On August 5th, 2003 everything changed. That is right! “Welcome to the OC bitch” became a catch phrase, and Mischa Barton had a job! That’s right! Fox aired a new show called “The O.C.” which was like “Beverly Hills 90210” but way more badass. They had more sex, more partying, and more Ryan Atwood which is always important for any television show.
I was kind of young to be watching a show like this, I guess I was just about 12 but my mom thought it would be good to watch it together so I could learn how not to act. I don’t know why she thought over dosing in an alley in Tijuana, Mexico was bad, but whatever. “The O.C.” was absolutely incredible, and still to this day it is a great show. So many people won’t be able to watch it though, thanks Netflix.
Ryan Atwood was the first television character that I absolutely fell in love with. I mean Jack Hunter was hot and all but Ryan Atwood, oh my god. The badboy turned sweetheart! How could you not love him? Then of course Marissa Cooper, the winest rich girl to ever live. Summer Roberts, the ultimate bad bitch, and Seth Cohen, the adorable nerd. These four were amazing.
Mischa Barton really killed the show though, I mean she died and left us with a mediocre show because at the end of the day Ryan and Marissa were the most important television couple of all time.
Anyway, big shout out to this show which opened doors for greats like “One Tree Hill” and “Gossip Girl” to be at thing.
“Who are you?”
“Whoever you want me to be.”