I’ve written before about my thoughts on the importance of title sequences, and I have been re-visiting The West Wing recently. It struck me just how perfect the opening titles are with this show, immediately telling us what we’re watching (right down to Sheen’s JFK pose).
W.G. Snuffy Walden, the series composer, was originally thinking about doing a guitar based theme, but thankfully they all moved away from that idea.
Another political show, this time Veep’s HBO, also nails the title sequence, giving us all the information we need and setting the tone perfectly.