I’ve discovered Dallas TV shows.
Apparently there was a boom of filming here about 3 years ago, which makes me wonder whether I moved to Dallas after it was a fad.
Am I late to the party?
Is Dallas no longer a thing?
There is something endlessly fascinating about seeing your city on TV.
I had this experience while living in Miami, but not so much in Minneapolis. (When was the last major Minneapolis TV show? Mary Tyler Moore? Rehab Addict?)
The film version of Miami is exaggerated and ridiculous.
A consistent error is that movies and TV shows tend to compress all of South Florida into one miniature city. Characters will often go from South Beach to Palm Beach within minutes, despite the 75 mile gap in real life. Also, traffic doesn’t appear to exist on the TV version of Miami. This often makes the shows too distracting to watch.
One thing that filmmakers get right about Miami is the collection of bizarre characters. You can’t make that shit up. Continue reading “My Favorite Dallas TV Shows” »