With that in mind, we set out to pick the best TV themes of the young century. As DVRs and streaming services make it easier than ever to skip TV credits, there are plenty of songs and shows trying to keep the art of the opening alive. And the number of these recent classics is still growing. Aside from that single restriction, we let the music speak for itself. Think of this chair-dancing masterpiece as the soundtrack for a voyage to a reality where best friend mechs can fight on a city street, five-star generals debate text etiquette and an affair with Santa Claus can be one of the most emotionally insightful things on TV. This list has a few homages and nods to TV and music past, but none of those are as faithful a recreation of a bygone era as this lates BBC police procedural. Turns out that Massive Attack really works for setting up shows about tortured men living out veiled Sherlock Holmes allusions. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here. Back to IndieWire.
What are the essential ingredients of a classic TV show? Focusing on shows that aired the majority of their runs between — the year Rotten Tomatoes was born! While narrowing the list was painful, the fun of reliving these classic opening credits more than made up for it. Where do your favorites rank — and which ones failed to make the cut? Read on to find out! Truth be told, they almost did. Tell us all about it in the comments! In the music business, fame can be fleeting — and just when you think you may have missed your shot, the spotlight can swing back around when you least expect it. Kelley, was developing what would soon become one of the quintessential TV dramedies of its era. Community veteran Donald Glover.
How do you determine the greatest TV show theme songs of all time? We begin with Part 1: Theme songs for live-action shows. This Dandy Warhols track was both bracingly of-the-moment and completely appropriate for the Kristen Bell-led teen detective show. Veronica Mars ran three seasons, had a film continuation released in , and will return for a multi-episode run on Hulu this year.
But it was basically mood music, kind of like the screeching techno that leads off Silicon Valley now. On the other hand, the advent of a forward-thinking streaming series, like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflx, and b great shows suddenly appearing on formerly anonymous networks Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on The CW has opened the floodgates to anyone who wants to nail a theme song and set their show apart. Which old-school classics hold up best?