It’s the final day of our in-depth* look at the best and worst new opening sequences for this season’s new shows. I’ve had more fun than ever sharing these with you, and will miss you so much I will actually be sore. But it’s just 360 days or so until we do this again, unless you’re a dog, in which case you’ve got like a seven-year wait ahead of you. Sorry, Fidosaurus Rex! Anyway, name your favorite and least-favorite new intros of both Friday night and the season in the comments!
* an exaggeration to end all exaggerations
As if Grimm and Once Upon a Time didn’t have enough in common already, these two shows pretty much copy-and-pasted their intros to fuel conspiracy theories that studio executives do, in fact, share one brain. But like Once Upon a Time and The Secret Circle, shadowed trees and simple colors are really pretty and scary at the same time. You know, like Heidi Klum on Halloween. But then the end of Grimm‘s intro is all like, “BOO! Scared you!,” and I’m like “Hey! You scared me!” So that’s worth half a point. Grade: B
Note: This is the full episode, but the credits start immediately. If you are from the future and reading this, Starz may have pulled the episode down. If so, sorry about that!
Someone who has more artistic experience than I do might be able to better explain why this is an achievement; all I can offer you is that it looks cool, dude. Boss‘s intro features scenes of the good and bad of Chicago, which is pretty much what the show is all about. Plus there are little sketches of people drawn over some of the city’s buildings of the city, showing us that it’s the community and politicians who make the town. Good song, pretty images! Is this the best opening sequence of the new season?
A Gifted Man
Susannah Grant: “Phew, we finished making the show with three minutes to spare before airtime!” Assistant: “Ummm, we still need a title sequence.” Susannah: “*&%#!” Grade: D
Which new Friday-night credit sequence do you like best? And now that we’ve talked about the whole week’s worth of new intros, which ones do you think are the best and the worst of the season?
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