Updated Fave TV Opening Title Sequences


Top TV Opening Title Sequences

A little while ago, when this blog was just starting out, I listed out some of my favourite TV opening title sequences. A few years later and the opening title sequence is still an endangered species. While some TV shows are still creating fantastic openers, others are opting out, like The Knick and Fargo. I guess, maybe it’s something to do with time. Or something more complicated I don’t know about.

Who knows, I still enjoy a good opener and since I last listed my favourites, I have a few new ones. So thought it was about time for my to update the list.

Falling out with TV


Hi, my name’s Jaina and I am a former TV addict.

Is it because I’m getting old and getting curmudgeonly about TV in general, that I’ve fallen out with it? Or whether over the years of watching all sorts of crap on TV, I’m finally figuring out what I actually enjoy watching. Or if the quality of TV shows currently is just pure crap. OR if after the end of Breaking Bad, no other TV shows will compare.

Whatever it is these days I’d rather come home and watch a decent film in the evening and be done. A couple of hours of watching just one thing. That’s fine by me. It also allows me to fit in some quality brain-not-required TV.

What am I currently watching? (Shows that are currently on air) Let’s see:

A maybe monthly round-up (1)


Bye-bye October. Hello November. October has gone by ridiculously quickly. Wasn’t it just September? Oh, wait, is that just senility creeping in early?

I survived St Judes Storm! *sigh* The build up over this was hilarious. Bigger than the storm of 1987, they were saying! I remember the storm in 1987. It was terrifying. Sure I was three. But I remember being terrified. St Judes Storm managed to blow my bin open. WOOOO. My 50ft trees in my garden were still standing. Though public transport ground to a halt. God bless British public transport.

Exciting stuff. I got my G+ vanity URL! Along with hundreds, probably thousands, of other people. But it still managed to excite me – http://google.com/+JainaMistry

In other terribly unexciting social media news, I’m back on Pinterest. I never really left as such. But, I just forgot about it and didn’t think I had a use for it any more. Oh no. I’ve remembered why I liked it and so, will be pinning like a fiend from now on. Maybe not quite fiend-like. Near-fiend. Feel free to follow me.

So, back to something vaguely interesting. How was October? Well, it went quickly and quietly…

New TV season means a new excuse to stay in


It hit me hard when the penultimate season of Breaking Bad finished. Heck, I didn’t even realise until the following week when there was no new episode. What will I do until next year? I will be filling my time with all the returning TV shows that are going to be hitting TV screen imminently. Huzzah!

So what am I looking forward to most? It’s funny, it’s not what I thought I’d be most looking forward to. Shut up, Jaina and just get on with it…


Yes, the number one returning TV show I’m most looking forward to is Revenge. There is just something about this show that I can’t help but get completely sucked into! I hope it keeps up the standards of the first season – being completely ridiculous and over the top but still some how being one of the most engaging shows I watched last year. It’s Emily. I don’t think there has been a leading female character I’ve really enjoyed watching this much since Buffy. Looking forward to seeing where Emily’s revenge takes her next. Who’s in the firing line this year?


The final season of Fringe is here and while it’s all very sad, I am very glad that it’s been given this final season and being allowed to have a proper ending. There’s only 13 episodes but it’s 13 more episodes than I thought there would be. I honestly do not know what to expect, and I think I like it that way.


This is Dexter’s seventh season – SEVENTH. That is a massive run. And while last season wasn’t its best and it’s been on shaky ground. It’s still one of the better TV shows on at the moment. And I am loving the fact that it looks like this year, it’s all out in the open. Looks like a massive season of Deb. Excited to see where they take it and what Deb will do. Wonder if they’ll follow the books – the Deborah in the books does know Dexter’s big secret, but she seems a tad more accepting about it all than Deb does in this trailer!


I am ready for Homeland and every single politically minded twist it can throw at me. So I say now. It made my brain hurt last season and fully expecting the same this time. I wonder whether Claire Danes can outcrazy her crazy from last year.


Yes there’s no more Dan Harmon and that is a big loss. But we’ve got another season against all hope and I’m hoping for more oddbally-ness. More crazy and more funnies. It’s the only TV show that really makes me laugh out loud. And occasionally snort.

American Horror Story

It took until the middle of the first season for me to really enjoy American Horror Story, but after that point I was very much hooked. It’s like watching a horror film TV series! What’s not to love with that. The fact that while American Horror Story is a TV series, it’s not. Every season is a different storyline which is GREAT. The ending of the last season was nice and final. There was a story told with the season. The second season, being set in an asylum, looks like it’s going to up the scares. The only thing I’m actually terrified about is the casting of Adam Levine. Hrm..

Grey’s Anatomy

I don’t think I can ever stop watching this show. To my defence, the last season’s finale was pretty damn epic. I just hope there’s a whole let less Cristina/Owen depressing-ness. I could have done with a whole lot less of that last season. Smack them both upside the head for all I care!

New Girl

Some people found Zooey a little too kooky in New Girl. Not me. Adorable. Crazy. Brilliant. Though my favourite thing about the show? Schmidt! I need more Schmidt in my life right now. He is the best thing about that show. I just hope they don’t turn him into another Barney from How I Met Your Mother.

Those are the returning shows. What about new shows? I’m not all that on the pulse with them, but there have been a few that have caught my eye.

Last Resort

Shawn Ryan gave us the excellent, but cancelled Terries. Followed by the equally as engaging The Chicago Code, which was also cancelled. Here’s his next TV outing – Last Resort. It looks a bit unbelievable and a little different from what Shawn Ryan’s done before. But I’m interested. Definitely interested

666 Park Avenue

Terry O’Quinn makes me want to watch this. I’ll be giving it a shot just because he’s in it. It feels a little bit like The Devil’s Advocate in some ways. For me. Looks interesting.


The pilot’s already been seen and it didn’t impress too much. But I’m willing to give this show the benefit of the doubt considering the names behind it – Jon Favreau and Eric Kripke. Still looks like networks are trying to find the new Lost. I wish they’d stop trying.


I think I was one of the few people on the planet to not have seen any of BBC’s Sherlock. I’ll get round to it, maybe, one day. But looks like Sherlock Holmes’ is in. What with the films, the BBC series and now this. Could be good.


Smallville wasn’t something I watched. Well, apart from the first couple of seasons. But I’m all for a bit more comic book action on the small screen. This looks like it’ll fill the gap until we get to see Joss Whedon’s SHIELD project.


The trailer for Hunted popped up on my TV screen and it caught my eye. Melissa George and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in a TV series? Excellent. Looks like a nice little bit of TV espionage.

There you have it. My TV schedule is going to be busy as per usual. Anything I’ve missed? (Yes, I’m always looking to fill it further!)

Currently un-watching on TV


I think this entry should probably be more appropriately tagged Currently NOT Watching, because that’s exactly what these shows are now.

When the new Fall TV schedule began, I got a little bit overwhelmed with the TV I had decided to watch. I was prepared to feel overwhelmed, but there was so much!

Thankfully, a month or so into new TV season, I’m happy to say I’ve dropped four new shows already.