Stylish, Thrilling and full of clues... opening credits, titles & intros became a must in the golden era of TV & Streaming. Check out our Top Ten.
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10 THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR (1990-1996)
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classic of classics.
And the opening could not be left behind.
awesome Will Smith telling us why he’s going to Bel-Air, a catchy beat & funny visuals.
Surely we are sold.
9 MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES (2015-2019)
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In this great era for TV & Streaming, the opening sequences are big part of the showcase.
Marvel + Netflix will not pass the trend.
With Jessica Jones, we get to experience the life and bits of this
Purple & the gigs of our favorite Defender are in full display from the start.
It’s a shame that Marvel decided to pull the plug of the awesome JJ.
8 THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1959-1964)
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But sometimes, not just opening credits made with modern techniques and gadgets get to leave a
print in our brains.
clever use of narration, objects and tunes could accomplish your goals.
So, enter The 1959’s Twilight Zone.
Black and White, a clock,
a doll, on-point voice-over and mystery.
Yes, this work just fine.
7 STRANGER THINGS (2016-)
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How about keeping the intriguing plot aside and just use
iconic typography with the title plus an incredible beat.
Welcome to The Duffer Brothers imaginary with the intro of Stranger Things.
No character, no story and definitely no monsters.
Just black, red and
Say no more.
6 THE WALKING DEAD (2010-)
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Okay, so now let’s leave cool titles and elevens behind.
an apocalyptic world, well USA actually.
If you want to show a glance of
zombies, devastation, epidemic madness and above all, the people that suffer the consequences, this is the way to do it.
With the brand of the house colors and a display of the destruction made by the walking dead, this intro will keep you
5 HALT AND CATCH FIRE (2014-2017)
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Now, we jump from the grayish dead to the
colorful battle for CRTL of the personal computer.
catchy retro beat take us into the birth of an idea by displaying the journey of a signal in an iridescent red background.
Which introduces us to the glitchy characters that battled for the ultimate price, the
Some geeky things can be a quite battle royale.
4 MARVEL'S DAREDEVIL (2015-2018)
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Keeping the red on sight comes the intro sequence of Netflix’s Daredevil (
Another moment of silence, please).
Superhero series can be deep, clever and well made, this opening takes a red paint to reveal the symbols that mark the life of Matt Murdock.
A fluid dripping from sculptures, bridges and the silhouette of the masked devil prepare us for the thrilling story to come.
So, what’s left to say is,
Why Netflix, why?
3 WESTWORLD (2016)
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Leaving Hell’s Kitchen behind, the Wild West Theme Park makes an entrance with a
beautiful intro to the creation of its habitants.
Industrial robots manufacture life in a dark setting of sci-fi imaginary and western landscape.
A chilling player piano set the tone for this thrilling story.
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2 GAME OF THRONES (2011-2019)
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Now, we go from androids to dragons at the hands of one (
or the most) famous opening titles of recent history.
In a world as vast as The Known World, a map must appear at any point.
gorgeous 3D guide of Westeros and Essos plus the theme tune composed by Ramin Djawadi takes us to the remarkable locations of this fantasy masterpiece.
With new locations added (
or erased) every season, this opening title was hard to skip.
Family sigils, the sun, the sphere & the route of the story put a
high bar for the competition.
1 TRUE DETECTIVE (2014-)
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But, this time a
raw story could take the throne for the best pick of our list.
The inner struggles of the characters of True Detective became the main part of this
stylish opening sequence.
The industrial landscape of Louisiana, the
"Far from Any Road” song by The Handsome Family and the mix of photography, meshes, shapes, and over-position of images creates this masterpiece.
Above all, let’s be immerse by a
mesmerizing and provocative tale.
Tell us, what’s your favorite Opening Title of all time? BTW, check out this mash-up between the Intros of GOT and True Detective.
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