I don’t get How to Get Away with Murder.
It’s a less cohesive Damages, a less sexy Scandal. Viola Davis is acting the heck out of Annalise Keating, but the character is a cypher for whatever craziness is going on that week, without a substantive core.
That being said, there have been some amazing music choices over the last few episodes!
- Sternenkinder by Klangkarussell: Putting aside why a forty-plus lawyer would suddenly decide to go to a nightclub with her twenty-something posse. Techno + Ghost and the Shell soundtrack? This is the business, and it is now on “high rotation” in my earballs.
- Black Sun by Dead Can Dance: Dead Can Dance are a fairly obscure, English/Australian band formed in 1981. Their sound is a haunting combination of darkwave and traditional folk music. Lisa Gerrard, the female half of the duo, is probably best known for her work on the Gladiator soundtrack (if you ever need to get some work done, you can do worse than to psych yourself up with it). It’s lovely to see their idiosyncratic work on such a high profile show.
The show’s music supervisor for these episodes was Alexandra Patsavas. Turns out she was the music supervisor on a number of other things including The O.C, Carnivàle, all the Twilight movies and Supernatural.
Alexandra: If you were responsible for including the FANTASTIC Eagles of Death Metal song “Speaking in Tongues” in the pilot of Supernatural I want to say “thanks” for helping me discover that rocking band.
- Frank is the worst.
- Elsewhere in good music, Caro Emerald. Her debut album Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor spent more time at number one on the Dutch music charts than Thriller!