Game of Thrones, Mad Men, True Detectives top the list
We’re living in perhaps the greatest era of creativity on the small screen* — and that extends not just to TV dramas and comedies but to TV shows’ title sequences, or opening credits, as well. (* TV news? Not so much.)
The top TV opening credits match the mood of the series — perhaps atmospheric, perhaps brooding or avant-garde. They convey a bit of Eye of God context or backstory. Sometimes they impart sly insider bonus that only regular viewers will catch. The best ones not only are visually arresting but connect on a visceral level. They make you feel — awe, dread, wonder, compassion, moral judgment.
I’ve put together this personal list of my 10 favorite TV opens of all time. See if you agree or disagree with these picks, or share your own favorites!