Here we go again with a blast from the past! There are many hit shows from the 1990s but the following are both emblematic and with an unmistakable intro music. As I have done for the previous decades, they are listed in chronological order.
Twin Peaks – theme by Angelo Badalamenti (1990)
We all wanted to know who killed Laura Palmer! This eerie, haunting and occasionally creep series stems from the wild imagination of David Lynch, heralded by an equally spooky music.
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air – theme by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1990)
The face that launched a thousand ships… oh no, sorry, I meant the show that put Will Smith on a path to stardom. The hip hop answer to the Huxtables with its memorable lyrics.
X-Files – theme by Mark Snow(1993)
I’ve often wondered: why did Scully and Mulder always end up in dark places with tiny flashlights? Another mystery related to this TV cult. The music has an uncanny feeling that stays with you for a long time.
Friends – I’ll Be There For You, The Rembrandts (1994)
Misadventures of a group of twenty-somethings in New York, you know, it’s like Girls but for Gen Xers. The upbeat music of The Rembrandts will always bring a smile to your face.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – theme by Nerf Herder (1997)
Kickass leading lady that fight vampires and the forces of evil while painstakingly punning and making clever pop culture references: awesome! Welcome to the genius of Joss Whedon. The rock intro just sets the pace… in every generation there is a chosen one…
Sex and the City – theme by Douglas J. Cuomo (1998)
The life of four thirty-somethings: their sexcapades and troubled relationships in the Big Apple. All told with humour and style.