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God only knows why they changed the Big Love credits

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Next week is the season finale of Big Love, so of course I’m just now getting around to complaining about this.

I hate the new credits. The falling and the new song and the reaching out. Where is God Only Knows? Where’s the ice skating over cracking ice signifying the Henrickson’s perfect union being pulled apart by outside forces? Where’s the passing through the veils??

I watched the first two seasons of BL on DVD and I always watched the credits because that song is one that people who don’t even like the Beach Boys (like me) love. I get that these new ones are prettier and relate more to the current season of forces inside the family being the cause of it’s destruction, but I prefer the slightly cheesier original credits and miss getting to sing I may not always love you, but long as there are stars above you, you never need to doubt it, I’ll make you so sure about it…

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

2 thoughts on “God only knows why they changed the Big Love credits

  1. I am in 100% agreement with you on the random change in Big Love’s opener! It was actually something I bitched about in my very first blog entry back in January. So, I am glad I am not the only one. (Your explanation of both openers was way more intelligent than mine though.)

    The Henricksons are cheesy, dammit! And they should have a cheesy theme song to go with them! Not some way-too-cool, slow emo-type song that not even young Ben would listen to. In the past, when Big Love came on, I used to happily sing along with the theme song. (This is why I live alone.) Now, when the show comes on, I just stare mournfully at my TV screen with my mouth open, yawning.

    Is it possible that Old Teeny stole Old Theme Song when she inexplicably escaped the show last season? Hmmm . . .

    • You are so right. That new song IS too hip for the Henrickson’s who get their panties in a wad over JIM NABORS coming to the casino!!

      I also used to sing the theme song, I really loved that! To say the premiere was overshadowed by the lameness of the new credits is sadly an understatement (I also live alone – so much better to sing theme songs that way!)

      I thought I heard that OldTeeny was dumped bc that actress was becoming a teen and Teeny is still supposed to be – teeny – I guess. But the casting is just SO horrific. You are SO RIGHT about Bill gritting his teeth at her stupid tap dancing. All her whining at Sarah – I was hoping she’d crack one of those glasses she was packing over Nu-Teeny’s head. Can we get the Greenes to kidnap her and leave her in an Ostrich cage?

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