Was it intentional that this assignment is due literally the very minute that the show with one of the greatest theme songs of all time comes back? #succession
The prestige-y fictional werewolf show I wrote this theme song for is Irish, and probably on one of the streaming services I don’t yet have. I think it was based on a book that was popular in 2017. Actually I think it’s a remake of a Dutch show that was based on the book. The book is Dutch. And the Dutch show apparently was incredible and super dark. Kind of an extremely dark comedy, I think But you know, subtitles. But apparently it’s worth watching with the subtitles. It’s about werewolves, but not sexy werewolves, based in a small lumber town in rural Ireland, But it’s not really a gory horror show – it’s more about how… you know… the scariest monsters of all are… the people. You know? And people can change suddenly too, just like werewolves. Sometimes, we hurt the people we love most, seemingly out of our control. Just like werewolves. The acting is good, and I think someone from Dr Who is in it? I think he plays like a shopkeeper? Letitia Wright plays a traveler who is staying in the town. And Kenneth Branagh plays the dad who I think is the first werewolf in the town. Jessie Buckley plays a local cop who’s married to Domhnall Gleeson. Or is it Brian Gleeson? I think there’s also someone from the Harry Potter movies in it. I saw the trailer and it looked great. No Chris O’Dowd or Barry Keoghan or Saoirse Ronan in this one though.
It’s called like Howlers East of Cork or something. Or Dublin Dogs? Or like the name of a town? Like Rathdowny? West Gorey? I like that because gory, even though as I said earlier, it’s not a gory show. Or Muine Bheag. Yes, let’s go with Muine Bheag because it sounds like “Moon Big.”
This 2:20 length version of my theme is only in the pilot episode, and then they cut it down to 1:38 for future eps (fun fact: the Twin Peaks theme for the pilot was 2:30, and then they cut it down to 90 seconds. Other long but great theme songs include: Sopranos (1:39 seconds), Westworld (1:50), Succession (1:33), The Simpsons (1:18), GoT (1:48).
The intro sequence shows stylized weird closeups of various objects that eventually you realize become important to the central mystery of the show. Has anyone seen Bad Sisters? It’s an Irish show that Nora and I loved that I very loosely based this on. The Bad Sisters theme is a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Who By Fire” and I think it’s great. Going for that type of trope.
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would you watch this show?