Thursday, September 27, 2007

Top 6 Friday: TV Titles

So the hours of my life I am spending on compiling lists like these is borderig on unhealthy. Nevertheless this one was good fun. The programmes in question may not have endured the ravages of time or our sophisticated tastes but these opening credits have left a legacy all of their own. There are no very recent entries, that 'The Sopranos', 'Friends' and 'The Simpsons' have famous opening titles is hardly a revelation and no matter how funny it seems when played in some dive of a club the 'Baywatch' theme will not appear.

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.

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