So I have been hooked on to this soap called the "OC". Its a sorta chick flick/teen drama/adult melodrama focussing predominantly on the lives of the rich and famous "newpsies"living in Newport, California.
I started following this series about 2-3 years back. They used to play it on Zee Cafe at noon.. A perfect break before I start for work!!:P
Anyways.. I used to rave about the show..how it was the best show on earth and how its so realistic and how I loved the characters especially those of Marissa and Ryan.. They are kinda the protagonists of the series.. sorta..
Now I see the repeats.. Jobless you may think.. but save that thought until you hear the rest...
The more I see it, the more irritated I feel.. Hence this post.. My exact feelings of the show and how much I love-hate it and why...
Take Ryan -played by Ben Mckinzee. He is actually 29 and he plays a 15 yr old in this series...hahah
Apparently, when Ben went for the audition, he just played himself and the people really liked him!! Well if saving people all the time and attracting trouble all the time is what describes Ben, I really don't know what to say. I mean the guy spells trouble through the show.. from his mother to brother to guys on the street to friends of his friends!! He is actually a brainy kid but in this never ending battle for peace of sorts, that loses focus.
Initially, it was cute.. I was like cute potrayal of the character, very different. But as the show went on, it got to me.. How can someone be like this?? he doesn't speak more than 2 words at a time.. and thinks himself to be the most mature kid on the block who can save everyone..and anyone...
In his battle to get into trouble, he loses out on the best things in life, or should I say the saner things in life.
Then there is Marissa..played by Mischa Barton.. absolutely gorgeous and cute girl.. but one who can never ever stay out of trouble either.
Yep another one.. but you really cannot blame her.
Right from the start, all she sees is trouble.. Trouble is her middle name.
Her mom is this high class bimbo who just gets married to helo her family survive - monetarily that is... and by that I mean being able to afford Chanel, Cartier and the works!!
....So her dad keeps running away and her mom is in her own game and trouble is the company she has. So when she meets Ryan, there is instant fire. but obviously..
Ironically, though these two appear to be the best of couples, they never ever get along. The only time they really do get along is when they dont talk!!
How can I forget mentioning Sandy Cohen and his wife Kirsten.. The former is an advisor.. professionally in the series and personally as well. He believes that advise and talking can solve everything!!
And Kirsten is the perfect wife, mother and woman.. who seems to have the perfect family, perfect job..et all.. She does have her own troubles though..
Seth geek Cohen and Summer played by Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson turn out to be the black sheep of the show. Though completely under played, these two start dating in high school & go through all the twists and turn s their r'ship has to offer and eventually get married:)
And who would've thought Summer would go to Brown?? Cuz all she ever read and swore by were People, vogue, Elle and of course her fav show the Valley..
Why should you watch this series?
Well for starters, its got a little bit for everyone..thats why the first few seasons had awesome TRP ratings..you get to see how beautiful Newport actually is, you get to see whats really in fashion and how life is on this side of the world...
but how much of the same stuff can people take... There is more to the world than other people's problems, drugs, and the same boring stuff...
All said and done, at the end of the day, this series got through to people. There are communities and groups on on the internet dedicated to this show.. So go ahead, take a chance and watch it...
And experience a different slice of life...