Ever had one of those moments when you’re watching one of your favourite programs on TV, a big movie or television star is on screen, you look at their surroundings, and you’re like, “Hey, I’ve been there!”
Well, I had one of those moments two weeks ago while watching the programme Corner Gas on CTV HD. I was watching the episode entitled “Coming Distractions” when it came to the setting shot the show used to transition to the scene in the theatre. Lo and behold, that’s the very same theatre I frequent a couple times a week, which is less than a ten minute walk from home.
Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised when that happens, considering they mainly film in a town not an hour’s drive away from the city, but I don’t care. It’s still pretty cool, nonetheless.
Maybe it’s because it’s shown nationally during prime time and has huge ratings. It’s not the same as Puttnam’s Prairie Emporium, which never left the studio AFAIK. And as cool as they are, local cable access channels don’t count either.
My apologies to Miss Judy Garland.