Weird old title sequences: LA Heat (1996), possibly the worst TV show ever made

LA Heat, in my estimation, was possibly one of the worst TV shows ever made. Yes, worse than Angela’s Eyes and even Saving Grace. I’m not going to write epic swathes of text about why it was so bad. I’m just going to let the beyond-parody title sequence speak for itself.

If that didn’t persuade you, here’s the first episode of the second season. If your IQ drops as a result of watching it, that’s not my fault.


  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.