Tuesdays have really become one of my favorite nights of television (especially now that Mondays no longer hold the allure and intrigue of THE BACHELORETTE… team Jem forever!!), and that’s due in large part to USA Network’s awesome spy drama COVERT AFFAIRS.
Piper Perabo (you might know her from a little movie called COYOTE UGLY) plays Annie, a young, beautiful CIA operative who is incredibly gifted when it comes to picking up foreign languages and convincing operatives from other countries that she is little more than a pretty blonde American tourist (albeit an incredibly intelligent one). Annie’s best friend at The Agency is Auggie, a blind ex-military hottie who lost his sight in the armed forces and was recruited by the CIA for his ridiculous tech skills. He’s like “Marshall” from ALIAS but with some serious sex appeal. Annie and Auggie have been besties since he showed her around her new work digs, but now of course she has developed feelings for him, and he of course is off to propose to his girlfriend who’s in the peace corps and also happens to be the sister of one of his fallen military buddies.
In addition to being extremely addicting, COVERT AFFAIRS consistently has amazing music. They used Florence And The Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over” in the pilot episode, before anyone knew who Florence Welch was, and since then they have continuously used up and coming artists to great dramatic effect. I have loved The Lumineers for a while and was excited to hear their song “Stubborn Love,” which is one of my favorites, used in last week’s episode (as Auggie goes off to propose to his girl and Annie stands by and watches him go, realizing she may have just lost her only chance at the love of her life). It’s a good scene, y’all. And “Stubborn Love” only makes it better.
Joining COVERT AFFAIRS in today’s lineup are PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (those ABC Family shows really know how to pick ’em) and my favorite song/dance from last week’s SYTYCD. Even if you hate dance (in which case I would ask, are you possibly The Evil Queen?), I urge you to watch Sonya Tayeh’s beautiful routine below – it really is breathtaking.
Tuesday, July 17th
PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: “A Night Like This” by Caro Emerald (from Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor)
COVERT AFFAIRS: “Stubborn Love” by The Lumineers (from their self-titled debut album)
Wednesday, July 18th
SYTYCD: “3326” by Olafur Arnalds
Until next time!