Readers of the blog know I’m a fan of Big Love. As realistic as the human relations might be, one liberty taken on the show, is that Sandy, (the SLC suburb where it takes place), is generally much more modest than portrayed. Here are a couple of pics that I took today.
Maybe it’s fudged on the show, because the reality of providing for 3 families would require a substantial income and perhaps having very comfortable houses somehow makes the characters’ lifestyle more alluring.
Conversely, in the Spider-Man movie franchise, Peter Parker’s neighborhood is much more blue-collar than the real Forest Hills, or even how it was portrayed in the comic (fairly accurately). In what I surmise must have been a nod to people like me who notice these things — there was one quick scene actually in Forest Hills — when Parker runs out of school and first climbs a wall.
The exteriors of the neighborhood where the Parkers and Watsons lived, appears to have been shot in Woodside. Below is the real 20 Ingram Street, where Peter Parker lived with his aunt. Coincidentally, a family named Parker lived there. (That’s not a secret, it was in the Times a few years back. Not sure if they still do – but whoever's there - please don’t bug them).