What’s a great TV show with a terrible theme song?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The Sopranos’ ending gets recreated in Seinfeld

The Sopranos’ final scene has been pored over so much in the decade since it first aired that, at this point, it’s gone from massive pop-culture mystery to mere reference point. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Meadow’s terrible parallel parking skills, the guy in the Members Only jacket, and finally the bell ringing…

This star shines brightest: 11 shows where the main character is also the best

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

What’s with all the driving during the Big Little Lies theme song?

Sometimes a driving sequence at the top of a TV show symbolizes a protagonist’s new beginning: Mary Richards heading down the highway to Minneapolis, or the Clampetts’ loaded-up truck moving to Beverly—Hills, that is. Sometimes the ride is about what lies ahead, as in the top-down cruise that opened up Boy Meets World…

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