September 26th, 2005


TV Show, "Criminal Minds". Shot on location in Seattle, or not?

I just watched the first episode of "Criminal Minds".

The setting was supposed to be Seattle.

I couldn't quite tell if it actually was or not. The heavy rain and the people scurrying around under umbrallas certainly failed the verisimilitude test. The helicopter lookdown shot at the beginning didn't look familiar. The view of the bridge in the distance at the end might or might not have been the Ballard Bridge or the Fremont Bridge. I *think* the entrance to the King County government building was the real thing.

The maps he was reviewing were of Seattle. In fact, either one of the victim's homes or one of the body dumps (it was hard to tell, as the map was panning around) was actually just a few miles to the south of me.

Does anyone know how much of it was shot "on location", if any?

An old but fun meme. `Cause sierra_faye1 did it.

  1. Grab the nearest book. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fourth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Repeat for the next closest book.

"Shortly thereafter, they booked me in my first movie and flew me out to San Francisco." XXX: 30 REDACTED Portraits by Timothy Greenfield Saunders. It's my current coffee table book, it was right in front of me.

"This is one clue previously published materials provide us." The Art and Skill of Radio-Telegraphy: A Manual for learning, using, mastering, and enjoying the International Morse Code as a means of communication. by William G. Pierpont, N0HFF. It was the closest book on the closest shelf in the closest bookshelf to me.