Well this post is probably surprising to most because I'm a young single guy who actually watches and enjoys The O.C. despite being hassled by the roommates for doing so. However, there is more to this show than just some rich Orange County kids. I don't know if you caught this but two weeks ago, The Shins "Wincing the Night Away" was the O.C. featured album.
Forget about the plotlines and 25 year olds playing 17 year olds, forget about the kids surfing before and after school, think about the music you might of heard while watching the show.
In the short lived life of The O.C. they have unleashed a horde of artists climbing the charts, Death Cab For Cutie, Alexi Murdoch, Goldspot, Zero 7, Modest Mouse, Secret Machines, La Rocca, Keane, The Pogues, and many more!
In my opinion the kids of Orange County have a good taste in music, for those of you who don't watch the show it seems that Seth, the comic book kid, identifies most with the music. Sometimes the artists are live at the local club, but most of the time the music is describing the tone of the show. To me I think it's awesome hearing bands that I thought only a few people knew being played on The O.C. because that turns the wide range of viewers onto discovered and most importantly emergings artists.
Now I ask you, does hearing an emergining artist on a popular TV show makes you consider them a "sell out" or a "pop" artist? Or is it just another way for them to get heard.
So the next time you are watching a TV show think about the music played throughout the show, who knows maybe you'll discover a new artist or music style that you enjoy.
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