Even though it’s an unrealistic, even absurd, notion, sometimes I wonder what it would be like if I had my own TV show. I have no idea what it would be like–whether it would be a comedy or drama–but the dream remains. Naturally, I started thinking about what the theme song would be to my hypothetical show.
You see, the theme is an important, but often overlooked, component of a show. It sets the tone and gives the audience a taste of what they’re in for. Some shows opt for a wholly original theme like New Girl, and countless other sitcoms from the 70s, 80s and 90s, while others, like 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation and The Americans, opt for entirely instrumental themes.
I, however, would prefer an honest-to-goodness track from an artist.
“Stupid Kid” – Alkaline Trio
“Stupid Kid” would be perfect for a show kind of like Freaks and Geeks, a comedy with a strong point of view and value on reminiscence. It’s short, fast and almost everyone can relate to it.
“Trouble in River City” – The Ergs
I want this to be a theme song strictly because its brevity will allow it to be heard in full.
“Fix My Brain” – The Marked Men
Whadya know? Another punk song! Anyway, I see this as an update to Weird Science, well, a better update…