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The Real Stars of the O.C. - moonspinner
The Real Stars of the O.C.
a.k.a Why I Love the O.C.

I got the Season 1 DVD over the weekend and I spent Saturday/Sunday skipping happily down memory lane. the very first time I saw the O.C., I had no idea it was a new show. Mischa Borton's face was vaguely familiar to me, and the credits were old-schoolish, so I thought they were reruns of a show from the late 90s. And I thought the show was great. I still do. But it's not the *main* stars - Ryan and Marrissa - or their *great* love (although I do think their love is great) that hook me. It's the sidekicks that I find adorable. In other words, Seth and Summer.



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foodsthatcan From: foodsthatcan Date: December 19th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I prefer Seth and Summer as supporting characters. One of the (several) big mistakes of S2, IMO, was letting Seth hijack the show. S1 was a blast, though.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: December 19th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I thought it was Seth, not Lindsey, who hijacked the show! LOL! But I didn't mind really. I could have done without the Alex/Zach triangles but I really liked how, even when they were in other relationships, Seth and Summer couldn't seem to stay out of each other's lives. To me, Seth was still very much Ryan's sidekick (Ryan had the triple drama of Lindsey, Jeff, and Marrissa to deal with). One thing I've always liked about the OC is the way they've managed to handle the ensemble cast. Season 2 really worked with the whole cast - from Jimmy/Julie, Caleb, Lindsey, Kirsten, Sandy.... everyone had an arc, not only the 2 teenage couples...
vanimy From: vanimy Date: December 26th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, the problem I have with the OC is that I feel like it's too much of a soap, like a new version of Beverly Hills or something. I happen to watch sometimes though but I never really got into it. *shrugs*
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: December 27th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well it is like a soap. But I won't compare it to Beverly Hills, no way. It's grittier, real-er than 90210.
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