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2013-01-12 07:37:36 AM
I would add the title sequence for Hell on Wheels. There's just something about that opening with the fire and the Dobro and everything that works perfectly with the themes of the show.
 
2013-01-12 08:41:01 AM
Whar is Sanford and Son, whar?!!

/I know I know, mainly the theme song is badass//still my favorite
 
2013-01-12 09:01:11 AM
I know people kind of universally hate it, but I love the opening sequence to Homeland.
 
2013-01-12 09:04:38 AM
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2013-01-12 09:07:02 AM

vartian: I know people kind of universally hate it, but I love the opening sequence to Homeland.


F*ck, I knew I missed something before. F*ck.  F*ck!  whattdafuhkaryadoin?F*CK.  I F*********CK but--whisperf*ck.  Analfinger? Kid wifatrumpet-F*CK.
 
2013-01-12 09:09:56 AM

thamike: vartian: I know people kind of universally hate it, but I love the opening sequence to Homeland.

F*ck, I knew I missed something before. F*ck.  F*ck!  whattdafuhkaryadoin?F*CK.  I F*********CK but--whisperf*ck.  Analfinger? Kid wifatrumpet-F*CK.


I love this: Link
 
2013-01-12 09:37:23 AM
The Zenith/Nadir of TV show intros has to be a tie between Perfect Strangers and Mr. Belvedere.
 
2013-01-12 09:55:52 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The Zenith/Nadir of TV show intros has to be a tie between Perfect Strangers and Mr. Belvedere.


No better than The Facts of life or Family Ties.  What was the name of that show about Kristy McNichol possibly having a dick and being Atreu?  That had a good credits sequence.

But none of them beats the Incredible Hulk, which ruled in the opening and closing credits.  Also, Hill Street blues and Moonlighting.

And what about the Greatest American Hero?
 
2013-01-12 10:12:03 AM
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This.  Great song, High-energy intro that included the first girl of my dreams...
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2013-01-12 10:19:49 AM

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This.  Great song, High-energy intro that included the first girl of my dreams...
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Reminds me--Miami Vice Theme is great when played on a piano with an airport lounge attitude.
 
2013-01-12 10:59:28 AM
Oh my god, they mentioned marsh-wiggles. I had almost blocked that out. Puddleglum was the Jar-Jar Binks of Narnia.
 
2013-01-12 11:02:31 AM
The Prisoner?
 
2013-01-12 11:04:01 AM
Lost Girl disappointingly absent.
 
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2013-01-12 11:05:55 AM
List fails without "SportsCenter".
 
2013-01-12 11:14:06 AM
No Six Feet Under of Battlestar Galactica? Shame, shame.
 
2013-01-12 11:14:42 AM
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If opening sequences are measured according to how memorable they are... then again, that might also include the Brady Bunch and the Flintstones.
 
2013-01-12 11:15:44 AM
Shows 25 years old, no matter how great their title scenes, aren't exactly what I would consider modern.
 
2013-01-12 11:18:35 AM
In any case, this is my top vote:

www.sitcomsonline.com

Nothing was more iconic for my childhood... or early adult years. Or hell, whenever.
 
2013-01-12 11:22:13 AM

thamike: But none of them beats the Incredible Hulk, which ruled in the opening and closing credits.


"The Lonely Man" is such a perfect theme song for The Hulk.

For modern openings, I've really gotten to like the ones for Fringe. Not only is it a solid opening, but it's great that it's used to setup the actual episode as far as what universe you're in. And the 1980's intro kicked ass.
 
2013-01-12 11:28:52 AM
1) the first season of The Wire had an awesome theme song/title sequence.

2) the Barenaked Ladies suck and I hate when they're compared to They Might Be Giants.
 
2013-01-12 11:35:41 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: The Prisoner?



*VROOM*

I am Numbah TWO!

WHO IS NUMBAH ONE!

YOU are numbah SIX!
 
2013-01-12 11:37:24 AM
Not to get into another Elementary/Sherlock war, but one of their credits sequences is clearly superior to the other, and it's not the one on this list.

And Lost should probably be on there too, if only for all the imitators it inspired.
 
2013-01-12 11:37:45 AM
Gilligan's Island
 
2013-01-12 11:42:47 AM
Am I the only one who hates most title sequences and really likes it when a show's title sequence is just the title, like the first season of Grimm and the first couple of seasons of Castle?
 
2013-01-12 11:42:59 AM
Total fail for missing the haunting opening of the 2003 version of Battlestar Galactica.
 
2013-01-12 11:45:16 AM
i think Deadwood should be on there. GoT should be number one, the song is just so much better. I think a lot of contenders were excluded by the "modern" stipulation, otherwise the super depressing weirdness of Twin Peaks may have made it.
 
2013-01-12 11:45:59 AM
Also, Game of Thrones has really, really lame scoring. I know the animation is neat, but the poor work by the composer is a huge, huge red mark against an otherwise fantastic show.

Carnivale also had a really cool and original animated opening, now that I think of it.
 
2013-01-12 11:46:39 AM

MisatoNERV: 1) the first season of The Wire had an awesome theme song/title sequence.

2) the Barenaked Ladies suck and I hate when they're compared to They Might Be Giants.



Hey! Don't insult the most celebrated Canadian alt-rock band of the mid 90s, you selfish, jaded, ass!


/they've got 2 Billboard awards, how many do you have?
 
2013-01-12 11:48:09 AM

Teufelaffe: Am I the only one who hates most title sequences and really likes it when a show's title sequence is just the title, like the first season of Grimm and the first couple of seasons of Castle?


Like every episode of Lost?
 
2013-01-12 11:50:21 AM
No love for Psych? It's a fun opening that embraces the "theme song" concept. I particularly like that they record entirely new version of it for some of the theme episodes.
 
2013-01-12 11:51:31 AM

thamike: Teufelaffe: Am I the only one who hates most title sequences and really likes it when a show's title sequence is just the title, like the first season of Grimm and the first couple of seasons of Castle?

Like every episode of Lost?


Never seen Lost. I've been warned away from it by friends who say the ending sucks so very very much that it's not worth watching. That I'll just end up depressed and wanting to cockpunch the writers until their balls shoot out their ass.
 
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2013-01-12 11:51:35 AM
 
2013-01-12 11:52:33 AM

Teufelaffe: Am I the only one who hates most title sequences and really likes it when a show's title sequence is just the title, like the first season of Grimm and the first couple of seasons of Castle?



I like a intricate title sequence, but it does get annoying to sit through the admittedly nice Dexter opening week after week.
 
2013-01-12 11:53:50 AM
If Welcome Back Kotter didn't pop into your head, you need to get the hell off my lawn.
 
2013-01-12 11:58:29 AM

Teufelaffe: Never seen Lost. I've been warned away from it by friends who say the ending sucks so very very much that it's not worth watching. That I'll just end up depressed and wanting to cockpunch the writers until their balls shoot out their ass.


If you aren't an unpredictably volatile twit I'm sure you will at least moderately enjoy it.  It's good superficial entertainment.  I can see how some people can mistake it for something that must adhere to their own misguided enthusiasm for their own fabricated importance of the show, but I stopped talking to those people.  On the other hand, I notice that it really helps when you aren't at the mercy of network television, and can just watch it on netflix or DVD whenever you feel like it.  Waiting around for a week for a cliffhanger can be unpleasant.
 
2013-01-12 11:58:56 AM
List fails without LOST
 
2013-01-12 11:59:05 AM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: No Six Feet Under of Battlestar Galactica? Shame, shame.


Either 78 or 2K version.

And the new Hawaii Five O intro is too too short.

No B5?

/and I like the "Friends" intro
 
2013-01-12 12:01:12 PM

coco ebert: thamike: vartian: I know people kind of universally hate it, but I love the opening sequence to Homeland.

F*ck, I knew I missed something before. F*ck.  F*ck!  whattdafuhkaryadoin?F*CK.  I F*********CK but--whisperf*ck.  Analfinger? Kid wifatrumpet-F*CK.

I love this: Link


Holy fark that's hilarious.
 
2013-01-12 12:03:10 PM

thamike: On the other hand, I notice that it really helps when you aren't at the mercy of network television, and can just watch it on netflix or DVD whenever you feel like it.


I'm the same way. I tend to wait until there are a few seasons of a show out before I start watching. Except for Game of Thrones. I can't wait to see how they handle this upcoming season, since book 3 is when a whole lot of cool/crazy/interesting stuff happens.
 
2013-01-12 12:07:13 PM
Votes for the unknown stuntman that makes Eastwood look so fine
 
2013-01-12 12:07:55 PM
Nothing beats  Black Sheep Squadron. NOTHING.

epguides.com
 
2013-01-12 12:08:49 PM
Love the  "Dead Like Me" credits.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuVc_EynwyA
 
2013-01-12 12:11:50 PM

likefunbutnot: Total fail for missing the haunting opening of the 2003 version of Battlestar Galactica.


Caprica too.
 
2013-01-12 12:16:54 PM
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/oblig
 
2013-01-12 12:18:26 PM
Not to go all Whedon, but:

Buffy:

http://youtu.be/Pp_uS59WmQs

Firefly:

http://youtu.be/O0yUTEbC48Y

(YouTube didn't have the actual opening scene from "Firefly")
 
2013-01-12 12:19:16 PM

Teufelaffe: thamike: On the other hand, I notice that it really helps when you aren't at the mercy of network television, and can just watch it on netflix or DVD whenever you feel like it.

I'm the same way. I tend to wait until there are a few seasons of a show out before I start watching. Except for Game of Thrones. I can't wait to see how they handle this upcoming season, since book 3 is when a whole lot of cool/crazy/interesting stuff happens.


I just started watching Game of Thrones season 1 on Amazon.  It's surprisingly good.
 
2013-01-12 12:19:58 PM
I have nothing but hate for Dexter's. At its least irritating it's long and boring and at its most it makes me want to leave the room.
 
2013-01-12 12:22:14 PM

bostonguy: Firefly:


Spank mah dawg,
beat mah wife,
Shriner with a carvin knife...
 
2013-01-12 12:23:30 PM

sorebones: I have nothing but hate for Dexter's. At its least irritating it's long and boring and at its most it makes me want to leave the room.


It just makes me hungry.
 
2013-01-12 12:24:12 PM

Teufelaffe: thamike: Teufelaffe: Am I the only one who hates most title sequences and really likes it when a show's title sequence is just the title, like the first season of Grimm and the first couple of seasons of Castle?

Like every episode of Lost?

Never seen Lost. I've been warned away from it by friends who say the ending sucks so very very much that it's not worth watching. That I'll just end up depressed and wanting to cockpunch the writers until their balls shoot out their ass.


Your friends are idiots. If you enjoy up until the absolute end and hate the ending does it make the first 98% horrible?
Personally I was meh about the ending but I don't know how you could end it otherwise without being a predictable ending.
 
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