December 17, 2009
When I saw that this week’s episode of Crash was titled “Alone Again Or,” I knew it would have good music. Love was probably my favorite 60’s band, and of course “Alone Again Or,” was the song that got me into the band in the first place after hearing it in a skate video while I was in college. But I digress. Yes, this episode did have some great music, and I was pleasantly surprised to hear “The Rise and Fall of Love and Hate” by Oslo play during the ending credits, instead of the obvious choice of the title song.
Regarding the actual episode itself, I think it’s safe to say that Crash the TV show far exceeds Crash the movie. While I thought the movie was OK, it mostly played out as an inferior attempt to make a more accessible, less comedic version of Magnolia. However, when I saw Dennis Hopper cast in the show, I decided it would be worth a watch, and it has slowly gotten better and better with each episode. For those of you who have not seen this episode, here’s a quick preview.