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Brand Library from “Scorpion”

Aug 21st, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I am probably the only person you will ever hear say this, but I absolutely loved working as a background actor in Hollywood.  Sure, the hours were long and unpredictable and the work tedious and repetitive, but the opportunities I was afforded to be up-close-and-personal with the inner workings of movie and television production were unparalleled.  I reveled in observing everything from the rehearsal process to the stars’ make-up application to the Steadicam operators’ choreographed movements.  I also got to learn about and was granted […]



Happy Trails Catering from “Big Little Lies”

Aug 14th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

As you probably noticed, I was unexpectedly MIA for most of last week.  My dad had an experimental five-day procedure done at a hospital in Orange County, so my family and I spent the week by his side.  I fully intended to write new content while there, but the hospital Wi-Fi wasn’t really amenable to that.  (What is it with hospital Wi-Fi, by the way?  I’ve literally never encountered one even halfway decent!)  But I am finally home and ready to get back to my […]



Scorpion Headquarters from “Scorpion”

Aug 7th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

The Grim Cheaper and I tend to get hooked on a new series every summer.  Well, truth be told, we get hooked on new series all throughout the year (The Goldbergs, Veep, and Vanderpump Rules come to mind).  But during the summer months, we typically pick out a new-to-us show and binge-watch it nightly to avoid dreaded reruns.  In 2014, that show was Revenge.  In 2015, Scandal.  Last year, it was Suits.  And this year, it’s Scorpion, the CBS procedural that focuses on a group […]



The “Mama’s Family” Houses

Aug 4th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I have dreamed of writing this post for so long!  One of the locations I get asked about the most (I literally get emails and comments about it all the time!) is the house that portrayed Thelma Harper’s (Vicki Lawrence) residence during the first two seasons of Mama’s Family.  For those who aren’t familiar with the series and its locales, three different dwellings were actually used to represent the Harper family home throughout the show’s six-year run.  Two of them have long been well-documented online.  […]



The Campbell House from “Soap”

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

Something must be in the water, because this has been the most fortuitous week I’ve ever had when it comes to stalking.  Over the course of the past few days, not only have three of my most-wanted locations been found, but I was even granted access to the interior of one and, remarkably, it still looks exactly the same despite the fact that 27 years have passed since filming took place!  A post on that spot is coming soon.  Today though, I’m covering the Campbell […]



Carrie and Big’s Penthouse from the “Sex and the City” Movie

Jul 31st, 2017 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

I know I am in the minority when I say that I like the 2008 Sex and the City movie.  Was it the greatest flick ever?  No.  But I did enjoy it.  Seeing it was like being with old friends again, friends I’d missed ever since the HBO television series went off the air in early 2004.  The more I watch it, the more it grows on me.  Though, again, I know I am in the minority.  One aspect of the movie that audiences did […]



Frank and Claire’s Townhouse from “House of Cards”

Jul 19th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

It is a rare occasion for me to lay eyes on a Hollywood-designed set and not immediately want to move in.  But such was the case with the townhouse belonging to Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), on the Netflix series House of Cards.  While I love the handsome brick exterior of the politico couple’s pad (who wouldn’t?), the inside is just a bit too cold and a bit too stark for my tastes.  Though undeniably beautiful, Frank and Claire’s décor […]



Freddy’s BBQ Joint from “House of Cards”

Jul 17th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I have never been a fan of dark TV shows or movies.  Surprising, I know, considering my love for true crime and all podcasts, documentaries and news stories related to the subject.  But when it comes to fictional TV and movie watching, I prefer a much lighter fare.  One exception to this rule is House of Cards, which the Grim Cheaper and I got really into a couple of summers ago.  The Netflix original series is undeniably dark and exceptionally heavy, but the smart writing, […]



The Old Place from “Scorpion”

Jul 12th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

There are some spots in L.A. that I miss more than others.  The Old Place pretty much tops that list.  I first stalked the rustic eatery, tucked away on a forested road in the picturesque mountain town of Cornell, in 2011 and was immediately smitten.  Because the restaurant is only open Thursday through Sunday and because I don’t get out to the Cornell area very often since moving to Palm Springs, I haven’t been able to frequent it as much as I’d like.  So I […]



Off Limits Cocktail Lounge from “Rosewood”

Jul 7th, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I’m still in quite a bit of shock – not to mention completely heartbroken – over the recent cancellation of Rosewood.  The cancellation was especially stinging being that there are a couple of locations from the former Fox series that I stalked, but have yet to blog about – namely Off Limits cocktail lounge, the supposed Miami-area dive-y bar that Dr. Beaumont ‘Rosie’ Rosewood, Jr. (Morris Chestnut) and partner Det. Annalise Villa (Jaina Lee Ortiz) regularly frequented.  In reality, the watering hole (which, like Rosewood, […]