TMP Television Edition: TV Score and/or Theme Song

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s the last Thursday of the month and that means it’s TV time. So, instead of the usual 3 to 5 films, I’ll be picking my favorite TV show theme songs!

#1 Charmed

I am ashamed to say that it wasn’t until quite recently that I learned that How Soon is Now? was originally a Smiths song. I watched Charmed so much through my teenage years and simply loved the theme song!

#2 Dawson’s Creek

I only caught a sporadic episode here and there when there was a school holiday. For some reason this show aired in the morning on Austrian TV, so it didn’t really go with my schedule. However, it features one of my all-time favorite theme songs! I read that now that the show is on Netflix they had to change exactly that because of some rights’ issue. I just won’t be the same with I don’t Want to Wait!

#3 O.C. California

O.C. is a show I never watched. Too much drama, just not down my alley. But what certainly is down my alley is the banging theme song!

What’s your favorite theme song? Let me know in the comments!

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17 thoughts on “TMP Television Edition: TV Score and/or Theme Song

  1. I think I interpreted this theme for the week differently, because I didn’t go by intros to the shows at all haha I felt like that was the topic last month, so I went by the scores for the entire season and not soundtracks either. I don’t know haha

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  2. I was never a regular viewer of any of these but I saw at least a couple of episodes of them all. More Dawson’s than the other two, I liked the cast of that one but by the time it was brought to my attention it was too far along to pick up the habit of watching week to week.

    I went with three from the 70’s that have immediately recognizable openings.

    Laverne & Shirley (1976-1983)-Two wacky single gals work in a brewery and look for love in Milwaukee.

    Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!
    (Just an FYI according to an old Yiddish saying “A schlemiel is somebody who often spills his soup, and a schlimazel is the person it lands on.” Hasenpfeffer is a German stew.)

    The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)-Spunky, independent single woman moves to Minneapolis to start a new life. Lands as Associate Producer of the news at tiny WJM station. Spends the next seven years surrounded by classic characters.

    Who can turn the world on with her smile?
    Who can take a nothing day
    And suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

    The Jeffersons (1975-1985)-Prosperous dry cleaner George Jefferson & his often exasperated wife Louise move into a ritzy apartment on Manhattan’s East Side. Thanks to George’s cocky brashness endless humorous troubles befall the pair.

    Well, we’re moving on upppp
    To the East side
    To a deluxe apartment in the sky-y-y
    Moving on up to the East side
    We finally got a piece of the pie!

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    • I’ve heard about all those shows, but haven’t seen a single episode of either. I don’t recall them ever being on a re-run on German TV, in fact, I’m not sure all of them ever aired here at all. 😅


  3. I never watched those shows though I’m familiar with those 2 opening theme songs. The first of which is a song by the Smiths but performed by Love Spit Love (Richard Butler’s post-Psychedelic Furs) band. Dawson’s Creek…. I hate that fucking song.

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    • There only ever was one show about teenagers that I enjoyed, which was My So Called life. I’ll never get over the fact that it was cancelled.
      The drama there actually was realistic, in stark contrast to other shows like OC. 😅


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  5. I was never big into the OC but looooved the theme song. I really hate when I watch a show on streaming and they’ve changed the songs because of rights issues. It’s never the same.

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  6. Charmed – I didn’t know it was a song originally by The Smiths until I started listening to The Smiths years after I stopped watching the showing. The cover made the tune a little eerie/magically sounding by I thought the lyrics never really fitted the show.

    Dawson’s Creek – The opening song that is used on the show on Netflix is different, but the show always had two different opening songs. I Don’t Want to Wait was used when it was aired in the US. When it was aired internationally, in some places, they had used the other song that is now used on Netflix. When I saw it on TV it had used the other song.

    The link to my blog – you had made it to the preliminary schedule. Please either link to my main blog address or the TMP page.

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    • Oh, I wasn’t aware that Dawson’s Creek had to different songs all along! In Germany they used I don’t want to Wait, I just assumed they used that song everywhere.
      And I fixed the link!


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