Then how about
eldin raigmore wrote:
Why do you suppose Because Harry Dresden keeps Chicago pretty well cleaned up
so many TV detective and police shows are set in New York and Los Angeles,
and so few are set in Chicago
1 Tōkyō Tokyo Japan 34,400,000 incl. Yokohama, Kawasaki, Saitama
2 Guangzhou Canton China 25,600,000 Northern Pearl River Delta incl. Dongguan, Foshan, Jiangmen, Zhongshan
3 Seoul Seoul Korea (South) 25,300,000 incl. Bucheon, Goyang, Incheon, Seongnam, Suweon
4 Shanghai Shanghai China 25,100,000 incl. Suzhou
5 Ciudad de México Mexico City Mexico 23,100,000 incl. Nezahualcóyotl, Ecatepec, Naucalpan
6 Delhi Delhi India 22,900,000 incl. Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon
7 New York New York United States of America 22,000,000 incl. Newark, Paterson
8 São Paulo São Paulo Brazil 21,000,000 incl. Guarulhos
9 Mumbai Bombay India 20,700,000 incl. Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Vasai-Virar
10 Manila Manila Philippines 20,500,000 incl. Kalookan, Quezon City
11 Jakarta Jakarta Indonesia 18,800,000 incl. Bekasi, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Tangerang Selatan
12 Los Angeles Los Angeles United States of America 18,100,000 incl. Riverside, Anaheim
13 Karāchi Karachi Pakistan 17,200,000
14 Ōsaka Osaka Japan 16,800,000 incl. Kobe, Kyoto
15 Beijing Beijing China 16,300,000
16 Moskva Moscow Russia 16,100,000
17 Al-Qāhirah Cairo Egypt 15,600,000 incl. Al-Jizah, Hulwan, Shubra al-Khaymah
17 Kolkata Calcutta India 15,600,000 incl. Haora
19 Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina 14,200,000 incl. San Justo, La Plata
20 Dhaka Dacca Bangladesh 13,900,000
21 Krung Thep Bangkok Thailand 13,700,000
22 Tehrān Tehran Iran 13,400,000 incl. Karaj
23 İstanbul Istanbul Turkey 13,300,000
24 Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Brazil 12,700,000 incl. Nova Iguaçu, São Gonçalo
25 London London Great Britain 12,600,000
26 Lagos Lagos Nigeria 12,500,000
27 Paris Paris France 10,600,000
Why don't we have any set in Mexico City? It's big, and on the North American continent.
What about Manila? It's in a country closely allied to the U.S.
What about Toronto, or Montreal, or Vancouver?
Or Ottawa-Gatineau, or Calgary, or Edmonton?
Those are big, English-speaking (well, sort of; Montreal and Gatineau are more French-speaking, I guess), and North American.
What about Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), Havana (Cuba), or Ecatepec de Morelos (Mexico)? Those are all among the 10 biggest North American cities. And they all have over a million people (1.7 million to 2.6 million).
What about Delhi, Bombay, Karachi, Calcutta, and Dacca? There's a lot of English spoken there.
And how about the other New World cities on that list, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro?
How about Seoul?
What about Tokyo or Osaka?