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14 August 2010 @ 01:40 pm
TV meme, day 18  

Day 18 - Favorite title sequence

I had to think really long and hard before I came up with Six Feet Under and Dead Like Me. I guess I don't pay that much attention to title sequences.

Good theme music, on the other hand, I find very important. Sometimes the music is the best part of the series, and therefore I'd like to change this to: Favourite theme music.

4. "Living It Up" by Bert Kaempfert (theme from Kapitein Zeppos). Kapitein Zeppos was not my favourite Belgian series at the time (that would be Axel Nort), but the theme was ace.

3. Theme from The League of Gentlemen, series 1 and 2 (the soundfile is the second one from the top [ETA: the one entitled "Theme tune from Series 2" — it keeps changing places]; I especially love the second half of it). I was heartbroken when they ruined it made a different arrangement for series 3.

2. Twin Peaks theme by Angelo Badalamenti: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oDuGN6K3VQ (sorry, I can't seem to embed YouTube videos any more, due to my browser being too old). Badalamenti's music added so much to the spookiness of Twin Peaks.

1. Theme from The Persuaders by John Barry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAxvfmGUjuQ. The Persuaders was about two playboys who fought crime, I think, although I seem to recall they were pretty shady themselves. Or maybe that was just the playboy bit. Anyway, I quite liked the series, but I adored the music. Still do.

Current Mood: busybusy
Current Music: Theme from The Persuaders - John Barry
heartofdavid: greenmusicloveheartofdavid on August 14th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
The Persuaders was a great show! I forgot all about the theme song, wonderful. I also liked Roger Moore in The Saint. Good television actor, although he made a rather boring James Bond, imo.

One of my favorite theme songs is from Perry Mason, composed by Fred Steiner - starts off very dramatic then goes into this swingy, sleazy, jazzy tune. *love*
Mnemosyne: dancing_lethe_ on August 14th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
The Persuaders was a great show! I forgot all about the theme song, wonderful.

With me it was the other way around, I remembered the theme, but nothing about the show except Roger Moore and Tony Curtis starring in it, until the clip jogged my memory (thankfully I had looked it up before YouTube went all funny on me).

Personally I have never been a big James Bond fan, so I liked how Roger Moore didn't seem to take it and himself very seriously. Besides, I found (and still find) him far more attractive than Sean Connery.

I listened to a clip of the Perry Mason theme somewhere and it doesn't ring any bells, but then I have never watched the show. Sounds good though. For some reason I did know that Raymond Burr played the lead. Strange, the things you do and don't remember.