The February 21st episode of the TV show Cold Case, (CBS, 10:00-11:00 PM Eastern/Pacific time) Metamorphosis, will feature quite a few Doors songs in the show. Songs being included are: “Light My Fire,” “Waiting For The Sun,” “Love Her Madly,” “Wild Child,” “Riders On The Storm,” “Moonlight Drive,” and People Are Strange.” The episode will center around the 1971 death of a circus aerialist whose accidental fall may not have been so accidental after all. The episode was written by co-star Danny Pino and series producer Adam Glass.
“Both Adam (Glass) and I are definitely Doors-heads,” shared Pino. “There was really no other band in our minds as our story of a case involving a traveling circus in the ‘70s started to manifest itself. So, we’re excited that COLD CASE was able to secure The Doors’ music for this episode. Their haunting lyrics, mesmerizing melodies and a pulsating foreboding keyboard proved an ideal soundtrack to accompany murder in a ‘one ring mud show.'” Pino was quoted as saying in the Cold Case press release.
Cold Case has been on the air since 2003 and follows a group of Philadelphia homicide detectives who only investigate Cold Case’s, cases which haven’t been solved. Lead by detective Lilly Rush (Kathryn Morris) the show not only solves the murder but also features story lines that focus on the detectives and their problems. Cold Case is noted for its use of period music to help set the time and tone of the episode, and has included Doors songs in the show before. The episode Revolution (Feb 05) includes a scene where two girls walk into a party and a band is covering Touch Me. Cold Case has also used other artists such as John Lennon and Bob Dylan exclusively in episodes. Cold Case also stars Danny Pino, John Finn, Thom Barry, Jeremy Ratchford, and Tracie Thomas.
In the past other TV shows have included Doors mentions or themes in their episodes. Such as the series Dark Skies in 1997, which included the episode “The Last Wave” that had UCLA film student Jim Morrison filming something he shouldn’t have and the agents need to track down his film. The Simpson’s also have included episodes that have included many Doors references and have used The End in a couple of episodes.
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