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The O.C. (O.C. stands for Orange County) is an American television dramedy/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. The series, created by Josh Schwartz, debuted on August 5, 2003, with the tagline, "The best new show of the fall is coming this summer." This fall, the show's third season will air in the US on Thursday nights at 8pm/7c, the same timeslot it held in the second season. The series has been noted for its music selections, which have helped some previously little-known bands gain a certain level of fame (exposure at the least), so much so that to date, the producers have released four compilation albums featuring highlighted performers. The show has been criticized by some Orange County residents who feel that the show misrepresents the area.
Main article: The O.C. episode guide
The show revolves around two upper-class families in the southern California city of Newport Beach, in Orange County. The story follows Ryan Atwood, a troubled teenage boy from a dysfunctional family in Chino, California, who is transplanted to a high-class society focused on wealth and reputations. He is taken in under the care of Sandy Cohen, a successful lawyer who himself rose from humble roots; and his wife Kirsten, daughter of enormously-wealthy Orange County real estate mogul, Caleb Nichol. Ryan becomes good friends with the Cohens' geeky misfit son Seth, and falls in love with beautiful girl next door, Marissa Cooper.
Unlike other family-friendly teen shows, The O.C. takes on the gritty issues of the rich and wealthy, such as marital problems, drugs and alcohol, and familial relationships. As Seth remarks to Ryan (and later Ryan to Seth) as they enter an extravagant Newport party, "welcome to the dark side."
The show also often makes fun of its soap opera elements and often includes self-referential jokes. Notable examples include comments about Benjamin McKenzie's likeness to Russell Crowe, Peter Gallagher's eyebrows, and Mischa Barton's weight - things often cited by fans - in addition to the show featuring its own soap opera entitled The Valley, which is similar to The O.C. An episode of the first season entitled "The L.A." introduced the viewers to some of the actors from that show. Additionally, many of the characters make fun of their stereotypes, such as when Ryan escapes a conversation by saying, "I'm going to go brood silently".
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Olivia Wilde (II)....
Alex Kelly (13 episodes)
Samaire Armstrong.... Anna Stern (13 episodes)
Alan Dale.... Caleb Nichol (2004-2005)
Amanda Righetti.... Hailey Nichol (12 episodes)
Tate Donovan.... Jimmy Cooper (2003-2005)
Melinda Clarke.... Julie Cooper-Nichol
Kelly Rowan.... Kirsten Cohen
Shannon Lucio.... Lindsay Gardner (12 episodes)
Chris Carmack.... Luke Ward (2003-2004)
Mischa Barton.... Marissa Cooper-Nichol
Benjamin McKenzie.... Ryan Atwood (also as Ben McKenzie)
Peter Gallagher (I).... Sanford 'Sandy' Cohen
Adam Brody.... Seth Ezekiel Cohen
Rachel Bilson.... Summer Roberts
Michael Cassidy (VI).... Zach Stevens (19 episodes)
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|Publisher says welcome to the 'O.C' game|
(Posted September 26, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)
Fox teen soap "The O.C." is set to become a mobile video game.
Publisher Gameloft will announce a multiyear license Monday with the first game scheduled to launch next year. The hit series joins ... [More