From Ian Bailey of the Globe and Mail:
Vancouver playing itself on screen slowly becoming the norm
When dynamic police Detective Angie Flynn of the made-in-Vancouver TV series Motive goes to the Stratchcona neighbourhood, no character in the show would be shy about calling the area by its name â€“ a rare thing for a TV series shot in Canadaâ€™s third-largest city. Continue reading.
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It’s nice to hear the setting in the show isn’t generic. One thing that alway bothered me about much of the cancon from the 90s and 00s is that settings in shows were often generic. In my opinion the setting is half the story. When a show fails to spell out and capture a specific setting, it has no chance at greatness. When I think of my favorite shows of all time–McLeod’s Daughters, Gilmore Girls. Veronica Mars, Dawson’s Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Party of Five, Jericho, Road to Avonlea, North if 60, Dr. Quinn, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey–the setting of each of those was important to the story. When you pull out the identity of the setting, it’s like pulling a rug our from under it.
On another note, still no news about Continuum? It’s October and that show has been in limbo for a while now.
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