This week has brought me back so many wonderful memories. You see, I used to do these Intro posts where I just put images from the opening title sequence into a post. I did shows as well as movies but like many of my features I didn’t do that long. Though putting together this week’s post did make me smile in the best way possible so who knows, maybe I’ll bring that opening title sequence feature back (but don’t expect anything). Here are three opening title sequences of TV shows that I still remember for their visual appeal and song selection.
3. DEXTER (2006 – 2013, 2021 – …)
I have a feeling all my picks are gonna match with somebody today. It’s just no way these three won’t end up in any other lists. Dexter is probably one of the more famous ones because it is very cleverly done. The dark nature of Dexter’s serial killer side meets his morning routine. There’s so many cool little details and I just love how disjointed yet eerie it all feels. The sound editing for this opening title sequence also elevates some of the sounds which makes it a very memorable combo. This particular Youtube clip has been watched 6,5 million times.
2. AMERICAN HORROR STORY (2011 – …)
So with this one I’m going with the first two seasons and their opening credits. I couldn’t choose because those were the ones I really remember and like. I recall them being creepy and truly unsetting. Plus they set the tone for the show so well. The song is also iconic in its own and though I haven’t watched AHS for ages I’m guessing it’s still part of the show. And you know what, maybe I’ll return for its 10th season. It has Macaulay Culkin so I’m very curious to see him and how AHS has progressed over the years. It fell off the wagon for me but it’s still going so I guess it’s doing something.
1. TRUE DETECTIVE (2014 – 2019)
The first opening title sequence I thought of was True Detective (the first season one). I did a huge post about it way back when and you can look at it here. There is so much detail, so much beauty in this opening credits sequence that I just can’t. I wish we had more opening credits like this, nowadays it seems we just get the title and that’s it. With opening credits like True Detective you get a full story and I love it. And this just proves that crime and horror genre can have such beautiful intros. And people love it, this Youtube clip has been watched over six million times! Another for True Detective intro had almost three million. People want opening credits! Anyway, I’ve rambled a lot just enjoy the intro.
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