If your Ford had a Matthew McConaughey, it would be a Lincoln

Civic?

So I started watching The Rookie, only because Nathan Fillion. My wife and I loved Castle, and I think he is really good on TV in a subtle comedy role. The show is pretty good so far, and once again I think Fillion is good in the role. Not sure it will make it past one season, but good enough.

Quick synopsis - Fillion and two others are rookie cops in LA and he is dating the much younger female rookie cop. That is all you need.

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Episode 4 they are staking out a drug bust in a parking lot, and the setup says the suspect will arrive in a red Honda Civic with Nevada plates. Then this car rolls into frame and the chase begins.

THAT IS NOT A HONDA CIVIC (this is the only screen grab I can find, obviously after the chase has begun). There is nothing else in the episode that hinges on this being a Civic instead of an Accord. So why, once they clearly had an Accord for the shot, didn’t they just update to script? They say red Honda Civic about 6 times. That isn’t a lot of updating. Someone on the set HAD to know this was an Accord, right?

OK, I won’t stop watching the show over it. But it is clearly bothering me enough that after watching it last night I’m spending time this morning writing about it.

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How annoyed would you be?

What other minor car mistakes in movies or TV get to you?

(OK, if someone can show me that this model is called a Civic in another market I’ll be impressed and slightly less annoyed.)

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