In the Avengers theme, you have everything going; that is everything that counts except the kitchen sink! First off, you have this fantastic fanfare; the scoring blasts its way into your being like sun coming over the horizon after 6 months of darkness in Alaska! That brass signals that something worth listening to and watching is about to begin. Then, percussion starts grooving and we are off!
I still get chills with the contrast between the brass section and those classy string lines (both texture and feel-wise) which, for me, really introduce the elegance of the characters. When the whole orchestra swings in the end credits, it really digs in and hurts so good!
Sometimes the theme is great, the show not so much and vice versa; in this case, they both deserve equal, top billing. When I listen, both Steed and Emma Peel are immortalized forever.
I suggest you pick up from your fave fish & chips spot, pour a nice crystal of chilled Cristal, LISTEN, watch and remember one of the classiest TV shows ever to be floating around in space as you do so…
*The TV themes that stay with me reflect every character, every episode, the times the series took place in AND the genre of theater applicable; fresh forever in my music mind.