Some Modesto residents are giving a thumbs down to how a hit television show depicts their city.
ABC's "American Crime" tells the story of a hate crime in Modesto.
"This doesn't make me proud to be from Modesto," resident Mekila Martin said after watching Thursday's episode. "It definitely doesn't paint the picture of the most ideal place to be living.
"But you know, it's TV, they're trying to get viewers," Martin said.
News10 gathered a few Modesto residents Thursday in the city's downtown to watch the show. Chris Murphy is a long-time resident and publisher of ModestoView magazine, which focuses on arts and entertainment.
"As a citizen, I think it's really doing something bad to our community," Murphy said. "I think they could have called it any town and accomplished their need for a show."