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4 TV Show Locations You Should Visit Before You Die

Have you ever sat down on your sofa and had a “what should I watch?” moment? It might surprise you just how often the answer to that question is “something I’ve seen before.” 

In an interview with the Huffington Post, psychologist Neel Burton claims that the urge to re-watch old favourites comes from one of life’s most powerful feelings: nostalgia.  

“Nostalgia can lend us much-needed context, perspective and direction, reminding and reassuring us that our life is not as banal as it may seem. It also tells us that there have been — and will once again be — meaningful moments and experiences.” He said. 

Satisfying your quest for nostalgia, however, doesn’t have to come from sitting in front of a TV screen binge-watching reruns. Instead, you can go out and visit the places that evoke that special feeling within you.  

From the Old Town of Dubrovnik where Cersi Lannister took her naked walk of shame to the teaming corridors of Sunnydale High School, these are just a few of the TV’s most famous filming locations that you should visit while you’ve got the chance.  

TV Show: Game of Thrones 

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia 

For: Medieval Aficionados 

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The majority of Game of Thrones’ major plot points play out in the fictional city of King’s Landing. Ruled prominently by the power-hungry Lannister family, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms helps to bring to life the world of Westeros like no other setting. 

Its big shoes were filled in real life by the Croatian city of Dubrovnik. Its towering city walls and limestone streets made it the perfect setting to replicate writer George RR Martin’s vision. 

Playing such a pivotal role in one of the biggest television shows of all time has helped boost tourist numbers to the city by 10%.  As a result, several new tour operators have popped up across the city, although according to ACCESSDubrovnik, there is only one that lets you dress up like your favourite characters from the show. 

TV Show: Chernobyl 

Location: Visaginas, Lithuania 

For: History fanatics 

HBO’s popular miniseries Chernobyl was a blow-by-blow retelling of the nuclear power plant disaster that struck Soviet Ukraine in April 1986. The first episode of the show cumulates with Chernobyl’s nuclear station lit up in flames following an explosion in reactor number four.  

The plant’s real-life destruction and subsequent nuclear fallout meant that this scene (and several others depicting what life was like in the city of Chernobyl pre-disaster) was filmed some 400 miles north in Visaginas, Lithuania. The Municipality was (and still is) home to Chernobyl’s sister nuclear power plant Ignalina, which was built by the Soviet Union at the same time during the mid-1970s. 

Thankfully, Ignalina was decommissioned in 2009 due to safety concerns, which means that visitors can now take guided tours inside the plant. 

TV Show: Big Little Lies 

Location: Big Sur, California 

For: Scenery Lovers 

Fans of HBO’s 2017 breakout hit Big Little Lies will recognise Bixby Creek Bridge near Monterey, California from the show’s opening credit montage. 

Finished in 1932, the concrete arch soars some 260 feet above the canyon below and has quickly turned into a favourite attraction for photographers and tourists alike.  

A further 20-minute drive up highway one will take you to the picturesque Del Monte Beach, which has featured as a hangout spot for the show’s characters in both of its two seasons. 

TV Show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

Location: Torrance, California 

For: 90s Kids 

A trip to the Golden State isn’t complete without a visit to the Hellmouth. Sunnydale High School, as it’s known, played host to all manner of ghouls and vampires during its screen time in the popular supernatural drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

While the building seemed to meet its dramatic end in season three, it’s in fact still standing in California, where it continues to function as a normal school called Torrance High. Rumour has it that students at the school continue to carry around stakes and crosses just in case they stumble across any creatures of the night (we might have made this up). 

Even if you’re not a Buffy fan, there’s still a good reason why the school should be on your hit list if you’re a connoisseur of the silver screen. Its unique architecture and close proximity to several Hollywood studios have seen it be chosen as a filming location for high profile TV shows and movies such as Beverly Hills 90210, She’s All That and Bruce Almighty

 

The life of Luke Perry in Pictures

The American actor Luke Perry used to be a teen heartthrob during the ‘90s thanks to his role in the famous TV series “Beverly Hills 90210”. Yesterday, he sadly passed away at the age of 52, following a stroke. Read along to find more about his life through some pictures.

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Luke Perry in “Beverly Hills 90210”, a show following friends in the upmarket part of the California community. The show was a huge hit and has also spawned several spin-off series.

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Here he is on the set of “Beverly Hills 90210” with co-stars Jason Priestley (in the center) and Ian Ziering, in the year 1991.

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Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, and Jason Priestley attending the Emmy awards on August 25, 1991.

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The actor appeared with Kristy Swanson in the original version of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie in 1992.

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A scene from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.

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Luke Perry alongside Madonna at the Amfar Glitter Is Giving event.

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Luke Perry in “8 Seconds”, from 1994.

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As preacher Jeremiah Cloutier from the HBO prison series “Oz”. The year was 1997.

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In a racecar, while attending a celebrity race in California, 1991.

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A scene from the post-apocalyptic TV drama series “Jeremiah”, from 2002.

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Alongside Rebecca Gayheart in the sci-fi mini-series “Invasion”, 1997.

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Indiscreet” from 1998, where Perry portrayed a private investigator, Michael Nash.

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Perry (in the center), in “Angel and the Badman”.

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As the guest star in “Criminal Minds”.

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On the London stage in “When Harry Met Sally”, accompanied by Alyson Hannigan. Theatre Royal in 2004.

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Speaking onstage during a panel discussion. Summer Television Critics Association tour, at the Beverly Hilton hotel on July 30, 2015.

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Luke Perry with KJ Apa in a scene from the popular teen drama “Riverdale”.

Luke Perry Has Been Hospitalized After a Massive Stroke

On 27th February 2019, Luke Perry suffered a massive stroke, after which he was rushed to the hospital. It was reported that once paramedics arrived at his home, he was responsive and talking. Soon after his condition got worse, so he was transferred to the hospital. The only information we got from an official source was: „Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital.“

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The 52-year-old actor currently plays the role of Archie’s dad, Fred, on Riverdale. He is famous for his role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210. After his 5-year engagement with the series, he wanted to find a more serious acting job and failed. Three years from that, he came back and was a regular cast member till 2000.

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Fox announced a six-episode special of Beverly Hills 90210 on the same day when it was reported that Perry had a stroke. He wasn’t on the list of the cast members that will be on the official revival of the series. Jason Priestly, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling will star in the special that will air in summer this year. Just like Perry, Shannen Doherty was also expelled from the list. This revival story will be inspired by the actors’ real lives and relationships.

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Luke Perry was married to Rachel Minnie Sharp from 1993 to 2003. The couple has two children: Jack (24) and Sophie (18).