*Raises hand* I AM!
I don't knwo about COMPLETE. I'm scared JFP is going to get rid of the theme, and that's like a Y&R staple for me. I hope they don't change THAT. They can change everything else, but I have always loved the Y&R theme, and people that don't even watch the show recognize Y&R just from the theme song. As a matter of fact, Y&R, DAYS, and B&B are the only soaps I can think of that have had basically the same theme throughout the entire run. I could be wrong tho....
The opening titles have needed revamping for years! I don't consider it a priority, but first let JFP get rid of the dead weight on this show first (of which there is so much at this time)
I agree, the theme song MUST stay as part of the Y&R opening title sequence. Otherwise, the rest of it needs to be overhauled.
stoney07, I am also fearing the worst. I'm afraid she will completely mutilate the opening into what she thinks is something "youthful, hot, sexy and has a fast-pace". And of course one that will only last for 10 seconds or something. No no.
I am quite happy with the current opening and the style, the only thing that needs doing are the new pics of the actors that are missing from it.
Absolutely not. An overhaul is not needed, just update the actors. That theme song is probably one of the most recognized intros in TV history. And sets the tone of the show.....
I never got into any other shows except the Bell soaps - so i dont know her but i still don't like the look of her. From her picture on DC she looks like she just escaped from Azkaban
Wasn't "Bless the beasts and the children" the opening song when it first started? Or maybe they just played it during a scene.
Update the pictures. Slide the not so popular ones in at the end. The Chloe, Gloria, Abby, those kind.
I watched an older movie last night with Tommy Lee Jones and Jeff Bridges "Blown Away."
Angelo was the bartender in the Irish pub.
Maria Arena Bell has neglected The Y&R for so many years. The opening and closing credits haven't been updated in many years. The theme song should never change but the rest needs serious updating. There are pictures of only some regular characters in the opening credits. How are the other actors supposed to feel not being featured in the opening credits at all? What a joke.
Bless the Beasts and the Children wasn't the main theme song of the show but rather a second theme. It was used during Bill Bell's reign during very dramatic scenes over the years. Both Nadia's theme and Bless the Beasts were played and or sung many times over silent scenes for dramatic effect. A Bell signature to be sure. I am not sure if they have used this since he passed on. Anyone know?
I hope if the opening credits are change, that they remain faithful to the original concepts. Especially the song. I have always loved the black and white artistic pov of the opening and it would be a shame to change it. It was always very classy.
Yeah, Bless the Beasts and the Children was used after Bill Bell's death. MAB actually used it in a silent scene at the end of an episode. I can't really remember all that was going on, but there were multiple stories going on at once...and I remember it was played ( i think) during the whole Karen/Neil/Tyra/Ana/Devon storyline. If I'm not mistaken, Ana was taken away from them, and the scene where she had to leave Neil's apartment was a silent one with that song playing in the background....
I'd love new opening credits, but yes the song must stay. If JFP doesn't think it's young and sexy, then send her Mary J. Blige's "No More Drama."
Let's just hope that JFP does revamp the credits, she doesn't just end with a shot of the men and neglect the women as she did at GH for years.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it".
To me, the opening credits are fine the way they are, and in reality, how important are they really in the grand scheme of the show? I think it's important to keep the same theme song.
With so many complaining about Maria Arena Bell and her "terrible" writing, is this really a priority? Not to me it isn't. To me, that would be nitpicking.