Saturday, May 08, 2010
Music in TV Shows
Few TV shows have ever foregrounded music like TREME is doing on HBO. But I remember a time when music was nearly absent on TV in dramas and comedies. When did it begin to pick up speed even as background? I remember Cosby using jazz quite a bit. I even remember The Waltons using country music now and then.
But what shows first made you look for the musical credits? When did it become so important in setting the mood? Anyone pinpoint it?