9 Classic HBO Intros: How Does The ‘Luck’ Intro Stack Up?

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The Sopranos

Set to music from R.L. Burnside, The Sopranos opens with Tony Soprano emerging on the Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel. From there it’s a tour of New Jersey. From the NJ Turnpike to locales in North Caldwell, Elizabeth, Verona, Bloomfield, and Bayonne. More than anything, it really makes you want strippers and pork.

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire‘s intro sends bootlegger Nucky Thompson to the ocean to ponder how big his business can grow and what footprint he’ll leave on the world. As he stands there, the water levels rise to his knees, and bottles of bootlegged alcohol was ashore. Until the sea is completely loaded with floating bottles, like Spring Break.

Flight of the Conchords

New Zealand‘s fourth most popular folk duo are seen struggling to make ends meet in New York City. Living and writing together in cramped quarters and playing gigs at bizarre venues, this intro also introduces us to the artful and low rent styles the show uses to create its musical sequences.

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