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    I don't think they're going to find treasure or anything like that, but there is something weird with the island, and what they find there. Something happened there, and it would be interesting just to figure out more about it.
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    One thing I sort of miss in today's television shows compared to those from a few decades ago: a great opening sequence.*

    Certainly I understand why they disappeared: no longer enough time for them. To insert more commercials, something else needed to be cut. (uncut shows from the late 60s/early 70s ran for about 52 minutes, I think; today's run for about 43).

    The original Hawaii 50 had one of the greatest opening sequences ever; the music was so good it became a standalone top 40 hit, reaching #11 and gold status.
    Here's the opening sequence: https://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w
    Here's one of The Ventures live versions: https://youtu.be/7BUQ-wVXU8k
    and if you really like the music, here's the extended version: https://youtu.be/hwhvByj8YG8

    Between visuals and music, I've seen lists where The A-Team opening was voted the best ever. https://youtu.be/_MVonyVSQoM though I wouldn't myself have placed it quite so high.

    My favorite opening sequence was probably the original Mission Impossible, I especially liked the piece where there was a champagne toast and when the glasses clinked together it was immediately followed by an explosion. That opening sequence changed over the years, here is a montage of six of them back-to-back-to-back: https://youtu.be/AvBVGsd4Lzc

    My favorite opening was the first season or two of the original MacGyver. The music theme was meh, but before they even started the opening sequence, MacGyver would be finishing up a mission somewhere; then the opening sequence would start after that action scene.



    Even the half-hour comedies from that time period had extended openings, like The Bob Newhart Show with Bob taking the el home on an impossible route if you actually know the city's geography (he gets off the el in Ravenswood yet lives in a lakefront highrise??), or The Mary Tyler Moore Show with the iconic hat in the air ending.




    * at least one exception: The Sopranos opening is quite cinematic as they lead us through many of the settings which recur throughout the series. I wonder if on subsequent releases they edited the opening from the first season, in which you'd see the Twin Towers in his sideview mirror.
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    Speaking of the original Mission Impossible, there were maybe four major recurring themes that still seem current:
    - organized crime needs to be infiltrated and criminals brought to justice
    - Arab terrorism needs to be stopped
    - South American dictators need to be thwarted
    - Russian subterfuge needs to be countered

    A fifth major theme, Communist eastern Europe, is dated at least.
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    Finished Dark, as did my sister and two friends. All of us love it, even if weíre a little confused on a few things. Loved the time travel science mixed with the creepy woods vibe along with good casting and acting . I agree with reviews that itís like season one of twin peaks and really hope for a season 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    One thing I sort of miss in today's television shows compared to those from a few decades ago: a great opening sequence.*

    Certainly I understand why they disappeared: no longer enough time for them. To insert more commercials, something else needed to be cut. (uncut shows from the late 60s/early 70s ran for about 52 minutes, I think; today's run for about 43).

    The original Hawaii 50 had one of the greatest opening sequences ever; the music was so good it became a standalone top 40 hit, reaching #11 and gold status.
    Here's the opening sequence: https://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w
    Here's one of The Ventures live versions: https://youtu.be/7BUQ-wVXU8k
    and if you really like the music, here's the extended version: https://youtu.be/hwhvByj8YG8

    Between visuals and music, I've seen lists where The A-Team opening was voted the best ever. https://youtu.be/_MVonyVSQoM though I wouldn't myself have placed it quite so high.

    My favorite opening sequence was probably the original Mission Impossible, I especially liked the piece where there was a champagne toast and when the glasses clinked together it was immediately followed by an explosion. That opening sequence changed over the years, here is a montage of six of them back-to-back-to-back: https://youtu.be/AvBVGsd4Lzc

    My favorite opening was the first season or two of the original MacGyver. The music theme was meh, but before they even started the opening sequence, MacGyver would be finishing up a mission somewhere; then the opening sequence would start after that action scene.



    Even the half-hour comedies from that time period had extended openings, like The Bob Newhart Show with Bob taking the el home on an impossible route if you actually know the city's geography (he gets off the el in Ravenswood yet lives in a lakefront highrise??), or The Mary Tyler Moore Show with the iconic hat in the air ending.




    * at least one exception: The Sopranos opening is quite cinematic as they lead us through many of the settings which recur throughout the series. I wonder if on subsequent releases they edited the opening from the first season, in which you'd see the Twin Towers in his sideview mirror.
    The opening of The Avengers changed over the years, but was always good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreshFish View Post
    One thing I sort of miss in today's television shows compared to those from a few decades ago: a great opening sequence.*

    Certainly I understand why they disappeared: no longer enough time for them. To insert more commercials, something else needed to be cut. (uncut shows from the late 60s/early 70s ran for about 52 minutes, I think; today's run for about 43).

    The original Hawaii 50 had one of the greatest opening sequences ever; the music was so good it became a standalone top 40 hit, reaching #11 and gold status.
    Here's the opening sequence: https://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w
    Here's one of The Ventures live versions: https://youtu.be/7BUQ-wVXU8k
    and if you really like the music, here's the extended version: https://youtu.be/hwhvByj8YG8

    Between visuals and music, I've seen lists where The A-Team opening was voted the best ever. https://youtu.be/_MVonyVSQoM though I wouldn't myself have placed it quite so high.

    My favorite opening sequence was probably the original Mission Impossible, I especially liked the piece where there was a champagne toast and when the glasses clinked together it was immediately followed by an explosion. That opening sequence changed over the years, here is a montage of six of them back-to-back-to-back: https://youtu.be/AvBVGsd4Lzc

    My favorite opening was the first season or two of the original MacGyver. The music theme was meh, but before they even started the opening sequence, MacGyver would be finishing up a mission somewhere; then the opening sequence would start after that action scene.



    Even the half-hour comedies from that time period had extended openings, like The Bob Newhart Show with Bob taking the el home on an impossible route if you actually know the city's geography (he gets off the el in Ravenswood yet lives in a lakefront highrise??), or The Mary Tyler Moore Show with the iconic hat in the air ending.




    * at least one exception: The Sopranos opening is quite cinematic as they lead us through many of the settings which recur throughout the series. I wonder if on subsequent releases they edited the opening from the first season, in which you'd see the Twin Towers in his sideview mirror.
    You need to watch more high quality TV. Most of the HBO series, and the high quality AMC, or FX series have intro music and sequences. Just to name a few: Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, The Americans, Westworld, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire.
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    Sopranos, House, OITNB, House of Cards, True Detective

    Itís hard to think of a show that doesnít have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    You need to watch more high quality TV. Most of the HBO series, and the high quality AMC, or FX series have intro music and sequences. Just to name a few: Game of Thrones, The Leftovers, The Americans, Westworld, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire.
    American Gods has the most exciting, most intelligent, most disturbing opening in television history. I'm not even the adolescent male the show is aimed at and I still want to run through a brick wall / reproduce / kill myself after watching it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    American Gods has the most exciting, most intelligent, most disturbing opening in television history. I'm not even the adolescent male the show is aimed at and I still want to run through a brick wall / kill myself after watching it.
    I've seen that, but only once, since I didn't get past episode 1. Watched 1 episode on a free trial, and then didn't sign up for Starz.

    I would say that the best of the shows I watch is Westworld. That opening is just perfect for the show.
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    I've seen that, but only once, since I didn't get past episode 1. Watched 1 episode on a free trial, and then didn't sign up for Starz.

    I would say that the best of the shows I watch is Westworld. That opening is just perfect for the show.
    It is. Westworld is amazing in every way possible, and the opening is sublime.

    If you enjoy Westworld I really, really, really encourage you to hang with American Gods. There is stuff about it not to like (like I said, the overheated immaturity surrounding it is off-putting) but (1) they have to pay the bills somehow and a show that is a gift to about 25,000 strange people in the whole country is going to need steerage bookings to break even, and (2) it's a well thought-out show with beautiful mise en scene. As with Gaiman himself half the fun is laughing not with but at his pretentiousness, but for all that it works -- plus he's f-cking Amanda Palmer and we're not so who are we to judge?
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    It is. Westworld is amazing in every way possible, and the opening is sublime.

    If you enjoy Westworld I really, really, really encourage you to hang with American Gods. There is stuff about it not to like (like I said, the overheated immaturity surrounding it is off-putting) but (1) they have to pay the bills somehow and a show that is a gift to about 25,000 strange people in the whole country is going to need steerage bookings to break even, and (2) it's a well thought-out show with beautiful mise en scene. As with Gaiman himself half the fun is laughing not with but at his pretentiousness, but for all that it works -- plus he's f-cking Amanda Palmer and we're not so who are we to judge?
    I will watch American Gods, I'm just waiting for it to show up on Netflix or Prime, so I don't have to pay for Starz.
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    I will watch American Gods, I'm just waiting for it to show up on Netflix or Prime, so I don't have to pay for Starz.
    We don't have Starz and we watch it somehow. Prolly Fios PPV. I'll ask Dr. Mrs., she's in charge of that.

    Edit: we watch it through Amazon prime.
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    We don't have Starz and we watch it somehow. Prolly Fios PPV. I'll ask Dr. Mrs., she's in charge of that.

    Edit: we watch it through Amazon prime.
    We have Prime, but I think that was one that you had to pay for separately through Prime, not included in the regular Prime subscription. If I'm wrong about that, let me know, because I will be able to watch it if it is included in Prime.

    I know it isn't that expensive to just pay for it, but I figure we spend enough on this stuff, and as long as there are still shows I want to watch, that I haven't gotten to on Netflix and Prime I'll just keep plugging away at them. I still haven't gotten to the latest seasons of Narcos or Stranger Things, and I didn't watch Mindhunter yet, so I have plenty of stuff on Netflix to watch. I also currently have a Showtime subscription, so I can catch up on shows I've missed there over the last several years. Just caught up on Ray Donovan over the weekend, and might do Homeland next, though I'm dreading Homeland, since the last season I watched was godawful.
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    We have Prime, but I think that was one that you had to pay for separately through Prime, not included in the regular Prime subscription. If I'm wrong about that, let me know, because I will be able to watch it if it is included in Prime.
    Dr. Mrs. says it's free with Prime.

    I didn't watch Mindhunter yet,
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    I wish we could somehow do the same with politics.
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    Want to watch American Gods, first fiction book I had read in a LOOOOOOONNNNNNNNG time that I loved. Even liked. But will be patient and catch it on streaming at my convenience.

    bbdl: I think you'll like Mindhunter. You loved S1 of True Detective....similar feel to it. Slow, methodical, dark, creepy, intelligent.
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    I figure most find The Punisher too slow, but I have stuck with it through episode 8 and I'm really digging it.

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