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Twitterings & United States of Tara

  • 02:01 RT @stephenfry: In memory of a dear friend and very great man. Today is Towel Day towelday.org/ #towelday #
  • 02:02 For the love of all things holy, @diablocody if you work on a Tara season 3, please find a location expert for the KCMO/KCKS area. #
  • 03:44 @kweenie & @l1pserv1ce It's down for me too, but calm down - we'll figure it out. :) #
  • 03:50 @kweenie Don't drive yourself crazy. It might be morning before it gets straighted out though. #
  • 12:02 Support #towelday, add a #twibbon to your avatar now! - twb.ly/9iQEb6 #
  • 12:56 @renochan It's back now. #
  • 20:13 @CandiceHatesYou That's one of the reasons I love hootsuite. :) #

Thanks to the magic fortune telling machine in the Twilight Zone.

I've been watching the second season of the United Status of Tara, which I love, with one exception. It's set in my city. But instead of getting a location expert to tell them - uh no, there's no magical place to go ice skating in the spring, the WW 1 museum has a name, and no one is going to address downtown KC as anything other than 'downtown'. This was my biggest complaint with the first season, too. Maybe they do have a location expert, but that person obviously hasn't lived here in a while.

Typically when the KC area is addressed on TV it's in the flyover sense, with generic overhead city pictures, and you never see on the street scenes. Or if you do, they're not done in a way that leads to a specific city identification, it's all very general. Tara isn't doing that. They're making an effort to address the city, the suburbs, the highways, ect. But they're doing it wrong. I'd almost prefer they just make up their own little small town nearby so I could suspend my disbelief a bit more.

Also worth noting in the most recent episode, they used my last name. So, they're in my city taking my name. Creepy.



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May. 26th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
I love, love, love United States of Tara. It's my new favorite show.

I'm sorry they're butchering the facts of your city...

May. 27th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
It's a great show, I do love it. I just wish they had a location expert (or a better one).
May. 29th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
I'd heard of the show but had no idea it was set here. Interesting.
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