The producers of the hit CBS show Unforgettable want help making the references to Syracuse more authentic. Executive producers Ed Redlich and John Bellucci say they do a lot of research when they incorporate references to Central New York on the show.
"We make an effort to find the real name of a restaurant or a street name when we are crafting the story," Redlich and Belluci said. They are huge fans of Google Maps, which they say allows them to make sure they are getting the geography correct.
Now the producers are getting to the point in the writing of the show where they are ready to explore the Syracuse connection even more. They need to write "flash-back" scenes including the main character's days in high school. They want viewers from Syracuse to go to the show's Facebook page and help decide which school, where, etc.
"The more connections we can establish with Syracuse and the people who live there, the better the show will be and the more authentic this connection will be," Belluci said.
The show stars Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells, a former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind. It's not just that she doesn't forget anything - she can't.
The show's main characters play police detectives who met years ago when they worked together for the Syracuse Police Department. Now they work in New York City, and make nearly constant references to Central New York .
It is not uncommon for Syracuse to be mentioned several times an episode, or for other references like Erie Boulevard, Salt Spring and Utica to creep into the dialogue.
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