6. 'Twin Peaks': A bleak, infusing piece of music to accompany standard establishing shots for a TV show that was anything but standard.
5. 'X-Men' (animated) This one has to go in for me, it almost took from the rest of the episode if I arrived too late to catch this opening, a big score setting the scene for a big adventure.
4. 'MacGyver': This has to be the first choice for most people when in a conversation about such matters.
3. In the same vein 'The A-Team' has attained classic status.
2. 'Glenroe' - so this video lets down the whole list but if we're aiming for shows that were benchmarks of a time we have a rose tinted perspective on, Glenroe, 8.30 on Sunday evenings has to be here. The video really does suck though.
1. 'The Wonder Years' - as soon as I was reminded of this opening I knew it belonged at the top of the list.