Admittedly, this came up after watching a recent editorial done by Nostalgia Critic on what he thought were the 11 best television intro sequences. To some extent, I was in agreement with quite a few of them, since you’d think opinions are likely to overlap or connect in one way or another. Back on topic, that list embodied what he felt best prepared the audience for the show ahead or helped to establish the general mood. Or at the very least, got them excited for the rest of the 22/46 or so minute time slot. Genre fiction works in particular inject that sense of ambiance and expectation within the intro, so that way viewers can get immersed into the world as soon as the show truly begins. So with that, here are 10 of my personal favorite openings to sci-fi and horror themed TV shows!
While I had originally planned to do a review this week, a bit of news had changed that. Just recently, Fox Media had confirmed rumors and speculation about a new X-Files series. While Carter had both planned to make another movie after the lackluster 2008 film, “I Want to Believe”, there hadn’t been much news outside of fan speculation. Fast Forward a couple years and the series was officially continued through the limited-series of comic books aptly named “Season 10”. But even then, this was more so a gift to the fans rather than continuing the ongoing series. That said, we have at least 6 new episodes of the television show to look forward to. However, I’m not here to focus on the upcoming series so much as look back at the classic series. Or rather, I’m here to look at ten of my favorite episodes! Some are amazing, some have been panned by critics, and some are just wonderfully weird. As you’d expect, there is probably an amount of overlap with what other fans have said. But hey, there’s plenty of episodes worth remembering by a large group of people. One more thing! While I tried to avoid a lot of spoilers, there are still quite a few ahead, so take heed if you haven’t finished the series yet. More after the jump.
Author’s Note: After a turbulent week, it’s good to be back! Despite all the chaos that’s been happening, expect everything to be back on track.
Every season, the FX anthology series, “American Horror Story” delivers fresh takes on various tropes within horror mythology. Most of these are conveyed as deconstructions or sometimes even playing cliches and conventions straight, sometimes to fantastic effect! In previous seasons, we explored haunted houses, corrupt asylums, and a survivalist witch’s coven. This previous season took a look at that the classic notion of the freak show, with a wide assortment of classic carnival motifs thrown in for good measure too. Throughout the season, we followed the swan song of Elsa Mars’ Cabinet of Curiosities; a dying freak show that’s among one of the last of its kind. The public has pretty much moved on from that sort of act (as a line the finale helps to reinforce) as attention is brought to the freaks through all sorts of diabolic mayhem and murder! In some senses of the term, diabolic is oddly appropriate! Given AHS’ reputation with previous seasons, how much better did Freakshow fare? First, it’s time to raise the curtains and start the show!
Those who know me personally deal with the fact that I’m reluctant to try new things. But, after a bit of pushing, I gave the BBC adaptation of Sherlock a try. Sure, I could have focused on single episodes, but I wanted to write more about the series as a whole. So… what did I think? Find out after the jump!