TV Themes: The Current Crop

While avoiding some work this afternoon, I was thinking about TV theme songs. In some ways, they’re just not as important as they used to be, although shows seem to be moving away from that creepy trend toward just running the opening credits over the first scene. There are still some good ones around, little ditties which make you feel instantly good the second you hear them.

Thumbs up:

  • The Drew Carey Show (it makes me believe that Cleveland does, in fact, rock)
  • The Family Guy (instant happy)
  • Malcolm in the Middle (short, sweet, and classic)
  • The Simpsons (still a contender due to that psychic bond Danny Elfman and I have shared ever since he rode in the front seat of my car)

Thumbs way, way down:

  • Enterprise (what the hell were they thinking with that miserable piece of Muzak by some dismal Rod Stewart wannabe?)
  • Dawson’s Creek (I don’t wanna wait for this song to be over.)
  • Cops (“Bad Boys” was funny for a while, but now it’s just irritating.)

Yes, “Dawson’s Creek” is the one show listed above that I never watch anyway. But I really hate that song and I have to hear it on Muzak everywhere I go…

So now I’m pondering barbecue and greens with Dan and Jamie tonight and whether or not to make an unscheduled trip to the Central Valley to see Mark tomorrow…