The Impact Music Adds to our Television Experience

We can all agree that the background music used on TV shows play a major role in creating more impact and effect on the scene or story being told. With that said, there are obviously a few songs here and there that affect some people more than others. It’s all a matter of perception and which songs attract your ears or which scene speaks to you. Here are a few songs (not the theme songs) that never fail to create memories of shows whenever I listen to them:

  • ‘If I Had A Gun’ by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds from Season 9 of One Tree Hill
  • ‘When the Stars Go Blue’ by Bethany Joy Lenz & Tyler Hilton because really this is a part of One Tree Hill history. Whenever this song comes up, it brings me back to the early days of Karen’s Cafe.
  • ‘How To Save a Life’ by The Fray for Grey’s Anatomy. People can argue that the GA song is Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol because it was a big part of the musical episode. But nope, How to Save a Life is my GA song because they used it in commercial breaks to depict the ever so legendary episode where Izzie pulls out Denny’s L-VAD wire.
  • ‘You Got What I Need’ by Joshua Radin for Grey’s Anatomy. Does everybody remember that episode with the boy who did ballet? And then he showed the doctors his skill to convince them to try harder to save his leg. I love that scene, it was so beautiful.
  • ‘Twice’ by Little Dragon for Revenge
  • ‘We Are Young’ by fun. for Chuck. They played in the last few episodes of the season before the show ended. And the song is already such a great song, but with the memory of Chuck attached to it, it’s better.
  • ‘Cobrastyle’ by Teddybears because this song was like the anthem for every Chuck fighthing scene
  • ‘Ghost in the Machine’ by B.o.B remind me of Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl
  • ‘Young Folks’ by The Kooks which is iconic in the Gossip Girl universe
  • ‘Slow’ by Grouplove brings me back to the 100th episode of Gossip Girl, the moment where Blair is about to marry Loui but she looks at Chuck to see if he’s going to oppose

Not a lot, but it’s different for everybody. Take a listen to any of those songs and see if it brings up any memories for you. Do share songs that spoke out to you while watching TV in the comments below as I would really love to hear them.

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This week’s Fall Finales & more!

90210 (Returning Jan 17)

After a “pep talk” from Liam, Annie finally got the courage to solve her own problems and now the inheritance money is so totally hers! Navid got bashed up by mob people and he’s in the hospital with Kat right next to him. Silver sees this and decides to commit to Professor Guy With A Kid. I guess once Navid finds out, his bones won’t be the only thing that’s broken. Let’s just see if Kat is still sticking around to pick up the pieces of his broken heart. Naomi can’t have it all and she finds out the hard way – by walking in on Holly & Austin after getting praised by her boss. And for the kicker: LIAM’S FACE IS TOTALLY BASHED!

He’s not going to die or anything, probably just sued for all his model money. Annie’s probably going to get a heart attack from this news. And I don’t think we’re going to see the last of “the chick who hit Liam but didn’t own up to it because she doesn’t wanna get sued”.
 

Gossip Girl (Returning Jan 16)

CAR CRASH ALERT! Everybody rushes to the hospital (am I the only one who thinks we see this too often on gossip girl?). The good news is that Blair is fine (although no word on the baby). Bad news: Mr. Bass might not be in such good condition as Blair. Charlie stresses out, because it’s all her fault, tells Rufus who she is and flees the hospital! Serena & Nate (best friends of the victims) vows to take down Gossip Girl once and for all using The Spectator.

Charlie running away? GOOD, bye bye Charlie. I’ve been wanting off my tv screen ever since she got into the picture.
Nate & Serena taking down gossip girl? This is going to be so good. And probably unsuccessful? I don’t see gossip girl going down because nobody is ready to rename the show “the spectator”
And as for Chuck? He’s not going to die, but he has been a lot of accidents now don’t you think? The guy has like nine lives or something. But seriously gossip girl, stop making cliffhangers where we think we’re going to lose Chuck. ENDANGER SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE OKAY.
It has been confirmed that Chuck will be attending the Royal Wedding. Blair goes back to Loui….why and how?
 

Nikita (Returning Jan 6)

Michael & Owen (under Nikita’s orders) plan to go after the guardians while she secures the black box from Yuri. Yuri & the black box just reached The Udinov Mansion, where Alex has just stumbled upon HER MOTHER. WHO’S SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD.

Great twist and all, but why do you want to mess up Alex’s head more than it already is? It saddens me. And everyone else takes advantage of it. They pity her, but they get what they want. I want her to be stronger, to just take control of her past and be wise about her future. Anyway, now we’ll get Yuri, Nikita, Alex, Mommy, and Evil Guy who took over Zetrov all under one roof ya’ll. I will not ever think that Mommy is the one who actually ordered the division strike team to kill her husband and daughter so I’m ruling that out because I’m sane. Maybe the only reason she’s alive is because Evil Guy likes her? Who knows. Once Nikita finds out that Alex is there, I’m hoping she trusts Alex enough and actually goes after the bad guys.
 

Revenge (Returning Jan 4)

This episode really showcased a more vulnerable side to Emily Thorne, caught looking like she wants to cry numerous times. Who would blame her? Nolan & Takeda practically abandoned her. Her feelings for Daniel are all mixed up. AND, the same lawyer who chose not to defend her father is now working on Victoria’s divorce.

I guess we know who’s getting the red marker of death next….
Also look out for Daniel proposing soon *squeal*!
 

** Previous Fall Finales **

Grey’s Anatomy (Returning Jan 5)

This one’s really heartwrenching….Henry’s dead 😦 Teddy doesn’t know 😦 Chrstina’s the one who couldn’t save him 😦 and Owen…well Owen has to keep it all together and be The Chief. Also, Meredith and Alex walk out to a road full of dead bodies, which is totally a doctor’s nightmare.

WAY TO GIVE EVERYONE PTSD GREY’S ANATOMY. Talk about some serious emotional trauma. And on top of all the pain, there’s going be a huge strain on Teddy & Christina’s relationship + Owen’s relationship with both. My guess is that Owen’s going to focus on being The Chief and The Chief ONLY when Grey’s returns.
 

House (Returning Jan 23)

House dwells on his father’s belonging. Park asks Chase out on a date…which is really weird. For everybody. Especially Adams. And finally, Foreman chooses to embark on a relationship with a married woman.

Someone’s going to find out about Foreman’s relationship, and depending on who I can’t wait to see what their going to say about it. It’s probably going to be someone unlikely finding out….or they just cut to the chase and House has dirt on Foreman which will be a fun ride.
 

The Vampire Diaries (Returning Jan 5)

STEFAN’S THE BIG BADDIE NOW (the good kind – the kind that’s not under Klaus’ orders)! YES! BEST THING EVER! Rest of the season will just be a game between Stefan and Klaus for the title of Big Baddie. SO FUN. They’ve already cast Klaus’ other brothers, and ooohhhh they are so pist at Klaus! No idea what’s going to happen with the whole Elena-Stefan-Damon thing, but Caroline’s bday is coming up soon and there’ll probably be some Tyler drama after their breakup.
 

Private Practice (Returning Jan 5)

The 2 hour finale ends with Amelia back and happy from rehab. The only cliffhanger we have to hold on to is if Addison is going to have a baby or not. And after turning in to those 2 hours, I honestly don’t really need such a big cliffhanger. It was a brutal, eye-opening, game changer of an episode for Amelia Sheperd and the viewers. The episode also opens up to the many troubles of all the couples (Violet & Pete, Sam & Addi, Cooper & Charlotte – so basically EVERYONE), and we learn that Jake lost his wife to addiction problems.

Next Week’s Finales: Glee, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, & Psych

9 episodes of Revenge later….

EVERYONE WATCH THIS NOW!

BEST.NEW.SHOW.EVER

I watched all 9 episodes in a row today, this show is that good. It’s new, and it’s fresh, and it’s the kind of drama that doesn’t get stale over time. The storylines are amazing, and Emily VanCamp is extraordinary.

After watching the first few episodes, you can see the how the episodes work. Just like an episode of Psych or House, there’s always that one constant in each episode: the case. Revenge has this one constant, but they’re able to add an extra element to it. In some episodes, it’s hard to notice the constant, making this show more interesting to watch every episode. New twists and turns popping out from everywhere, but that’s already expected of course, because this show is a serial drama after all.

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For those of you who are already watching it:

OMG the plot is just, like I have no words. Maybe i’m too excited, but i’m just glad I didn’t pass on this new show. To plot a revenge on such magnitude, I don’t know how she does it. It’s like a giant chess board, where it’s one piece (Emily) against every one else. How do you control so many different variables? It’s beyond belief! Everytime she gets out her phone to call someone who the viewers are not introduced to yet, I’m like “who else does she have in her back pocket? holy wow much”.

In the first episode, Daniel gets shot. He has a very nice smile, I like his smile. Anyway….we know her revenge was never really on Daniel. But damn, why did he have to die? As in, she must be suffering from that loss too. I want her revenge to be directed to Conrad Grayson (am I the only one who thinks that would be a sweet name for a hotel?). She should know that Victoria Grayson is hurting from losing David Clarke too, sure yes she did choose her family over him. But, that’s only cause Conrad got into her head? I know Victoria is the evil queen on the show, but I don’t completely agree with that. Ya wanna know who I despise? Tyler. Man, that guy needs to get lost.

P.S: I didn’t get the poster for the tv show till like 4 episodes in, which is actually really stupid of me.