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TV series with great original music
Old 18th January 2019
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TV series with great original music

lots of TV shows use hit songs from the past/present to great effect. But what shows do you consider have great original sound tracks?

For instance, Jeff Beal (Rome, Carnivale)...
Old 18th January 2019
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BABY on Netflix
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Au service de la France
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Old 19th January 2019
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Fargo
Old 21st January 2019
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Homecoming on Amazon has some really cool experimental music and themes.
Old 24th January 2019
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Gomorra.
Mokadelic's experimental electronic score is really cool.
Old 24th January 2019
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Obv Stranger Things!

Vice Principals had really great school drum line transition pieces. Unique and matched the theme very well.

The Knick was one of my faves though. Turn of the century medical drama with really cool brooding synth lines. Worked great for the mood.
Old 24th January 2019
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Counterpart has great music, I think. Cool show in general.
Old 29th January 2019
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Utopia (UK series) by Cristobal Tapia de Veer, from a few years back.
Old 30th January 2019
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Mr. Robot (although it does have some referenced tracks mix in there)
Old 30th January 2019
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The Last Panthers has pretty nice original music
Old 30th January 2019
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"The Leftovers" by Max Richter
"Philip Dick's Electric Dreams"( on Amazon Prime ) has great electronic scores by various composers depending on the episode.
"Luke Cage" by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad ( although it has a lot of referenced tracks as well )
"Game Of Thrones" by Ramin Djawadi
"The Americans" by Nathan Barr
"The Crown" by Hans Zimmer
"Au service de la France" by Nicolas Godin from Air
Old 30th January 2019
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DEADLY CLASS (on SyFy Network), by Nathan Matthew David!
Old 30th January 2019
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Broadchurch - music by Ólafur Arnalds
Old 30th January 2019
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I have no idea how much original music is involved here outside of the theme song but this is one of my personal favorite shows, music-wise:

Old 31st January 2019
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"Luke Cage" by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad ( although it has a lot of referenced tracks as well )
yeah, there are shows that include both. but, i'm still interested in the original music in these shows if you think it's great
Old 6th February 2019
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Oldie: X-files (Mark Snow)
Newbie: True Detective (T Bone Burnett)
Old 8th February 2019
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Inspector Montelbano. Wonderful music.
Old 8th February 2019
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Twin Peaks!
Old 8th February 2019
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Twin Peaks changed everything for TV scoring. Another vote for The Knick, Cliff Martinez is always reliably brilliant. Really like both the score and the music supervision of Fargo, Insecure too. Personally Northern Exposure is near and dear. Both the score and music supervision helped create that isolated Alaskan vibe.
Old 13th February 2019
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Old 21st February 2019
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Utopia (UK series) by Cristobal Tapia de Veer, from a few years back.
Nice one. That is brilliant music. Very original. Good series too!
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Old 22nd February 2019
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Mr. Robot
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Westworld
Old 23rd February 2019
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I thought Ben Frost's music for Fortitude on Amazon was one of the more interesting scores I've heard lately. The music fit the show exceptionally well. Great use of sound design within his music too.
Old 23rd February 2019
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I really liked Ben Frost's score for DARK.

Also really enjoyed Lorne Balfe's score on the second series of Marcella. Can tell he was giving a lot of freedom on that one.
Old 4th March 2019
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In the Netflix-distributed BBC thriller Bodyguard there's a "typical" modern suspense score in the sense that it has with pulsing synths, atonality and rising tones but the choice of sounds and the raw nature of the tracks really turns the high-tension scenes in the show up to 11.
Old 7th March 2019
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Wallander - The Swedish one - The series with music by the ‘Fläskkwartetten’
Amazing what sounds they create as a string quartet.
Old 8th March 2019
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Fläskkvartetten was my favorite for quite some time.

Also an interesting tidbit to me at least is that one of their collaborators, or guest singers, Stina Nordenstam, sort of has the same faint delicate projection (if you can even call it that) as some contemporary 'artsy' female singers.. but like back in the 90's...
Old 8th March 2019
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The Walking Dead, music by Bear McCreary. Intro theme is genius and there are some gems in episodes, too. Current season (9) has great music for new villains, Whisperers, although the great acting of Cassady McClincy, Samantha Morton and Ryan Hurst helps, too .

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