Like so many of us, this current phase of lockdown has us diving into streaming services for comfort TV shows and movies.
With perennial early '00s teenage drama 'Dawson's Creek' landing on Netflix, many of us now in our mid-thirties are tempted to drown ourselves in nostalgia to make it through the winter months, and it's not hard to see why.
Yet, if you've been loudly humming 'I Don't Want To Wait' to yourself while waiting for the chance to watch 'Dawson's Creek', you might be in for something of a shock. Namely, that the song doesn't feature on any of the episodes on Netflix.
Not only that, a good chunk of the songs used throughout the series have been replaced with other music entirely, somewhat shifting the mood in certain scenes or flat-out ruining them altogether.
So, why's that the case? In a nutshell, it boils down to copyright issues. HuffPo did a very detailed explainer on the situation back in 2012, but the gist is that when 'Dawson's Creek' was first produced in the early '00s, the music rights for different music - including Paula Cole's track that kicked off each episode - were only intended for broadcast television, not DVDs or as is the case now, streaming.
In fact, there's a fair chunk of classic TV shows that have been kept off streaming and DVD for years because of music rights issues, not to mention some that have to completely upend certain episodes because of copyright issues with music.