The opening credits of shows can be one of the things that glue you to the TV set, especially for new shows that are just making their mark. Some shows use their opening to feature the characters while others focus on projecting more of a feeling. These are the shows that have the best openings.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Ramin Djawadi’s hauntingly regal music for the opening sequence of "Game of Thrones" is something that even nitpicking book lovers can’t seem to resist. Not to mention, the turrets springing up from your screen that do justice to George R.R. Martin’s masterpiece, and help inform fans about the locations in the fantasy world.
Friends
Friends
The opening credits of "Friends" is unforgettable, both because of the song and the fountain dancing. People who have grown up watching "Friends" can never resist its fun and catchy opening sequence.
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Danny Elfman has given the world the greatest gift in the form of this opening sequence that has everything and more. It just never stops being awesome, no matter how many times you watch it, thanks to the ever-changing "coach gag."
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The graffiti, the music, the lyrics, the funny mismatched attire and the amazing Will Smith (who was pretty young back then) all make this opening sequence a treat to watch. If you say that you don't know this whole song by heart then you are lying.
The Office
The Office
This show teaches others how to do the classic opening credits scene in a great way. With perhaps the most hum-worthy song in television, the theme takes you through Scranton, PA and reacquaints you with all of your favorite Dunder Mifflin workers.
American Horror Story
American Horror Story
No matter how you feel about AHS, nobody can deny that the opening sequences are unforgettable and every change they add with the new season is amazing. Oftentimes, these creepy openings are the most terrifying part of the show!
Weeds
Weeds
The typography and live action interact in a perfectly balanced way, making the "Weeds" opening truly unique. Viewers can't help but sing along to "Little Boxes," and neither could the countless famous singers who remade the song for the opening credits.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
That music is a piece of art, but then the imagery and the lovely grey coloring comes and you are walking dead yourself from all the gorgeousness. These credits just perfectly get you into the theme of the show right away.
Doctor Who
Doctor Who
From classic Who to RTD’s era and now to Steven Moffat, the opening sequence may change but the TARDIS flying through the Medusa Cascade and making its TARDIS sound can bring joy to any Whovian, any day.
Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Carrie’s walk through New York, wearing a stunning dress and looking as amazing as ever, will forever remind the single girls of New York about fashion, love and of course, the Big Apple.
Dexter
Dexter
Eric Anderson and Rolfe Kent have done a marvelous job with this symphonic opening sequence of Dexter, hinting how Dexter finds mornings banal and trite.
Gilligan’s Island
Gilligan’s Island
Sherwood Schwartz has created the opening title for ‘Gilligan’s Island’ as well as ‘The Brady Bunch’ and easily, they are the two most memorable sequences in the history of television. The theme song continues to be sung and loved to this day.
Downtown Abbey
Downtown Abbey
The show is amazing but fans would all agree that it is the amazing title that does this period drama justice. The ornate décor, boiling kettle, and lovely table settings are gorgeous and make you stay hooked to the television as the sequence plays.
The Addams Family
The Addams Family
The creepy and kooky opening track is irresistible as you tap your fingers to it. Add Lurch with his wonderful organ playing to it and we have a winner.

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