Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know. This week’s topic: Seeing Detroit on the big screen.
Over the past couple weeks, the trailer for Comedy Central’s Detroiters has been making the rounds, and we’re intrigued enough to watch an episode or two. If you haven’t heard about it yet, here’s the rundown on the show.
“Best friends and fledgling ad men Sam and Tim may not have the money, connections or talent that the big guys do, but they have ambition out the wazoo. Together, they’re out to build a local advertising empire and restore their home city of Detroit to its former glory in this new show from executive producers Lorne Michaels and Jason Sudeikis.”
The trailer released this week shows the guys around the city, including the Anchor Bar, the DIA, and riding a pedal pub into traffic. OK, the pedal pub is pretty funny. Here’s the full trailer.
And here’s the guys walking downtown on a bright sunny day.
With the chilly temperatures outside, it’s the perfect time to make a list of Detroit-themed movies or TV shows to watch. We’ll pose the question to you, Curbed readers: What’s your favorite depiction in Detroit in pop culture? Is it the based-in but not filmed-in Detroit Robocop? Maybe you like Eminem’s story of trying to make it in 8 Mile? Some of us might prefer George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight. Or perhaps you’re a fan of the 70s classic Detroit 9000? As always, let us know in the comments!