View Single Post
Old 10-17-2010, 05:54 PM   #4271
BroncoBuff's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Seattle
Posts: 28,280


Wow, good news ... looks like they saw the error of their ways.

Repent ye sinners!

January 11, 2010, 9:38 am
Why Did ‘Big Love’ Change Its Credits? God Only Knows
By Dave Itzkoff

Perhaps the most surprising change in the new season of “Big Love” occurred before a single frame of the premiere episode had rolled: Gone was the familiar opening credit sequence that had introduced the show for three seasons, in which Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, ChloŽ Sevigny and Ginnifer Goodwin ice-skate their way through the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows.”

In its place was a new (and rather, shall we say, “Mad Men”-esque) sequence that depicts the cast members falling through black space, accompanied by the Engineers song “Home.” Video of the new credits doesn’t appear to have hit the Web yet, but you can get a taste of it in these “Big Love” teaser trailers that HBO posted late last year, set to songs by Interpol and Animal Collective.

Around the ArtsBeat newsdesk, the new “Big Love” credits immediately polarized the two people discussing it: one loved the old sequence so much that he didn’t want “God Only Knows” played at his wedding for fear that people would immediately think of the show; the other said that she fast-forwarded through the old credits when she watched the show on demand.

Abusing a classic song like that - as the theme for a dumb TV show - is a greater sin than adultery
BroncoBuff is offline   Reply With Quote