Thursday, May 08, 2008

Episode of Crime Drama Takes Place in Silver Spring

Okay, I realize there are some problems with crime in Silver Spring, but has it gotten to the point where network crime shows are now set here?

Last night's episode of the CBS show Criminal Minds was set entirely partially in Silver Spring. This show joins X-Files as the only shows with episodes (to my knowledge) that take place here. (Unsurprisingly, in The X-Files it was "Silver Springs".) Of course, there was also the Beltway Sniper TV movie where Silver Spring looked suspiciously like British Columbia.

I didn't learn of this until after the fact, and since CBS is lame and doesn't stream their shows online like NBC and Fox, I will have to find an alternative means by which to view it. Did anyone see it? Apparently the FBI worked alongside the "Silver Spring Police".

Knowing that no one would choose Silver Spring as a setting unless they were from around here, I did a little digging. Not surprisingly, the writers of the show, Erica Messer and Debra Fisher are both locals and Maryland grads.

Thanks to MC for the heads up.

Sticking with the Hollywood theme today, here's some other miscellaneous stuff:

- Sylvester Stallone's childhood home in Silver Spring is up for sale. I was always curious where his house was. I also still question the veracity of the movie theater scalping story.

- Uma Thurman's recently-convicted stalker is a graduate of the Blair magnet.


Dan Reed said...

Hopefully they didn't turn Silver Spring into a land of riots and soul-food joints like what happened to Hyattsville a couple of years ago. I'm sure it was some kind of high-class crime, like a diamond snatching or identity theft.

Sligo said...

Well, that show got canceled soon afterwards.

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

You can download tv episodes from You can find almost any US and some UK shows. All you need is BitTorrent to download them.

Anonymous said...

Don't you see what happens when you trek to far off and exotic places like Hagerstown, and you tell us to not burn the place down, Sligo?

We take that responsibilty seriously, and at the first sign of trouble, we call in the Feds.

BTW, where is our postcard of Little Heiskell?

Silver Springer said...

I'm sure "Bo Bo" and Madam President are laughing it up over some fried chicken and hot sauce in TV heaven.

Silver Springer said...

Or should I say TV Hell.

Sligo said...

I have to admit that I had to look up Little Heiskell.