'The Walking Dead'
"When I read the comics, I quickly realized that this world that [author] Robert Kirkman creates is destined to kind go on forever. You feel like, even if the books end, there's no relief from this apocalyptic state. So my first thought when I sat down to write a theme was: This should be open-ended and relentless. You'll notice that there's really only one major rhythmic idea with one melodic structure — but it repeats over and over and over. There's no resolution. It's designed to get into your head and make you feel ill at ease. I'm actually surprised that it's resonated as much with viewers as it has, but people have told me that it's one of their favorite TV themes ever. That's pretty much all you want to hear when you're a composer. [Laughs]"