Ensemble drama revolving around the young adult community of the Orange County, California, area. A street-smart teen winds up in the midst of the high-class society of Newport Beach, sparking something of an "edgier" take on the "Melrose Place" style premise.
The O.C. Orange County, It's where all the beautiful people live
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Did You Know?
Wilson Bethel and Rachel Bilson would go on to appear in Hart of Dixie (2011). Bethel had a small role in this show. See more
In the pilot episode Ryan says he is 17. Each season was a year because of a Chrismukkah episode per season. Ryan doesn't turn 18 until late season 3 meaning he was 17 for 3 years. See more
Your mother has to wake up every morning and be Julie Cooper. That's punishment enough.
For the first half of season one, Rachel Bilson (Summer) and Melinda Clarke (Julie) were credited as guest stars, even though Rachel Bilson appeared in each episode. From the fourteenth episode on, they were credited on the theme song as regulars. See more