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Old 01-14-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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Cold Case and u2

I just saw a preview for a Cold Case ep airing in a week or two: "a memorable episode with music from one of the world's greatest bands" with Window in the Skies playing along in the background.

Made me want to puke.
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Old 01-26-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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I saw that too- what the hell?
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They will just play the song here and there throughout the show as they tell the story of what happened. Really no big deal to it
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Awe shucks
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:08 PM   #5
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Just being able to hear even a bit of U2's song is well worth the effort to watch
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Here's an article. Is this the same show? (I don't watch much TV, sorry.)


U2, murder: the oddly perfect match
Michael Cooper
Issue date: 1/26/07 Section: Lifestyle
It is always special when a show breaks from its usual narrative form.

With "Cold Case," this occurs a few times per year when an episode features the music of a single artist or group instead of several songs from the same time period by different singers.

On the heels of the all Tim McGraw, Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Cash episodes comes the latest incarnation, masterfully incorporating the music of U2.

"Cold Case" is a drama that follows Philadelphia homicide detectives as they crack unsolved murders of yesteryear. In the all-U2 episode, written by executive producer Veena Sud, the team tries to connect two drug-related murders that happened at 8:03 a.m. on the same day in 2002.

With both a wealthy white teenager and a poor African American teenager as two murder victims, the episode provides a valuable commentary on the negative effects drugs can have, regardless of race or socioeconomic background.

The music of U2 is therefore very appropriate in this episode because the band consistently conveys messages of individuality and a firm belief in helping fellow humans. While many of the band's most famous songs are spotlighted, such as "Beautiful Day" and "One," U2's meaningful lyrics and Bono's incredible voice heightens the drama in the episode and communicates the characters' deep feelings.

Some may find the ending a bit farfetched, but that does not matter: The episode and its message are powerful enough.

The episode also stars the two women of the homicide team. In many scenes, Lilly Rush (Kathryn Morris) once again becomes the tough, no-nonsense interrogator she was in the first two seasons. And detective Kat Miller (Tracie Thoms) also gets the chance to be front and center, effectively adding another dimension to her complex character.

While this may not be the best single-artist episode the show has had, it is strong and uses U2's music in a wise and meaningful manner. And isn't that "the sweetest thing?"
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I don't see what's so bad about this. It might be pretty cool. I only watch Cold Case once in a blue moon, but they seem to do a good job of matching songs with the emotion of a particular scene. I've never seen any of the episodes where they used songs by just one artists instead of a variety of artists, though.
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Interesting... So when is this airing?
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Interesting... So when is this airing?
Sunday night at 8pm on CBS
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Hey, at least it's a good show, not a porno.
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i like Cold Case
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Old 01-28-2007, 01:40 PM   #13
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I watch Cold Case anyway. I like that they use music from the year they are investigating.
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I like Cold Case ok. Not my favorite, but there are far worse crime dramas out there. I didn't really get what the U2 song had to do with it, the commercial was kinda strange, but a good show + a great song =
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:39 PM   #15
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Snippets played so far:
Beautiful Day
Windows in the Sky
Stuck in a Moment
Running to Stand Still
Bad
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own.
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