Login Register

All times are UTC - 7 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic Page 2 of 2   [ 31 posts ]   Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:18 am 
Offline
King of Cool
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2003 11:30 am
Posts: 69108
Religion: Anticukite Catholic
Peetem wrote:
There's some really good writing early on it seems.

The episode I saw last night had references to the change in theme song and even went back to the one used for season one to close the show.

Genius.



I prefer the original theme song, it gives the show a more serious, more somber tone which I think is appropriate for the subject matter.

_________________
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard" HL Mencken

Therefore.....let it burn.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:33 am 
Offline
Board Administrator
Board Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:44 pm
Posts: 18347
Religion: Catholic
We loved it too. Went through everything on Netflix. We were so bummed when we ran out.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:40 am 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 27059
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
Doom wrote:
Peetem wrote:
There's some really good writing early on it seems.

The episode I saw last night had references to the change in theme song and even went back to the one used for season one to close the show.

Genius.



I prefer the original theme song, it gives the show a more serious, more somber tone which I think is appropriate for the subject matter.

I like the original theme, but I wouldn't have said it sounded particularly serious, and definitely not somber.

_________________
Image
The Medal of St. Benedict

Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:48 am 
Offline
King of Cool
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2003 11:30 am
Posts: 69108
Religion: Anticukite Catholic
gherkin wrote:
Doom wrote:
Peetem wrote:
There's some really good writing early on it seems.

The episode I saw last night had references to the change in theme song and even went back to the one used for season one to close the show.

Genius.



I prefer the original theme song, it gives the show a more serious, more somber tone which I think is appropriate for the subject matter.

I like the original theme, but I wouldn't have said it sounded particularly serious, and definitely not somber.



Then you must not remember it, the original theme is a melancholy jazz piano composition which the show would play whenever Monk was depressed for some reason or another. And the original opening credits with Monk getting ready for his day to go see Dr. Kroger gave the show a downbeat feel from the first moment, especially in the pilot episode where you can hear Monk talking to himself while he prepares for the day. Music ALWAYS dominates video, if you have the happiest video ever filmed, but put a really sad song over it, the video becomes depressing. And those original credits are depressing.

Honestly, the only TV theme song I can think of that is more depressing is the sad little song that used to play over the end credits of 'The Incredible Hulk' where you see David Banner hitchhiking. Man, as a kid I practically wept every week seeing that....and the name of the song? Appropriately enough....'The Lonely Man'.

_________________
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard" HL Mencken

Therefore.....let it burn.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:50 am 
Offline
Board Administrator
Board Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:44 pm
Posts: 18347
Religion: Catholic
OK, there was an episode that had Snoop Dog doing the It's a Jungle Out There theme - it sounded so evil and menacing when he did it! I hated it. Other than that I liked both themes.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:53 am 
Offline
Board Administrator
Board Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:44 pm
Posts: 18347
Religion: Catholic
The original theme is available as an MP3 download at Amazon so you can hear a sample of it there.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:54 am 
Offline
King of Cool
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2003 11:30 am
Posts: 69108
Religion: Anticukite Catholic
Zeno wrote:
The original theme is available as an MP3 download at Amazon so you can hear a sample of it there.


Oh, I know the theme, I've heard it enough times I can play it in my head at will. 8-)

_________________
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard" HL Mencken

Therefore.....let it burn.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:56 am 
Offline
King of Cool
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2003 11:30 am
Posts: 69108
Religion: Anticukite Catholic
Zeno wrote:
OK, there was an episode that had Snoop Dog doing the It's a Jungle Out There theme - it sounded so evil and menacing when he did it! I hated it. Other than that I liked both themes.


I like how on the show 'Psych' they always change the theme song to make it appropriate for whatever the show is about....the Boyz II Men version in particular is really good.

_________________
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard" HL Mencken

Therefore.....let it burn.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:51 am 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 27059
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
Doom wrote:
Then you must not remember it, the original theme is a melancholy jazz piano composition which the show would play whenever Monk was depressed for some reason or another.

No, I definitely do not remember that. The original theme that I remember is a light little fun jazz guitar piece. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7asXAbpLi3w (no rolls!)

_________________
Image
The Medal of St. Benedict

Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:56 am 
Offline
Criminally Insane Cucumber
Criminally Insane Cucumber
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:20 pm
Posts: 27059
Location: The countertop
Religion: The True One
Church Affiliations: OblSB
Zeno wrote:
OK, there was an episode that had Snoop Dog doing the It's a Jungle Out There theme - it sounded so evil and menacing when he did it!

Yeah, that was pretty oppressive.

_________________
Image
The Medal of St. Benedict

Suscipe me secundum eloquium tuum, et vivam: et non confundas me ab exspectatione mea.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Monk
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:02 am 
Online
Our Lady's Gladiator
Our Lady's Gladiator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 5:26 am
Posts: 83617
Location: Revelation 11:19-12:1
Religion: Catholic
Church Affiliations: 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus
gherkin wrote:
Doom wrote:
Then you must not remember it, the original theme is a melancholy jazz piano composition which the show would play whenever Monk was depressed for some reason or another.

No, I definitely do not remember that. The original theme that I remember is a light little fun jazz guitar piece. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7asXAbpLi3w (no rolls!)


definitely light and fun...sounds vaguely familiar though...wonder where i've heard something like that before...on a commercial...telephone on hold music...elevator music...somewhere

_________________
All Marian devotion begins with Christ,is centered on Christ,and ends with Christ.
As Mary brought Jesus to us,so shall She bring us to Jesus!


De Maria numquam satis

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 2 of 2   [ 31 posts ]   Go to page Previous  1, 2


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: faithfulservant, Jon Snow, Speed Racer and 12 guests


Jump to: