These 2022 Opening Credits Set a New Standard for How to Start a TV Series

When “Peacemaker” premiered in January 2022, no one quite realized the power of John Cena’s hips.

Yes, exuberant tweets were sent, explainers were written, and charts were topped.

But the invigorating dance routine that introduced every episode of James Gunn’s HBO Max comedy wasn’t an isolated event.

The addictive beat of Wig Wam’s “Do Ya Wanna Taste It?” set off a flurry of outstanding opening credits sequences.

Suddenly, within a few short months, there were a number of unskippable main title treatments on the market, all vying for their place next to iconic TV starting points like “Cheers,” “Friends,” and “The X-Files,” as well as more recent breakthroughs like “Succession,” “BoJack Horseman,” and “Bob’s Burgers.”These weren’t just the best credits of the year.

They were some of the best credits ever seen.And in a few more months, the Television Academy will have a chance to honor five of them.

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