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Wed, 21 Jun 2006

Everwood / Original Television Soundtrack
Remember back in high school when there was always some kid who became a pariah for ruining the curve by outscoring everyone else on tests? I like to think of myself as that "too smart for the room" guy, although if we're being honest, there were some folks who left me in their dust. Anyway, maybe that was the problem with Everwood, a show that just ended a four year run on the teen-obsessed WB. Was it too smart for the room? One can't help but draw that conclusion, especially knowing that a last second decision to bring 7th Heaven back from the dead is what caused the WB to cancel it. And to add insult to injury, we true fans have only one season of the show on DVD and this pretty mediocre collection of songs from those early, beardless Treat Williams episodes. Mostly they're covers, the cheap way of getting popular songs on episodic television. And hardly the best covers at that. The one exception, to both the coverness and the mediocrity, is Jump Little Children's Cathedrals, a song that matched perfectly one of those "Oh, no! They can't do that!" moments that Everwood did so well.

Everwood was a WB show in at least that one respect: its ability to make excellent use of music to enhance its drama. Sadly, it looks like that will be what keeps the later seasons from showing up on video. Hard to believe that in the 21st century a studio could miss negotiating video rights to songs when they're doing the broadcast rights. Hart to believe but, unless the studio is lying to us, all too true.

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