TV openings worth watching

@“whatsarobot”#p71284 skinnamarink!!!

this is so good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUW2hRQkegM

another one with an incredibly terrible overly descriptive narrative. "a boy and a girl and a struggle for truth"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er1kOz5w9iE

For some more Canadianity, Fashion Television (City TV) had that rockin Obssession by Animotion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgyqhW6fW-c

The Anti-Gravity Room was great too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbUUlWVgNuc

Or how about The Hit List? This one features a young Alanis, before she added her last name back on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDpCS0LWDp8

@“hellomrkearns”#p71314 as always, Mr * peers and squints at cue card * Kearns, i salute your ongoing efforts to document the first decade of my life here on the insert credit forums.

hoooow many times did i watch the first 90-120 seconds of an episode of Fashion Television, lured in by that theme song, and then immediately bored out of my mind. fooled me every time, that song.

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@“whatsarobot”#p71315 hoooow many times did i watch the first 90-120 seconds of an episode of Fashion Television, lured in by that theme song, and then immediately bored out of my mind. fooled me every time, that song.

you watched it for the same reason most young kids did. Because you might see a nipple.

I think the opening sequence for The Wire was excellent, with a different artist performing a different rendition of the main theme each season.

||The rest of the show was also excellent ||

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@“hellomrkearns”#p71314 For some more Canadianity, Fashion Television (City TV) had that rockin Obssession by Animotion

Still throws me off how Obsession was the theme to both Fashion Television and WWF Saturday Night's Main Event. Both shows with a kickin' theme song and the possibility that you might see a nipple

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hiea6mQH3jU

I love TV openings that have the whole episode condensed into the intro. Mission: Impossible, Space 1999 and the Battlestar Galactica 2004 series all did it and damn if it isn't a great way to set the tone.

@“fivedollardare”#p71333 Thunderbirds, which predates Mission: Impossible by one year, also had this gimmick. Now I wonder which series did this first!

https://youtu.be/71ED-EGBWXo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqlUki0EOV0

@“whatsarobot”#p71285 Has Sazae san been using that intro song since the 70s? that's a long run for an opening if so! and if not, they sure got the vibe and tone exactly right.

@hellomrkearns do you have any information about how tarzan dan became the guy? I assume he came from radio or something? He looks like a random dweeb you'd see at a baseball game saying "wadda bum!" more than a television hitmaker.

@“hellomrkearns”#p71314 Now that you're talking about Togashi…

https://youtu.be/0TRs6cMZkQY

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@“exodus”#p71368 do you have any information about how tarzan dan became the guy? I assume he came from radio or something? He looks like a random dweeb you’d see at a baseball game saying “wadda bum!” more than a television hitmaker.

Yep! He was [and still is](https://q107fm.ca/show/tarzan-dan/) a radio DJ. He hosted the first six seasons, but the [show itself](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hit_List_(TV_series)) aired from 1991 to 2005.
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLksubP8_o5Hwv3UvIjRAJhYk00P3jEbyw

@“chazumaru”#p71296 I have twin nephews that aren‘t quite three yet. They love Batman and I think it’s solely because of that opening. They‘re not allowed to watch the movies yet, so I think it’s their only interaction with it. When they come over they usually ask me to put on Batman, they watch the opening in awe and then quickly scamper off to play with Hot Wheels.

That is all I really liked about the Batman Animated Series until I was around 12 and it was rerunning on Toonami after Outlaw Star.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WVDcxrRJ_M
Me and my girlfriend watched every episode of Season 2 together and I demanded like a 3 yr old that she sit through the opening credits each week we watched the new one. I let her skip once for the sixth episode to be nice lol

@“LoBFCanti”#p71411 a good opening can be important to set the mood!!

@“LoBFCanti”#p71411 huh, season 2 came out? I sure did not hear about it. The end of season 1 was so insulting to me that I said they'd have to do a hell of a lot to bring me back for another season. I wonder if they did.

Anyway I continue to like the superimposition in true detective, making woody harrelson look like a skello, etc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xyu_MdKBXic

the video actually makes me kind of like the song, which otherwise I would not!

@Syzygy nailed it, but I will add that I have never once skipped the opening of Twin Peaks, not once

Likewise, I will never skip this opener as long as I live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOXMt5O4Ly4

@“exodus”#p71423 This is my favorite single season of any show. I‘ve never went back and rewatched it(that’s on reserve for when I need to queue up a good time) but just from the first viewing I feel like there‘s so much there that I’ve missed. I remember feeling like there were strong ties to || druidic stuff and Norse mythology(and probably other mythologies I‘m too dumb or lazy to recognize) when I first watched it, that those I was watching it with didn’t recognize or thought I was reading too much into. I‘m sure there’s all kinds of “Ohhh Duh!, Of course!” things I‘d pick up on. I don’t know the term for it, but I appreciate the JRPG-style names referring to character attributes in the names Rustin Cole and Marty Hart. Unless of course, I'm reading too much into that as well. I forgot just how good this opener was, thanks.||

@“exodus”#p71368 yeah as far as i know it’s been the exact same song the whole time! same ending theme too, i think.

https://youtu.be/fvrj5E_elzg

I watched this Poirot opening a ton on TV but never actually watched a single episode.....

Same for this version of PBS Mystery! intro.

https://youtu.be/HGeGrhI5c4k

@“exodus”#p71423

I get it, I get it. Season 1's end was a whole lot of "but how did...?" but I promise you they knocked Season 2 out of the park. It is much more focused (and two episodes shorter unfortunately). It started in February and ran 8 episodes. They tie a lot up nicely and where it leaves you is less absolutely baffling in a kind of bad way and much more emotionally engaging and shocking.

@"Syzygy"#p71450 Who's the composer?