GIFs * TV Opening Credits * Some Movie Stuff Too
-- By Gil Hizon (creator of horoscopesbygil.tumblr.com.)
MELROSE PLACE - SEASON TWO OPENING THEME
September tends to imply new beginnings. It’s the time when school starts up again, people move to a new locale for a fresh start, and the new TV season begins.
The show Melrose Place, in its inception, embodied a simple concept, one which I am not foreign to - MP was about a group of people around the same age, who lived in an apartment building (with a nice pool in the center). Season 1 wasn’t received very well. It was too safe and needed an oomph.
That’s why the theme I have chosen above is the one from Season Two, when Heather Locklear joined the series as a Special Guest Star. To me this is when the show really began, when Heather Locklear, as Amanda Woodward, moved in the building and started stirring up trouble. In the real world, maybe such a person exists, but in all the apartment buildings I have lived in, I’ve never met anyone who I considered to be the trouble maker - at least not to the same extremes as Ms. Woodward. There were other trouble makers who eventually moved in the building: Laura Leighton as Sydney, and Marcia Cross as Dr. Kimberly Shaw. I am just realizing that the red-heads didn’t last as long as the “blonde” one.
I just moved into a new building this month and I hope my experiences in the building will be of the Season 1 variety: Boring and predictable. At the end of the day, I’m just a person who wants to be in bed by 9:30pm on weekdays.
1. Courtney Thorne-Smith’s hair. Talk about volume!
2. Grant Show opening the fridge. Need I say more?
3. Daphne Zuniga - I just love that name and it’s been used in many games of Celebrity. People have no idea who she is so it’s fun to see them squirm.
THE CHICAGO CODE
I was very sad that the show only lasted 1 season - it showed such promise. I loved the writing and the cast (Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Delroy Lindo and Matt Lauria from Friday Night Lights) .
The opening theme for this show definitely fits its premise. Sung by Billy Corgan, the theme’s lyrics suggest the idea of distrust towards the people who are supposed to protect you. In the theme, you see Chicago’s sights mixed in with the grittier scenes of cop chases and arrests - Chicago is the main star, with the somewhat eerie song as the backdrop. It’s just as well. Chicago is such a beautiful city, and the last few seconds of the theme, where you see a car approaching the city while driving on Lake Shore Drive at night, is definitely an experience one should have at least once - as it is definitely a sight to behold.
BAYWATCH - Season Four Opening Theme
Ahh. We’re in the thick of summer and I can’t help but fantasize about running on the beach, shirtless, singing, “I’ll be the-ere!” (don’t forget to emphasize the “ere”!) - with a red thingie on my shoulder.
The highlights of the Baywatch Opening Theme: Well, for one, I think they use the same shot of David Hasselhoff throughout the series run - it’s like he does not age! And Nicole Eggert… anyone notice anything different? Oh I think she got her hair did or something. This was also a time when PDA meant “Pamela Denise Anderson”. Enjoy!
“…cause I’m always the-ere, I won’t let you out of my si-ight!”
The opening theme for the first season of Felicity is just, well, so “aww”. Along with its penchant for straightforwardness - the opening shows a photo montage of Felicity and her friends in New York - it also lends itself to nostalgia, and the feeling of introspection. I love the music as well - it gives the opening a nice, calm, introverted feel. Enjoy!
Beverly Hills 90210 Season 2 Opening Credits Version 1
As far as I can remember, the opening credits for the second season of Beverly Hills 90210 is what started my fascination with TV opening credits. The opening credits sets the theme of the show, and I liked the theme with this one. It’s about friends who view themselves as family. Growing up for me felt weird and awkward. I didn’t have a lot of friends. So I saw Beverly Hills 90210 as the coolest thing.
In the theme above, I love that the cast is shown just hanging out and having a good time. I also love that they are at the beach, because to me, the beach represents relaxation and fun.