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Month-long TV Meme - Day #18 - Favourite title sequence.

When nicis_anatomy started to post this meme last month, I promised her that I would do it in June. So I am keeping my promise. From seeing Nici's posts last month, I know several of my answers will be the same as hers.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching.
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season).
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever.
Day 05 - A show you hate.
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch.
Day 09 - Best scene ever.
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.

Day 11 - A show that disappointed you.
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than five times.
Day 13 - Favourite childhood show.
Day 14 - Favourite male character.
Day 15 - Favourite female character.
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show.
Day 17 - Favourite mini series.
Day 18 - Favourite title sequence.
Day 19 - Best TV show cast.
Day 20 - Favourite kiss.
Day 21 - Favourite ship.
Day 22 - Favourite series finale.
Day 23 - Most annoying character.
Day 24 - Best quote.
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new).
Day 26 - OMG WTF? season finale.
Day 27 - Best pilot episode.
Day 28 - First TV show obsession.
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession.
Day 30 - Saddest character death.

Day 18 - Favourite title sequence.

When I first saw this meme I wasn't sure what I'd go with for this one. However, we are rewatching M*A*S*H at the moment and every night I'm reminded by just how much I love the opening sequence.

The music is haunting (even without the lyrics) and the graphics flow so well, you see from the open sequence what the show is so clearly about and who are the main characters involved - mostly. Radar looking up as the helicopters bringing wounded fly in over the hills; the doctors, nurses and core men running to the helicopter pads whilst others drive the jeeps/truck; said doctors, nurses and core men gathering around the injured; instructions being given and the journey back with the injured to the unit. Very powerfully done. I like how, over time, it was extended and the people changed/given slightly different views, in order to accommodate the extra names as the main cast grew.

The series is amazing, it's thought provoking, it's humane, it shows real people thrown into a war they don't want to be involved in; people who for the most part aren't regular army. It shows doctors who treat people no matter if they are their own or the enemy, race, creed, colour, friend, foe doesn't matter to the doctors (mostly). They do what they trained to do: they save lives. Yet in the midst of this hell there is humour - lots of it, but the humour doesn't detract from what the message of the series.

It's an title sequence I don't tire of, I don't find myself fiddling around just waiting for it to be over; I watch it. Sadly, I can't find a decent video on YouTube (but then YouTube I often find is evil t me *g*). I was looking for one for Season 4 as the sequence had extended to include Father Mulcahy as well, but I failed. There was a very grainy/fuzzy version for S1 & 2 (including when the music changed somewhat and became jazzier, which didn't work) and there's the changed version for later on, but I couldn't find for what I was looking :-(

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Tags: !memes/quizes, tv show: m*a*s*h, tv: 30 day meme, tv: general

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