History UsefulNotes / Seattle

12th Oct '17 11:05:10 AM hipsterelephant
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* ''Film/DeathNote2017'', although it's actually [[CaliforniaDoubling being shot]] in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}

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* ''Film/DeathNote2017'', although it's it was actually [[CaliforniaDoubling being shot]] in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}
7th Sep '17 11:04:57 AM penguinist
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Until the 2014 [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seahawks]] team and their "12th Man" fan-brigade finally broke the drought, the city trailed only UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} in being the ButtMonkey of the US sports world due to its spotty track record in regards to major league sports. (Five championships in the entire city's modern history[[note]]the Seahawks, the Seattle Sounders winning the4 MLS championchip in 2016, two WNBA titles by the women's basketball team (the Seattle Storm), and one in 1980 by the NBA team that moved (Seattle Supersonics). The University of Washington Football team won between two and four national titles, depending on how one reckons such things. Back in the day, the Rainiers baseball team won a few Pacific Coast League pennants. Even further back, the long-defunct Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917[[/note]].) In recent years, the situation had been particularly grim, with even the once-powerful University of Washington Huskies NCAA football team [[SeasonalRot having the worst single season record in history]] and the Seattle [=SuperSonics=] NBA team being spirited away to ''Oklahoma City''. Not helping matters is the fact that the city is famous for [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee]] [[note]]There are jokes about Seattle having a coffee stand on every corner. The truth is that a commercially-zoned area usually had two or three per ''block,'' and even many of the gas stations will have a coffee cart for the purpose of fueling up the drivers while the drivers fuel their cars. [[/note]], computers, grunge music, liberal politics[[note]]The Pacific Northwest used to be an IWW stronghold with the 1919 General Strike looked upon with a measure of pride. The WTO mess of 1999 is still a contentious matter, annual May Day parades have been known to make downtown grind to a halt, three Socialist newspapers are based here, and a race between a liberal Democrat career politician and a Socialist economics professor in the 2013 elections ended with the Socialist winning by a 1100-vote margin, becoming the first Socialist elected to American public office in a century. She was re-elected two years later by a more comfortable margin. This in contrast with America's [[CommieNazis usual attitude]] [[RedScare toward anything]] [[DirtyCommies resembling Socialism]][[/note]], and rain[[note]]Frankly, though, the rain isn't much worse in the city itself than it is on most the Eastern seaboard on average (the Eastside, being farther from the rain shadow of the Olympics and closer to the Cascades, actually gets more); the Olympic Peninsula (west of Seattle), on the other hand, is part of the wettest region in the continental United States (which stretches down from the peninsula to the northern part of the Oregon coast). It's the only area (outside of AK and HI) where yearly precipitation totals >100 inches (2,540 mm)[[/note]], which are decidedly at odds with the interests of the typical sports fan. The sports fans who ''do'' call the area home responded to the aforementioned pirating of their NBA franchise by latching onto Seattle Sounders FC of the [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer MLS]], and making it one of the few teams in the league to regularly sell out the stadium. [=CenturyLink=] Field (formerly Qwest Field), the home stadium to the Sounders and Seahawks, was from 2007 to 2010 true to the city's rebellious spirit by being the only stadium in the NFL to serve neither Pepsi ''nor'' Coca-Cola beverages on its grounds, [[TakeAThirdOption having instead]] awarded its concession to the locally-based Jones Soda Company. The rights have since been granted to Coca-Cola, which definitely makes going to Sounders games a lot less fun.

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Until the 2014 [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague Seahawks]] team and their "12th Man" fan-brigade finally broke the drought, the city trailed only UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} in being the ButtMonkey of the US sports world due to its spotty track record in regards to major league sports. (Five championships in the entire city's modern history[[note]]the Seahawks, the Seattle Sounders winning the4 the MLS championchip championship in 2016, two WNBA titles by the women's basketball team (the Seattle Storm), and one in 1980 by the NBA team that moved (Seattle Supersonics). The University of Washington Football team won between two and four national titles, depending on how one reckons such things. Back in the day, the Rainiers baseball team won a few Pacific Coast League pennants. Even further back, the long-defunct Seattle Metropolitans won the Stanley Cup in 1917[[/note]].) In recent years, the situation had been particularly grim, with even the once-powerful University of Washington Huskies NCAA football team [[SeasonalRot having the worst single season record in history]] and the Seattle [=SuperSonics=] NBA team being spirited away to ''Oklahoma City''. Not helping matters is the fact that the city is famous for [[MustHaveCaffeine coffee]] [[note]]There are jokes about Seattle having a coffee stand on every corner. The truth is that a commercially-zoned area usually had two or three per ''block,'' and even many of the gas stations will have a coffee cart for the purpose of fueling up the drivers while the drivers fuel their cars. [[/note]], computers, grunge music, liberal or even radical left-wing politics[[note]]The Pacific Northwest used to be an IWW stronghold with the 1919 General Strike looked upon with a measure of pride. The WTO mess of 1999 is still a contentious matter, annual May Day parades have been known to make downtown grind to a halt, three Socialist newspapers are based here, and a race between a liberal Democrat career politician and a Socialist economics professor in the 2013 elections ended with the Socialist winning by a 1100-vote margin, becoming the first Socialist elected to American public office in a century. She was re-elected two years later by a more comfortable margin. This in contrast with America's [[CommieNazis usual attitude]] [[RedScare toward anything]] [[DirtyCommies resembling Socialism]][[/note]], and rain[[note]]Frankly, though, the rain isn't much worse in the city itself than it is on most the Eastern seaboard on average (the Eastside, being farther from the rain shadow of the Olympics and closer to the Cascades, actually gets more); the Olympic Peninsula (west of Seattle), on the other hand, is part of the wettest region in the continental United States (which stretches down from the peninsula to the northern part of the Oregon coast). It's the only area (outside of AK and HI) where yearly precipitation totals >100 inches (2,540 mm)[[/note]], mm). Back to Seattle itself, in terms of inches of rainfall it actually trails cities like New York or Chicago, it just happens to be overcast and drizzly half the year.[[/note]], which are decidedly at odds with the interests of the typical sports fan. The sports fans who ''do'' call the area home responded to the aforementioned pirating of their NBA franchise by latching onto Seattle Sounders FC of the [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueSoccer MLS]], and making it one of the few teams in the league to regularly sell out the stadium. [=CenturyLink=] Field (formerly Qwest Field), the home stadium to the Sounders and Seahawks, was from 2007 to 2010 true to the city's rebellious spirit by being the only stadium in the NFL to serve neither Pepsi ''nor'' Coca-Cola beverages on its grounds, [[TakeAThirdOption having instead]] awarded its concession to the locally-based Jones Soda Company. The rights have since been granted to Coca-Cola, which definitely makes going to Sounders games a lot less fun.
28th Aug '17 1:43:15 AM SinNanna
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20th Aug '17 2:19:47 PM HasturHasturHastur
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17th May '17 11:14:46 PM LB7979
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* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Television_shows_set_in_Seattle,_Washington a category]] for television shows set in Seattle. Some of these include:
** ''Series/DarkAngel'': [[VancouverDoubling Filmed in Vancouver]].
** ''Series/DeadLikeMe'': Filmed in Vancouver.
** ''Series/FearTheWalkingDead'': Mentioned by George Greary in Season 2 that all major cities in the American West Coast, including Seattle, was bombed in order to eradicate the growing hordes of infected.
** ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' actor Armin Shimerman remarked that his character's home planet, a [[SwampsAreEvil soggy mudball]] called Ferenginar, "looks a little like Seattle on a bad day". It even has a Space Needle (the "Tower of Commerce").
** ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Filmed in Los Angeles except for the 100th episode, which was actually filmed in Seattle. And the episode gets as much mileage out of Seattle landmarks as it can, including Niles getting a fish thrown at him in Pike Place Market and Frasier getting trapped on the Monorail on the way to the Space Needle.
*** The view of the Space Needle out of Frasier's apartment doesn't exist. [[MonumentalView There's no such apartment]] with that view.
** ''Series/GreysAnatomy''
** ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'': at one point it's outright called "Seacouver".
** ''Series/ICarly''
** ''Series/IZombie''
** ''Series/TheKilling''
** ''Series/KyleXY'': [[RunningGag Filmed in Vancouver]].
** ''Series/{{Millennium}}'': Filmed in Vancouver.
** ''Series/{{Reaper}}'': Filmed in Vancouver.
** ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Vancouver doubles for ''Kansas'', but one episode was set in the Seattle docks.
** ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'': [[OverlyLongGag Filmed in Vancouver]].
** ''Series/TwinPeaks''
** ''Series/JohnDoe'', filmed in Vancouver, to the point that the Website/TelevisionWithoutPity recapper just kept calling the city "Seacouver".
** ''Series/AlmostLive'': [[SubvertedTrope Actually filmed in Seattle]].
*** Also ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', who got his start on the above. Also actually filmed in Seattle.
** The second of the ''[[Series/KolchakTheNightStalker Kolchak]]'' TV movies was set in Seattle, and several scenes were actually filmed there.
** The 1968-70 {{Western}} ''Here Come The Brides''. Its theme song was "Seattle", a tribute to the city, and Perry Como's version became a Top 40 hit.
** Some boats features on ''Series/DeadliestCatch'' are homeported in Seattle, such as Sig Hansen's ''Northwestern'' and Keith Colburn's ''Wizard.''
** It's AfterTheEnd, so it looks much different, but a portion of ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' was set in Seattle 3000 years in the future, indicated by the presence of The Space Needle in the pilot.

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* Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Television_shows_set_in_Seattle,_Washington a category]] for television shows set in Seattle. Some of these include:
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''Series/DarkAngel'': [[VancouverDoubling Filmed in Vancouver]].
** * ''Series/DeadLikeMe'': Filmed in Vancouver.
** * ''Series/FearTheWalkingDead'': Mentioned by George Greary in Season 2 that all major cities in the American West Coast, including Seattle, was bombed in order to eradicate the growing hordes of infected.
** * ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' actor Armin Shimerman remarked that his character's home planet, a [[SwampsAreEvil soggy mudball]] called Ferenginar, "looks a little like Seattle on a bad day". It even has a Space Needle (the "Tower of Commerce").
** * ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Filmed in Los Angeles except for the 100th episode, which was actually filmed in Seattle. And the episode gets as much mileage out of Seattle landmarks as it can, including Niles getting a fish thrown at him in Pike Place Market and Frasier getting trapped on the Monorail on the way to the Space Needle.
*** ** The view of the Space Needle out of Frasier's apartment doesn't exist. [[MonumentalView There's no such apartment]] with that view.
** * ''Series/GreysAnatomy''
** * ''Series/{{Highlander}}: The Series'': at one point it's outright called "Seacouver".
** * ''Series/ICarly''
** * ''Series/IZombie''
** * ''Series/TheKilling''
** * ''Series/KyleXY'': [[RunningGag Filmed in Vancouver]].
** * ''Series/{{Millennium}}'': Filmed in Vancouver.
** * ''Series/{{Reaper}}'': Filmed in Vancouver.
** * ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Vancouver doubles for ''Kansas'', but one episode was set in the Seattle docks.
** * ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'': [[OverlyLongGag Filmed in Vancouver]].
** * ''Series/TwinPeaks''
** * ''Series/JohnDoe'', filmed in Vancouver, to the point that the Website/TelevisionWithoutPity recapper just kept calling the city "Seacouver".
** * ''Series/AlmostLive'': [[SubvertedTrope Actually filmed in Seattle]].
*** ** Also ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'', who got his start on the above. Also actually filmed in Seattle.
** * The second of the ''[[Series/KolchakTheNightStalker Kolchak]]'' TV movies was set in Seattle, and several scenes were actually filmed there.
** * The 1968-70 {{Western}} ''Here Come The Brides''. Its theme song was "Seattle", a tribute to the city, and Perry Como's version became a Top 40 hit.
** * Some boats features on ''Series/DeadliestCatch'' are homeported in Seattle, such as Sig Hansen's ''Northwestern'' and Keith Colburn's ''Wizard.''
** * It's AfterTheEnd, so it looks much different, but a portion of ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' was set in Seattle 3000 years in the future, indicated by the presence of The Space Needle in the pilot.
23rd Mar '17 5:21:14 AM TomWalpertac2
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* Music/SleaterKinney (Olympia; their name comes from Sleater-Kinney Road, which comes off of Interstate 5 at Exit 108, near Lacey)

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* Music/SleaterKinney (Olympia; their name comes from Sleater-Kinney Road, which comes off of crosses Interstate 5 at Exit 108, near Lacey)
23rd Feb '17 9:54:32 PM Lullaby22
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** It's AfterTheEnd, so it looks much different, but a portion of ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' was set in Seattle 3000 years in the future, indicated by the presence of The Space Needle in the pilot.
17th Feb '17 7:13:06 PM bt8257
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A city situated on the eastern bank of Puget Sound in the [[TheOtherRainforest state of Washington]] and its surrounding metro area. Named for a 19th-century Duwamish tribal chief from the region who [[NewerThanTheyThink did not give an environmental speech often attributed to him]]. Home base of (or at least origin-point for) Microsoft, Creator/{{Nintendo}} of America, Creator/{{Valve|Software}}, Starbucks, Boeing[[note]]who have moved their headquarters to Chicago, but most of their production plants are located near Seattle, including the Everett plant, the world's largest building by volume[[/note]], Amazon and several other companies of note. The birthplace of {{Grunge}} music (Music/{{Nirvana}} in particular, despite not being from the city itself). Its landmarks include Pike Place Market[[note]]where the very first Starbucks - kinda - is located, which is still open for business and widely considered the ''real'' main tourist attraction, the Space Needle being little more than a giant tourist trap[[/note]], Pioneer Square (which pre-gentrification was the ''original'' Music/SkidRow), [[AlienGeometries the Experience Music Project]] (Or whatever [[IHaveManyNames its name is this week]][[note]]it's currently the Museum of Pop Culture, or [=MoPOP=] for short[[/note]]), a half-mile Monorail constructed for the 1962 World's Fair which exemplifies {{Zeerust}} to a tee, the [[UnderCity Seattle Underground]] (which was a partial inspiration for [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Ankh-Morpork]]), and the Space Needle, also constructed for the World's Fair[[note]]it looks a lot bigger in pictures than in RealLife, due to the fact that it's usually photographed from Queen Anne Hill from an angle that makes it [[HitlerCam look taller than anything else in the skyline]], despite being relatively short and at least a mile north of downtown[[/note]]. Navigation and traffic in the area [[TheMaze are notoriously frustrating]], among the top ten worst in the country.

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A city situated on the Puget Sound's eastern bank of Puget Sound in the [[TheOtherRainforest state of Washington]] and its surrounding metro area. Named for a 19th-century Duwamish tribal chief from the region who [[NewerThanTheyThink did not give an environmental speech often attributed to him]]. Home base of (or at least origin-point for) Microsoft, Creator/{{Nintendo}} of America, Creator/{{Valve|Software}}, Starbucks, Boeing[[note]]who have moved their headquarters to Chicago, but most of their production plants are located near Seattle, including the Everett plant, the world's largest building by volume[[/note]], Amazon and several other companies of note. The birthplace of {{Grunge}} music (Music/{{Nirvana}} in particular, despite not being from the city itself). Its landmarks include Pike Place Market[[note]]where the very first Starbucks - kinda - is located, which is still open for business and widely considered the ''real'' main tourist attraction, the Space Needle being little more than a giant tourist trap[[/note]], Pioneer Square (which pre-gentrification was the ''original'' Music/SkidRow), [[AlienGeometries the Experience Music Project]] (Or whatever [[IHaveManyNames its name is this week]][[note]]it's currently the Museum of Pop Culture, or [=MoPOP=] for short[[/note]]), a half-mile Monorail constructed for the 1962 World's Fair which exemplifies {{Zeerust}} to a tee, the [[UnderCity Seattle Underground]] (which was a partial inspiration for [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Ankh-Morpork]]), and the Space Needle, also constructed for the World's Fair[[note]]it looks a lot bigger in pictures than in RealLife, due to the fact that it's usually photographed from Queen Anne Hill from an angle that makes it [[HitlerCam look taller than anything else in the skyline]], despite being relatively short and at least a mile north of downtown[[/note]]. Navigation and traffic in the area [[TheMaze are notoriously frustrating]], among the top ten worst in the country.
17th Feb '17 9:19:14 AM MarkLungo
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* ''Film/DeathNote2017'', although it's actually [[CaliforniaDoubling being shot]] in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}
1st Feb '17 5:12:36 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ''Literature/AYellowRaftInBlueWater'' alternates between this general location and the Montana Native American reservation in Rayona's and Christine's stories.
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