The O.C.

FOX (ended 2007)



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The O.C. - also known as Orange County, California - is an idyllic paradise, a wealthy, harbor-front community where everything and everyone appears to be perfect. But beneath the surface is a world of shifting loyalties and identities, of kids living secret lives hidden from their parents and of parents living secret lives hidden from their children. 'The O.C.' tells the story of the Cohen, Cooper and Nichol families and Ryan Atwood, a troubled teen from the wrong side of the tracks who is thrust into this world and who will forever change the lives of the residents of The O.C.

Produced by: Warner Brothers TV, College Hill Pictures, Wonderland and Hypnotic Productions

Theme Song: California (Here We Come) by Phantom Planet.

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    Fan Reviews (1052)

    • Amazing Show

      Never thought a "Teen Drama" would be my second favorite show of all time (right behind beast wars transformers) I like to consider it more of a "Dramedy" though because the show has a lot of humor also.

      Very few shows have as good of character development as this one, and the cast works together flawlessy.

      Season 3 was the only season where the show went downhill for a little bit but then made an amazing return in season 4.

      Seth and Taylor are my favorite characters.moreless
    • is missed.

      I MISS IT:(( its one of my favorites i loved the story and the characters!!
    • Family of the Year - The Cohens!

      In a show renowned for its inclusion of indie music and creating the first real bromance outside of Scrubs' JD and Turk, the only bad side can actually be summed up by the constant goings-on of one character - Marissa.

      It is ironic that although the arrival of Chino-born Ryan Atwood is a catalyst for many a scandal in Orange County, it is the girl next door who manages to grate on my nerves on every topic, from her relationship with Ryan to her death. The only real character development without any reversal for Ryan came after marissa's death and his subsequent relationship with Taylor. I also don't see how Marissa was ever referred to as the hot girl in school.

      Other than that though, I will forever remember this show in it's portrayal of the best family unit on tv in the Cohen household. from Seth's adorable geek to Sandy's calm humour and Kirsten's maternal warmth. Anyone would be lucky to have a family like that, which is why everyone should hope to be inspired by the troubles ryans journey.moreless
    • OTH/OC

      I agree with the guy with the breaking bad picture, when he said there is one show better I thought he must mean OTH. The OC is epic, One Tree Hill is the best ever.
    • It all went a little downhill...

      I absolutely LOVED this show in the beginning. It had me hooked for the first couple seasons. However, I never really liked Mischa Barton as Marissa. I the beginning I didn't mind her, but eventually I just began to dislike her more and more. I think they could have picked a better actress for the part. I still can't really say what I didn't like about her, but there was something that just got me about her that I didn't like.

      I absolutely adored all the other characters, though. But eventually the story-line just went downhill. I couldn't even watch the last season, and I still haven't. I watched maybe like two or three episodes but gave up. This show had SO much potential, but sadly, did not live up to it. However, the first couple seasons were great and I still continue to watch them to this day.

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