For a variety of reasons, I'm behind on TV shows . . . still have the premieres of ABC's "Last Resort," "Once Upon A Time," and "Scandal" to get to. But I did watch CBS's modern day Sherlock Holmes procedural "Elementary" (which I'll blog about later) and "Person of Interest" (might or might not say something about this), and of course, "Survivor."
But I also caught the opening of the last season of Fox's "Fringe," which has gone from the twisty parallel universe mythology to what looks to be a straightforward future shock battle between our intrepid heroes and the creepy Observers in 2036.
I won't give anything big away about the episode (and with "Fringe," unless you've been following closely along, it wouldn't make sense anyway), but I'll say that the episode closes with a large chunk of the early 1980s band Yaz's "Only You." It's one of those perfect fits between song and scene -- I haven't heard this song in years, but I instantly remembered the feelings of poignancy that it once evoked. Singer Alison Moyet's voice was so haunting and full of loss.
Granted, I don't listen much to current music (other than Kelly Clarkson or Taylor Swift), but my sense is that pop music is an area, unlike television, where the 1980s (and to a lesser extent, the 1990s) still rule supreme over today.