There are certain fictional towns where you wouldn’t want to live because it’s always shitty and horrors happen there. Which leads us to tell ourselves that there are series towns whose characters should move right away, yet they inexplicably remain despite the huge signals of imminent danger sent to them by their environment. We invite you to discover some of them, just like that, for the honor.
1. Sunnydale – “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Well, for Buffy we can understand it: she is a vampire hunter, so it’s logical that she goes to the place where there are the most. But the other inhabitants stay anyway while there are ten deaths per episode, violent and morbid supernatural events every day and the whole city is built on a gate of hell. Are really very attached to their homes.
2. Hawkins – “Stranger Things”
The kids from Stranger Things seem to be pretty good about the fact that every week one of the students at their school gets grappled by a super pissed off critter, but their parents? Aren’t they just completely stupid after all? Every week their kids come home covered in blood or start puking fat maggots from hell; each school outing is synonymous with a student lost in tragic circumstances, but they continue to tell themselves that this place is perfect for their development. Weak.
3. Winds – “Dark”
Disappearing kids, other disappearing kids, disappearing adults, people all connected and disappearing, super creepy priests, enigmatic time travel, tunnels that connect a creepy cave to a nuclear power plant and especially people who speak German: all the ingredients to get away quickly are there and yet they remain there these idiots.
4. Fairview – “Desperate Housewives”
Shootings, tornadoes, planes crashing, pedophiles, murders, harassment, scandals of all kinds but very well dressed and well-groomed people. Probably the only reason people stay, which seems pretty good enough as a quid pro quo.
5. Banshee – “Banshee”
A hyper-violent ex-con who pretends to be the sheriff of a small town plagued by crime, the mafia, inconvenient Native Americans and hamish people who butt people: welcome to Banshee. A stupid little town where the inhabitants stay for absolutely no reason since it’s neither beautiful nor pleasant to live in. (But a fucking series nonetheless)
6. King’s Landing – “Game of thrones”
Well then, it’s a festival: the city is attacked every two weeks, people are breaking the slab there, it stinks of shit in the streets, we parade naked people at whom we can throw projectiles, there’s tons of Greek fire under the streets, which absolutely violates all safety rules in terms of urban planning, the leaders do not care about the population, there are even threats of dragon attacks and yet people remain . Not logical at all.
7. Bon Temps – “True Blood”
A city called “Bon Temps” is true that it makes you want. But it’s already in Louisiana: it’s hot, moist, it’s raining, there are crocodiles and people in shirts… so many signs that should serve as a warning. In addition there is a rather strong concentration of vampires, people not necessarily shimmering who kill other people as soon as they are hungry, namely every evening. Why did the inhabitants not desert? No idea.
8. Osage Beach – “Ozark”
Ok there is a huge, super beautiful lake lost in the middle of the trees, synonymous with an eternal breath of invigorating fresh air. But there are also rednecks with big guns, people who get killed in every corner of the woods, farmers who grow poppies to sell heroin and do not hesitate to use bodies as fertilizer and a cartel Mexican who tries to settle in the city. Add to that high poverty and not necessarily optimal living conditions and you get a particularly stupid population not to move.
9. Sleepy Hollow – “Sleepy Hollow”
If you’ve seen the film but not the series, it’s almost the same delirium: a city lost in the middle of the countryside where there is so much fog that it’s like being at the smoke machine show, a headless horseman who cuts people’s heads because he really has the glands, witches and crimes aplenty. Despite that and the fact that the city is all rotten people stay because apparently they have no plans to survive in their lives.
10. Twin Peaks – “Twin Peaks”
I don’t even want to dwell on why the people of Twin Peaks should move so it’s nonsense in this damn town. At the same time, would you like to live in a city imagined by David Lynch? No. You do not want.
11. Marseille – “More beautiful life”
So let’s be clear, the city of Marseille in the series is a fictional vision of the real city, because there are already episodes with vampires, not really very realistic. Anyway version PBLV de Marseille has improbable stories galore, with absolutely every imaginable crime that can happen, which makes us say that apart from going to drink at the Mistral there’s really nothing very positive to experience there. And yet, the Mistral is nice when Roland is not the mouth, and it is often the mouth Roland.
12. Bampton – “Downtown Abbey”
There the problem is not that the city is dangerous, infected with monsters or has a mortality rate to pass Venezuela for a quiet suburb of Creuse, it’s just that we get pissed off like rats dead. Overall, apart from dressing like old people and sleeping between social classes, nothing crazy happens.