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TV's Most Inspired Title Sequences - 1/5/2012 11:46:11 AM   
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Missed out the classics.... - 1/5/2012 11:46:11 AM   
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How dare you miss out The Equaliser?? The best opening to a TV series... EVER! The Prisoner and The Night Stalker. Plus Homicide: Life on the Street's one is simple but cool as well.

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Nip Tuck... - 1/5/2012 12:07:04 PM   
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...would have made a good entry here - smooth, clean, classy... yet disturbing, fake and sinister - a good reflection of the show itself

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Great Feature - 1/5/2012 12:26:42 PM   
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You covered all the ones I initially thought of, as well as classics I'd forgotten (Darkplace). Also did well to disconnect the title sequences from the show...

Many shows I love but their title sequences leave a little to be desired. For example, Homeland - great jazz theme but does it really need to be 78 seconds long!? But then again the opposite can be true, as is the case with The Walking Dead - if only the show was as atmospheric and gripping as the titles.

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What about....... - 1/5/2012 1:35:11 PM   
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Pillars of the Earth

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- 1/5/2012 1:55:23 PM   
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Shocked you didn't include The Prisoner, and dissapointed Farscape didn't make the cut.

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Great List - 1/5/2012 1:58:39 PM   
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Excellent list. Only a couple I can think of that perhaps could have made the cut:
Firefly, Oz, Community, Lie to Me, House, The IT Crowd, Big Bang Theory possibly Deadwood too.

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- 1/5/2012 2:51:44 PM   
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What about "Big Love" and "Nip Tuck"? They should be on the list!

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- 1/5/2012 3:24:14 PM   
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growing up I always thought the Malcolm In The Middle intro was awesome because of all the b-movie&anime clips :)

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- 1/5/2012 6:01:41 PM   
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If you are an edgy/acclaimed American series from the last five years and you aren't on this list then your title's must be shit.

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- 1/5/2012 6:09:07 PM   
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Community should be on here. Not because the standard intro is impressive and catchy, but because the western, D&D, and Law and Order renditions of it are amazing.

Also, Family Guy over Simpsons. I get it, Simpsons has been on for a hundred years. But Family Guy also uses orchestras for many of their musical pieces, and the intro is better than even Elfman's number.

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- 1/5/2012 7:03:56 PM   
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Twin Peaks, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Lost (I know it's about 5 seconds long, but it still encapsulates the show quite well), The X-Files, Pushing Daisies, Futurama, Breaking Bad....

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- 1/5/2012 7:19:33 PM   
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ROME, Battlestar Galactica (2004), LOST, Six Feet Under.

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- 1/5/2012 7:19:49 PM   
indysid

 

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& GAME OF THRONES

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- 1/5/2012 10:40:38 PM   
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Still haven't watched Rome. I've been meaning to for ages, but other things keep getting in the way.

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- 1/5/2012 11:20:00 PM   
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Game Of Thrones title sequence is absolutely incredible, the best on the list imo.

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- 2/5/2012 1:33:18 AM   
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Sorry. Two words.... DOCTOR WHO!!!????

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The Walking Dead - 2/5/2012 2:42:40 AM   
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I agree Christofurr, Nip Tuck would have been a good addition, but what about The Walking Dead!?... There is so much urgency in that title sequence, you feel anxious by the end.

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- 2/5/2012 8:29:10 AM   
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Good list - but Doctor Who is a notable omission. I also agree with Futurama and Lost. I'd also like to throw out Friends

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Phew - 2/5/2012 9:38:11 AM   
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I thought it was just me who was sad enough to be glued to the screen for every single episode's intro.

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- 2/5/2012 9:38:34 AM   
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for Game of thrones that is

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- 2/5/2012 9:41:24 AM   
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The walking dead intro is quite good, sets the tone perfectly

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How about this one ? - 2/5/2012 11:43:55 AM   
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6k0ZfE4Gr4

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No Gerry Anderson?? - 2/5/2012 2:01:21 PM   
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No:

Thunderbirds

Joe 90

UFO

or (top!)

Space 1999?


Surprising...

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Game of Thrones - 2/5/2012 7:47:33 PM   
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for anyone who's not see it there's a really interesting featurette on the DVD about how they made the intro sequence and the leonardo da vinci influence etc, although at the moment i'm wallowing in despair because I don't have Sky therefore season 2 is a far distant dream for me...

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RE: TV's Most Inspired Title Sequences - 3/5/2012 11:31:44 AM   
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So glad that Dexter is on this list. I remember the first time I saw those titles and thinking how clever and original they were. Easily one of my favourite programmes on TV.

I feel an honourable mention should be made for Doctor Who, as the same music (albeit obviously altered and modernised) is being used today as it was with the first episode back in 1963. A timeless tune that is so iconic.

I also love the intro to Sherlock. Great music accompanied by images that show the beauty, but also the hidden grit of London.

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Oz? - 3/5/2012 11:31:49 PM   
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I always thought the opening titles to Oz were great.

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Seven was VERY influential! - 4/5/2012 10:26:55 AM   
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Viewing titles for American Horror Story, I was reminded once again of how very influential those titles for Seven were - subliminal images over a scratchy soundtrack - seen over and over again since, but always effective. The US series Profiler (mid-nineties?) was the first I noticed that picked up the style. But, hey... Seven was and is a very fine film in so many ways......

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slipnslide... - 4/5/2012 11:57:07 AM   
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Kyle Walker designed the titles for both Seven and American Horror Story, so it gets a pass. But yeah, after Seven came out there were a LOT of ripoffs!

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Kyle COOPER! - 4/5/2012 12:00:19 PM   
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Sorry. I really need to start reading the entire article before the comments section. Oh the shame!

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