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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Where Have All The Good Intros Gone?
The TV landscape is changing all the time. Reality shows are taking over the airwaves and many shows are going to digital only. Even the way shows are being structured and presented is changing. Season-long arcs and serialized storytelling is becoming more prominent. Perhaps in the attempt to fit in more story time, a certain element of the show is being cut back: the opening theme and credit sequence.
I can barely recall a memorable opening theme song from a show in the last 10 years. It seems more and more shows are cutting back or completely removing an opening sequence. Arrow does a monologue and Lost had one of the worst, showing the title and about ten seconds of music. Whatever happened to memorable scores; like the openings from Star Trek, The Lone Ranger, The Flash, and more? Opening sequences were an art in themselves, and often set up the tone and story for the series. I miss those things.
Here is a list of ten of my favorite themes: The Flash, seaQuest DSV, Hercules, Jack Of All Trades, Cleopatra 2525, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Battlestar Galactica, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
I’d love to see the one minute intro make a comeback. How about you, readers? Any thoughts on the demise of the opening credit sequence? As always, thanks for reading.