As we prepare for the very last episode of The O.C.
, here is a nice collection of links
from PopCandy. Be sure to check out all the great lines here
. Just a couple from the first two episodes:
Seth: You guys really wouldn't hurt me. Because that would be so clichéd. (they pick him up) Oh, I guess you're fans of the cliché.
Ryan: You know what I like about rich kids? [punches Luke] Nothing.
Seth: United, we're unstoppable, but divided, it's like—
Ryan: People get shot.
Seth: That's what I'm saying.
Oh, I'm so going to miss those two. Despite some fans' insistence that the show centered on Ryan and Marissa, I'm going to say it was much more about Ryan and Seth. The show was never better than when they were together onscreen.
I guess I'll take this time to discuss Marissa. I never loathed her, but I never liked her much either (though I never wanted her to die--I would've been fine with her going off to visit her dad for the rest of the series, though). Her drama-queenish tendencies seemed such an overreaction to the circumstances of her life, and I really wasn't thrilled about seeing it week after week: the drinking, the overdosing, becoming a lesbian for a few weeks, shooting a guy, getting involved with a super-bad guy who seemed to be only using her for sex, etc. Also, I didn't find her relationship with Ryan particularly compelling. They didn't have a lot of chemistry and together they just seemed even more mopey than usual. This season, with Taylor taking over as the girlfriend, we've actually seen Ryan smile
. And he has a great smile. :)
I think this sums up
the "demise" of the The O.C.
When it began, "The O.C." was a teen melodrama for people who were tired of teen melodramas, but it evolved into yet another teen melodrama, more or less.