5 epic television theme songs slowed down

10:15 am EDT, August 6, 2013

We’ve come to realize that sometimes a theme song just sounds more epic when it’s slowed down, so we’ve taken five of our favorite themes and did just that! Listen to the results.

We were on a mission after discovering a slowed down Justin Bieber song on YouTube. We thought, “If Bieber sounds this great slow, then what do our fandom songs sound like?!”

Paired with a Mac and Garageband, we discovered that several of our favorite theme songs were almost better when we slowed them down! Take a listen to our discoveries in fandom.


We love the feel of the slow Sherlock theme! It’s quirky but a bit more mysterious, and the ending gives us chills all over. The fact that this theme uses a great combination of instruments help them stand out a lot more vividly when slowed, and we’re glad we got a chance to hear it.

Sherlock series 3 premieres this fall in the U.K.

‘Teen Wolf’

Oh man, do we love us some Teen Wolf! The show’s opening credit songs sounds a lot more epic when slowed, and definitely fits the third season’s dangerous plots a lot better. It’s a shame that it’s so short, we’d love an extended one performed entirely by orchestra!

Teen Wolf season 3 is currently on air.

‘Game of Thrones’

Slowed down, this title song really encompasses the drama that Game of Thrones has been known to have, and the tone makes this theme so much better.

Game of Thrones season 4 premieres in the middle of 2014.

‘Doctor Who’

Take Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor theme ‘I Am the Doctor’ and slow it down and you have an epic song that emphasizes the orchestra and really brings you to the forefront of the amazing sounds. Like the other themes, this one really shows you how epic and dangerous the show can be while still maintaining the lighthearted and whimsical feel of the 11th Doctor.

Doctor Who returns later this year.

‘Downton Abbey’

Hands down the best theme song to slow, Downton Abbey‘s theme song ‘The Suite’ is the most beautiful track we’ve edited and we can’t stop listening to it! The slow tones make us miss the show, which comes back this fall, but that’s still too far for us! At a lengthy twelve minutes long, we assure you that this is well worth your time!

Downton Abbey series 4 premieres later this year.

What was your favorite slowed theme?

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.