GOLDFRAPP singer Alison Goldfrapp is shocked at the success of hit TV series The OC because she feels it is too dated for a modern teen drama.

The British frontwoman even mistook the show - which stars British-born actress MISCHA BARTON - for 1980s American TV series Dallas when she first saw it.

She says, "I'm watching the OC. I don't know what's going on - I'm totally confused.

"I switched on TV on and thought it was Dallas or something from the 1980s, but it wasn't."