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#341 JellicleCat

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

This is sort of the British version of the Gottlieb-era OLTL opening. I was always a big fan of Emmerdale's sweeping orchestral theme, with those aerial visuals of the countryside. (I didn't even mind the ass in spandex.) But a couple of years ago, they changed the traditional opening into what looks like a car commercial and re-arranged the theme so that it sounds disjointed and replaced the strings with synths.

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The previous version, for comparison's sake:

 

 

That Emmerdale theme makes me angry. I try to block it out. The theme is generic and the titles look, alternately, like a car commercial, and a small child holding a camera, running through various cheap sets at breakneck speed.

 

You can't beat the original Emmerdale Farm theme though. A beautiful piece of music.

 


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:34 AM

Question (for everyone): who would you prefer, Jane French ("Breathe," PASSIONS) or Kati Mac ("Only Love," GUIDING LIGHT)?  And remember, Sonny Corinthos has a gun to your head!

Breath. By far. 


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:46 AM

I just grabbed the gun away from Sonny and shot him in the balls. Cause, I pick neither.

 

The only lyric themes I like are the Peabo OLTL theme, You Take Me Away from AW, and the Johnny Mathis Loving theme.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

I just grabbed the gun away from Sonny and shot him in the balls.

 

I think that belongs in the "Gross & Perverted Soap Moments" thread.  ;)


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#345 Vee

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

I would also like to turn the gun on myself.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

* The last OLTL opening was horrible

* John Conboy's GL; GL's in the late eighties was so cheap and uninspired

* Search For Tomorrow's last opening

* Y&R openings were so classy before the actor names were added. The names always ruin everything for me

* The current GH opening is really bad
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#347 y&r_fan

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:40 PM


* Y&R openings were so classy before the actor names were added. The names always ruin everything for me


See, I'm the opposite - I don't see the point of showing actors in the opening if you're not going to actually credit them.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:07 AM


See, I'm the opposite - I don't see the point of showing actors in the opening if you're not going to actually credit them.


Ι don't see actors in the openings. I see characters and the names ruin it for me. #Irna
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

Ι don't see actors in the openings. I see characters and the names ruin it for me. #Irna

 

Exactly! 


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#350 Gray Bunny

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

I always laugh at that opening.  It sounds like the show itself flatlined, and they needed to put shock paddles on it to keep it going.

 

And then there's the random Riunite print ad dumped in the middle of all those "Trapper John M.D."-esque surgical room photos, as if they're saying, "Oh, wait, there's some lovin' too!"

LOL You're a funny one :)

 

Unpopular opinions: I like GH's current opening (the music sounds like a local action news opening, but the brief opening is very current with today's brief/non-existent openings). I like Y&R's porn opening. I liked GL's jazzed up Hold On To Love variations in '95, 96' and early '97, especially the slow jazz ending theme.

 

Loving had some bad, bad openings. And I always found it weird that the early 90's Loving and OLTL 1992-1996 opening have the exact same look, tone, and feel. Surely they were produced by the same set of people.

 

Another World's You Take Me Away was terribly, terribly outdated by the 90's. I liked their e.r. revamp in '96 though.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Loving had some bad, bad openings. And I always found it weird that the early 90's Loving and OLTL 1992-1996 opening have the exact same look, tone, and feel. Surely they were produced by the same set of people.

 

I actually kinda loved the Johnny Mathis and Jeffrey "Can you woo-woo-woo?" Osbourne themes, particularly Jeffrey's, Loving's best opening.  ♫The one thing we should treasure, now and forever, is L-O-V-I-N-G!♫  My mama's JAM.


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#352 Gray Bunny

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Oh you need to see this.



Everyone needs to see that clip at least once in their lives.

 

The best part is the fact that the entire apartment is in complete chaos, but what wakes the baby? A door slamming.

 

That is the single most remembered soap clip my husband remembers me showing him. It was the REALEST depiction of a catfight on soaps, particularly of African-American women. Hilarious!


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

I wonder if any talk show host has ever played that clip when Vivica's made an appearance.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

I actually kinda loved the Johnny Mathis and Jeffrey "Can you woo-woo-woo?" Osbourne themes, particularly Jeffrey's, Loving's best opening.  ♫The one thing we should treasure, now and forever, is L-O-V-I-N-G!♫  My mama's JAM.

It's very 90s, but it's the one vocal theme I have a soft spot for--probably because it's the one show I watched regularly with one.  I dug the upbeat instrumental closing non vocal theme too.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

It's very 90s, but it's the one vocal theme I have a soft spot for--probably because it's the one show I watched regularly with one.  I dug the upbeat instrumental closing non vocal theme too.

 

Me too.  At the moment I can't remember if it was electric guitar or synthesizer, but I liked the riffing on the matching instrumental to the lyrics I mentioned above.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

I hate the last Loving opening. The song is fine, but the pink, dusty brown color scheme...the random lady touching herself in the bed...the all-caps cursive title card (I HATE all-caps cursive anything). Just gross.


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

I hate the last Loving opening. The song is fine, but the pink, dusty brown color scheme...the random lady touching herself in the bed...the all-caps cursive title card (I HATE all-caps cursive anything). Just gross.

 

*resists urge to gif it out*


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#358 Gray Bunny

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Weren't some of the images to that 1 early teaser promo for Passions during the Soap Award in winter 1999 similar to Loving's 1995 opening? (I wish I had that one on tape, but alas, I cut out commercials when I originally taped it way back when)

 

P.S. I agree. All capital cursive letters for L-O-V-I-N-G. Just wrong. LOL


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

I have to make a slight confession and say that as much as Y&R's older openings were so much better, after watching the other's soaps opening's from the 80's and 90's you kind of have to admit that Nadia's theme was just downright depressing to listen to sometimes.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

I hated the last version of All My Children, and also thought that the last week of episodes should have picked an opening from a different era to represent all the cast members, and then ended with just the book for the last episode.
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