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In Defense Of Marissa Cooper, The Most Hated Character On 'The O.C.'

I have rewatched the first three seasons of The O.C. at least seven times, but I've only watched Season 4 once. While there were a number of factors that made The O.C. so great — the dynamic of the whole cast, the indie rock soundtrack, Chrismukkah…
By Nathan Diller

Rachel Bilson Is Totally Up For An 'O.C.' Reboot, But There's One Huge Roadblock

Revivals of beloved shows abound these days, from Will & Grace to American Idol, but don't expect to see your favorite O.C. characters back on the small screen anytime soon. Rachel Bilson said a reboot of The O.C. wouldn't work, on Tuesday,…
By Nathan Diller

This Is The Most Underrated 'O.C.' Episode Ever, Hands Down

The O.C. was a pivotal show for many people coming of age in the early 2000s. Even if you couldn't actually go through high school in Southern California with the Core Four, it often felt like you were living their experiences with them. Let's face…
By Angelica Florio

The 11 Best 'O.C.' Kisses Ranked, From Simply Swoonworthy To Spiderman-Level Iconic

If you were a teenager in the early '00s, then chances are you watched The O.C. Even if you didn't watch (and you should know, you're seriously missing out) you heard about the dramatic make ups and break ups of Ryan and Marissa, Seth and Summer,…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

13 Times 'The O.C.'s Summer Roberts Proved She Was The World's Best BFF

The O.C. played a huge part in almost every adolescent's life when it aired from 2003 through 2007. During those years, Seth, Ryan, Summer, and Marissa each went through many changes, but Summer and Marissa's friendship always remained strong.…
By Angelica Florio

13 Reasons Taylor Was Ryan's Soulmate On 'The O.C.' That Even Marissa Fans Can't Deny

It may have taken years for some fans to come to terms with this, but let's just be real: Marissa and Ryan were never meant to be together on The O.C.. Marissa wasn't his soulmate; in fact, there are many reasons why Taylor was Ryan's true soulmate…
By Olivia Truffaut-Wong

The 'O.C.' Chrismukkah Album Is Worth Revisiting For This Nostalgic Reason

If you're want to give yourself a truly magical gift this season, I insist you stop what you're doing right this second and travel back in time with the seminal holiday album of 2004. The O.C.'s Chrismukkah soundtrack perfectly sums up teen culture…
By Tolly Wright

You'll Want To Add These 'The O.C.' Episodes To Your Next Weekend Marathon

Fall isn't just about spice pumpkin lattes or brainstorming ideas for your Halloween costume with increasing panic. It's also good for canceling all your plans and staying in. These The O.C. episodes are perfect for a mini-marathon, so if you've…
By S. Atkinson

These 13 'O.C.' Episodes Never Fail To Put You In A Good Mood

Like tucking into an expertly schmeared bagel or listening to a mixtape created by the sole member of the Harbor School’s sailing team, revisiting The O.C. episodes is always a great idea. The aughts-era show is a restorative tonic that’s served in…
By Kristie Rohwedder

11 Underrated 'O.C.' Characters Who Totally Deserve More Love

The O.C.'s core four are undoubtedly the heart of the series. Marissa is the troubled socialite; Summer, her fiery BFF; Ryan, the brooding outsider; and Seth, the token underdog. But there is, in fact, life outside of their circle, and that included…
By Dana Getz

Look How Much Your 'O.C.' Faves Changed In Just Four Seasons

It's hard to believe it's been over 10 years since The O.C. first graced television, plunging viewers into the affluent, oceanside town of Newport, California. The Fox series only ran for four seasons, but its characters did a lot of growing in…
By Dana Getz

Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Could Care Less That Blair & Seth Are Married

There are a ton of Gossip Girl and The O.C. fans who just can’t get over the fact that Blair Waldorf and Seth Cohen got married in real life, but that enthusiasm isn't something the actors who brought those characters to life share with fans.…
By Allyson Koerner

Still Not Over 'The O.C.'? Try Out This Quiz

Think you know The O.C. better than Marissa, Ryan, Seth, and Summer? Try out this quiz and put your knowledge (yes, even of Season 4) to the test.
By Lia Beck

These 'O.C.' Stars Are Nothing Like Their Characters

Part of what made The O.C. one of the best shows of the '00s was its characters. Much like a televisual equivalent of the Spice Girls, the Californian drama offered a character for every facet of your personality: the nerd, the bad boy, the troubled…
By S. Atkinson

'Girlboss' Brought 'The O.C.' Back To Life

There are three shows that I declare to have the most perfect first seasons of any other show of my time — Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy, and The O.C. The latter of those shows didn’t last as long as the others, and well, after the first season, it…
By Lindsay Denninger

Which '00s Teen TV Character Are You?

The early 2000's was quite a time to be alive. There was more inspiration for how to live one's best teen life than people knew what to do with. I personally liked to live my high school days thinking I was in an episode of Laguna Beach. That show…
By Taylor Ferber

Rachel Bilson Is Heading For 'Nashville'

Summer Roberts is about to belt out a tune, and her O.C. fans should be psyched. TVLine has confirmed Rachel Bilson is joining Nashville in a major role. The O.C. actor was last seen as a big city doctor in a small southern town on The CW's Hart of…
By Sabienna Bowman

Every Seth Cohen Fan Should Rewatch This 'O.C.' Ep

When it comes to The O.C., there are so many incredible episodes that should be revisited immediately. And, as characters go, Adam Brody's Seth Cohen is completely unforgettable, totally adorable, and responsible for some of the most incredible…
By Amy Mackelden

31 Amazing Cameos In 'The O.C.'

Prepare to feel extremely old. The final episode of The O.C. aired on Feb. 22, 2007, making it ten years old. It feels completely impossible that it's been a whole decade since we last saw Seth, Summer, Ryan, and Taylor onscreen together. As fans…
By Amy Mackelden

The Most Unforgettable Summer & Marissa Moments

In the pantheon of CW teen female friendships, there are few bonds quite like that of Marissa Cooper and Summer Roberts. OK, there are Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, whose friendship is literally just the New York version of the O.C.…
By Mary Grace Garis