WINNER: DARK PATH CHRONICLES, FEARNET

Cross horror film classic Pet Sematary with music videos, like those for Madonna’s Material Girl and Like a Virgin, and you have an idea of the opening sequence for Dark Path Chronicles. It’s like a dream, a nightmare possibly, composed of blazing fast clips, in black and white, of tunnels, smoke and people (some with fangs) over heavy metal rock. Perfect to introduce a series about the dark, distorted parallel reality known as the Dark Path. And there’s a link between Pet Sematary and those Maddona vids. Mary Lambert directed both. She also directed and wrote Dark Path Chronicles.

Honorable Mentions:

Phineas & Ferb, Disney Channel: A catchy tune frames the stepbrothers’ summer activities — from "building a rocket" to "locating Frankenstein’s brain." The Emmy-nominated series was the #1 prime time animated show for 6-10s and 9-14s.

Sonny With a Chance, Disney Channel: Since Sonny (Demi Lovato) is in a sketch comedy series for teens, each opening features skits, which are usually funny in a clean Disney way (lots of sight gags). Nothing sketchy about Sonny’s 1st season ratings. It was the #1 scripted series for 9-14s (1.6mln/6.4 rating).

The Locator, WE tv: Troy Dunn’s intro usually involves a person trying to find a lost relative (cue the mysterious-sounding music). "You can’t find peace until you’ve found all the pieces," he says. Amen.

 

Back to Program Awards

The Daily

Subscribe

Doing Good

Comcast announced plans to equip 25 different Connecticut “Lift Zones” locations, 13 of which are already open. The initiative provides free connectivity in partner community centers for the next three

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.