Cold Case Season 1

An old-school crime procedural drama dating back to the days of Without a Trace and CSI that I actually hadn’t tried out until now!

Love the use of flashbacks and the way that characters merge with their younger-selves.

The best thing about the show is its use of music ……. :

♫ Boston – More Than A Feeling
♫ 10CC – I’m Not In Love
♫ Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Seen The Rain
♫ Spandau Ballet – True
♫ Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
♫ Bryan Adams – Straight From The Heart
♫ George Michael – Faith
♫ Gladys Knight & The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia
♫ Bill Withers – Lean On Me
♫ REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
♫ Foreigner – Urgent
♫ Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
♫ DJ Sammy – Heaven
♫ Crowded House – Don’t Dream It’s Over
♫ Bruce Hornsby – The End Of Innocence
♫ Lisa Loeb – Stay
♫ Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
♫ Genesis – Follow You Follow Me
♫ The Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream
♫ Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
♫ Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
♫ ABBA – Dancing Queen
♫ Procul Harem – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
♫ Aerosmith – Walk This Way
♫ Peter Gabriel – Don’t Give Up
♫ Bruce Springsteen – Walk Like A Man
♫ Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
♫ Duran Duran – Ordinary World
♫ Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
♫ Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
♫ Don Henley – Dirty Laundry
♫ Journey – Separate Ways
♫ Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – Free Fallin’
♫ Poison – Every Rose Has A Thorn
♫ Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator
♫ Staind – Outside
♫ Stevie Nicks – Leather & Lace

And those are just my favourites from the first season!

1×01 – Look Again – Love the use of flashbacks in this show.  It’s that guy who’s in everything.  I like how your gut feeling is that the brothers did it but it takes awhile to prove it.  Justin Chambers looks like a baby!

1×04 – Churchgoing People –  Really interesting episode with the mother with Alzheimer’s and the secrets she is keeping and her son is covering for her

1×08 – Fly Away – So tragic.  Can you imagine waking from a coma to be told that you tried to commit suicide/kill your daughter to get away from a pervert.  Interesting insight to some Lily backstory as well.

1×12 – Hubris – Lily has two disabled cats!  As if I needed to love her anymore!  She is adorable with ADA Kite.  Why does Josh Hopkins always play a love interest that never gets the girl … Without A Trace, Brothers & Sisters, Bones, dare I even mention Quantico.

1×13 – The Letter – So I wondered how far back the cases will go. Now we’ve hit 1939.  I enjoyed this episode a lot more than I thought I would at the start

1×22 – The Plan –  So the set-up of the case with the male swim teacher at a school for troubled boys screamed paedophile so that was no surprise nor was Jason Dohring playing a cocky young adult but the twists at the end both with Jason Dohring’s character shooting himself and the boys not actually killing the teacher was good.  Poor Scotty and his sick girlfriend.  Kudos to show for tackling mental illness in that way, especially back in the early 00s

1×23 – Lover’s Lane – A disappointing finale.  I can’t believe Kite broke up with Lily after just one incident like that.  I thought for sure that that Mark guy was going to end up stalking and attacking Lily.  Nice to see Mae Whitman in something pre-Parenthood!


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