Here's a list of what I think are the best TV show openings, in no particular order.
The show was about how all these different systems in the city work, and the opening gives you a glimpse of how comprehensive the show tries to be.
He's doing his normal morning routine but it's suggestively off.
They get more creative with this song. They have different versions of the song for different episodes later on in the show. I think they even it cut it out altogether. It does, however, just give you a weird suburbia feeling.
Well, the song is great and the images are just great. They are also random, but they seem to work well and prepare you for the show.
I had forgotten to include this one, but it's definitely up there. Just the song and the simplicity is enough to count it among the best.
Quite frankly, it's artistic. Because the show didn't finish and goes too slowly, I might even say that this opening was better than the show itself. People should take a hint from this opening or do as the next opening does.
I am not the biggest fan of this show, but it has done some great things. This opening is one of those great things. If you are not going to have a great opening like the ones above (with a great song), then just fall back on this quick opening and flash the names during the first few minutes of the show. Simple.