50 best television shows set across the United States

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Wisconsin: That ’70s Show

The premise: That 70s Show details the life of a handful of teenagers living in a small town in Wisconsin. Eric, Donna, Hyde, Fez, Jackie and Kelso hang out in Eric’s basement, get high, and try to navigate the perils of growing up in a stifling town with few opportunities.

The show featured a lot of A-list young actors that went on to do big stuff in Hollywood. It stars Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, and Wilmer Valderrama, when they were still fresh-faced and new on the scene.

The setting: They lived in Pointe Place, Wisconsin, which isn’t a real place, but supposedly located between Milwaukee and Green Bay. Pointe Place is characterized by most of the characters as a dump and craphole, and has little to offer the friends in the way of fun and excitement. This forces them to find their own fun, which mostly consists of sitting around a table in Eric’s basement, smoking weed, and discussing the bigger ideas of life. After that, they would often find mischief to get into.

The most Wisconsin thing about it: The show has a super catchy intro and theme song, showing all the different characters in the car. They’re all behind the wheel, just goofing off, and at the end of the song, someone yells, “Hello Wisconsin!” It’s become an iconic TV theme song for that very reason.