Posted by Kanika
Waking up has never been this terrifying - a shaving blade slices through coarse hair; strong strands of dental floss look like they're ready to tighten their grip around your neck; a coffee machine is pressed down; blood oranges are gutted; a gleaming knife pierces flesh-coloured meat; an egg breaks; ketchup splatters; a fresh white tee takes you straight to the morgue.
This is the brilliant opening sequence (watch it here) of the gloriously gory Dexter, a TV show that I’ve recently committed my 10 - 11 pm slot to (surprise I can keep my dinner down). If we are what we watch, then the 18 year-old office intern and I are currently killers. But we have our reasons.
This Dexter discussion made me think of other TV shows that have super opening sequences. See below for extra credit.
Community (watch here)
Currently my daily upper, this one begins with a fun song - At Least It Was Here - by Indie rock band The 88, with actors names appearing in a paper chick chock game. Give me some more / Time in a dream / Give me the hope / To run out of steam... this is my happy cue.
For more awesome TV show theme songs see The Sopranos, Frasier and Gossip Girl.
The Simpsons (watch here)
How fun is it that every episode’s opening sequence is altered at the end with crazy things happening when the family gets to the couch.
Mad Men (watch here)
A haunting instrumental track and cool animation.
Grey’s Anatomy (watch here)
It’s a pity they’ve stopped using the season 1 opening sequence that juxtaposed eyelash curlers and scalpels, sexy black dresses and scrubs, saline drips and martinis. Nobody knows where they might end up, nobody knows...
Have a favourite TV show theme song or opening credit sequence? Send in your suggestions and add to my list :)
Parul Sharma - MASH and House.
Aarish - True Blood
Suggestion - The OC