'American Soul,' 'Zoey's' & More TV That Showcases Music
For so many of us, music serves as the soundtrack to our lives, grounding some of our most vivid memories and emotional experiences.
The same is often true for the characters and personalities in our favorite television series. A great show soundtrack can help viewers navigate the character’s story arc through both the highs and the lows of their experience and everyday life.
Some shows even take this to the next level, directly integrating music into their narrative structure as a central part of the story itself. Musical comedies and dramas use songs to bring a character’s inner thoughts to the surface, while other programming can showcase real world tunes to explore the artists behind the music or as a commentary on the state of popular culture. In both cases, the viewing experience is taken to new heights by the exciting element of song.
So to enliven your viewing this summer, check out these television shows that prominently feature music as a central part of their vibrant narratives, from Empire to Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist to Unsung.