Thursday, June 6, 2013

U.S. maps showing movie and TV show locations

As a pop culture fan, I got a kick out of these three U.S. maps showing the settings of movies and TV shows.
The most comprehensive is “America: the home of television” by graphic artist James Chapman.
The map includes “Friends,” “Frasier,” “The O.C.,” “The Wire,” “Community,” “ER,” “The Office,” “Breaking Bad,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Portlandia,” “Dexter,” “Homeland,” “Glee,” “Parks & Recreation” and many more. (See articles by Laughing Squid and the Huffington Post, as well as Chapman’s Tumblr blog.) It’s for sale as a poster on his Etsy shop.
Reddit user Subtonix made a map of what movies best represent each state. EW had some bones to pick with it, but I think it’s pretty good.
Andrew Shears, assistant professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley in Menasha, Wis., responded with a map showing what TV shows best represent each state.
Shears followed up that map with a second map that used input from others. (See article by the Huffington Post.)

Maps from top down (click images to enlarge): “America: the home of television” by James Chapman; U.S. movie map by Subtonix; “50 States, 50 TV Series” Remixed: Popular Feedback Edition by Andrew Shears.

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