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The fourth and final season begins five months after Marissa's death in the car accident. Ryan starts the season in isolation as a broken, grieving man, seeking revenge on Volchok. With the help of Julie, both she and Ryan are able to track Volchok down in Mexico, and turn him into federal officials. The continued love of the Cohen family and the company of the eccentric Taylor Townsend guide him back to the light.

Meanwhile, Seth and Summer face the problems of a long distance relationship as Summer leaves to attend college. The first half of the season focuses on the characters accepting the reality of Marissa's death. The second half focuses on the characters 'finding themselves' while facing a myriad of identity crises. This final season contains multiple surprises, such as a new addition to the Cohen family, a visit to an alternate universe in which Sandy becomes mayor, and a natural disaster that leaves Newport devastated.

Peter Gallagher portrays Sandy Cohen , an idealistic public defender who takes in Ryan Atwood in the pilot episode, much to the dismay of his wife, Kirsten. Although he lives in a large upper class house, his politics are left-leaning and open-minded, causing friction between himself and the community. Peter Gallagher described the character as a "leftie Jewish guy from the Bronx. Kelly Rowan portrays Kirsten Cohen. Before she met Sandy she dated and grew up with Jimmy Cooper father of Marissa Cooper, with whom she remains friends.

She has had trouble with alcohol, which was triggered by the failing deteriorating relationship between her and her father, and had an abortion early in her life, which belonged to Jimmy.

Kirsten continues to open a dating service with Julie, and become a mother of two at the end of the fourth season. The character's politics and lifestyle are conservative, a contrast to her husband. Kelly Rowan described the character as seemingly more "together" than herself during an interview.

Benjamin McKenzie portrays Ryan Atwood , a troubled teenager from Chino who is brought into the privileged community of Newport Beach, California after his mother, Dawn Atwood , throws him out of their family home.

Ryan is subsequently taken in by his public defender, Sandy Cohen. He forms fast bonds with the entire Cohen family, especially Sandy's son Seth, as well as an extreme attachment to the girl next door, Marissa Cooper.

Ryan slowly finds himself a place within his new materialistic society, and makes of the most of his situation by not only completing high school, but also continuing on to university. Casting director Patrick Rush found the role of Ryan Atwood particularly hard to cast and only invited Benjamin McKenzie to an audition after Fox had made them aware of the young actor after his unsuccessful audition for a UPN sitcom.

I think that the character of Ryan is a kid that always seems a little lost and has a sense of mystery and danger; Benjamin has all those qualities. Mischa Barton portrays Marissa Cooper season 1—3.

Throughout the series Marissa is frequently battling with drugs and alcohol, including nearly killing herself on a trip in Mexico with her friends. Marissa's relationships with her parents, boyfriends, and classmates are often tumultuous. She is Summer's best friend and Ryan's on and off love interest. Marissa is portrayed as a "spoiled girl who adjusts to being poor. Commenting on her departure, Barton said, "My character has been through so, so much and there's really nothing more left for her to do.

He is known for his quick quips, comic book fascination, and pop-culture references. Seth is also the love interest of Summer Roberts , on whom he had a crush on since the third grade. Seth has been called a "Jewish nerd into obscure emo bands," who "starts dating a gorgeous, popular virgin.

The show's press materials maintain that he's an existential hero along the lines of Holden Caulfield. Chris Carmack portrays Luke Ward season 1, special guest star season 2 , Marissa's first boyfriend and regular cast member for most of the first season.

Luke is initially the main antagonist of the series, coining the series famous "Welcome to the O. However, he later becomes the main "comic punching bag" for the other characters. Tate Donovan portrays Jimmy Cooper season 1—2, recurring season 3, special guest star season 4 , Marissa and Kaitlin's father and Julie's ex-husband.

He gets in trouble for embezzlement and must face the consequences of his actions and its effect on his reputation and personal life. After his divorce from Julie, he pursues Hayley Nichol, Kirsten's younger sister, who eventually leaves him to further her fashion career in Japan.

He was a regular cast member for Season 1 and the beginning of Season 2. Jimmy's character made a brief appearance on season 3, but was quickly left when Jimmy is forced to leave town, the morning of his wedding to Julie, due to money problems.

One interviewer characterised Jimmy as a "lovable deadbeat dad. The character is portrayed as flighty and perpetually in financial debt despite warm relationships with his daughters. The character was ranked eighth by Entertainment Weekly on a list of the worst dads in television history. At the beginning of the show she is married to financial planner Jimmy Cooper.

She is often characterised as being devious, selfish, and shallow. However, she reveals a more vulnerable and empathetic part of herself a number of times during the series.

Melinda Clarke summarised her character as being "clearly just such a money-digging whore. To me, it's so funny now to see The Real Housewives of Orange County because you realise it exists and that's what Julie was. Julie was obviously the original housewife. Starting in her pink Juicy sweat suit outfit and then by the end she's graduated from college and moving on with her life. Rachel Bilson portrays Summer Roberts , a pretty and popular socialite who is the love interest of Seth and best friend to Marissa.

Bilson's character was originally scheduled to appear in only a few episodes, but her character quickly became popular amongst viewers, and ended up being part of the main cast for the rest of the series. Summer's mother left when her parents divorced after her mother abandons them and she has had no contact with her since. Her stepmother, nicknamed the "step-monster," is a lazy woman with a suggested drug problem.

Summer has been referred to as a "seemingly snotty, superficial rich girl who is revealed to have hidden depth when she warms to the charms of nerdy Seth. Summer's character surprises audiences by turning out to be much more intellectually capable than ever imagined.

She continues to be accepted to Brown, beating out many applicants from Harbour School, including, to his dismay, Seth. Not only intelligent, Summer Roberts proves to be an activist for animals while protesting against lab testing on critters and setting lab bunnies free. She later takes one as her own and names her Pancakes. Alan Dale portrays Caleb Nichol season 2, recurring season 1 , Kirsten's businessman father and later Julie Cooper's husband.

His character recurs throughout the first season, and he becomes a regular during the second season, but comes to a sudden stop when his character suffers from a fatal heart attack during the season 2 finale. When asked by the Tribune about the character, Dale said, ""The thing that's lovely about this character is that there's so much to do with him.

His relationships are so complicated, and once the marriage happened, everyone was related in the show. That means he's got all these people to relate to, and he relates so badly with everyone.

Autumn Reeser portrays Taylor Townsend season 4, recurring season 3 , introduced in Season 3 as a neurotic perfectionist student. Her character's initial personality was referred to by many critics as similar to the character Tracy Flick from the film Election. Autumn Reeser's performance was critically acclaimed. She reflected back on the character during a interview, saying "I feel like there's a lot of girls out there who could really relate to her, who hadn't seen themselves on TV in that way.

I loved that about her. I loved that she made no apologies for who she was even though she wasn't what all the magazines said was OK. She was like, "I'm still valid. And I know I'm odd, and that's OK. Willa Holland portrays Kaitlin Cooper season 4, recurring season 1, 3. The role was originally played by Shailene Woodley in a recurring role during Season 1. Kaitlin spends much of the series at boarding school before returning on a recurring basis in season 3 now played by Holland and finally becoming a regular character in season 4.

The daughter of Jimmy Cooper and Julie Cooper-Nichol and sister to Marissa Cooper , her personality is more similar to her mother's rather than her father's, and she is portrayed as a regular pot smoker and occasional dealer. Holland observed that "no one can control her" but that her arc in Season 4 finds the character maturing.

My character went to boarding school and when they decided to bring her back, they actually re-auditioned me to bring her back. But I didn't go through puberty until late So, there was no weirdness when Willa Holland got it because she was so obviously right for the role Having had experiences with people from Newport Beach during his time at the University of Southern California , Schwartz came back to them with his own characters.

Schwartz said that inspiration for the show came from being a fan of Larry Sanders , [35] Cameron Crowe and other "quirky character-driven shows like Freaks and Geeks , Undeclared , and My So-Called Life ". I felt very much like an outsider. Schwartz said that he wrote the highly regarded Pilot episode in his boxer shorts.

I thought it was exactly the right story to be telling at that point in time. It was about a family living in a not very embracing community, one that doesn't necessarily share all their values.

They still open their arms and embrace this outsider kid. And I thought that was powerful in an era with a kind of xenophobia, a kind of looking-over-your-shoulder and getting small and angry, sort of creeping into the PATRIOT Act-fueled environment. This espoused a kind of America It just felt right. And it had a sense of humor. Although the show is set in Newport Beach, financial penalties imposed for filming outside the studio zone meant much of the show was filmed in the Manhattan Beach , Los Angeles County region.

For the first episode, " Premiere ", the Cohen family home was shot on location in Malibu. A mock pool house was built for use in the pilot, and taken down after filming completed. The Cohens' home was recreated on a soundstage at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach for filming during the rest of the series; [49] [50] the pool was only 4-feet deep meaning that the cast had to act on their knees.

The Harbor School is the local school that the show's adolescents attend. Mary's College , a private woman's college in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Julie refers to the restaurant in a Season 3 episode by its real-life name.

The house is based off two homes located in Malibu, California. The exterior shots of the front of the home and the driveway were filmed from a home on Ocean Breeze Drive in Malibu, California built in This was filmed multiple times and used continuously for all four seasons. The interior, backyard, and infinity pool were filmed for the pilot episode in another home down the street also in Malibu. The pool house was built for the pilot episode.

After the show got picked up to reduce production costs the interior, backyard, and pool house was rebuilt at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, CA.

During some early episodes in season 2, the Cohens were doing some extensive remodeling; this was probably written in because the new set did not accurately recreate the original home in Malibu. The kitchen countertop changed from a dark grey granite to a light beige marble countertop.

The sink in the island countertop switches to the other side and the backsplash tile changes. During the pilot episode Ryan walked out of the pool house to look at the ocean view. Past the property line there were houses, streets, cars, and land between the house and the ocean.

After the set was created, there was just an ocean and sky backdrop as if the house were sitting on a cliff; also artificial grass and studio lighting looked less realistic than in the pilot episode. Schwartz said that he had "always intended that music be a character on the show" [62] The O. In the second season , a fictional new night club and concert venue, called The Bait Shop, was introduced.

Many bands gained exposure through the show, which caused an increase in sales of their music. Rooney , who were the first band to guest appear on the show, experienced a " percent increase in sales" after their appearance. Imogen Heap became "a household name stateside," [71] and Youth Group , who recorded a song specifically for the show, had "more than 5, iTunes downloads [of that track] in its first week" following it being played. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah were asked to perform, but they turned it down because they were worried that it could diminish their credibility.

Generally the music was well received. Ben Spier from Entertainment Weekly described the show as a "mixtaper's dream" [75] and Rolling Stone commented that the soundtrack was the reason people kept watching the show. Barr from Entertainment Weekly stated that using acts like U2 on a show that dedicated time to indie bands was "selling out.

The series touches on themes such as inter-generational conflict, social class , social mobility , social alienation , sexual performance anxiety , hope , loneliness , virginity , emotional insecurity , environmentalism , alcoholism , drug addiction , gambling addiction , mental illness , homophobia , bisexuality , May—December romances , teen pregnancy , political activism , and eventually death and the acceptance of loss. These topics are examined through both lighthearted comedy and heightened operatic drama.

As a way to merge the two faiths, Seth claims to have "created Chrismukkah " when he was six years old. The series included annual Chrismukkah episodes for every season of its run. Particulars of when exactly the holiday was celebrated were not given; Seth simply said in the first season's Chrismukkah episode that it was "eight days of presents, followed by one day of many presents. In December the pop-culture website The A.

Instead, I immediately focused on a much more recent obsession: Created by The O. Chrismukkah is really about traditional Christmas togetherness and your standard happy ending; it's the everyday miracle of people coming together to create something magical.

Several episodes feature a fictional show-within-the-show called The Valley , an in-show equivalent to The O. The Real Valley , which causes Seth to ask, "Why watch the plight of fictional characters when you can watch real people in contrived situations? The Valley and Atomic County are used throughout the series to comment on aspects of the show itself, such as message board criticism of the show's reliance on love triangles, the trope of mid-twenties actors portraying teenagers, and the inability of the series to be renewed for another season.

In addition, several of the characters talk as if they are aware that they are in a television series. One episode in the second season finds Seth commenting that "we tried some new things," but that "last year was just better," echoing response from fans that the second season was inferior to the first. Writer Ken Barnes opined that The O. He continued, saying that the "device allowed producers and writers to have fun mocking critical and public perceptions of The OC, its supposed soap-operatic excesses and pop-culture obsessions.

An entire chapter of the book is devoted to perceived self-mockery within the series, with much attention given to the episode "The L. Producer Allan Heinberg said that many instances of meta-commentary had to be cut if the network or Schwartz felt they had gone too far, saying that "Sandy at one point had a speech about the Golden Globes that we felt was maybe a little inside.

The first season premiered at 9: In the United Kingdom, the first episode was aired at 9: GMT on March 7, on Channel 4 , [85] but subsequent episodes were first shown on sister station E4 , a week in advance of being shown on Channel 4. It was also aired in non-English speaking countries. It aired across Latin America on the Warner Channel. Then, it was also repeated on TVN7. Due to low ratings, it was rumored that the show would not return for a fifth season.

Rowan said that "when [the fourth season] was picked up for just 16 episodes this year the cast had a feeling the end was near.

In a statement, Schwartz said "This feels like the best time to bring the show to its close" adding that "what better time to go out than creatively on top. CW president Dawn Ostroff confirmed in January that while the move was discussed, it was decided against. All four seasons are available on DVD in Regions 1, 2 and 4.

The Complete Series was released on November 27, in Canada and the United States, [] which included the first season remastered in widescreen. For registered members of selected regional iTunes Stores , the complete series is available to purchase and download. Season one of The O.

Schwartz pulled it off, sneaking a truly smart show past the gatekeepers in the guise of something commercial and trashy and fun. IGN called it "far more engaging and interesting" than its predecessors in the teen genre. The reviewer pointed to the show's sense of humor and respect for its audience, praising the series as "very funny" and "well-acted", while referring to Mischa Barton as the weak link.

Delivering a formula with so much style and believability that it feels new again—that does. Despite much positive reception, the first season was not without some criticism. San Jose Mercury News criticised the plot and the casting, saying that "the storylines usually involve the obligatory three-episode-arc drug problems or lost virginity with dialogue designed to keep a dog up to speed," [] and that "Whoever at FOX thought Benjamin McKenzie could pass for anything younger than 25 should be fired.

The second season was widely regarded as inferior to the first, [] but still received generally positive reception. IGN noted that Season 2 contains some of the best moments of the series, and praised the bisexual romance between Alex and Marissa.

In contrast to the first two, Season 3 of the series was met with mostly negative reception. The new character Taylor Townsend was stated as being "played to perfection by Autumn Reeser" and her character was described as "one of the greatest elements of The O.

The network wasn't really supporting the show. About television, about myself as a writer, about discipline and trying to hold onto your focus even if you're hearing a lot of opinions or being forced to add things creatively that you don't agree with. And I don't think Season 4 would have been as fun or as adventurous or as weird and zany and ultimately emotional if it weren't for that experience. The final season is generally regarded by fans and critics as a return to form for the series.

Variety ' s Josef Adalian said that "[the show] is once again in great creative shape. The cast is now exceptional from top to bottom and the show is, at least in the first episode, much darker in tone than the first three seasons.

This is a good sign. The show is hitting its creative stride just now, in its fourth season, and no one cares. No, better than that. Confident, in character, funny on occasion any scene with Che , genuinely touching at others the comic book store intervention , really the most like itself the show has felt in a long time, maybe even going back to season one.

Belinda Acosta of The Austin Chronicle agreed, praising the show's "new energy" and its ability to successfully cover "the transition between high school and college that other series have stumbled over. The pilot episode attracted 7. This is often cited as a cause of The O. For the third season, average viewing figures decreased a further twenty percent from the previous season to 5.

The fourth season premiered in November with very little promotion or advertisements from FOX, and was once again in the Thursday timeslot.

This was 76 percent more than the season average of 4. The fellowship is awarded to students who plan to work as public defenders and has been presented by Gallagher. Independent Washington University in St. Louis newspaper Student Life said that, " The O.

Between and , The OC' s catchphrase "What are you doing here? The web series The Most Popular Girls in School mentioned the series in a flashback episode where the main characters were portrayed as children in ; in a scene the characters talk briefly about watching an episode the night before. The first season counts 38 episodes. The characters and setting of The O. Eight novelizations have been released by the publisher Scholastic Inc.

Several types of products based on the series, such as clothes, toys and games, have been licensed for release. Licensed items of clothing released included T-shirts, jumpers, underwear and flip-flops, which are sold from the 20th Century Fox store. Screenlife and Mattel launched a The O. A partnership with Sephora included one of their beauty editors writing on the official OC Insider site, [] and the inclusion of articles about their products. Atomic County was a spin-off based on the cartoon characters in Seth's comic book of the same name.

It was created by The O. In , Schwartz announced he was writing a spin-off which followed the life of Marissa's younger sister Kaitlin at boarding school. It featured Kelly Dodd joining the cast and Keough making a guest appearance. While Keough, Rossi and Rovsek made guest appearances. It premiered on June 30, and ended on September 8, after broadcasting nine episodes during its first and only season.

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