First impressions are a powerful thing. In the world of TV, they set the tone for what youâre about to see and, when well executed, persuade you to invest more of your precious time. Whatâs more, they vary substantially from show to show.
Today, we explore some of the most impactful opening credits in TV history. Some showcase world-class animation and creativity, some present self-contained stories of their very own, while others still, enjoy a legacy thatâs outlasted the very TV show that they once introduced.
Without further ado, here are the most impactful opening credits in TV history. Letâs go!
The X-Files opener is as iconic as it is perfect. This 42-second opening walks the viewer through a series of character shots, UFO footage, and fading phrases like âParanormal activity,â and âGovernment denies knowledge.â
But letâs get real, the element that elevates the X-Files opener to an A-plus is its creepy score. The eerie X-Files theme song sets the tone for the eerie story about to be presented. Itâs simple, sure. But itâs perfect in itâs simplicity.