I was always a bit disappointed we didn't get to see more of L.A. in the show. I know it's probably because of production costs and liabilities, and whatnot, but they were using the setting of one of the most exciting cities in the country, and I kinda wished they'd gotten to do stories that really showed us more of the place.
Last Edit: Oct 9, 2005 20:57:36 GMT -5 by queensgirl
Another outside scene: At the end of "Brother, Can You Spare a Blonde" there's that chase through the mall where they wind up throwing the money. ;D That's very funny. Kind of lets up the heavy mood of the preceding conflict story.
If you're looking for something in which most or all of the case takes place elsewhere, that would be unusual; I'll look for more.
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2005 12:03:40 GMT -5 by queensgirl
I was always a bit disappointed we didn't get to see more of L.A. in the show.
It would have been nice to see more of L.A., but I recognize something in almost every episode. Well, maybe I don't always know exactly the location where they shot it, but it looks very familiar. I really like seeing landmarks and familiar places in Moonlighting.
For instance, when Maddie gets in her car and drives around at night in "The Next Murder You Hear," she goes through Westwood Village (near UCLA). That was a favorite haunt of mine back in the day. In "My Fair David" (and other episodes too) there are some shots of downtown L.A. (in the general vicinity of City Hall and L.A. Times building). And the hotel where Maddie's dad goes to see his "mistress" in "Every Daughter's Father is a Virgin" is near Universal Studios (I cannot remember the hotel name—Universal something?). I attended some conventions there, and am intimate with the escalator that David and Mr. Addison use.
And on and on. I'm sure that other people who are familiar with L.A. can list more locations. "Moonlighting" doesn't use locations to show off L.A. (or else they'd take us to Hollywood Blvd., Beverly Hills, Disneyland, Pacific Coast Highway, and so forth), but they definitely show us L.A. on occasion!
Oh, and the mall in "Brother, Can You Spare a Blonde?" I cannot remember the name, but I've been there. I don't think it's there anymore. (I'm not 100% sure of that, though.) One store that you see (named "Bullocks Wilshire") tells us that the mall was along Wilshire, which was downtown. There are no more Bullocks department stores. There are darn few department stores in L.A. anymore that aren't named "Macy's," actually. (No more Bullocks, Broadway, Robinson's, May Company...)
Ahem, okay, I need to shut up now, I'm hijacking myself! My point is, it's nice seeing these small, sometimes subtle reminders of the L.A. of the 80s in "Moonlighting." Another reason I love the show.