I’ve watched just about all the shows that have followed in the wake of The Sopranos, but it’s not until recently that I actually got around to watching the show itself. We’ve finally started working our way through Season 1 on Netflix. The show seems fine, but it’s the opening credits (above) that are really worth watching.
As about.com puts it in a short piece about the Architecture of Crime:
Beyond the shaded grounds of Tony’s home (a French Provincial “McMansion”) are odd remnants from the 1950s. Faded billboards and enormous statues tower over burger joints, bowling alleys, cocktail lounges, car washes, drive-ins and ratty aluminum sided warehouses.
New Jersey never looked so good. This site identifies and discusses the actual locations and provides some more still photos. Worth taking a quick look at if you’re interested in 1950s Americana. And, really, who isn’t?