TV Towns We Wish Were Real

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Agrestic, CA, 'Weeds'
Agrestic, CA, 'Weeds'
Showtime
Leanne Aguilera: You can’t tell me that you wouldn’t be beyond thrilled to live in one of these ticky-tacky little boxes. First off none of the houses are actually little—they’re huge! And they come complete with matching Range Rovers and extra large cup holders for all your iced latte needs. Bored at your kids’ pathetic soccer game? Not to worry, there’s bound to be a pot-dealing milf within a 4 block radius. And of course you can’t argue with that amazing slogan: “Agrestic: The Best of the Bestic!” Classy.
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Avonlea, Canada, ‘Anne of Green Gables’
Avonlea, Canada, ‘Anne of Green Gables’
BBC
Abbey Stone: Oh those rolling seaside hills, lush farms, and charming houses covered in sprawling ivy. Avonlea, Prince Edward Island (that's in Canada), is a veritable paradise (and I imagine there are unlimited mussels for dinner every night). Bonus, Anne Shirley and I would surely be kindred spirits — that is, if I control myself and don't steal Gilbert Blythe away from her.
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Battlestar Galactica, 'Battlestar Galactica'
Battlestar Galactica, 'Battlestar Galactica'
Sci Fi
Shaunna Murphy: I'd want to join the crew of BSG, but only as a Cylon. I want to find out what it's like to die several times then come back, good as new. I'd also experiment with my hair color, like Caprica Six. I guess, really, I should go live on the Cylon ship. But then I couldn't hook up with Apollo. Nevermind.
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Capeside, MA, 'Dawson’s Creek'
Capeside, MA, 'Dawson’s Creek'
WB
Anna Brand: The only place where you can hang out on long pretty docks when you're in the mood to feel sorry for yourself and conveniently stalk your love interest by way of ladder and/or row boat.
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Coeur d'Coeurs, 'Pushing Daisies'
Coeur d'Coeurs, 'Pushing Daisies'
ABC Television Network
Kate Ward: It looks like Tim Burton's best wet dream. Plus: PIES.
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Dillon, TX, 'Friday Night Lights'
Dillon, TX, 'Friday Night Lights'
NBC
Aly Semigran: 6 words: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose. Plus the boys they manufactured in that town would be worth moving to Texas for.
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The Enterprise, 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
The Enterprise, 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
NBC
Kelsea Stahler: Ready, set: I'm a giant nerd. I always wanted to live (for a little while, like when you have the urge to live in Seoul for a year or so out of college) on the Enterprise from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation.' It's dangerous, yes, but I'd get to admire Riker's righteous beard all day and have one of those microwave things that creates whatever food you feel like at the time. I'm mostly doing it for the food. And to figure out what's in all those weird space cocktails. They looked yummy.
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Gulfhaven, FL, 'Cougar Town'
Gulfhaven, FL, 'Cougar Town'
ABC Television Network
Shaunna Murphy: You can have a nice house and car without needing to work, ever. Plus you're allowed to drink wine all day out of a humongous wineglass with your best friends. Not a bad life.
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The Island, 'Lost'
The Island, 'Lost'
ABC Television Network
Michael Arbeiter: The island on 'Lost' might not always be the most habitable of locale, what with the polar bears, the monsters, the nefarious Others — not to mention the fact that the only way to get there is via plane crash — but if you can wade past all the treachery (and that pain-in-the-ass time travel shtick), then this tropical paradise will eventually grant you something no other place on Earth can: enlightenment. The truest appreciation for your life, your family (be it the one into which you are born or the one you form along your journeys), and yourself. The island is a mysterious force, that’s for sure. But it’s always working in the name of good, and it gets everyone exactly where they’re supposed to go.
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Manhattan, NY, 'Friends'
Manhattan, NY, 'Friends'
NBC
Alicia Lutes: The upside to the 'Friends' version of New York is pretty much one thing: the apartments. When I lived in New York I struggled to pay for one bedroom in a 3 bedroom in Harlem, and many of my friends refused to visit because I lived so far above 96 street (some of my friends are total wusses). While it was pretty much the antithesis of diverse, I could always make due for a nice, amazing, crazy-spacious cheap apartment situation and get my diversity elsewhere: there was never a 'Friends' version of Brooklyn, after all!
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Quahog, RI, 'Family Guy'
Quahog, RI, 'Family Guy'
FOX
Leanne Aguilera: Nestled in the itty bitty state of Rhode Island, Quahog has everything your middle-class heart could ever desire. Throw back a couple beers and get completely wasted at the Drunken Clam, visit the prestigious statue of Dig ‘Em The Frog, or get your religion on at the Church of the Fonz. There have been many legends surrounding Quahog’s founding, but none is more sacred than the tale of the Magic Clam. To this day, the people of Quahog still hold an annual Clam Day to celebrate their mythical sea-bound founder.
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Smallville, KS, 'Smallville'
Smallville, KS, 'Smallville'
WB
Sydney Bucksbaum: Living in this small Kansas farm town isn’t as bad as it sounds: you could be friends with Superman! Well, the teen who would grow up to be Superman, that is. As long as you weren’t a threat to his friends, family, or exposing his secret, you were guaranteed the protection of the best bodyguard on the planet. Also, you’d probably have some sort of weird superpower thanks to the kryptonite meteor shower.
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Stars Hollow, CT, 'Gilmore Girls'
Stars Hollow, CT, 'Gilmore Girls'
WB
Leanne Aguilera: Growing up in Orange County, I used to imagine Stars Hollow as the quintessential east coast town. Not only does it have the one thing I craved most as a child—all four glorious seasons—it also was the epitome of small town charm. I’d give anything to know what a cup of coffee tastes like at Luke’s Diner, take a ballet lesson from Miss Patty or stay a night at The Dragonfly after eating one of Sookie’s delicious desserts. Plus their quirky town celebrations—the Firelight Festival, dance-a-thon, picnic basket auction, etc.—make me homesick for a town that doesn’t even exist.
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Storybrooke, ME, 'Once Upon a Time'
 Storybrooke, ME, 'Once Upon a Time'
ABC Television Network
Leanne Aguilera: This is not your average town with quirky neighbors. Storybrooke is filled with all the fairytale characters—both heroes and villains—that starred in your favorite childhood books and movies. Little Red Riding Hood is a waitress, Snow White is a school teacher and the Evil Queen is the power hungry mayor. Even though there are many dangerous and dark forces lurking in these streets, I’d happily move to Stroybrooke if it meant I’d get to see Prince Charming each and every day. Swoon.
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Twin Peaks, 'Twin Peaks'
Twin Peaks, 'Twin Peaks'
ABC Television Network
Michael Arbeiter and Christian Blauvelt: It may have been a dark, murderous, twisted town full of psychotic weirdoes. But things are never boring. Ever. Plus the coffee and cherry pie are so good there that the high rate of supernatural crime is worth the risk.
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Westeros, 'Game of Thrones'
Westeros, 'Game of Thrones'
HBO
Shaunna Murphy: I'd totally live in Westeros, but only in the North. I'd have my bannermen kidnap Jon Snow and Robb Stark to bring them back to Winterfell, so the three of us could all wrap ourselves in fur by the fire and be protected by the direwolves and just cuddle, forever and ever. Let Joffrey have his southern throne, as long as I have my Stark boys (minus Bran — can someone throw him out another window?) I'm good.

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