Knights Ridge Georgia?
Yeah, well... evidentally the producers of this show think that Massachusetts looks Just Like Decatur Georgia. I don't think so. From the first shot of the houses, I was thinking, "Something looks wrong." It looked more like upstate NY or a midwestern town than Ma. Some of the houses were plausable, other ones just looked wrong. The stone fences were wrong. The trees were wrong. There was a dogwood blooming at the same time as azaleas and rhododendrons. That was wrong. The sidewalks looked wrong. The trees looked wrong. Even the long shot of the road into 'town' looked totally wrong.
There was a scene at the local college, and that really was odd. It didn't look like any of the Western MA colleges I know of, it certainly wasn't Williams or BC or BU. In fact, I couldn't think of any college in MA that looked like this school. I wonder why? Perhaps because it was actually Agnes State College in Decatur GA.
I hate when they do this. Why not just place the series in Georgia so at least it looks authentic. Or film it in MA. It looks like the series could easily have been shot in Northampton, which offers pretty much everything seen in the pilot. Seedyesque bar? Yup. Local coffee shop. Yeah, plenty of those. A college? Does Smith College ring a bell? Lots of grups? Plenty of those around. So why not film there?
I guess I should be thankful they didn't shoot in Vancouver, that Canadian city that becomes 'every American city'. The Canadian film board must be doing something really right, because Vancouver rakes in most of the film dough that American has left by the wayside.
Oh, you wondered about the show? Meh. Better than Men in