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The O.C. 

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A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Peter Gallagher ...  Sandy Cohen 92 episodes, 2003-2007
Kelly Rowan ...  Kirsten Cohen 92 episodes, 2003-2007
Ben McKenzie ...  Ryan Atwood 92 episodes, 2003-2007
Adam Brody ...  Seth Cohen 92 episodes, 2003-2007
Rachel Bilson ...  Summer Roberts 92 episodes, 2003-2007
Melinda Clarke ...  Julie Cooper / ... 90 episodes, 2003-2007
Mischa Barton ...  Marissa Cooper 78 episodes, 2003-2007
Tate Donovan ...  Jimmy Cooper 40 episodes, 2003-2006
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Storyline

A troubled teen named Ryan is taken in by a public defense lawyer and his rich real estate developer wife in Newport Beach, California after he is kicked out and abandoned by his alchoholic and unstable mother. He meets their quick-witted son Seth and they soon become best friends.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Orange County See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The writers were going to make Seth a part of the popular clique. However, they changed their minds, and made him an outcast. See more »

Goofs

Throughout out the series, it's clear that the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers themselves someone they can look up too. See more »

Quotes

Seth: If you were this sensitive and neurotic when we were daing maybe things would've worked out.
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Crazy Credits

For the first half of season one, Rachel Bilson (Summer) and Melinda Clarke (Julie) were credited as guest stars, even though Rachel Bilson appeared in each episode. From the fourteenth episode on, they were credited on the theme song as regulars. See more »

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California
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Written by Jason Schwartzman, Jacques Brautbar, Sam Farrar, Alex Greenwald,
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29 October 2004 | by js225See all my reviews

You know, sadly enough I have become a fan of Dawson's Creek in the past year but no other teen drama compares to the OC. I'm an intelligent college male and shouldn't be attracted to these kind of shows but I just can't get enough of the OC. I actually bought the DVD the night it came out, sad right? No its not. This show has everything. I find myself sitting with my roommates every week watching the OC and at some points cheering to the TV or yelling at the TV. One case was when Oliver showed up, this p***ed me off. Why screw up what Ryan and Marissa had, what a jerk.

In concluding my short commentary, I love the OC and plan on watching every Thurday night even though I have class. This is better than class and I'm sure I can learn much more, such as what new lingo will come of the new episodes. God bless the OC. Bo HardRock


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