ByF. Flobo Boyce, writer at
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F. Flobo Boyce

Whether you first heard is beautiful music on Battlestar Galatica, The Walking Dead, or even a hidden gem like The Cape, there's no denying that music composer Bear McCreary has to be the hardest working man in television today. Simply put, Bear is THE MAN. Let me count the ways.

1. The ability to capture "Epic".

BSG gets a lot of love, but his work on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. found a way to be its own soundscape while referencing The Avengers film(s).

Or how about the theme to Human Target?

2. He's not afraid to mix genres.

The soundtrack that made me take notice of Bear's skill was that of Constantine. A "dark carnival" that mixes instruments like the harpsichord with more modern orchestral progression. It blends together like a hearty bowl of soup and is just as delicious.

Or how about he tackles a Scottish time-travel, romantic, period-piece like "Outlander" and found a way to address all of that through music.

3. He's just that cool.

On his official YouTube channel, Bear actually discusses his technique and how he comes up with his inspiration to create.

Bravo, good sir. Bravo.


What's your favorite Bear McCreary television theme song?


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