For those of you who have read my book, Back to Schoolin': What Led Zeppelin Taught Me About Music, you may remember that in Part 3 - The Business, I point out that the American sitcom, That 70's Show, names every episode of the fifth season after Zeppelin song titles. I also point out that the American sitcom Newsradio names approximately the last half of the second season after Zeppelin album titles. Now the new action/drama Covert Affairs, starring Piper Perabo, has joined in the fun by naming episodes 2-11 of its first season after Zeppelin song titles:
2 1-02 20/Jul/10 Walter's Walk
3 1-03 27/Jul/10 South Bound Suarez
4 1-04 03/Aug/10 No Quarter
5 1-05 10/Aug/10 In the Light
6 1-06 17/Aug/10 Houses of the Holy
7 1-07 24/Aug/10 Communication Breakdown
8 1-08 31/Aug/10 What Is and What Should Never Be
9 1-09 07/Sep/10 Fool in the Rain
10 1-10 14/Sep/10 I Can't Quit You Baby
11 1-11 14/Sep/10 When the Levee Breaks
As I state in my book, this is evidence of the on-going impact that Zeppelin has on their fan-base. It is a reasonable assumption that in all 3 cases, the Creator/Executive Producer of these shows is a Zep fan whose goal is to pay tribute, albeit via subterfuge, to the mighty Led Zeppelin. And I, for one, thank them! And if these folks are not fans, I still thank them!
Though Covert Affairs has just finished its first season, I recommend giving the show a try in re-runs and, if it returns, its next season. Any show that has such great taste in music can't be half bad (which it isn't, having seen an episode myself).