Seduction. Solidarity. Suspicion. Swagger. Stolen goods. Secret twins and… spirits distilled in the basement? The last two weeks have served up some tear-inducing moments, both of the so-sad variety (goodbye, Chuck!) and of the laugh-’til-you-cry ilk (hello, Jess and Nick almost-kiss on New Girl that we never would have seen coming!). Our favorite TV shows have featured a man on fire (How I Met Your Mother), an elaborate group waltz (The Vampire Diaries), a winner-take-all footrace between elementary school children (Raising Hope), and a long-awaited vindication (The Good Wife). And that’s just the tip of the iceberg, show tunes fans. We’ve also got musical moments from Revenge, The Lying Game, Royal Pains, The Secret Circle, and Ringer. Check out our picks below. (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS ahead!)
The song: Beirut, “Goshen”
The episode: “Chuck Versus the Goodbye” (513)
The hook: While shippers of Chuck (Zachary Levi) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) are likely still reeling from a series-ending relationship retrospective set to The Head and the Heart’s “Rivers and Roads,” that moment wouldn’t have been possible without Beirut’s piano-tinkler-as-rallying-cry that set it up some 40-or-so minutes earlier in Chuck‘s two-hour finale. With wife Sarah’s memory stolen by evil spies, Chuck’s friends gathered ’round to encourage him to muster up all his spy know-how and get Sarah to remember and love him again. Chuck was self-deprecating about the mission. In any other show, Beirut’s graceful ballad would be employed for utmost sap factor. In this instance, though, its slow build paralleled Chuck’s sadness as he transitioned from defeat to hope. Leave it to Chuck to go out swinging, turning music-on-TV tropes on their head along the way.
Watch it! The Chuck finale is not online (shenanigans!), but you can listen to “Goshen” on Beirut’s official site as you read Sandra Gonzalez’s reaction to the finale.
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Auteur : Jenny 10.02.2012 (0) Commentaire