The O.C. (2003)

The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as outsiders in the high-class world of Newport Beach. Ryan and Seth spend much time navigating their relationships with girl-next-door Marissa Cooper, Seth's childhood crush Summer Roberts, and the fast-talking loner Taylor Townsend. Story lines deal with the culture clash between the idealistic Cohen family and the shallow, materialistic, and closed-minded community in which they reside. The series includes elements of postmodernism, and functions as a mixture of melodrama and comedy.

Writing:
  • Josh Schwartz

Stars:
Release Date: 2003-08-05
Seasons: 1 2 3 4
metacritic icon 6.5/10
themoviedb icon 7.0/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 42
April Grace
April Grace
Morena Baccarin
Morena Baccar...
Michael Cassidy
Michael Cassi...
Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale
Eric Mabius
Eric Mabius
Amber Heard
Amber Heard
Colin Hanks
Colin Hanks
Erick Avari
Erick Avari
Kevin Sorbo
Kevin Sorbo
Gary Grubbs
Gary Grubbs
Phil Abrams
Phil Abrams
Tony Denison
Tony Denison
Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean...
Peter Gallagher
Peter Gallagh...
Sandy Cohen
Kelly Rowan
Kelly Rowan
Kirsten Cohen
Adam Brody
Adam Brody
Seth Cohen
Rachel Bilson
Rachel Bilson
Summer Roberts
Melinda Clarke
Melinda Clark...
Julie Cooper
Willa Holland
Willa Holland
Kaitlin Cooper
Chris Carmack
Chris Carmack
Luke Ward
Autumn Reeser
Autumn Reeser
Taylor Townsend
Ben McKenzie
Ben McKenzie
Ryan Atwood
Michael Nouri
Michael Nouri
Dr. Neil Roberts
Wayne Dalglish
Wayne Dalglis...
Brad Ward
Nikki Griffin
Nikki Griffin
Paul Wesley
Paul Wesley
Johnny Messner
Johnny Messne...
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde
Daphne Ashbrook
Daphne Ashbro...
Daniel Booko
Daniel Booko
Chris Pratt
Chris Pratt
Ché
Chris Brown
Chris Brown
Gary Weeks
Gary Weeks
Shailene Woodley
Shailene Wood...
Jonathon Trent
Jonathon Tren...
Timothy Omundson
Timothy Omund...
Amanda Righetti
Amanda Righet...
Hailey Nichol
Gwendoline Yeo
Gwendoline Ye...
Keri Lynn Pratt
Keri Lynn Pra...
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton
Marissa Cooper
Al Sapienza
Al Sapienza
Jaime King
Jaime King
Jeri Ryan
Jeri Ryan
Alan Dale
Alan Dale
Caleb Nichol
Gina Gallego
Gina Gallego
Emmanuelle Chriqui
Emmanuelle Ch...
George Lucas
George Lucas
T.I.
T.I.
Ryan Donowho
Ryan Donowho
Gregory Itzin
Gregory Itzin
Tia Carrere
Tia Carrere
Nikki Reed
Nikki Reed
Michael Bailey Smith
Michael Baile...
Christopher Cousins
Christopher C...
Francis Capra
Francis Capra
Michelle Hurd
Michelle Hurd
Michael Reilly Burke
Michael Reill...
Christopher Lawford
Christopher L...
Bella Thorne
Bella Thorne
Robert Picardo
Robert Picard...
Ray Laska
Ray Laska
Eric Allan Kramer
Eric Allan Kr...
Kyle Bornheimer
Kyle Bornheim...
Samaire Armstrong
Samaire Armst...
Logan Marshall-Green
Logan Marshal...
Nichole Hiltz
Nichole Hiltz
Ashley Benson
Ashley Benson
Kim Delaney
Kim Delaney
Richard Herd
Richard Herd
Eric Balfour
Eric Balfour
Bret Harrison
Bret Harrison
Max Greenfield
Max Greenfiel...
Bonnie Somerville
Bonnie Somerv...
Cam Gigandet
Cam Gigandet
Johnny Lewis
Johnny Lewis
Channon Roe
Channon Roe
Kayla Ewell
Kayla Ewell
Marguerite Moreau
Marguerite Mo...
Navi Rawat
Navi Rawat
Rosalind Chao
Rosalind Chao
Steve-O
Steve-O
Kevin Rankin
Kevin Rankin
Nicholas Gonzalez
Nicholas Gonz...
Rodney Rowland
Rodney Rowlan...
Shannon Lucio
Shannon Lucio
Alison LaPlaca
Alison LaPlac...
Travis Van Winkle
Travis Van Wi...
Paul Ganus
Paul Ganus
Lisa Rotondi
Lisa Rotondi
Barry Newman
Barry Newman
Jackson Rathbone
Jackson Rathb...
Alaina Huffman
Alaina Huffma...
Brian McNamara
Brian McNamar...
Kat Graham
Kat Graham
Kathleen York
Kathleen York
Mary Castro
Mary Castro
Paula Trickey
Paula Trickey
Drew Fuller
Drew Fuller
Taylor Handley
Taylor Handle...
Jay Kenneth Johnson
Jay Kenneth J...
Robert Schwartzman
Robert Schwar...
Brock Kelly
Brock Kelly
Matt Barr
Matt Barr
Erin Foster
Erin Foster
Brandon Quinn
Brandon Quinn
T. J. Thyne
T. J. Thyne
Sandra McCoy
Sandra McCoy
Janel Parrish
Janel Parrish
Matt Cohen
Matt Cohen
Danielle Bisutti
Danielle Bisu...
Bradley Stryker
Bradley Stryk...
Perry Anzilotti
Perry Anzilot...
Tiffany Thornton
Tiffany Thorn...
Blake Robbins
Blake Robbins
Henri Lubatti
Henri Lubatti
Camille Mana
Camille Mana
Brian F. Durkin
Brian F. Durk...
Ashley Hartman
Ashley Hartma...
Julia Ling
Julia Ling
Marc Vann
Marc Vann
Aya Sumika
Aya Sumika
Darion Basco
Darion Basco
Caitlin Kazepis
Caitlin Kazep...
Cheerleader / Student
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton