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Rcik Stein India/In Search of the Perfect Curry. Whatever it's called. Good programme, awful titles. Awful.
and I think you might be right.
Those Gordon Ramsey Hell's Kitchen ones were pretty bad - annoying yappy tune, Gordon trying to look mean with a knife, Gordon stripping to the waist.
And I grew to hate Homeland, so works for me
The worst music, awful graphics. Terrible.
Amazing series. Rubbish opening titles, probably the only wrong thing with it.
Well this is the most incorrect statement I've seen for some time.
Also after Sopranos, anything that's from the perspective of a moving car.
Just get me in there BANG! Like Lost. That's how to do it.
The only good long one is Twin Peaks
super long but still enjoy it.
I'm fine now, don't need to see it again.
winterfell in ashes, added other places - clues to things that are like a season or so away as well if you watch it.
I think it's well done, has good music, and they change it to be relevant and it gets me really in the mood for it, so I like it.
Sometimes I even rewind and play them again.
Eg Airwolf, A-Team, Street Hawk, Knightrider.
Do you know what I like? When the credits are at the start of a film. Don't know why, it just pleases me.
One less shot of a crow or that guy's feet and it'd be perfect.
the New Girl opening song was shortened to barely a jingle for the second series. Which seemed reasonable.
Good. Meeting adjourned.
Sets every episode up perfectly.
And yeah, it's way too long and literal.
enjoying his series, though
the newsroom's are particularly bad.
Pretty short though
TWO VERY DIFFERENT WOMEN!
THEY CHANGE PLACES!
AND CHANGE THEIRS AND THEIR FAMILIES' LIVES .......FOR EVER!!!!!!!
But I like the music, maybe not in that context or with the hammy visuals though.
Firefly's opening song was just on the line between knowingly fun and cringingly bad.
Great for a drunken singalong. YOUUU CAN'T TAKE THE SKYYYYY FROM MEEEEEEE!
Which automatically makes it good
Saying lots of people will say Homeland when it's already had multiple mentions is a bit underwhelming. In order to retain your position as resident soothsayer, I wanna know what E4 programme you think I'm about to mention (in a positive light).
(But, yeah, I'm with you on the Homeland visuals being the main offender.)
Which E4 programme has good opening titles? I dunno. I can't remember the last time I watched E4, to be honest. Are they still showing wall-to-wall Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother? No idea what they sound like, but if so, one of them.
remember when it used to be good? :(
Just typing that out makes me depressed about how British television has abandoned intelligence...
So downbeat and depressing. Feels like it belongs on an early evening medical drama. They needed to take a leaf out of Spring/Autumnwatch's book of rural themetunes.
But when you get down to it, a lot of Countryfile's meat is pretty grim. It's not good for farmers out there, and no amount of Matt zorbing in the Peak District can hide that.
could lighten the tone after even the harshest of livestock infection crisis reports.
is how much he is sweating every time he's eating a curry and going on about how amazing it is.
pale blue shirts probably aren't the best idea.
The news is serious enough without 30 seconds of bleeping seriousness and a list of cities where every now and then news happens.
Game of Thrones
Dexter (WHY ARE THEY SO LONG)
basically any that are longer than about a minute, and minus a billion points if they involve singing
Homicide: Life on the Street has some really strange ones. B&W and mood shots of Baltimore and the cast accompanied by largely melodyless electronic music. Can never work out if I like them or not.
which was praising Zooey, and it said *she even wrote and sings the theme tune!* Now, I love New Girl, but that theme tune is not much of an achievement.
Gritty cop starts with a montage of gritty cop kicking down doors and cuffing perps. It also has a shot of each character with the name of the actor then a couple of shots of that character doing things (including at least one of them pointing a gun and yelling "POLICE"). The character who plays Chief is at the end of the credits as "and..." and it's a shot of him yelling at Gritty from behind a desk.
Oh, and the tune involves a saxophone.
with that awful cover of How Soon is Now?
showing a montage of photos of the cast having hardcore sex
just awful awful awful.
horrible colours, stock footage of people bumbling round a city, terrible music, totally out of step stylistically with teh program
I don't like The Who.
If anything it accentuates just how dull people looking through microscopes and squirting that blue liquid on stuff is.