The O.C.

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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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  • OTH/OC

    10
    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...

    6.0
    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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  • Teenage drama

    7.0
    I remember watching this religiously every week in my early teens. It still remains one of my absolute favourites.



    Summer and Seth were adorable.
  • The show starts of with a bang! but soon after takes a nose dive.

    5.5
    First season top notch teen drama! As the show goes It just becomes crap and stopped caring..
  • One of the best teen dramas of all time but it will always come second on my list.

    10
    The O.C. was one of the first shows i ever watched religiously.I discovered it one summer and i immediately fell in love with it.With that said,the O.C. is my second favorite teen show after One Tree Hill.I love both shows but i think One Tree Hill is better,even though the O.C. gets all the praise.They both started the same year but OTH evolved so much more.

    Anyway,let's talk about the show now.The show is about a troubled teen from Chino named Ryan who after being kicked out of his house ends up in the home of a rich family in Orange County.There he forms friendships,he finds love,he faces his own fears and he tries to overcome his troubled past.

    Most of the characters are excellent and well-written and most of the storylines are enjoyable.On the other hand,the acting is average.Benjamin Mckenzie is sort of wooden, Mischa Barton is not exactly the best actress and Willa Holland is insufferable.However,a few members of the cast,like Kelly Rowan,Adam Brody and Peter Gallagher are truly magnificent.

    The first season is definitely the best season of the show and the beginning of this beautiful journey.The pilot and the tear-jerking season finale are two of my favorite episodes.

    The second season is not as good as the first one but definitely one of the best.Kirsten's alcoholism,Caleb's death and the return of Trey are extraordinary storylines.

    The third season is kind of a let down considering the strength of the first two seasons.Johnny's death and Volchok were two aspects i hated about this season.

    The fourth season is the worst season,IMO.I thought it was kind of weird.Storylines i hated include: Summer wanting to save the world,Che and his spirit animals,Taylor getting married to that obnoxious french guy who wrote a book about her(??) and Ryan's dad ending up with Julie...

    As a whole,the O.C. was and always will be a great show that influenced a lot of teens around the world,including me.Long live O.C.moreless
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    • © 2007 Fox Broadcasting Co.
    • © 2006 Michael Desmond / Fox Broadcasting Co.
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    surviving high school, bad parenting, Teen, indie rock soundtrack, the high class