Rerelease "Daria" with Original Music and Editing
When MTV released "Daria" on DVD in 2010, they removed the '90s pop songs that formed the show's background music and replaced it with filler that they thought would be just as good. They were wrong.
The original songs infused "Daria" with the spirit of the '90s. Some scenes make direct reference to the music or lyrics, and those scenes are now damaged by the absence of the music. In other cases, entire lines of dialogue had to be deleted---the music was that deeply enmeshed into the show. The film Is It College Yet? suffered especially because of these cuts. And yes, these cuts are important to fans.
MTV has argued for years that the royalties demanded by the inclusion of the original music would make the series too expensive, but as things stand the ENTIRE SERIES---ALL 5 SEASONS---sells for a pitiful $15. Daria fans will pay a lot more than that if it means getting their real show back. I know I would.
MTV, reward the fan loyalty that has transformed your network into a media empire. We want MTV to live up to its old, forgotten mission: We want our music television. We want our MTV.
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