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.
It's nothing like where you live. And nothing like what you imagine.
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The character name Taylor Townsend is eerily similar to the neighboring towns mentioned in Bissinger's Friday Night Lights. One is Taylor, another is Townsend. See more
In the pilot episode Ryan says he is 17. Each season was a year because of a Chrismukkah episode per season. Ryan doesn't turn 18 until late season 3 meaning he was 17 for 3 years. See more
[on why she won't hook up with D.J
He's the yard guy.
Well, he can park his truck in my driveway anytime.
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