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Old November 6 2012, 05:25 PM   #16
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I love the ballad of Firefly. It sets the tone of the show, blends sci-fi and western, and is catchy as hell.
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Old November 6 2012, 05:57 PM   #17
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Top 10 opening credit sequences:

Battlestar Galactica
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Dexter
ER
Fringe
Game of Thrones
House, M.D.
Star Trek: Voyager
Stargate Atlantis
The Walking Dead
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Old November 6 2012, 06:06 PM   #18
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^I agree with Walking Dead. The opening sequence, especially this season, is very good.
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Old November 6 2012, 06:15 PM   #19
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Since nobody's mentioned it yet:

Rome had a spectacular opening. Ancient graffiti come to garish life. Set the tone for the series rather well.
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Old November 6 2012, 06:37 PM   #20
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Re: Great opening sequence

EnderAKH wrote: View Post
I love the ballad of Firefly. It sets the tone of the show, blends sci-fi and western, and is catchy as hell.
Agreed, but I find the visuals annoying as heck - way too much cutesy super-shiny names! animation and garish colors. I grayscaled the sequence just for kicks once, and found the resulting subtler visuals a big improvement.



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Since nobody's mentioned it yet:

Rome had a spectacular opening. Ancient graffiti come to garish life. Set the tone for the series rather well.
A great concept, yes, but every time I see it I can't help but be irked at how darn dramped the visuals are. I assume that's intentional; to box you in for two minutes at the start so that the actual outside scenes are all the more impressive.
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Old November 6 2012, 06:46 PM   #21
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I always thought the intro to The Equalizer set the stage very well.
Ah! Agreed. One of may favorite openings, despite my forgetting all about it in my first post.
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Old November 6 2012, 06:56 PM   #22
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MY FAVORITE.
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Old November 6 2012, 08:59 PM   #23
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I always thought the theme and opening montage for Caprica was astounding. It gave me shivers the first time I saw it and I had to rewind and watch it again. Too bad the series as a whole didn't match that quality.
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Old November 6 2012, 09:23 PM   #24
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Boardwalk Empire
Rome
Nip/Tuck
Game of Thrones
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True Blood
Survivor
Dexter
The Wire
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Old November 6 2012, 10:01 PM   #25
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Great opening credits: Dexter, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Carnivale, Caprica, DS9, VOY

Bad opening credits: Boardwalk Empire, wtf is up with the music? And of course ENT

Meh: Boss, Homeland
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Old November 6 2012, 10:13 PM   #26
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Any time the question is asked, I direct people to this:

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Old November 6 2012, 10:30 PM   #27
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I always thought the theme and opening montage for Caprica was astounding. It gave me shivers the first time I saw it and I had to rewind and watch it again. Too bad the series as a whole didn't match that quality.
Agreed. It nearly made my top 10 list. I love the music (it's Bear McCreary, after all) and I like the way they transitioned through the different families/groupings of the characters. Really nicely done.
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Old November 6 2012, 10:51 PM   #28
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I think Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Dexter are my current favourites. BSG was great and Voyager was pretty impressive when it debuted.
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Old November 7 2012, 04:00 PM   #29
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Doctor Who, 1973-74 series.
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Old November 7 2012, 05:01 PM   #30
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The Wire.
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