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TV Tourism is a Real Thing and It’s Inspired by Shows Like ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Ozark’

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Getting lost in a fictional world created by your favorite TV show is easy, especially with streaming services bringing the characters and locations inside your home! 

With services like Netflix and Disney+, you don’t have to wait a week or more to watch the next episode — you can binge seasons upon seasons in one sitting.

It’s easier for you to connect with the show and as it becomes your reality, you find yourself wanting to visit all these places to have the same experiences as your best friends. 

According to a survey by OnBuy, an online marketplace based in the UK, more than 100,000 people search the location of Netflix’s top 11 shows each month including Stranger Things, Ozark, Black Mirror, Breaking Bad, and Money Heist

Of course, the need for travel has only intensified throughout the COVID pandemic. With the virus limiting and restricting travel, many people are dreaming and possibly even planning future vacations that are set where their favorite shows were filmed. 

So, where can your favorite shows take you?

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OnBuy found that Stranger Things was the most popular show searched with 42,000 monthly searches for the locations where the show was filmed. While the show takes place in Hawkins, Indiana, it isn’t filmed anywhere in Indiana. 

Instead, Atlanta, Georgia provides the backdrop for the sci-fi thriller.

The site notes much of the filming for seasons 1 and 2 happens at Stone Mountain Cherokee Loop Trail (here are the exact coordinates: 33.808399, -84139244).

You can plan your own tour or, if you don’t want to do all that work, you can book a guided tour! Civitatis will pick you up at your hotel and take you all around “Hawkins.” Or you can check out Atlanta Upside Down Tour! 

Ozark is one of Netflix’s most popular shows and while it’s based in a real place called the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, again, it it’s filmed in Atlanta mainly at Lake Allatoona and Lake Lanier. Explore Georgia has a whole post dedicated to filming locations that you can visit and that includes the 3,500-acre home of Del Rio as it was filmed at the Chateau Elan Winery and Resort in Georgia.

Once this whole COVID thing blows over and traveling is allowed once again, maybe you can check out the fake Ozarks and the real Ozarks?!

Breaking Bad, which originally aired on AMC, continues to be a hit for Netflix as it gains steam from the prequel Better Call Saul. The shows have peaked people’s interest into Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

New Mexico is just as excited about the tourism, so you can find plenty of tours including an RV tour that takes you to iconic sites like Jesse’s house, Chucky’s, Dog house, Tucco’s, Combo’s corner, thRV Junkyard, Los Pollos Hermanos, Owl Cafe, Jane’s, Walt’s house, the Car Wash and Superlab. They even include some spots from Better Caul Saul spots!

And for anyone looking for some international travel — without the meticulously planned heists — plenty of fans have been looking up Madrid thanks to Money Heist (La Casa de Papel). 

Most of the show’s first two seasons are filmed in Madrid as the series centers around the robbery of the Royal Mint. However, if you want to snag a picture in front of the exterior, you should know the show wasn’t allowed to film in front of the actual Royal Mint of Spain and instead used the National Research Council. 

Of course, there are dedicated tours to help you visit all the hot spots including Guruwalk walking tour in Spanish.

Season 3 and 4 of the series takes viewers a bit out of Madrid in case a Euro-trip is calling your name. Snag the list of filming locations here

The publication found plenty of searches for New York Logos Bookstore, the backdrop for the psychological thriller You.

And we can’t forget that many Game of Thrones fans have made it their favorite past time to visit GOT filming locations and recreate scenes. 

Many tours are taking COVID precautions if you’re in the area, but you can’t travel now, be sure to plan a future vacation that takes you on the set of your favorite TV show! 


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When Will ‘The Resident’ Return After the Time Jump?

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The Resident Review No Good Deed Season 5 Episode 2

If you turned on the TV tonight hoping to catch a new episode of The Resident, you were in for quite the surprise. 

The medical drama did not air a new episode this week, October 26. 

That’s quite a bummer considering The Resident Season 5 Episode 5 — the show’s annual Halloween episode — featured a jaw-dropping time-jump that brought the staff of Chastain three years into the future. 

Right before the reveal, the series also gave Conrad, his co-workers, and fans, closure to Nic’s death.

Since the series is taking a little break, we’ll have to wait to see what everyone is up to several years down the road. 

When can we expect new episodes?

The short answer is that the upcoming episode will air after the World Series. 

If you’re not a sports fan, you might find yourself wondering when that is. 

The October 26 episode was preempted by Game 1 of the World Series. 

The earliest the show could return is Tuesday, November 2. That’s if and only if the World Series wraps up within five games or less. 

However, if it spans six games, The Resident will return with a new episode on November 9.

Basically, you’re going to have to pay attention to sports for the next few weeks to ensure that you don’t miss The Resident Season 5 Episode 6. 

Here’s the synopsis for the episode to get you excited about what’s to come, although, I know you’re probably still buzzing from the major twist. 

“Conrad brings a patient into the hospital who causes a high-security crisis; an MMA brawl sends a well-known fighter to Chastain and all hands are on deck; Bell and Raptor vie for the same position at the hospital; Leela gets a visit from her sister.”
 


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WATCH: Christmas is Here Early With a Trailer for ‘The Princess Switch 3’

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Princess Switch 3 Trailer Released

Oops… she’s doing it again!

The holiday season isn’t complete without Vanessa Hudgens, who is back once again for The Princess Switch 3.

Netflix has released the official trailer and from the looks of it, it’s going to be filled with comedy, romance, and yes, three different accents and voices all performed by the talented actress.

Check out the trailer below.

Hudgens is once again reprising her roles as Queen Margaret and Princess Stacy, with a new addition Fiona, the cousin.

After the special guest, the Vatican’s Star of Peace is stolen, the two royal lookalikes need to team up together to steal it back. In order to do so, they enlist the help of their cousin Fiona who is also identical to them. The three completely different personalities work together to safely bring back the missing treasure.

Alongside Hudgens, the cast includes Sam Palladio, Remy Hii, Nick Sagar, and Will Kemp.

Netflix will release The Princess Switch 3 on November 18th, so set your calendars!

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Hulu Kicks off ‘Huluween’: What to Stream this October

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Huluween: What to stream this October

It’s that time of year for scary classics to bring some fright, and Hulu’s got you covered with its annual Huluween event. Here’s what you can stream for the month of October.

Beginning today, October 1, Hulu will feature 18 brand new Halloween shorts, some scary and some ridiculous. You can expect to see familiar faces including Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Eric Robers, and Yalitza Aparicio (Roma). And the shorts will provide a platform for up-and-coming filmmakers.

Aside from the new, you will be able to stream spooktacular classics, including Rocky Horror Picture Show, alongside some premieres for movies like Censor (premiering 10/14), The Evil Next Door (premiering 10/21), and Gaia (premiering 10/22).

Additionally, Hulu’s curated a library of handpicked TV episodes and movies like “Humorous Horror,” “Frights for the Whole Family,” “Terrifying TV,” “Foreign Frights,” and many more.

From Hulu’s Initiative 29, Black filmmaker Philip Youman’s short film Voodoo will be released on October 29.

And if you’re located in the Los Angeles area, you’ll be able to reserve a spot on Tuesday, October 5 for an exclusive Drive-in late-night screening on Saturday, October 9.

Happy October and happy streaming!

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