NBC’s “hit show” Medium is about a psychic who is helping solve cases in what is purported to be Phoenix, Arizona.
I believe it is the “Phoenix, near Burbank”.
It looks like they are not wasting any money on location shots, because I have yet to see a cactus, a desert rabbit, a creosote bush, a snake or any recognizable building structures or streets. The clincher was tonight’s episode (playing in the background before the news comes on, I am not absorbed in this drivel) where the main character is frantically calling 911 on her cell phone “I am on the corner of Chaparral and Miller, please hurry!” an intersection rather close to my home, and I see nothing that is even close to how the scene looks. Those palm tree lined burbs are most definitely southern California.
Okay, it is not a documentary or reality, but hey, at least stick a saguaro cactus in the background!
The post "Location: Why “Medium” is Extra Small" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2005/02/location-why/) on February 7, 2005.