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Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 2:55 AM

OC Weekly has an article on The O.C. this week & some great pics of Adam & Rachel.

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Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 8:51 PM

Thanks for the link Nysha! The article was entertaining and did a nice job of summarizing the last 14 episodes in a little over 1200 words, but I found a few mistakes:

Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher and his eyebrows, a million miles from Sex, Lies and Videotape and American Beauty) manages to spring the troubled teen and return him to his Chino dump. But Ryan’s alcoholic mom has skipped with her abusive boyfriend, so Sandy brings Ryan home to his Newport Beach manse

Here they totally skipped how Ryan's mom threw him out first, which is why he stayed with the Cohens in the first place.

Luke shows up at the model home to smash Ryan’s face but a fire breaks out, Ryan pulls Luke to safety

If I remember correctly, Luke pulls Ryan out of the house and that's where we got our first glimpse that he wasn't a total jerk.

It’s also at that chi-chi event that the investment-scamming ways of Marissa’s dad, Jimmy Cooper (Tate Donovan), are made public.

The writer says this occured at Casino Night, but we all know this happened at the Debutante Ball.

Sandy’s hot-when-the-camera-hits-her-right wife Kirsten

Er, what's that dude talking about? She might have questionalble hair sometimes, but Kelly Rowan is HOT in each and every episode.

I liked their shout-out to Rosie the Latina Maid though.


Edited because I apparently don't know how to spell "shout-out."

Edited by WalkThruMyGloom, Jan 1, 2004 @ 8:53 PM.


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Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 9:02 PM

Sandy’s hot-when-the-camera-hits-her-right wife Kirsten


Huh? Way off base there!! Kelly Rowan is hot all the time!!

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Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 9:30 PM

Aww they got a mention in OC Weekly again and they used the good picture of Adam and Rachel for the article.

My goodness who knew OC Weekly could be so snarky? Then again I wouldn't know if they were before since the only time I've ever touched that paper was when Adam and Rachel were on the cover a couple months back.

LOOK! QUICK!! IT'S A RARE REPRESENTATION OF OUR COUNTY'S LARGE AND GROWING HISPANIC POPULATION, EMBODIED BY ROSIE THE LATINA MAID!!! ...LOOK! IT'S ROSIE AGAIN!!! Sadly, Rosie's off screen before she can hook up with anyone.

...Luke's father, whom the boys unwittingly catch in the gayest gay kiss in prime time since Uncle Bill slipped Mr. French the tongue in that lost Family Affair episode.


Hee! With Rosie I always thought they should've kept the character from the original pilot with her being younger and hotter and she could bring the maid snark a la Will and Grace. Watching her and Seth get into wit fights would be hilarious and Ryan could've made out with her!

Oh, forgot: put on the crappiest KROQ music and go back and read this over again.


Ha! Translated, just turn KROQ on period.

Edited by gemini_girl, Jan 1, 2004 @ 9:33 PM.


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Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 6:23 PM

Cute reference in Ultra Tart.

I got TiVo, because telling people that you can't go out for drinks because you want to watch The OC is not Sexy. Getting drinks and then watching The OC at 3 in the morning because you have to be able to talk about it at work IS Sexy.


Edited by Nysha, Jan 3, 2004 @ 6:27 PM.


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Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 10:06 PM

I just posted in the Alias thread how stupid this list was (Washington Post lists What's In and Out in 2004) for saying that Jennifer Garner is out. However they did list The O.C. and Mischa Barton as "in". Also, apparently, listening to Coldplay is out, while marrying Coldplay is in. I did not know that.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 12:18 AM

Lists like that are just ridiculously lame anyway. Golden-Globe winner Jennifer Garner's out, while Mischa Barton, the girl who was born with 3 expressions (tm red snapper) takes her place as the new 'In' girl? Please.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 1:12 AM

while Mischa Barton, the girl who was born with 3 expressions


Now come on, I don't buy this at all. I'd say two expressions, max. Those other grimaces are just gas.

But yeah. That list is dumb.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 2:29 AM

I just posted in the Alias thread how stupid this list was (Washington Post lists What's In and Out in 2004) for saying that Jennifer Garner is out. However they did list The O.C. and Mischa Barton as "in".


So, The W.P. says that The O.C. is in? But, remember this:

Tom Shales' review in the Washington Post. It starts off with:
 

Encumbered by a script that is nearly breathtaking in its imbecilic banality, "The O.C." makes one long for the cold comforts of a sleazy-minded "reality" show.


Tom Shales must be having a fit.

Edited by Old House Nut, Jan 4, 2004 @ 2:45 AM.


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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 7:34 AM

Hee. Thanks for the props, Mardia. And it's not just Mischa's three expressions, it's Mischa's Expression Trifecta! 1 - blank, 2 - happy, 3 - pissed.

That MB is 'in' is just wrong. Very wrong. Looking-out-the-window-for-the-Four-Horseman-of-the-Apocalypse wrong.

edited because there are (were) Four Horseman and not three

Edited by Red Snapper, Jan 4, 2004 @ 7:35 AM.


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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 9:08 AM

My favorite line from the O.C. Weekly article is this (about Oliver):

It sucks to be you, Richie Rich: Chino wins!


Hee! Thanks for posting the link, Nysha!

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 9:08 AM

This is just sad. I mean the only reason Mischa is popular & basically the spokesperson for the show is because she's pretty. That's the thing about these stupid newspaper articles & entertainment shows. They don't give a flying flip about talent. And also, why does anyone care what these newspapers & tv shows say? They act like whatever lists they come up with actually matter. I'm glad The O.C. is in & popular, but I'm just getting sick of Mischa getting all this media attention when basically Rachel & Kelly & Melinda get none.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 9:34 AM

I'd be surprised if Tom Shales were particularly fussed about the In/Out list, both because it's transparently stupid and because if it's supposed to be about anything (and it's really not, I don't think), it's supposed to be about popularity, not quality. (It's really about trying and failing to be clever, upholding a "tradition", and also taking up a lot of space on the front page of the section so that people who usually write the articles can get some time off during the holidays.) And Tom Shales would never stoop to care about the opinions of the mere viewing public, the overwhelming majority of whom do not have Pulitzer prizes. I'd actually be more interested to see what he makes of the critical response to the show. It's been on most of the best of the year lists I've seen. I wonder if he's second-guessing himself now.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 9:48 AM

I got TiVo, because telling people that you can't go out for drinks because you want to watch The OC is not Sexy. Getting drinks and then watching The OC at 3 in the morning because you have to be able to talk about it at work IS Sexy


I can attest to that=) However, my TIVO plans are on hold until I can pick out the new tv I want, so I am still skipping the after work drinks these days.

I went to a movie last night and there was a preview for this weeks One Tree Hill. Im wondering if soon we will see OC commercials before movies.....I thing it would be a great way for The OC to gain more viewers!

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 12:39 PM

Only if you were at a 21st Century FOX-produced movie, bigmelvin. But yeah, I went to see RotK last night and was all, "One Tree Hill! The hell?"

It's been on most of the best of the year lists I've seen. I wonder if he's second-guessing himself now.


Tom Shales will never second guess himself. He thinks he's the Messiah of critical reviewers. Secretly, he's rushing home on Wednesday nights and, huddled in the dark, watching the O.C., cheering on The Ambiguously Gay Duo and taking bitch-pointers from Lady Heather. But he will never, ever admit it.

Well, that or practicing the art of self-love. It's really a toss-up.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 2:14 PM

Well, that or practicing the art of self-love. It's really a toss-up.


Bwahh, eirefaerie, that was classic. Tom Shales shall rue the day he took dissed The O.C.. Silly wanker.

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Posted Jan 4, 2004 @ 3:02 PM

News to me that the W.P. thinks that J.G. is out while O.C.'s M.B. is IN. W.T.F.?

;-)

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:13 AM

I moved this post to Business End of The OC.

Edited by JuanitaSmi, Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:15 AM.


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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 5:17 PM

The NY Times has a piece on Fox, centered around its new show My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, but it does give The OC a mentions a la:

Fox executives also note that with "American Idol" gearing up for what is generally expected to be another run to ratings glory, many Fox shows stand to benefit by being placed adjacent to editions of "Idol." Atop that list is the youth-oriented prime-time soap opera "The O.C.," which was already Fox's most promising new series.

"We could make up a lot of what we had with 'Joe Millionaire' last year with what we'll get from 'The O.C.' the rest of this season," Mr. Beckman said. He even made a prediction, saying, "When the season ends in May, we'll be right in it with NBC and CBS."


And further on it talks about how Fox execs consider The OC's summer premiere to be a good idea, and how viewers can expect some more debuts next June and July.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 5:52 PM

TV Gal lists her favorite quotes of 2003 television. The OC gets a few nods:

"Together we're unstoppable. Divided people get shot." Ryan and Seth lamenting what happened when they spent the night apart on "The O.C."

"Dad those eyebrows are out of control," Seth to Sandy on "The O.C."

"People sure do punch each other a lot in Orange County," Ed after watching "The O.C." on "Ed."

"You just got your butt kicked and you didn't even fight back. Dude, you really are a Cohen," Seth to Ryan on "The. O.C."

"I don't know Russell Crowe, he just doesn't do anything for me. People say he's good looking but I don't see it." Marissa to Ryan on "The O.C."



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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 5:59 PM

Teen People has this article-y thing called "Teen People Dictionary," in which they supply a word they hope will become slang. This month's? Brody. To mean a nerdy boy, who, once you see past his comic book collection is really cool. I could type up the whole thing if anyone wanted it. All it is is a definition and usage, but if you ask, I'll type.

Edited by Joanna, Jan 6, 2004 @ 8:12 AM.


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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 6:03 PM

Brody. To mean a nerdy boy, who, once you see past his comic book collection is really cool.


I LOVE this. This is so entering my vocabulary today. Now, where's my Brody?

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 8:35 PM

On VH1's Top 100 Hotties, Mischa came in at a jaw-dropping 15.

ETA: Jaw dropping because she was so high. I mean it came out of nowhere. And sorry to say that Rachel isn't even ON the list that I found online.

Edited by roybetter, Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:13 PM.


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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 8:43 PM

Jaw dropping because it's so high or because it's so low?

The girl is fine...in two dimensions, i.e. in a photo, not emoting, and not talking.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:03 PM

On VH1's Top 100 Hotties, Mischa came in at a jaw-dropping 15.

If Mischa was number 15, then I hope Rachel Bilson was in the top ten because RB is way hotter than MB. Period.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:24 PM

Yeah I agree that Rachel is way hotter than Mischa. Mischa's a very attractive girl and all, but she's like harsh model looks attractive.

God the other 85 hotties' publicists/PR must really hate their clients if Mischa slipped in at 15. She must have something though because all the guys I know think she's really hot and Mischa barely has any boobs for them to lust after.

On another note I officially dislike the weekend girl dj on KIIS-fm here in LA/OC. Their having an OC viewing party/Rooney concert on Wednesday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Universal Citywalk so they've been giving away the tickets all weekend(which by the way I did not win any). Anyway she keeps talking to fans on the phone about how Luke is a loser and get this she hates Julie. How could one hate Julie? She's one of the most delicious bitches ever. She also loves Anna, doesn't like Summer and thinks Anna and Seth should get together. She thinks Luke and Summer should leave the show together. Meanwhile all the fangirlies on the phones are like "Yeah Luke is a loser, but I don't want him to leave! Aw that's mean, I like Julie! I like Summer better than Anna, but Anna's pretty cool I guess. I want Seth and Summer to get together, their so cute!" Bwah! Stupid dj had half of the female under-30 population of LA and OC up in arms. I really do despise her now. Cow.

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Posted Jan 5, 2004 @ 9:27 PM

A few O.C. mentions in TV Guide's Ask Matt this week.

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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 1:45 AM

Brody. To mean a nerdy boy, who, once you see past his comic book collection is really cool.

See, I like this, but every time I heard someone say Brody I can't help but think of the movie Mallrats and Jason Mewes saying "brodie noochie!

Also, critics like The OC. Who knew?

Edited by Pop Culture Freak, Jan 6, 2004 @ 1:58 AM.


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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 3:09 AM

It's no surprise: The O.C. was overwhelmingly loved by critics when it debuted.

They were especially taken by Benjamin McKenzie.

I think one of the few negative reviews came from Tom Shales, the "incontinent" Washington Post writer. Two other critics who initially trashed the show, including the Chicago Tribune's Steve Johnson, have since written about-face columns praising it.

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Posted Jan 6, 2004 @ 7:06 AM

The slightly-edited OC write-up from the Ain't it Cool News list of best-written drams of 2003:

“Suck it, queer!”

The year’s biggest surprise, a nighttime soap with a strong sense of humor and a lot on its mind when it comes to the politics of love and wealth.

I challenge all the developmentally challenged 11-year-olds who insist on comparing “The O.C.” to “Beverly Hills 90210” to watch half an episode. Comparing “The O.C.” to “90210” is like comparing “24” to “Jake and the Fat Man.”

...McG, a longtime “O.C.” champion who was impressed enough to sign on as the series’ executive producer, says the new show has more in common with HBO’s “Six Feet Under” – and he’s not wrong. “The O.C.” is funny, smart, sharply drawn and loaded with gratifyingly clever turns. Seth Cohen is a geek god, Sandy and Kirsten Cohen heroically and entertainingly continue to defy TV-parent expectations, and Anna Stern is, to be blunt, the devil’s candy, likely the hottest TV vixen since Emma Caulfield donned the stripey hotpants.