The platinum age of television continues to yield works of art that double as stunning main-title sequences, setting the tone of some of today’s most prestigious, award-winning. Below are Daily Brief’s picks from 2018.

Elastic Paints ‘Yellowstone’ Main Titles in Sulfuric Hue

Creative agency Elastic painted its main titles for Paramount Network‘s new drama, Yellowstone, in the signature sulfuric yellow that gives the nation’s first national park its name.

Sharp Eyes Will See Clues in ‘Sharp Objects’ Main Titles

The fun of this opening sequence was detecting the musical changes from week to week and spotting all the Easter eggs hidden within this ethereal piece introducing HBO’s limited series starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson.

Elastic Layers Main Titles for Showtime’s ‘Shut Up and Dribble’

Main title maestros Elastic (just note how many times the creative agency is included on this list) took a totally different tack for this colorful opening title sequence for Showtime’s basketball and culture documentary, Shut Up and Dribble, executive produced by NBA superstar LeBron James.

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Main Titles Channel Comic Roots

Netflix turned to original Sabrina comic artist Robert Hack to create this vibrant opening title sequence, which feel like the show’s perfect companion.

Main Titles for AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Will Give You Chills

This opening sequence is as stark as the show itself and the icy landscapes to which it travels in AMC’s chilling story of an exploration gone horribly wrong.

Elastic Creates Moody Main Titles for TNT’s ‘The Alienist’

Elastic sees New York City in an entirely different light for TNT’s high-profile limited series starring Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans and Daniel Brühl .

Elastic’s Futuristic Main Titles for Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’

In this futuristic sequence, Elastic considers the series’ over-riding question of what would happen if death was no longer permanent and human consciousness could just move from body to body?

Viewers Take Creepy Journey in ‘Haunting of Hill House’ Main Titles

Los Angeles-based agency Filmograph leads viewers right into horror in this stylistic opening sequence.

Netflix’s GLOW Goes All in on the ‘80s

Nothing is more perfect than a little Scandal singing GLOW‘s unofficial anthem, “I am the warrior,” to accompany these neon-tinted main titles.

Imaginary Forces Imagines Austere World for Starz’ ‘Counterpart’

Karin Fong’s incredible main-title sequence for Starz’ Counterpart creates a world all their own, and won Fong the Emmy in September.

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