Monday, August 21, 2017

The O.C. Holidays: Happy Eclipse Day 2017!

2017 eclipse the o.c.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The O.C in the News: Ben dining with his daughter Frances!



Here we have a rare photo of Benjamin Mckenzie taken recently. Ben is dining at a restaurant with his baby daughter Frances (she can barely be seen). Let's face it, life has changed full swing for good ole Chino, he's now married with a child. Although Ben's expression here looks a bit like he's contemplating when life was a bit more simple, you know when he had the good life, living in a pool house, punching people and working at the Crab Shack. ahhhh, those were the days! But you do you Ben, we're rooting for you either way!

Monday, August 14, 2017

The O.C. Fan Art: Marissa puts on makeup

marissa cooper watercolor painting mischa barton

Recently we stumbled upon this gem, its a water color painting of Marissa inspired by season one of The O.C.. This water color captures Marissa quite well, a tragic emotional character that is plagued by many different things, floating from one thing to the next, never able to feel rooted or happy. The artist behind this work is Kyra Kendall, she is absolutely genius! Check out her Facebook page here, lots of amazing paintings are posted! Thanks again Kyra for allowing us to share this work!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Everything The O.C. Desktop Backgrounds: Love the Vegas..


Now as much as we love the Vegas, we love our fans even more! So here's an exclusive Everything The O.C. background image we created for you! Just look em, they got sin city written all over their faces..A couple of guys up to no good! This background image was of course inspired by season 1 episode "The Strip"! Did we mention we love the Vegas?


Also enjoy this clip of Sandy proclaiming his love for the Vegas!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The O.C. Basement: Early Season 1 Review by Adweek


The following is an article written during the first season of The O.C. by Craig Russell of Adweek.com. This will give you an idea of what some people were thinking during the shows first run! Enjoy!

So Far, So Good, But...
Before beginning my weekly take on the O.C., I figure I should let my overall opinions of the show be known. First things last: All the hype is pretty much deserved. Not since 90210 has a prime-time soap been this much fun. And while there have been better quality teen dramas in-between (My So-Called Life, Freaks & Geeks), there haven't been any quite as shamelessly entertaining. 

That said, the O.C. is not without its flaws. When it debuted back in the summer of '03, it was terrific. The first seven episodes flowed seamlessly (my personal favorite: the Rebel Without a Cause influenced Model Home). But something was not quite right when the show returned in October. The first few episodes were slow and awkward. Then Oliver came along, and things got even worse.

It's not a good sign when people are throwing around the term "jump the shark" in a program's first season. But that's how much some of us disliked Marissa's therapy buddy Oliver. And while I was part of that group, what troubled me more was how they rushed the storyline along at breakneck speed, and poof! Oliver had come and gone in six less than stellar episodes, including the horrendous Third Wheel - a.k.a. The Rooney Infomercial...

And the pacing has stayed that way ever since. It's as if they have little confidence in the buzz behind the show lasting very long, and want to capitalize now - which is a mistake. At the rate they're going, they'll run out of storylines by the third season. Dawson lasted longer than that. How else can you explain the writers already resorting to something as ridiculous as the affair between Mrs. Cooper and Luke?

Some friendly advice? Slow it down. Fox should know it has a good thing going, almost a phenomenon considering reality television's chokehold on the medium as a whole. There are good characters on this show, and not just the kids. We're not living in 90210's Peanuts-like existence. In fact, most people I talk to have a tough time deciding whether their favorite character is Seth or his father. And that's a good thing too (I'd give the slight edge to Peter Gallagher's Sandy)...

Overall, The O.C. has been a blast. But, call me selfish, I'd like to see it hang around for a while. As long as they keep the adult plots at least on par with the teens, this show has the potential for longevity - even in today's short-sighted TV world.

- cRAIG
CRussell@adweek.com

Monday, August 7, 2017

The O.C. Memorable Moment: Ryan is the cousin from Boston, Seattle or Canada!


In the pilot episode of The O.C. Ryan got a taste of life from the other side of the tracks (just 40 miles from Chino). Ryan was quickly thrown into a whirlwind of change - sleeping in a wealthy families plush pool house, learning to tie tie's, sailing, wearing expensive suits and attending fancy parties. Amongst the changes Ryan found that the affluent women of Newport were true gossipers! When Ryan arrived word got around fast that a new face was in town but none of them knew the true facts! Was he the cousin from Boston, did he live in Seattle or was he from Canada? I mean lets face it most of the women of Newport didn't have jobs, so gossiping was the majority of their career. This particular pilot scene is hilarious, Ryan had these women all over him and they didn't even realize he was trolling them!