Not many people know this but I really love the O.C. That’s a terrible thing to confess to, but I just totally can't get enough of it. I am a bit behind though - totally digging the arrival of series 2 on DVD. The reason I’m so backward is that I completely ignored it when it came out. I’ll go further. I pooh-poohed the whole thing, refused to have anything to do with it. I jeered at the poor sad deluded fans. And then one day I saw the season 1 box set in a shop for half price. So on the spur of the moment I thought I’d find out what all the fuss was about. Big mistake. I think I watched all 27 episodes in like about 2 1/2 days. Everything about it is fantastic. I particularly loved the whole cohen / summer / anna thing - however preposterous it was. Personally I would have gone for anna but summer is growing on me as well.
Now i actually have something controversial to say. much as I like the ryan / marissa thing cohen / summer is a lot more interesting. Mischa Barton is of course un-naturally, almost freakishly good looking :-
but let’s face it - there just isn’t the chemistry between them that there should be. frankly you wonder why coop puts up with his man of mystery / grumpy brat routine, and i’m so not convinced by her drinking ‘problem’. I know a few things about it and she doesn’t look much like an alkie to me.
So here's my meme for season 1 :-
Favourite character : Julie Cooper. Fantastic. I just love her.
Least favourite : Oliver. Don't you just want to punch his lights out from the very first moment he appears on screen to the last second his whinging mug is ever seen. Though Teresa runs him a pretty close second.
Most fanciable : Marissa. Like duh!
Best relationship : Julie / Luke.
Favourite episode : The Best Chrismukkah Ever
Favourite moment : Sandy's reaction when Ryan confesses what he said when Marissa said she loved him.
so roll on season 2 box set. woot.
Which by the way is out here on 8th august - interestingly a full 2 weeks before it’s released in the US. Can’t wait. If you ordered it now you could have it in the US by the 11th or 12th perhaps.
But of course it’ll be region 2 and PAL not NTSC.