The 10 Most Unsettling Opening Credits On TV Now

On September 4, 2013, in Article, Celeb, eBooks, Entertainment, Movies, Music, Videos, by nadia

There was a while there when we thought TV opening credits were dead and gone. In favor of more commercial time, the networks were content to give you a few seconds of “previously on,” an opening scene and then a title. But then came quality cable series, and along with movie stars, explicit sex and a lot of gore, they brought fancy fonts, theme songs and computer animation that elevated the opening titles to the kind of art form we love to geek out over (and, of course, parody).

Walking Dead, Dexter, Da Vinci's Demons, Pretty Little Liars

There was a while there when we thought TV opening credits were dead and gone. In favor of more commercial time, the networks were content to give you a few seconds of “previously on,” an opening scene and then a title. But then came quality cable series, and along with movie stars, explicit sex and a lot of gore, they brought fancy fonts, theme songs and computer animation that elevated the opening titles to the kind of art form we love to geek out over (and, of course, parody). We thought about just listing our favorites here ( the Breaking Bad sequence and all those chemistry symbols! Orange Is the New Black’s Regina Spektor song!), but that’s been done. Instead, here are the ones that make a knot form in our stomach in anticipation of the coming hour’s drama.

10. Sherlock
No, neither the show nor its theme music are particularly creepy — especially thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch’s and Martin Freeman’s affable takes on Holmes and Watson. But the diorama illusion effect on the London crowd scenes in the opening credits make you feel like you’re watching the world through Sherlock’s probably sociopathic eyes: Humans are just mechanical parts buzzing through the larger machine; murders are merely puzzles to be solved. The thought just sends shivers down your spine.

9. Mad Men
It’s quite heavy handed in its symbolism — a Don Draper stand-in falls from a building, and instead of watching his life pass before his eyes, he watches the false-feeling glossy ads he’s helped to create. But the falling notes of the music, plus the fact that we never see him hit the ground, makes us feel like this downward trajectory will never end.


8. Homeland
This looong opening sequence (1:19 minutes!) has been panned almost as much as the show has been praised, but you can’t deny that the dissonant jazz — and the girl in the maze with the lion head! — makes you squirm in your seat like you’re about to be interrogated by the CIA.

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Eva Marcille & Kevin McCall Expecting First Child

On August 31, 2013, in Celeb, by ayesha

Posted: August 31, 2013 by Lisa Estall Eva Marcille is expecting her first child with songwriter/rapper Kevin McCall. The America’s Next Top Model alum is five months pregnant

Stars attend the Voli Light Vodka Benefit at SkyBar at the Mondrian [NO Germany, Austria]

Eva Marcille is expecting her first child with songwriter/rapper Kevin McCall. The America’s Next Top Model alum is five months pregnant.

Announcing the news to BET she said, “Being able to bring a life into the world is every woman’s dream but for me it’s more than just a dream it is a magical, mystical journey which I get to share with this amazing man. Kevin is the only man who I would share this moment in life with.”

Since winning cycle three of America’s Next Top Model back in 2005 – the 28-year-old has appeared on The Young and the Restless, Rip the Runway and Let’s Stay Together. She is also set to guest star in the second season of BET’s reality TV parody Real Husbands of Hollywood.

Marcille added, “My life continues to be a bundle of incredible experiences. I get to do this incredible show on BET and I get to be a mom and live this amazing life that God has bestowed upon me. Who could ask for anything more?”

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First Dibs: Are Michael Douglas And Catherine Zeta-Jones Getting Divorced?

On August 28, 2013, in Article, Celeb, eBooks, Entertainment, Movies, Music, Videos, by nadia

What did President Obama say about Oprah‘s performance in The Butler? Is Charlie Sheen hunting monsters

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What did President Obama say about Oprah‘s performance in The Butler? Is Charlie Sheen hunting monsters? And why did Hailee Steinfeld want to do Romeo and Juliet?

  • Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are taking a break from their marriage. There’s been no official divorce or separation, but they are definitely living separate lives. [People]
  • President Obama might be making a foray into film criticism. After seeing The Butler, Obama raved, “Oprah, my girl, she can act.” [US Magazine]
  • Charlie Sheen went to Alaska last week to search for a mythical beast called a Kushtaka, which is half man, half otter. He has had no luck yet. [TMZ.com]
  • 16-year-old actress Hailee Steinfeld is starring in the latest film adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the play’s been done on film before, Steinfeld was drawn to the role because “so many themes in the movie are so relevant today.” [MTV News]

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