There’s a new comedy TV show on HBO called Family Tree I taped and started watching this week. Family Tree airs on Sunday night and takes place in England. I just have to share one of the TV houses from the show because it’s related to another post on Housekaboodle.
The Family Tree Plot: A forlorn lad named Tom Chadwick (Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd) not over his broken relationship whose aunt he never met died and left him a treasure chest of her old stuff in her will. The treasure chest is filled with odd mysterious objects and photos of his ancestors. The show follows his escapades as he meets weird characters who help him discover the meaning of the peculiar treasure chest objects. He needs self-identity clarity in his life and embarks on a search for his family tree relatives. It’s Ancestry HBO sitcom style.
Along the way we meet his dedicated best chum Pete, his father, Keith Chadwick, who loves watching dumb British sitcoms and makes useless bizarre inventions, and his quirky sister, Bea Chadwick/Monkey. Bea talks as herself in the show, but also communicates through a monkey puppet that she is never without, ever! The monkey is rude and borders on despicable. And Tom, he talks to the Family Tree audience documentary-style like on The Office.
Family Tree is a mishmash of The Office, meets Ancestry, meets England, and a monkey puppet.
Filming Locations: Filming for the HBO Family Tree series is in the United Kingdom and in Los Angeles.
Welcome To America: My jaw dropped when in episode five called “Welcome To America”, Tom travels to LA to meet his American cousins and arrives at their home. The LA house looked exactly like a post I did about a ranch home.
Could it be the same house? Naw, it’s probably not, right?
I had to check, oh for Pete’s sake, it is! The house is a post I did titled Ranch-Style Home with Curb Appeal with a starring role in the HBO Family Tree show.
I felt a bit giddy.
But,….. how did this happen you might even wonder.
I found the (now tiny-bit famous) ranch house on a unique site called Home Shoot Home that scouts houses home owners advertise as available for filming use on TV, in movies, or commercials, all via the expertise of the HomeShootHome Company located in California. I would love to be a house-scout for the film industry and discover fab homes for film.
I guess HBO thinks the ranch has curb appeal too!
Yesterday: I saw a low-flying bright yellow plane that made me smile. More importantly, the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup again with a fairy-tale ending. Then, the after glow from Sunday’s Super Moon revealed a house I featured in Home Tours on TV in a new HBO series. Thank you House-Junkie God in heaven.
Take the home tour to see more of the now little-bit famous Family Tree TV series house, Ranch Style Home with Curb Appeal here.
Photos: Screen shots Family Tree and HomeShootHome.