Before Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars ever graced the airwaves, teen-centric television was ruled by one show: The O.C. If you watched the Fox drama, you know why it rocked. Sure, Newport Beach had gorgeous scenery and even more gorgeous people, but what kept fans intrigued wasn't the aesthetic of the show, but the characters within it. And as much as I adored Ryan, Summer, and Marissa (OK, I mostly tolerated Marissa... RIP) there was one member of the pack that was the ultimate O.C. standout: Seth Cohen. The wise-cracking, self-proclaimed "ironist" and bagel fanatic won our hearts from his first awkward ramble, but it didn't hurt that he also looked like Adam Brody, the guy who embodied "adorkable" before Jessica Day was even a thing.
Though The O.C. ended in 2007, Seth Cohen is certainly not gone: He lives in the body of Adam Brody, who seems a whole lot like his TV counterpart. Here are the most Seth Cohen shots of Adam Brody. Welcome back to the O.C., bitch.
Hangin' With Mrs. Cooper
This is what happens when Seth learns that Ryan took the last bagel.
Eyes Wide Shut
I don’t really know what this is, but I know Seth would definitely make this face.
Big, Romantic Speech
“Acknowledge me now, or lose me forever…”
The Return of Sandy Cohen
Receiving sage advice from Sandy Cohen, perhaps?
Seth doesn’t surf, but, uh, I’m sure he’s been near a board or two.
Because you know you secretly want a Seth and Summer reunion to happen offscreen.
Seth Cohen, 2.0.
I can’t imagine Cohen at a GQ event, but this could totally be from an alternative universe in which he got famous off of Atomic County.
Oh my God, run away, Seth. Run. Away.
Careful, Cohen: She suffers from rage blackouts.
The Gang's All Here
Mini Harbor reunion?
The Core Four
They could totally be heading to some fancy Newport party.
Joking Around With Marissa and Ryan
But where’s Summer?
Senior Yearbook Photo?
I wonder what his superlative would be…
Seth’s totally a ponderer. And then a blurter.
Awkward Hair Line
What would have happened to Cohen’s hair if he grew it out juuuust a tad.
Christmas In The O.C.
What Seth would wear when the temperature dropped below 65.