Monday, January 14, 2008

"Book 'em, Dano."

Okay, this is just another peice in our continuing series, "No Socialy Redeeeming Valsue Whatsoever". For the longest time here, I've always talked about my love for TV Theme songs and it hit me recently that there's a lack of them on the air today. In order for the networks to get more ad revenue in, they've cut the run time of shows shorrter now than ever. Did you know that now an hour long show is actually just over 48 minutes and a half hour is only 22 with the rest of the time going to commercials? That means ther's no time for a good theme song to at least set up the premise of the show. So I wanna hear from you. Since they're slowly fading away like a rare episode of "Supertrain", what is your favorite theme song?

Just to get the ball rolling, I thought I'd start the debate with oane that's dang near perfect: the "Hawaii 5-0" theme. This was a music video before there was an MTV. The helicopter zoom in on Jack Lord, the hula dancer rump shaking then freeze and back for more to the beat, "ZULU AS KONO", that sets up everything! The only thing that would have made it better would have been a shot of arch villian Wo Fat laughing like a demon. Tv didn't get any better than that and I'd like to see "NCIS" actas hip as that.

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