Monday, December 10, 2012

Golden age of TV theme songs?

I really don't have much of a topic this week. Nothing to say I guess. So this will be a quick post.

For all the talk of this golden age of television that we are in (and all the topics that come with it: writing, acting, directing, themes) one aspect of them doesn't seem to come up. We've seen some really great opening credit/title sequences.The best of them combine great music with visuals that speak to the shows character, tone and themes.

So here's five great TV theme songs from recent years. 

So how about it. Are these great themes? Are we in a golden age of themes? How do these themes stack up against some of the classic openers (Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice come to mind)?
Currently Reading: Pig Iron by Benjamin Myers
Currently Listening: The Civil Wars "Barton Hollow"

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