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15 June 2010 @ 10:26 am
Day 18: "Who knew that opening credits could be so pretty?"  
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence




Although I have yet to get caught up, there's something about the True Blood opening credits that I absolutely love. This is actually very classic for HBO kinds of openings to have uniquely different and stylish title sequences for their shows. There's loads of imagery and symbolism, the chosen footage to show off the themes of death and rebirth, sin and salvation, highlighting the south by showing the bayous and swamps and the dry heated towns, and even disturbing images like the fox decaying (which is a popular image used in other sources, as I've heard) and also, nudity. It goes by fast in the montage but the nudity is very much used in the title sequence. Even the chosen song itself, "Bad Things" by Jace Everett, really goes together with the entire mood and tone of the show. Since it's a very, very sexy song and it goes along with the vampire/hunger/sex theme that the show often has.

Runner ups: the Carnivale opening title, which uses the same kind of imagery by using real footage from the time period of the Great Depression and religious mysticism and symbolism, the Battlestar Galactica opening title which is very unique since it has a body count of the last remaining survivors of the human fleet and at the very end it gives a quick montages of clips from the episode you're about to view, which hasn't been done on any television series ever I don't think, and lastly is the title sequence for Caprica which does have an HBO/Showtime kind of feel to it; very sleek and stylish.


Masterlist of the days here.

In related news to that, because of the S3 premiere I was directed to this incredibly hot clip which, whoaaaa. O__O Now I understand all the squee that was happening all around my flist. I don't really consider this spoilery because if anything I would show this clip to get anyone hooked onto the show. This prompts me to really catch up on what I've been missing with this show.
 
 
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Nicole Anell: true blood - jessicanicole_anell on June 15th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
Great choice! I love the "True Blood" opening - really most things on HBO and Showtime have great title sequences.

P.S. The Bill/Sam dream was WIN.

Edited at 2010-06-15 06:21 pm (UTC)
Renée: Kahlan. Swept by the wind.rogueslayer452 on June 15th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
They really do. I'm very fascinated by how pretty their title sequences can be, like The Tutors for example. I'm just blown away at the kind of artistic visuals they use, even if you don't watch a show you can admire the opening credits. ♥

I seriously need to catch up to True Blood because damn, that dream sequence was like hot. But I wanted it to go further, dammit. ;)
Jenni: people › matthew goode »onlyechoes on June 15th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
This prompts me to really catch up on what I've been missing with this show. MTE. I tried to get into the show but somehow I just can't, but damn the opening credits and the hot scenes. I feel like I'm missing out on so much fun.
Renée: Blair/Chuck. Fuck.rogueslayer452 on June 15th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
I've got a few episodes from S1 downloaded, and I watched them and I really enjoyed them. I just haven't had the time (and also I've been tired of the vampire fetishism that has plagued the media, thanks to the bastardization that is Twatlight). However due to this recent thing I feel like I should download the rest of the season and get caught up before I do feel like I've been missing out.

Edited at 2010-06-15 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Renée: Dean/Castiel. Personal space.rogueslayer452 on June 15th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
The dream should have continued, like actually have them kiss dammit. Perhaps he'll have another dream sometime later? ;)
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Renée: Dean/Castiel. Dominance.rogueslayer452 on June 15th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC)
THIS HAS ME WANTING BILL/SAM RUMPING IN THE SHEETS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. I NEVER EVEN CONTEMPLATED THE SHIP AND NOW I AM ALL OVER IT. UNF.
goldenusagigoldenusagi on June 15th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
The True Blood credits creep me out a little.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 15th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
It's a bit disturbing with the images and footage used, but I think that's why I love it so much. It sets the mood perfectly, plus with the song and all. ;)
kaiyotekaiyote on June 15th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
XD Everyone on tumblr is like doing this meme and I swear everyone's favorite opening credits is True Blood. (It's mine as well though! Haha.)
Renée: Kahlan. Smile.rogueslayer452 on June 16th, 2010 01:10 am (UTC)
Well, it is a very pretty/interesting opening sequence. ;) I picked it because I can never get enough of watching and listening to it and what it represents for the show. <3
Jenniferjenniferkaos on June 16th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Oohhh! Are we getting you sucked into True Blood?! I love that show. Bill Compton can feed on me anyday. Haha!
There for a while, I had the theme song as my cellphone ringtone. The song is amazing! Everyone thinks Chris Issaks sings that song but he doesn't.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 16th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
I've actually been watching the show, I just haven't finished the first season yet. But with the start of the new season it's given me the motivation to continue watching and finish catching up with everyone else.
Jennifer: trueblood_billcompton2jenniferkaos on June 20th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
You definitely need to catch up. The series keeps getting better and better. Who's your favorite on the show?
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 21st, 2010 01:12 am (UTC)
As of right now, Tara and Lafayette. ;)
Jennifer: misc_ladygagajenniferkaos on June 21st, 2010 01:38 am (UTC)
I frickin' love Lafayette!! :) He's soo girlish and manly at the same time. Haha!
Renée: Kahlan. Facepalm.rogueslayer452 on June 21st, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
LAFAYETTE IS JUST SO SUPER FABBBULLOOUSSS!

ashleykitsu84 on June 16th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
GUH. I love the opening sequence of TB. It's sinfully gorgeous, and it reminds me of exactly why it is that I love living in the South. And as for that scene, OMG. IDK what was better: Bill's line about the water in Arkansas being hard; or the horrified look on my father's face during the entire scene, while my mother giggled like a school girl and I laughed my fucking ass off.

OH, SHOW. IT'S SO GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK. ♥
Renée: Dean/Castiel.rogueslayer452 on June 16th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
"Sinfully gorgeous" is the best description to describe the opening credits, because that is precisely what it is. I've never really been to the South (at least not for a long period of time) but I've been fascinated by the atmosphere there, just looking at the images of bayous and such is kind of like mysterious and intriguing and haunting, to me.

I just viewed that scene the other day and I was like, HOLY JESUS THAT SCENE. O_O I pretty much was giggling because it's kind of cheesy with the music but it was also hot and I'm like OMG NOOOOO DON'T END IT LIKE THAT, GO BACK TO SLEEP SAM AND HAVE SEXYTEIMS WITH BILL PLZ, KTHX.

I really need to catch up. I'm still on S1.
ashley: TRUE BLOOD ☆ wolf like mekitsu84 on June 16th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
I knew we were supposed to get a Bill/Sam scene this season thanks to a few leaked spoilers. And considering the fact that this was only the first episode of the season, I'm sure there's probably going to be more slashy goodness between those two as we go along. That's not including the other confirmed goodies we're supposed to get.

OH! By the way, that wasn't the music that was originally used in that *particular* scene. It was actually very low; low enough where you could hardly hear it. Everything else was indeed a bit cheesy, though. Especially the "hotel setup". The entire time I was watching it, I kept thinking, "oh my god, I think I have seen a porno like this once." You also can't help but wonder about Sam if that's what his ~erotic dreams~ are like. POOR, BB. HE HAS NO IMAGINATION WHATSOEVER. XD

Edited at 2010-06-16 05:03 am (UTC)
Renée: Dean/Castiel. Dominance.rogueslayer452 on June 17th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
God, I hope so. ;D

Oh, okay. I was wondering because I honestly couldn't make out things that Bill was saying because the music was kind of loud towards the end there. See, this is what happens when I'm not caught up and have to watch clips on YT. XD Anyway yeah, poor Sam. No imagination from the typical porno setup. GET CREATIVE SAM, COME ON! ;p
nesdy on June 16th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
I agree! The True Blood title sequence is amazing, and it's just perfect for the show. It's such a disturbing sequence! I had a hard time watching the boy with the red mouth for a long time *lol*
I love the Caprica ones too.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 16th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
I must be immune to many of the disturbing images in the sequence because when I watched it for the first time I was very intrigued by such visual imagery. I think adding in a lot of that footage added to the effectiveness many people got from it. ;)
cheerful_earl: Castielcheerful_earl on June 18th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC)
I feel like having seen this, I really should pick something else, because this was my choice for tomorrow. LOL. BUT I DON'T CARE. I AM GOING TO CHOOSE THIS ONE TOO. And we can continue being brain-linked.
Renée: Dean/Castiel. BFFs.rogueslayer452 on June 18th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
OMG BRAINTWINS ACTIVATE! ;D ;D ;D
kitchensexslavekitchensexslave on June 18th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
0_0 wow, HOW had I managed to miss that clip? Really well played.
Renée: Castiel. Nngh.rogueslayer452 on June 18th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
;D It really is. I'm just so disappointed it didn't go further. Perhaps it might, seeing as this was the season premiere there might be more homoerotic dreams...