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Wolf Kanno
04-27-2017, 08:20 AM
Ah the opening, the jingle, the credits, thing that gives the viewer a taste of what is to come for the rest of the episode. What are some of your favorite television openings?

LunarWeaver
04-27-2017, 09:24 AM
*deep breath* I like Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Buffy, Fringe, American Horror Story, The Americans, Bojack Horseman, Jessica Jones, True Detective season 1, Dexter, The Simpsons, Cowboy Bebop, and probably many others. I'll just stop.

Bubba
04-27-2017, 09:51 AM
The Stranger Things intro was great. The music especially.

KleinerKiller
04-27-2017, 09:55 AM
I could list off thousands, so I'll limit myself to two live-action and two anime for now. It's tough to find a better opening sequence than Westworld (NSFW warning: brief shadowy robot sex):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeBik_YHBYM

The Expanse has a really on-point intro as well, when they actually bother to play it in full:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krqqqgixNq8

As for anime, Danganronpa 3's Despair Side OP is perfection (though it contains massive spoilers for the first two Danganronpa games):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwNrL1NSfxY

And ERASED, regardless of its many flaws, has a pretty kickass opening:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9G20wV0KHE

Bubba
04-27-2017, 12:21 PM
The Firefly song was also amazing.

Elly
04-27-2017, 12:58 PM
Twin Peaks, the opening score by Angelo Badalamenti really sets the tone for the entire show... Stranger Things is a soundtrack i wish i could find a physical copy of...

Slothy
04-27-2017, 01:23 PM
Any thread on favourite openings that doesn't include Battlestar Galactica is incomplete.

Freya
04-27-2017, 03:53 PM
True detective was smurfing great. I really enjoyed Westworlds too. I think Game of thrones is Iconic. Black Sails is growing on me, Bear McCreary's Hurdy Gurdy is amusing. I like the BSG SONG but not the scenes of the intro, but again, thanks Bear McCreary.

Fynn
04-27-2017, 08:16 PM
SO NO ONE TOLD YOU LIFE WAS GONNA BE THIS WAAAAAY~

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Wolf Kanno
04-27-2017, 08:44 PM
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Fynn
04-27-2017, 08:46 PM
OOOOhoooooh, anime counts?

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I'll be back

Lyndis Highwind
04-27-2017, 09:00 PM
I second the Mario Bros. Super Show lol!

I also really like Wolf's Rain's, Virtua Fighter (anime) and the Batman cartoon from the early 90s.

Del Murder
04-27-2017, 09:18 PM
Can't go wrong with most of Wolf's choices.

GoT is really the best. Epic theme song, cool animated map, and the credits constantly change with the locations and cast featured in the episode.

Vincent, Thunder God
04-27-2017, 09:43 PM
The Time Tunnel intro. Can't find a good video on Youtube of it sadly.

Scotty_ffgamer
04-27-2017, 10:07 PM
Yes. No. Maybe. I don't know. Could you repeat the question? You're not the boss of me now. You're not the boss of me now. You're not the boss of me now, and you're not so big. Life is unfair...


Also, I really like the opening for The Office.

I'll have to think for cartoons and anime as those are kind of separate in my head and it's hard for me to narrow those down.

Freya
04-27-2017, 10:41 PM
No guys, True Detective. The artistic choice in it is just great

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Shauna
04-27-2017, 11:06 PM
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Shauna
04-27-2017, 11:07 PM
im not a weeb you're a weeb (may be more to come I just got bored)

I Took the Red Pill
04-28-2017, 01:58 AM
when u realize no1 has said the fresh prince of bel-air

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Sephiroth
04-28-2017, 08:36 AM
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Avatar The Last Airbender Opening
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Loony BoB
04-28-2017, 04:10 PM
Lost and Scrubs. Short & sweet.

Yubel-Lover
04-28-2017, 05:11 PM
Right off the bat I'd say Game of Thrones, Buffy, Evangelion, Noir, Spice and Wolf.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJpHU--A--8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN_WgwEmRaw

Now that think about it, I forgot to mention Texhnolyze and Legend of Galactic Heroes (first opening - Skies of Love)

Cloudane
05-11-2017, 10:59 PM
The 6 year old in me is inclined to mention 1980s UK Saturday morning show "Going Live", as it's the only thing that has ever, before or after, made me get up at stupid-o-clock (7 I think?) on a Saturday morning just to catch it. It was just cool to me at the time, the whole "we're making a television programme and broadcasting it!" meta theme it had going, which sprawled into an entire imaginary TV station I was running in my head as a child.
I mean it probably seems pretty rubbish now, but as a 6 year old this was the coolest thing on the planet.

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Otherwise...

I'm one of those very weird people who actually liked the opening to Star Trek: Enterprise (most fans HATED it), and if anything, it's possibly my favourite of the Trek openings
Many a Japanese animation.... Naruto had some good ones, Fullmetal Alchemist and Pokemon had some good ones. Basically "anime tier" is a whole other league of opening.

Darth Ganon
05-19-2017, 05:52 AM
Lost and Scrubs. Short & sweet.

There was nothing particularly special about the LOST opening for me... besides the fact that IT WAS ANOTHER EPISODE OF LOST AIRING.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LDh8DefWpI

Fox
05-20-2017, 01:12 AM
Oh hey I have pretty much everything Shauna posted on my iPod... nice taste Shauna, good job ^_^

ADDING TO THE MIX

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Shauna
05-20-2017, 11:54 AM
Ah, you also have exquisite taste, sir! Although... #notmyk-onopening

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Formalhaut
05-20-2017, 04:15 PM
Good topic! I love a good opening sequence. Iron Fist's opening sequence is a lesson in how not to do one, in my opinion. So vapid. So much generic techno. So boring.

I'm trying to remember my favourites. Of the shows I've seen recently, Luke Cage's is definitely up there. Love the soul influence.

Fox
05-20-2017, 05:51 PM
Ah, you also have exquisite taste, sir! Although... #notmyk-onopening

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I like all the K-On! openings so I don't judge you ;)

But for me the original has moe nostalgia and it's easier to sing along to
Editors note: that was a genuine typo for 'more' that I intended to correct but upon re-reading it it was too perfect, so I left it in

Jinx
05-20-2017, 06:01 PM
Obv GoT was going to be way up there. And Freya mentioned Westworld, and someone else mentioned Jessica Jones but they didn't share them. So here are some of my top ones:

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Kossage
05-22-2017, 11:36 AM
Some of my favorites are the openings to Batman: The Animated Series (which acts as a short story of its own!), DuckTales (with one of the catchiest melodies ever) and Alfred J. Kwak (which is both trippy but also heartwarming at the same time with an equally memorable melody to boot which sets the tone of the show perfectly). I guess I could also add the intros to Cowboy Bebop and Wolf's Rain into the list as well as both are atmospheric in different ways with great visuals. :)

krissy
06-03-2017, 05:23 AM
sorry but this post is gonna be the highest scoring post on eoff

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