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TV Theme Songs: The Soul of a TV Show

Television theme songs (and the opening credits sequences designed to accompany them) are an art form that is seldom given the careful study it deserves. In fact, theme songs are not as prevalent as they once were, producers opting to jump right into the story with the credits playing over the opening scene.  Something is lost in this abrupt start of a television show, a bit of magic that may not be essential, but that certainly transports us with its melody and lyrics.

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The Decline of the Disney Sitcom

Having grown up in the 80s where kid-centric sitcoms were a regular part of the television landscape, it is probably no surprise that I continue to look for similar entertainment in my adulthood. In my youth, colorful family programming such as Silver Spoons, Punky Brewster, Small Wonder and ALF, usually with outlandishly ludicrous premises, were an escape for those kids who enjoyed a little adventure and fun. In my "maturity", I find myself nostalgic for that kind of sitcom, a brand that is no longer found on network television. This is why I will often turn on the Disney Channel or Disney XD for some lighthearted entertainment reminiscent of those 80s favorites.