TV series named after a place

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  1. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    Another thread put me on this tangent ... What TV series can you think of that were named after a place?

    I thought of three earlier:

    Dallas
    Boston Common
    Melrose Place

    and just thought of these three:

    Deep Space Nine
    Babylon 5
    Fantasy Island

    Any others you can think of?
     
  2. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    Do you mean a real place or can it be fictional? I'm assuming you are okay with fictional since you included Fantasy Island.

    Peyton Place
    Everwood
    Battlestar Galactica (sort of, I guess - the battlestar is their home)
    Santa Barbara (the soap)
    30 Rock (a building is a place)
    Cheers (a bar is a place)
    Knots Landing


    Lots of shows have places as part of the title:

    Boston Legal
    Boston Public
    CSI: NY
    CSI: Miami
    Miami Vice
    New York Undercover
     
  3. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    :)

    Do you go to Babylon 5 or Deep Space Nine often? ;)

    Yeah - I'd leave those out. Series title has to be a location and a location only, so no to LA Law and no Hawaii Five-0!
     
  4. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    I've never seen either of those shows, so I didn't want to assume anything or make a snap judgment. :D
     
  5. thwart

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    The OC stands for "The Orange County"; but it focuses on a family. It's also a horrible title, because "The OC" kind of sounds like it's about a person that goes by the nickname "The OC". Of course now everyone knows that it stands for Orange County.

    I remember thinking, before this show started airing, that this show revolved around the father who had a nickname of "The OC" and that nickname stemmed from his job somehow.

    Of course soon after I realized what the title stood for and that the show was just another "pretty people with problems" show.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
     
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  7. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    That's not really accurate: The OC focuses on more than just one family.

    The main character is a kid from the wrong side of the tracks who ends up getting taken in by a wealthy family in Newport Beach, but there are other families involved in the storyline also. It's a soap in the 90210 vein (although much better and funnier), but there are characters from at least 4 families in the main cast.

    But it is still a place.
     
  8. bpurcell

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    South Central - a show that was briefly on (I think maybe six episodes?) a short time after the Rodney King riots. Refers to South Central L.A.

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    227 - the apartment number where the comedy was placed.
    Jericho - current TV Show
     
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    Twin Peaks
    Knots Landing
    One Tree Hill
    Harper Valley PTA
     
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  11. DevdogAZ

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  13. thwart

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    Perhaps if the rest of the people hated these four families then the title would be more appropriate. That way the story is actually about the county. Every week this small group of people is trying to escape from "The OC". Oooooh.

    Maybe its the word "The" that precedes the "OC". Maybe if the title was just "OC" then it would be less crappy.
     
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  15. uncdrew

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  16. MickeS

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    Three more where David E Kelley was involved:
    LA Law
    Chicago Hope
    The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire

    Bagdad Cafe was a shortlived tv-series based on the movie.
     
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    Holby City - British Hospital Drama
    The Royal
    - Another British Hospital Drama
    Coronation Street - British Tea-time Drama (soap)
    Crossroads Motel - Another British Tea-time Drama
    Eureka
    Paddington Green - British documentary series following a few of the residents of the area of London that its the show's title.
    Emmerdale - Yet Another British Tea-Time Drama
    Albion Market - God I have watched too many British Tea-time Dramas
     
  19. getbak

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    If that's where it takes place, I don't think I want to watch that show.


    Does "The Office" count?
     
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