But there’s still one vestige of broadcast TV that invites you to stop watching: interminable opening credits sequences. Star Trek’s theme song is retro-catchy the first ten times. After that, it’s tedious and irritating. Or consider House of Cards, whose melancholy opening sequence lasts nearly two full minutes(!). There’s only so many times I can watch those DC time lapses.
So why can’t Netflix automatically skip these opening titles for me?
I completely understand where he's coming from. As much as I love singing: "Thrones, yeah, Game of Thrones, yeah, Game of Thrones (fuckin' Game of Thrones fuckin' Game of Thrones fuckin' Game of Thrones fuckin' Game of Thrones)," every. Single. Time. My wife would really prefer that I didn't.
It'd be really nice to a have a quick little marker to skip to that begins the episode. This would be especially helpful for shows like Masterchef, which should be called, "Master-ful-editing-of-the-entire-episode-down-to-a-minute-so-most-of-it-gets-spoiled-before-you-watch-it," but I can see why they didn't go with the original working title.