted to show the country as "more than just that place where a war happened".



* ''TwinPeaks'' has some truly beautiful cinematography. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2lkvrMa27c The opening]] also gives you a good first look at some of the breathtaking nature scenery you're going to see in the show.

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* ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' has some truly beautiful cinematography. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2lkvrMa27c The opening]] also gives you a good first look at some of the breathtaking nature scenery you're going to see in the show.



* ThePillarsOfTheEarth has its churches. Its gorgeous gorgeous churches.

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* ThePillarsOfTheEarth Series/ThePillarsOfTheEarth has its churches. Its gorgeous gorgeous churches.
11th Jun '15 5:58:59 AM HowlingSnail
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* The crossover movie ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' has the gorgeous planet where Kouta and Mai live.
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