Heres a bit of an obscure post and I try not to detract from the blog's theme too much but this is an issue what needs to be dealt with, immediately.
So I am re-watching The Wire for the third time (since nothing is as perfect as it, do you blame me? Everything else seems as thin as a pancake) and I just realised; every HBO show I have watched has had an absolutely terrible theme song.. Let me give some examples.
We all know a theme tune is just something repetitive which you associate with the tv show; it also helps out the music industry (usually) and makes an act come back in popularity (CSI/TheWho anyone?) and storm the charts. Music and TV go hand in hand so why not choose something utterly brilliant; HBO don't :(.
I can't think of a think of a more annoying some with a simple message, WE GET IT, YOU WOKE UP, GOT A GUN, YOU PICKED THIS SONG BECAUSE ITS A SHOW ABOUT MOBSTERS, THEY SHOOT GUNS, I GET IT!!.. Jesus Christ, there is absolutely no need to write a song about it.
I really do dread re-watching the sopranos just for this theme tune, it means skipping 1:30 (I skipped so much I remember it) through each episode just in case I hear more than 3 words from the vocalists mouth.
An alternative? I don't know much about Italian mobsters but the opening credits is of the main character (Antony Soprano) driving through the city up to his house and going through the door; maybe they could use this.
Six Feet Under
Seriously? A quirky middle-eastern themed-movie score? For a TV show? A TV show about a family who owns a funeral home who are completely screwed in the head?
Sounds of people spitting would suit this title sequence better; I don't care what the alternative is.
"Hey I know guys, we're going to do a gritty prison drama what tackles some of the most violent and obscene things ever seen on TV; what I want is a 1970s cop show-themed porn sound track for the opening credits"
Wheres, my, gun: I need to go after whoever thought this worked with the actual show.
A good alternative would be a really bleak score or...
Sex In The City
Yes because when I think of a show about middle aged women with big credit cards, STD's and bad dress sense I think. "Oh I know, lets do some samba style something!!!!?!"
Debbie Harry would of been so much better.
As you can tell, this makes me very angry...
Hope you enjoyed my rant!!