History TelevisionGeography / LiveActionTV

28th Aug '16 11:53:12 AM nombretomado
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* Pick any DisneyChannel KidCom. ''[[{{DCLAU}} Any]]''. The most egregious example is perhaps ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' which depicts the eponymous roadway (in real life, a major street) as some sort of weird pedestrian-only walkway with enough sharp turns, pedestrians, ''stairways'' and a sufficiently narrow width to make it impossible for a car to navigate.

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* Pick any DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel KidCom. ''[[{{DCLAU}} Any]]''. The most egregious example is perhaps ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' which depicts the eponymous roadway (in real life, a major street) as some sort of weird pedestrian-only walkway with enough sharp turns, pedestrians, ''stairways'' and a sufficiently narrow width to make it impossible for a car to navigate.
14th Jul '16 8:17:39 PM foomushroom
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* ''Series/Continuum'': A rare aversion since the setting of the show is present-day (and future) Vancouver and its environs, which is where the show was actually filmed. However, the geography within Vancouver itself is not always accurate.

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* ''Series/Continuum'': ''Series/{{Continuum}}'': A rare aversion [[AvertedTrope aversion]] since the setting of the show is present-day (and future) Vancouver and its environs, which is where the show was actually filmed. However, the geography within Vancouver itself is not always accurate.
14th Jul '16 8:16:32 PM foomushroom
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* ''Series/Countinuum'': A rare aversion since the setting of the show is present-day (and future) Vancouver and its environs, which is where the show was actually filmed. However, the geography within Vancouver itself is not always accurate.

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* ''Series/Countinuum'': ''Series/Continuum'': A rare aversion since the setting of the show is present-day (and future) Vancouver and its environs, which is where the show was actually filmed. However, the geography within Vancouver itself is not always accurate.
14th Jul '16 8:15:56 PM foomushroom
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* ''Series/Countinuum'': A rare aversion since the setting of the show is present-day (and future) Vancouver and its environs, which is where the show was actually filmed. However, the geography within Vancouver itself is not always accurate.
23rd Jun '16 7:51:33 AM Lanfranc
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In the Season 1 episode "The Stork Job", the team take a job in Belgrade, Serbia. However, the city in the establishing shot is Budapest, Hungary, with the Liberty Statue, Royal Castle, and Chain Bridge clearly visible.

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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In the Season 1 episode "The Stork Job", the team take a job in Belgrade, Serbia. However, the city in the establishing shot is Budapest, Hungary, with the Liberty Statue, Royal Buda Castle, and Chain Bridge clearly visible. visible.
** Buda Castle appears again in Season 2, "The Zanzibar Marketplace Job", as the "Museum of Art, Kiev".
20th Jun '16 11:28:47 AM Lanfranc
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* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'': In the Season 1 episode "The Stork Job", the team take a job in Belgrade, Serbia. However, the city in the establishing shot is Budapest, Hungary, with the Liberty Statue, Royal Castle, and Chain Bridge clearly visible.
7th May '16 9:04:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''HappyDays'': Frequently displayed palm trees in what was supposed to be Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
** I think you're thinking of ''LaverneAndShirley'', which moved to California in its later seasons. And of course the iconic episode where Fonzie [[JumpTheShark did something that changed everything]]. (He did end up moving to a "singles community" in the final episode with a vaguely Polynesian theme and ''fake'' palm trees-- a sad end for what was once the coolest man in America.)

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* ''HappyDays'': ''Series/HappyDays'': Frequently displayed palm trees in what was supposed to be Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
** I think you're thinking of ''LaverneAndShirley'', ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'', which moved to California in its later seasons. And of course the iconic episode where Fonzie [[JumpTheShark did something that changed everything]]. (He did end up moving to a "singles community" in the final episode with a vaguely Polynesian theme and ''fake'' palm trees-- a sad end for what was once the coolest man in America.)
19th Mar '16 1:45:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBigBangTheory'': The guys' apartment is supposed to be in the South Lake apartments, where you can see a pristine view of the Downtown Pasadena skyline. Though the angle is correct, that view would be blocked out by much taller office buildings.

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* ''TheBigBangTheory'': ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': The guys' apartment is supposed to be in the South Lake apartments, where you can see a pristine view of the Downtown Pasadena skyline. Though the angle is correct, that view would be blocked out by much taller office buildings.
19th Mar '16 9:23:55 AM Hossmeister
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13th Mar '16 3:02:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''DogTheBountyHunter'': This show seems to have suffered as of late this trope. For example, during Baby Lyssa's arrest episode, it appears that Leland and Beth are going in opposite directions from where they're intending to go on the H-1 Freeway via the dialogue. And when they went to Maui to apprehend a fugitive, they seem to be on streets that are blocks away from their intended locations.

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* ''DogTheBountyHunter'': ''Series/DogTheBountyHunter'': This show seems to have suffered as of late this trope. For example, during Baby Lyssa's arrest episode, it appears that Leland and Beth are going in opposite directions from where they're intending to go on the H-1 Freeway via the dialogue. And when they went to Maui to apprehend a fugitive, they seem to be on streets that are blocks away from their intended locations.



* ''GreysAnatomy'': The hospital can't seem to decide if it's near Downtown Seattle or not. The hospital's landing pad scenes are filmed at Fisher Plaza north of downtown (named for the former owners of the Seattle ABC affiliate which have their studios there), yet in season 7 Dr. Yang asks for directions to the Space Needle (it's across the street from where you've worked for years...). Most windows in soundstage sets show urban views yet the main entrance window shows what is clearly the vast suburbia of the [[CaliforniaDoubling San Fernando Valley]]. To their credit, they seem to have made a better effort than other Seattle-based entries on this list.

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* ''GreysAnatomy'': ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': The hospital can't seem to decide if it's near Downtown Seattle or not. The hospital's landing pad scenes are filmed at Fisher Plaza north of downtown (named for the former owners of the Seattle ABC affiliate which have their studios there), yet in season 7 Dr. Yang asks for directions to the Space Needle (it's across the street from where you've worked for years...). Most windows in soundstage sets show urban views yet the main entrance window shows what is clearly the vast suburbia of the [[CaliforniaDoubling San Fernando Valley]]. To their credit, they seem to have made a better effort than other Seattle-based entries on this list.



* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'':

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* ''TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'': ''Series/TheHardyBoysNancyDrewMysteries'':



* ''LifeUnexpected'': Good news: The producers got pretty much every detail about Portland (the show's setting) correct. [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/fpo/history/luxsux.html Bad news]]: That's pretty much where all the effort went.

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* ''LifeUnexpected'': ''Series/LifeUnexpected'': Good news: The producers got pretty much every detail about Portland (the show's setting) correct. [[http://www.platypuscomix.net/fpo/history/luxsux.html Bad news]]: That's pretty much where all the effort went.



* ''SimonAndSimon'': Set in San Diego, but mostly filmed in Los Angeles, aside from a few inserts here and there. And they did things like taking Balboa Avenue (which does exist in S.D.) to reach Balboa Park (which also exists, but Balboa Avenue does not go to it, or past it, or anywhere near it). Oops.
* ''{{Sliders}}'': Nominally set in San Francisco, yet clearly actually filmed in Vancouver -- is notorious for this. One memorable example features the nonexistent Van Ness [[http://www.bart.gov/ "BART"]] station.

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* ''SimonAndSimon'': ''Series/SimonAndSimon'': Set in San Diego, but mostly filmed in Los Angeles, aside from a few inserts here and there. And they did things like taking Balboa Avenue (which does exist in S.D.) to reach Balboa Park (which also exists, but Balboa Avenue does not go to it, or past it, or anywhere near it). Oops.
* ''{{Sliders}}'': ''Series/{{Sliders}}'':
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Nominally set in San Francisco, yet clearly actually filmed in Vancouver -- is notorious for this. One memorable example features the nonexistent Van Ness [[http://www.bart.gov/ "BART"]] station.



* ''{{Spenser}}'': Boston-area residents were amused when car chases frequently took a corner at high speed and suddenly found themselves on a street on the other side of the city. Averted in certain episodes, when locations were correctly identified as used as most locals would. One example would be what was supposed to be a romantic picnic near an old stone grist mill while staying at a nearby hotel; the mill is in Sudbury and is attached to the Wayside Inn - a popular spot for weddings and other romantic getaways.

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* ''{{Spenser}}'': ''Series/{{Spenser}}'': Boston-area residents were amused when car chases frequently took a corner at high speed and suddenly found themselves on a street on the other side of the city. Averted in certain episodes, when locations were correctly identified as used as most locals would. One example would be what was supposed to be a romantic picnic near an old stone grist mill while staying at a nearby hotel; the mill is in Sudbury and is attached to the Wayside Inn - a popular spot for weddings and other romantic getaways.



* ''StepByStep'': The "oceanside" amusement park in the TitleSequence was actually 6 miles inland.

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* ''StepByStep'': ''Series/StepByStep'': The "oceanside" amusement park in the TitleSequence was actually 6 miles inland.



* ''ThirdWatch'': This show is an interesting case. It is set and filmed in New York, but the 55th Precinct seems to cover the whole city. (Filming took place across all 5 boroughs.)

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* ''ThirdWatch'': ''Series/ThirdWatch'': This show is an interesting case. It is set and filmed in New York, but the 55th Precinct seems to cover the whole city. (Filming took place across all 5 boroughs.)



* ''TouchedByAnAngel'': This show was based in Salt Lake City, so a '''lot''' of the "Average American Landscapes" in the show is northern Utah, which actually hosts varied geography, ranging from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Salt_Flats salt plains]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WasatchMountainsSaltLakeCountyWestSide.jpg snow-capped mountains with ski resorts]].

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* ''TouchedByAnAngel'': ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': This show was based in Salt Lake City, so a '''lot''' of the "Average American Landscapes" in the show is northern Utah, which actually hosts varied geography, ranging from [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonneville_Salt_Flats salt plains]] to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:WasatchMountainsSaltLakeCountyWestSide.jpg snow-capped mountains with ski resorts]].



* ''TheUnit'': One episode set in LondonTown has three errors - using an establishing shot of the [=MI6=] HQ and stating it is that of [=MI5=], having St. Stephen's Tower (aka Big Ben) visible at ground level in the City of London and the wrong licence plate format for the UK.

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* ''TheUnit'': ''Series/TheUnit'': One episode set in LondonTown has three errors - using an establishing shot of the [=MI6=] HQ and stating it is that of [=MI5=], having St. Stephen's Tower (aka Big Ben) visible at ground level in the City of London and the wrong licence plate format for the UK.



* ''{{Warehouse 13}}'': One Season 1 episode had Peter and Myke travel to Chicago to investigate a series of unusual bank robberies. One outdoor scene showed streetcar tracks and a blue streetsign for York Av., Chicago, like most US cities, abandoned streetcars many years ago, and the streetsigns there are green, not blue. The shot is a dead giveaway for Toronto, where the series [[CaliforniaDoubling is filmed]].

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* ''{{Warehouse ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'': One Season 1 episode had Peter and Myke travel to Chicago to investigate a series of unusual bank robberies. One outdoor scene showed streetcar tracks and a blue streetsign for York Av., Chicago, like most US cities, abandoned streetcars many years ago, and the streetsigns there are green, not blue. The shot is a dead giveaway for Toronto, where the series [[CaliforniaDoubling is filmed]].



* ''WillAndGrace'': Set in New York, Will's policeman boyfriend Vince receives a page to participate in a "187" investigation. He is pleased to be called in to investigate a murder. But 187 is the ''California'' police code for murder.
* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'': This short-lived TV show was set in UsefulNotes/NiagaraFalls, New York. Every shot of the waterfall depicted in the show, and the American-side gift shop where the main character works, is from the Ontario side. Additionally, in one episode, they are shown traveling to Canada through a border crossing surrounded by land on all sides, which implies that they drove a few hundred miles northeast or southwest to avoid using any of the Buffalo-Niagara area crossings, all of which involve bridges over the Niagara River.

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* ''WillAndGrace'': ''Series/WillAndGrace'': Set in New York, Will's policeman boyfriend Vince receives a page to participate in a "187" investigation. He is pleased to be called in to investigate a murder. But 187 is the ''California'' police code for murder.
* ''{{Wonderfalls}}'': ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'': This short-lived TV show was set in UsefulNotes/NiagaraFalls, New York. Every shot of the waterfall depicted in the show, and the American-side gift shop where the main character works, is from the Ontario side. Additionally, in one episode, they are shown traveling to Canada through a border crossing surrounded by land on all sides, which implies that they drove a few hundred miles northeast or southwest to avoid using any of the Buffalo-Niagara area crossings, all of which involve bridges over the Niagara River.
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