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Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« on: June 10, 2015, 11:32:22 AM »
I think I found something good about TAR 24 (finally :lol:)

I just came across a video from YouTube that compiles all opening credits (you know the thing that starts rolling out at the beginning of each episode) from season 1-24, and after watching them, I think TAR 24 has the best opening credits.

- It starts with some transportation, a plane, a train, but the Malaysian ship is the one that steals the scene here. It moves fitly according to the music, and its movement is just really epic.

- Then Matterhorn from TAR 18 (?) and the introduction of the teams: Cowboy (no comment, but anyway does anyone realize that cowboys always appear first on the opening sequence of three seasons they competed?), then Caroline & Jennifer.

- And then the skyline of Kuala Lumpur that is gradually lit just beautiful.

- Then NaNa has the best opening credit ever, I have to admit it.

- And then the Ferris wheel on Canton tower is really amazing. It moves fast first, then it went slower, giving it a dramatic effect.

- Then Brenchel kissing <3 and Malaysian traditional dancer that is really neat and suitable.

- Then Jessica and John, devil dancer in Spain then Mark & Mallory <3

- Helicopter and the iceberg from TAR 23 is really cool

- The sound of sword from the gladiator is perfect.

- Then Joey & Meghan's amazing opening credit. They are the second best opening credit. Ever.

Overall, TAR 24's opening credit features great shots and montages. I think it also has better color tone. I don't know. But it makes the opening look more fresh.


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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2015, 12:28:32 PM »
The tone of TAR23 onwards are the best and feel most picturesque and travel-esque, it's like looking at a digital stamped postcard. Hence the shots of the locations and attractions are also awesome. The new music is also my favorite, a combo of the first two music, which is a good balance!

But I miss the team intros of before, with the first being an activity (and often not regarding the camera) and second being more official with teams simply facing the camera. Most teams' intro shots of recent seasons just have the first half an individual zoomed and panned shot of the members, followed by the normal shot with both members, many even in the same spot. Looks kinda redundant. But I can see them still able to do the classic way with the new intro (e.g. TAR25 Tim & Te Jay and kinda Kym & Alli, TAR24 Flight Time & Big Easy, TAR23 Rowan & Shane, Brandon & Adam and Tim & Marie).

But maybe it is a good thing now that they did that? Not sure how they'd do the classic way for the blind date teams.

But as for my favorite one idk  :lol:  Only thing I know is that I like TAR15's (but I love this season) and TAR22's intros the least. But that's because in TAR15's intro, some teams' shots were already the race scenes so the OCD part of my cringes seeing that imbalance :lol:  TAR22 you can tell was using the style of TAR23 onwards for the team shots, which doesn't seem to work in the old style and intro music.
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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2015, 08:47:54 PM »
I agree with you that the recent opening credits have amazing graphic design, especially with the passport stamp here and there, making it more travel-esque, just like what you say.

However, I like the music from the opening of S14-S22 since the beat, and faster tempo gives me such an adrenaline rush. :cheer:

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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 10:24:51 PM »
This is definitely my favourite (:

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2015, 10:27:42 PM »
This is definitely my favourite (:



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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2015, 10:38:11 PM »
This is definitely my favourite (:



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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 11:05:12 PM »
This is definitely my favourite (:



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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 12:43:53 AM »
Funny how the best opening credit sequence was the one that only aired twice lol

I think the best TAR opening credits have to go to TARAu though.  Season 1 especially but season 2 and to a lesser extent season 3 are all excellent.  Just a different, more slick, more dynamic feel, especially with the team shots.

Just like Anne Marie & Tracy's epic carts:

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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 08:03:01 AM »
Also a minor thing about the Au intro is the lack of the black outline around the names. It looks much more slick.

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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 06:00:48 PM »
Anne Marie & Tracy's pushing cart ecstatic <333


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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2015, 06:11:18 PM »
TAR18, 19 and 24.
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Re: Best Intro / Best Opening Sequence / Best Opening Credit
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2015, 05:37:13 PM »
All credits between TAR18-22 have the best credits + theme song in my opinion