It was fine when "The OC" introduced the world at large to Death Cab for Cutie. The band was an integral part of the storyline. Yet event appearances by the likes of No Doubt on "Gossip Girl" notwithstanding, it's time networks and music supervisors reevaluate the way pop music is used on television. No more trying to anticipate trends or stay on top of the latest thing. Instead, surprise us. Dig deep, and don't be afraid to go instrumental only. The is not the place to play deejay; let the music serve the show.
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