He’s got a bone to pick with Royal Pains. His message? Stop screwing up my runs!
What the hell is he talking about? Well basically, Royal Pains has been filming all over town. Today, they were spotted filming at both the West End of the boardwalk (around New York Ave) and at the new modern-looking house, ocean front on Indiana Ave (the one with all the glass and the slopped roof). In the process of filming, they seem to have no interest in the ambient life of Long Beach and instead want to have a closed set. That’s hard when your set is Long Beach’s “jewel.”
So, long story short, while out on a run today, he was forced to detour off the boardwalk, a tragedy… I know…
Full disclosure, I’ve never heard of the show and know nothing at all about it. A quick search said its on USA – I actually didn’t know that channel still existed, I thought it transitioned over to a fully Law & Order based network.
The bigger story here is the continued interest that filmmakers have in filming in Long Beach. Especially after the success of the Quiksiver Pro, it will be interesting to see if there are even more filmers coming down to shoot TV and movie spots. Again, this is balancing act. The pros: positive exposure for Long Beach, money for the City (through permits), getting to see a bit of Hollywood come to our City. Cons: exposure for Long Beach (some don’t want the secret to get out, though I think that ship has sailed), some inconveniences. My take? As long as they portray Long Beach honestly – as opposed to this farce of a film, I’m all for it.
Note: Do you have a resident gripe? If I think its quirky enough and not just “get off my lawn,” maybe I’ll post it, so feel free to email