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Best musical score/soundtrack on a TV show?

Tie: Dexter/Hannibal

By Connolly42
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Many greats mentioned. I'll add a few that i like.

  • Twin Peaks. Legendary S1! The whole show is right down the alley for many people on this site as the series is a bit out there, and in addition it most likely has followers who can be called a cult. Anyway, Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch did an awesome job. Series has an instrumental for the opening, but the Julee Cruise version is even better.
  • True Detective. I prefer S1, but S2 is also great.
  • True Blood. I lost interest in this show after a few seasons, but it was great in the start. When Maryann Forrester makes, and serves, Hunter Souffle In season 2. They eat, fuck and beat on each other. That shit is sick! Just sick! I think she was the most scary of them all. Forget all the other creatures, That Maryann Forrester was scary!
vsh76 Level 5 May 17, 2018
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Love these! True Blood was great for the first season. Then it got worse and worse and omg I can't believe I'm still watching this shit but it's like a train wreck and I can't look away!!

@Remi Agreed. (I personally noped out when the witches got on and it was like a menopausal version of The Craft.) But the question was about soundtracks, not the actual show...

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Have to vote for Game of Thrones, Westworld, Sopranos. I'm going out on a limb and say that HBO series do pretty well in this area

FreeThinker73 Level 5 May 17, 2018
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Doctor Who. The new series, that is.

memorylikeasieve Level 7 May 17, 2018

I like the Tom Baker Dr. Who.

Im old enough to remember the original 60s series. That soundtrack was phenomenal especially as it was pre-Moog synthesizer or any of our electronic gadgets, just tape machines.

As far as far as that goes, plug in any 60's Irwin Allen show score.

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Peeky Blinders

ThorR Level 5 May 17, 2018
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I can't believe no one has brought up the Atheist Anthem yet...the theme song for The Big Bang Theory!

Yogisan Level 6 May 17, 2018
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....and I don't mean "Soft Kitty". 😅

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Peaky Blinders!

BookDeath Level 8 May 17, 2018
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Totally not what I expected, but I like it!

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Westworld is making me very happy right now

Mikey5236o6 Level 4 May 17, 2018
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Kids in the hall- theme song

4EvanSake Level 6 May 17, 2018
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Music is subjective so I won't say it is the best but it is my favorite. Samurai Champloo OST. These guys did a great cover of one of the songs.

TheInterlooper Level 7 May 17, 2018
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@Connolly42 It is the outro from an anime called Samurai Champloo. The show is a great piece of art in every aspect. Everyone I've introduced to the show has fallen in love with it. (even the ones who scoffed at watching an anime) You should check it out sometime. It is only 26 episodes. Here is the original version of the song.

@Connolly42 It is also notable that the artist (Nujabes) is to lofi hip-hip as Jimi Hendrix is to Rock.

@TheInterlooper I remember Samurai Champloo when it first came out, Mugenlooper. Really good anime.

@SpikeTalon #MeToo May 20th will be the 14th anniversary of its premiere.

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I give big props to Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates, for a low budget morning cartoon it had a score that would've suited Erroll Flynn's best performance.

Rufus_Maximus Level 7 May 17, 2018
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I loved the intro song for the first True Detective series. It was Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family. Shudder!

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brentan Level 7 May 17, 2018
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Uh....... How about Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.

AmelieMatisse Level 8 May 17, 2018
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True detective.., Season two has a lot of Lera Lynn 🖤

Apunkonyx Level 4 May 31, 2018
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You misspelled True Blood/WKRP in Cincinnati.

With bonus points to True Blood for having the most perfect opening credit sequence ever.

Honorable mention to Dear White People for consistently awesome music.

Unfoldingchaos Level 5 May 18, 2018
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Love love love this piece from Game of Thrones

Remi Level 6 May 18, 2018
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Game of Thrones and Westworld!

Remi Level 6 May 18, 2018
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Kicking it Old School Style:

seaspot_run Level 6 May 17, 2018
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And how could I forget this?

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I enjoyed the live performances on HBO's Treme. Also, I don't know when the trend started (The Sopranos?), but I like how series use different songs that play over closing credits on weekly episodes. Does that only happen on cable shows? Haven't watched a network show in ages. I've gotten in the habit of having my Shazzam app at the ready to learn what I'm hearing if it strikes my fancy.

HikingMusician Level 4 May 17, 2018
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The Americans
Hawaii Five O(original)
Big Love

sassygirl3869 Level 9 May 17, 2018
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I always liked the music used in Sopranos and their "theme" song is still part of my play list......

Suffolkian Level 5 May 17, 2018
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Dr who, sopranos, 6 feet under, Stargate sg1, Star trek Voyager, Oz

A lot of good ones.

Kbdank71 Level 6 May 17, 2018
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It has to be Black Beauty from the 70s or 80s. The accompanying imagery is beautiful too. Unfortunately the show itself was mind numbingly boring garbage.

Ellatynemouth Level 8 May 17, 2018
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A-team

Jones_HF Level 5 May 17, 2018
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I love the CSI use of the Who but my mind goes back to the 70`s and this very simple moody sequence. The show was called Callan. Edward Woodward played the lead and he was very much the same character he played in the Equalizer. Younger and much more cynical working for MI5 as a hitman.

273kelvin Level 7 May 17, 2018
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The original Hawaii Five-O, and going back to the 50’s, Rawhide was a good track, Frankie Lane sang the theme song, was also a pretty big hit. Bonanza also had a good soundtrack.

Tomas Level 6 May 17, 2018
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