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Jan. 18th, 2011 12:56 am
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 Um, where is Skins US supposed to take place? Because I'm in the very, very first frame and I can already tell it's Toronto. I can recognize a Toronto neighbourhood from a mile away on tv.

Date: 2011-01-18 11:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immortality.livejournal.com
It's not supposed to take place anywhere specific. Just ~some Eastern city~.

Most people in the US don't know the difference between a Canadian neighborhood and any other suburban town in the US. I know I don't, and it's because I have never been to Toronto. (Also it probably doesn't help that like every movie/TV show known to man is filmed in Canada.)

Date: 2011-01-18 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ahkna.livejournal.com
That's probably true. I tend to recognize the older suburbs in Toronto because I spent a lot of time there, they have a very distinctive look, and the suburbs where Stan bought the drugs looks a lot like where I live now. That's probably depressing because they have a very generic look.

Date: 2011-01-18 01:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immortality.livejournal.com
Yeah, I've heard people complain that the show is ~too Canadian~ but I feel like only people who live in/regularly visit Toronto would know the area. Unless there's a big sign going on and off proclaiming THIS IS CANADA, not many people outside of the people I named are going to recognize it.

Tbqh, it looks a lot like Maine. Or, New England in general. We have a lot of older suburbs that looks similar to the ones they showed. :)

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