I'd like to think of myself as somebody who is mentally independent, and neither cares nor needs the approval or disapproval of others to form my own opinions.
But you have to admit, it CAN be rather reassuring when you find out that other people share your strange opinion on something, as baseless as it may sound.
The topic in this case are TV and movie logos. I'm talking about the very short clips of a company's logo and their name, more specifically a company involved in some television show or movie. For movies, the logo shows up before the movie starts (e.g., the Paramount Pictures mountain, or Universal's shot of planet earth). For television shows, it can show up before or after, or both.
The opinion that I was pleased to see other people sharing, is that some of these logo scenes were needlessly melodramatic, if not scary. This was especially true for a number of us who were very, very young children in the 1970s and perhaps also the early 80s. We'd be watching shows like Sesame Street, then suddenly had some strange logo thrown at us, with hypnotically drenched synthesizer sounds, all purposely composed to be a bit catchy or emotional at the same time. What are you supposed to make of that at age 3?
Even as an adult, there were times when I sat in front of the silver screen and thought "Hey, this preview seems pretty cool. Or maybe it's the start of the movie? Aw crap, it's just some logo!"
My own personal vote for the most needlessly melodramatic logo though would have to go to this one for United Artists: