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Old 09-08-12, 11:45 AM
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

If I'm returning to a show I haven't seen in a while, I'll probably let them play, but if I'm blowing through multiple episodes in a day or week I'll skip them.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Sometimes, it's random and it really depends on my mood.

With Dexter, I really like the opening credits, but on some other shows I've watched I've skipped past them.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

I generally let them play. However, if I'm watching a show live that I know goes to a commercial break after its opening credit sequence, I usually don't watch it.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

I almost always watch the credits, opening and closing. Some of the old shows had great, interesting opening credits ...

The Bill Cosby Show? "Gonna get me some greens, and some rolls, and some reezin-rizin!"

Johnny Staccato? Both versions!

The Outer Limits? The extra-long version on the first four shows!

Peter Gunn? Can't beat the theme music (except maybe Johnny Staccato!).

The Dick Van Dyke Show? All four versions!

Green Acres? As funny as the show!

The Prisoner? A mysterious classic!

ETC.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Originally Posted by Trevor
Usually fast forward, and love it when they have chapter stops set correctly to easily skip them.
Maybe for the 1st ep, will watch it if it's a show I haven't see in a while, but yes, I like it too when the first chapter stop ends at the ending of the opening credits.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

I don't, especially when watching The Wire.

As for BSG, I listen to it with my eyes closed, so I don't remember what happens later in the episode.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

usually watch them unless I'm not in the mood.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Never, I love theme songs! They are part of the shows!
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Originally Posted by zekeburger1979

As for BSG, I listen to it with my eyes closed, so I don't remember what happens later in the episode.
LOL, I do the same thing. Never understood why they did that in the credits for this show.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Originally Posted by Maxflier
LOL, I do the same thing. Never understood why they did that in the credits for this show.
If I remember correctly, it's an homage to Space: 1999, which did something similar.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Originally Posted by zekeburger1979
I don't, especially when watching The Wire.
I quite liked their opening credits, and trying to figure out the shots were tied to which events. However, some versions of the theme song were horrible.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Originally Posted by davidh777
Funny, Smallville is one of the only intros I wouldn't skip through, just because the song fit the show and it always showed Erica Durance in some skimpy outfit.
Oh, the opening credit sequence is one of my all time favorites, but after 4-5 years the song just... ugh. I especially loved the credit sequence change in, what, season 5? The one with the flying glass. Anyway, I'd watch it on occasion, just not every episode.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

First episode and a random episode or two during the season, I'll watch them. Otherwise, FF.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Yes, or chapter skip it, whatever works.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Depends on the show really. I definitely skip Star Trek intros. So long, and freaking boring on any series.

But something like Game of Thrones, I always watch. One of the best intros of all time. Breaking Bad's intro really adds to the experience. It's a must watch every time.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Never.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32
Breaking Bad's intro really adds to the experience. It's a must watch every time.
You mean all 15 seconds of it? Killer intro, but honestly, who skips those micro type intros?

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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Never.
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

I just finished watching the full run of The Wonder Years on Netflix and, I'm sure due to some sort of music rights issues, they don't have the Joe Cocker version of "A Little Help From My Friends" in the credits, just some, well, not-as-good version. It got to be when I would hear the other guy sing, "What would you do if I sang out of tune..." I'd say, "Skip to the show!" and move the icon bar a minute in (I watched them on the computer).

The last season however, has a slightly modified version of the song with new images in the credits of 1970s iconic photos and it's a beautiful montage, particularly with the song. For that, I said yeah, I'll watch that and I really dug it!

This is weird, though: I watched one episode into the next on my TV via the PS3 instead of on the computer and when it went to the next one it skipped the credits and went right to the show. When I went back to watching them on the computer, it did the same thing. This was a bummer for two reasons: at this point in the show, they were showing little clips before the credits so this move made me miss the clip and the credits.

Basically, I used to fast-forward the credits. Then, when I actually wanted to see them, Netflix did the fast-forwarding for me and I had to rewind them!

(And yeah, I realize I'm using antiquated terms like "fast-forward" and "rewind" but if my grandma could call a remote control a "clicker" until the day she died I can refer to VHS technology for at least another twenty years with no penalty!)
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Re: When watching TV seasons do you fast forward the opening credit sequence?

Originally Posted by dvdjunkie32
Depends on the show really. I definitely skip Star Trek intros. So long, and freaking boring on any series.

But something like Game of Thrones, I always watch. One of the best intros of all time. Breaking Bad's intro really adds to the experience. It's a must watch every time.
I like all of the Star Trek opening credits aside from Enterprise. The Next Generation is actually one of my favorite openings ever. Love the theme music to it. Breaking Bad's is good as well but it's really short.

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