Silver Lake, the Aaron Spelling dramedy series about a used record store owner/psychic, has not been picked up for the Fall 2004/05 season by UPN. S’lakers have been spared the constant pressures and inconveniences of location production. But that’s not really why I was glad it wasn’t picked up. I didn’t want to go to my high school reunion in Pennsylvania and have someone ask me where I live and I’d tell them Silver Lake in Los Angeles and then they’d ask me if I see dead people.
Nope, I don’t want any studio endorsed show tees, no tourists looking for the store featured in the show: my neighborhood is not, “as seen on TV.”
Oh, but wait, on my drive home from work Ö what’s that? Christmas decorations on Sunset Blvd. at Sunset Junction? A cherry picker putting up lights and pine bunting Ö oh, yes. Production is in town. We do live in the Dream Factory after all.
(click on the photo for an extra big shot of the snowflake!)
I asked this fellow in the cherry picker, it went something like this:
Me: What production is this?
Him: We’re going to be shooting.
Me: Yes, what show is this?
Him: It’s not a show, I don’t do TV.
Me: So this isn’t that TV show, Silver Lake?
Him: It’s a film, with Ashton Kutcher.
Me: You don’t do TV, but you’d do a film with Ashton Kutcher? Do you know the name of it?
Him: No. I just know that it’s Ashton Kutcher.
Me: Well, thanks.
Thanks to the Internet, I figure it’s probably called A Lot Like Love.