The O.C. is an American tv drama and a pop culture sensation created by Josh Schwartz that's been running on the Fox network since 2003. The O.C. is currently in its third season. The O.C. season 1 and 2 are available on dvd.
The O.C. season 1 is a rags-to-riches story of Ryan Atwood (played by Benjamin McKenzie), a troubled teen from the other side of the tracks who is taken in by the affluent, almost sickly well-adjusted Cohen family of Orange County, California. Ryan is befriended by Seth (played by Adam Brody), the geeky son of the Cohen family. He falls for the Marissa, the gorgeous, also loaded girl next door (played by teen heart throb Mischa Barton). Seth courts Marissa's cheeky best friend Summer (played by Rachel Bilsen). Marissa's dad goes bankrupt, divorces her dad, and marries Seth's grandfather Caleb Nichol, the (you guessed it) giNORmously weathly real estate mogul (played by Alan Dale). The O.C. is not afraid to tackle gritty issues. The O.C. season 1's 27 action-packed episodes that take you through a soap opera roller coaster of addiction, sex, familial issues and, of course, that unavoidable status anxiety that is the bane of the overprivileged.The O.C. Season 1 Episodes:
The Model Home
The Perfect Couple
The Best Chrismukkah Ever
The Third Wheel
The Goodbye Girl
The Ties That Bind
The O.C. Season 1 Special Features:
- The O.C. Unseen: Unaired Scenes
- Commentary on Pilot by Creator/Executive Producer Josh Schwartz and Supervising Producer Stephanie Savaga
- Casting The O.C. with Josh Schwartz and Casting Director Patrick Rush
- Inside The Real O.C. with Executive Producer McG
- The Music Of The O.C. with Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas
- Season 2 Sneak Peek with Josh and the Stars
- On-Screen Music-Track Guide for Select Episodes
- DVD-Rom Weblink
The O.C. season 2 gets really interesting as the writers have already covered off all the common dysfunctional issues. Ryan's older brother is released from jail and is carrying a secret (and violent!) torch for Marissa. Marissa's mom tries to cover up her illicit past and starring role in "the porn identidy." Ryan falls for Seth's half sister. Seth gets a comic book published. Seth's mom Kirsten becomes an alcoholic and contemplates adultery. That's just a taste of the high drama in the O.C. season 2.
Hey Aussies stay tuned for the O.C. season 3 where our very own Delta Goodrem will play Marissa's estranged antipodean cousin!
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