First season 'slow and boring'?! With that driving, pulsating brass section?! You've gotta be confusing it with the second season where they replaced the brass with those lame woodwinds and made it more of a light jazz piece. Here's a compilation of the show's different theme arrangements:
In terms of theme music, Jerry Goldsmith's theme for the first season opening of "Man from U.N.C.L.E." was one of the best pieces of theme music I'd heard up to that point and basically solidified my already budding interest in movie themes. (Because Goldsmith was primarily a film music...
"All but one man died -- there at Bitter Creek /
And they said he ran awaaaaaaayyyyyy /
Branded -- scorned as the one who ran /
What do you do when you're Branded /
And you know you're a man?
Wherever you go, for the rest of your lifeYou must prove, you're a man."
"Hercules, hero of song and...