10 Brilliantly Simple Opening Credits In Awesome TV Shows

9. Stranger Things

Perhaps one of the most famously simple openings of recent times, the Stranger Things initial credits merely revolve around the show’s title card, revealed slowly in red outline, set to the sound of Michael Stein’s 80s-influenced synth line.

Striking, hypnotic, and more than a little foreboding, the titles allow the viewer to readjust to the show's heady combination of 80s nostalgia and sci-fi horror, expertly blending a sense of playfulness with real seriousness. Echoing openings from films by John Carpenter and David Cronenburg, the titles efficiently offer an appetiser to the show, doing just enough to entice the viewer without bombarding them.


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