deird1: Joey and Pacey at the prom, with text "I remember everything" (Joey Pacey remember)
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So, I was thinking about opening credits that I like...

Kinda just what it says on the tin, really...

There's Dead Like Me:



Jeeves and Wooster:

Murdoch Mysteries:

Warehouse 13:

And Yes (Prime) Minister:

(I actually prefer the YPM opening credits, but I couldn't find them on YouTube.)

Notice any similarities?

All of them are about 50 seconds long, and show a great deal of the theme of the show, without showing anything at all of the show itself. With funky music of the appropriate style.

And aren't they cool?

Honourable mention must go to The American President (a movie, so disqualified, but the credits make me feel proud to be an American and I'm not one), Battlestar Galactica (for the initial theme-part combined with the spectacularly fast race through the upcoming episode), and Farscape (for being the coolest set of credits that don't fit my description of credits-I-like above).

Date: 2015-05-17 11:03 am (UTC)
petzipellepingo: (elementary by sjnechnaia)
From: [personal profile] petzipellepingo
Yes, Elementary is just a joy to watch.

I also like the credits for NCIS : LA .
Edited Date: 2015-05-17 11:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-05-17 05:14 pm (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Default)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
I love The American President!


Date: 2015-05-19 07:18 am (UTC)
zeborah: TV with a zebra body surround, displaying two zebras (tv)
From: [personal profile] zeborah
For disqualified movies, I love Catch Me If You Can. Its opening credits actually recapitulate the entire plot in cartoon form, but being so stylised it's not really spoilerific.

Sleepy Hollow intersperses the traditional photos-and-cast-names with a dream-style version recap of the main character's backstory; I feel like you might like it.

Orphan Black is half biology (appropriately), half iTunes Visualiser.

In another style entirely, Once Upon a Time's opening credits are only 10 seconds but the thing I like about them is that they embed some symbol of the fairytale-of-the-week into the recurring scene - sometimes very subtly in the background, sometimes foregrounding it.

Date: 2015-05-25 03:17 am (UTC)
velvetwhip: (Tasty)
From: [personal profile] velvetwhip

I hope you have the most splendid day and happiest year yet! Happy Birthday!



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