Livability: The lasting effects that movies and TV shows have had on three small towns

by | Jan 3, 2023 | Stock Market

Between our busy work schedules, social activities and everyday tasks, we fill our time flipping through bestselling novels, binge-watching popular TV shows or absorbed in the story lines that unfold during the latest must-see movies. While they are all entertaining, we take the details being presented to us, and we form an opinion — a teacher’s workday looks like this or people from rural Tennessee act like this — that we tend to keep until presented with additional information. 

Since cities, regions and states are kind of our obsession (have you checked out our latest Top 100?), we questioned how perceptions formed from reading books and watching TV shows and movies affect the communities they are based on. So to get to the bottom of things, we went straight to the source and talked with three leaders who represent cities associated with a particular TV show or movie.  Don’t miss: What’s Worth Streaming on MarketWatch“Home Town Takeover”

Jerry’s Barbershop in Wetumpka, Alabama, was renovated on “Home Town Takeover.”


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