Tunes On The Tube: July 17-23

Hello all!

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!

xx Hannah


Tunes On The Tube: June 10-30

Welcome back to Tunes on the Tube!  Now that So You Think You Can Dance (which shall henceforth be referred to as SYTYCD) is back with live performances, the Tunes on the Tube format is going to change a bit.  In addition to providing you with my favorite songs from the past week of television, I will also include videos of the dances that my favorite SYTYCD songs come from.  The reasons for this are twofold – first, because the songs are great and all, but the dances really elevate them, and second, because I aim to convert as many of you as possible into rabid SYTYCD fans like myself.  And I’m pretty sure that seeing a few great dances from each week will accomplish that fairly quickly!

Now on to the song and dance!

Tuesday, June 12th

JANE BY DESIGN: “Tonight” by The Shakespeares (from their self-titled debut EP)

Sunday, June 17th

THE BIG C: “Birds Fly Away” by Theresa Andersson (from the album Hummingbird, Go!)

Tuesday, June 19th

JANE BY DESIGN: “Sunday Smile” by Jake Troth

Wednesday, June 27th

SYTYCD: “Modern Drift” by Efterklang (from the album Magic Chairs)

SYTYCD: “Sail” by AWOLNATION (from the album Megalithic Symphony)

SYTYCD: “Resolve” by Nathan Lanier

SYTYCD: “Where The Light Gets In” by Sennen (from the album Where The Light Gets In)

SYTYCD: “Eyes (Coachella Live 2012)” by Kaskade


– Hannah