A while back, Netflix introduced a ‘skip opening titles’ button. I can see the point for people who find they just get in the way of the good stuff but I quite enjoy them: at least the musical part. There are some TV intros that I will sit and listen to, even if I don’t have any intention of watching the show when they finish. And then there are some from shows that I love that I could literally give you an acapella rendition of write now (don’t worry, I won’t…). There are also pieces of music that crop up in the shows themselves that can make my heart pick up: Rose’s theme from Doctor Who, Sky/Daisy’s theme from Agents of Shield and pretty much anything in The Musketeers.
We talk a lot about movie themes and scores but less about those from TV shows, even though statistically we hear them far more often. Do you think there’s something about exposure to them that keeps us from getting as invested in music composed for the TV? Do you have any absolute favourite TV themes/opening sequences? How about pieces of in-show music? Is there a scene you remember particularly vividly because of the music?
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