Monday, June 29, 2020

The O.C. Merchandise: Sharebear spotted at Walmart!



Recently one of our Everything The O.C. staff members reported that Care Bears were being sold at their local Walmart (USA)!


They feature their classic 80's retro looking packaging as well. 


One of which bears available was Marissa's Sharebear! For 12.88 you can't pass up this opportunity to hug and stare off into the abyss just like Marissa does! Happy hunting!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Rare Photos: Early OC Era Benjamin McKenzie Photoshoot!


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Feast your eyes on this small set of Benjamin McKenzie photos found by your favorite website 😛
These were taken around the time of The O.C. between 2003-2007

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This has Myspace profile photo written all over it

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This is his "strong sensitive type" pose

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He's like "take it or leave it"

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The O.C Basement: The O.C. Cell Phone Game


In 2006 cell phone games were all the rage. Although the games created weren't the most technological or graphically beautiful, they served as a nice way to pass the time whenever you were waiting for your "buddy" to sign into AOL instant messenger, an actual telephone call, or the next O.C. episode to come out. 


One of which games was Gameloft's "The O.C.", a game that is based around The O.C. universe, created in 2006 (just one year before The O.C. ended). The games story depends on the character you select, but all stories revolve around the Harbor prom and Ryan being accused of stealing Taryn's (one of the Newpsies) car. Depending on the character you select you will get a different set of unique objectives. 

When selecting Ryan: "Prom night coming soon. Problem is, you've been accused of stealing a car and everyone is on edge now. It's up to you to set things right!"


In order to excel in the game, you must build relationships with the shows characters to gain points with them. This involves hanging out with them which also moves you through your goals and you earn more points..You get to also earn money in the game so you can buy things for the other characters and gain more favor with them (bribes). The game also features true to character dialogue which we think is actually pretty great, especially Seth's. 


When you start the game you get to choose which character you want to be, naturally there is 4 options - Ryan, Seth, Summer, and Marissa. Each character starts with a certain amount of trait points starting off (style, maturity, intelligence, and attitude. While playing, you may need a certain trait increased to proceed to the next objective. To do this, you can for instance boost intelligence by reading the book/magazine in the Cohens kitchen or build attitude by punching Ryan's punching bag. These trait boosting objectives are apart of the mini-games within the game. 



There are also multiple locations you can unlock and your character to "hang out" at. At first you only have access to one location (this is dependent on which character you choose) but as you play you gain additional access to the other locked areas as seen above. 


All the while there is an internal clock in the game - yes you're a teenager again and you must obey curfew! 



Additionally, the game features all the characters you would expect, Sandy, Kirsten, Seth, Ryan, Marissa, Summer, and even Julie (to whom you buy gifts from). Above is a video that shows how the game plays with actual footage from the game. No spoilers here, we wont disclose how the game ends!

Overall the game is pretty awesome but more-so because it's an OC game and let's face it, they are pretty rare! We'll take what we can get! Now, we know by now what you are thinking, "But can we still play it??"...Well, the answer is YES.

You can totally still play the game through an emulator that you must install on your computer. The one we tried was called KEmulator. They have emulators for nearly any device these days but an emulator basically makes your computer think you are on a Nokia phone. In order to play you must have the KEmulator (or another compatible one) and the .jar file (game file). 

Of course we wouldn't do you wrong and not include the download links!

Here is a link to the PC emulator you will need in order to play the game file (.jar file). If you are on a mac just search KEmulator + mac.
https://en.softonic.com/download/kemulator/windows/post-download
(we played on KEmulator Lite v0.9.8)

Game .jar file can be downloaded here!

If you are wondering if you can play the game via cell phone, you can but varies depending on if you are are on Apple or Android. In your application market you will have to search for a "J2ME" application that will give you the ability to play .jar files. From there you would load the .jar file into it and enjoy! 

Additional useful tip: When using KEmulator go to view then keypad to gain additional button access to fully play game. 

If you decide to play or appreciate this kind of post, please shout us on our official instagram page and let us know all about it!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The O.C. Fun Fact: 5 Reasons why the Cohens are similar to the Bradys



Here are our 5ish reasons why the Cohens are similar to the Brady's. Hear us out - no, really..


𝟏.  Both families have an architect/builder as head of household - Kirsten and Mike⁣⁣


𝟐. Both have a house keeper Alice and Rosa⁣⁣ (even though she goes MIA later on)


𝟑. Both have very nice but obvious fake AstroTurf lawns ⁣⁣


𝟒. Both shows feature siblings that aren't related to each other Ryan and Seth⁣⁣ 


𝟓. Bonus: Adam Brody starred in the TV movie "Growing up Brady"⁣⁣ as Greg Brady 
(yeah it was pretty bad)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The O.C. Merchandise: New i-Spy The O.C. clothing design!


We are very excited to present a brand new fresh clothing design for 2020!
We call it - The O.C. iSpy design! 


This design features the names of many characters, places and things within The O.C. series, all located with the image of The O.C. letters. Available in many colors and clothing types!

Can you find them all?

Friday, May 1, 2020

The O.C. Music: Phantom Planet comes out with new EP after 12 years!


Phantom Planet, also known as the band that brought us the popular song "California" has recently came out with a four song EP. After 12 years of silence, the EP is surprisingly very well done and to us, the band has never sounded better. We imagine if The O.C. was still on the air, we would hear some of these new tracks in scenes featuring the core four.  It's refreshing to see some of the early 2000's bands coming out with fresh tracks and sounding this solid.

Tracks list:
  1. Only One
  2. Time Moves On
  3. Party Animal
  4. BALISONG

The strongest tracks on the EP are"Party Animal" and "BALISONG". With this being said we hope that they plan to come out with a full length album. 

Fun fact: The popular actor Jason Schwartzman used to the be the drummer in the band. Also Jason's younger brother Robert Schwartzman is the frontman of Rooney. 


So go out and check it out wherever you subscribe to music!

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Behind the Scenes: Super Rare Season One Promotional Shots


Hey OC'ers! Below are some very rare season one promotional shots of Adam Brody, Mischa Barton and Benjamin McKenzie. These photos were captured at the Raleigh Manhattan Beach Studios (Cohen backyard set). Some quick fun facts below as well. 


Yes, that's AstroTurf aka fake grass that never needs mowing (just like the Brady's)


Behind them is the fake ocean backdrop as seen in nearly every episode of The O.C..To emulate the shimmery water effect, production crew glued metallic pieces of acetate paper to the backdrop. A fan would then be positioned on the backdrop blowing the pieces around - pretty cool effect actually and does look a lot like water.


The plants used in the Cohen backyard set were actually real. Again, fans would blow on the plants giving the appearance that they were really outside.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The O.C. Basement: Season One 2004 DVD Press Release


Below is vintage Season one DVD release notes from FOX on August 5th 2004. Enjoy!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“The O.C. exploded into a pop-cultural phenomenon.” – New York Post

“The O.C. looks to have enough heart, talent and wit to generate a few seasons’ worth of luxurious suds” – Time

THE O.C.: THE COMPLETE
FIRST SEASON

Hit Primetime Series is Available For the First Time Ever on DVD in a Collectible Seven-Disc Set Featuring All 27 Episodes with Bonus Materials Including Deleted Scenes, Three Featurettes, and The O.C. Music Guide.

Available October 26 from Warner Home Video

BURBANK, CA (August 5, 2004) – Surf, sand, sex and scandal…The rich and glamorous city of Newport Beach, California is the setting for The O.C., one of today’s most hip and edgy television series making its way to DVD on October 26 in a collectible seven-disc set featuring all 27 episodes from Season One.  If you missed the first season, here is the chance to introduce yourselves to the hottest new show of the 2003-04 television season.  The O.C. stars hot young newcomers Mischa Barton, Benjamin McKenzie, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson and Chris Carmack, as well as seasoned veterans, Peter Gallagher (American Beauty, Short Cuts), Tate Donovan (Murder at 1600), Kelly Rowan (Three to Tango), and Melinda Clarke (Mulholland Falls). Indulge in one of television’s most guilty pleasures, The O.C.: The Complete First Season, only five months following the first season finale and 1 week before the November 4th second season premiere on Fox.  The DVD is priced to own at $69.98.

The O.C. is a story of father/son and husband/wife relationships and the coming of age of three young people.  When Ryan Atwood (McKenzie), a tough, guarded fiercely intelligent teenager, plunges headlong into the wealthy, privileged community of Newport Beach, he soon discovers that the ruling families of Orange County are every bit as territorial as the tough crowd with which he ran on the streets of Chino.  For Sandy Cohen (Gallagher), the patient, pro-bono public defender who takes Ryan in; his wife, Kirsten (Rowan), the linchpin of O.C. society; their awkward adolescent son, Seth (Brody) – Ryan’s presence will forever change their lives.  Meanwhile, Marissa Cooper (Barton), the heartbreakingly beautiful girl next door who is dating her classmate Luke Ward (Carmack), seems to glide through life effortlessly--that is, until the indiscretions of her wealthy father, Jimmy (Donovan) threaten to break her world apart, along with that of her mother, Julie (Clarke).

“Just five months after the season finale, we are able to bring The O.C.: The Complete First Season DVD to viewers’ homes and introduce the series to those that missed the hottest new show of last season, one that quickly became a cultural phenomenon,” said Christine Martinez, WHV Vice President, Non-theatrical Franchise Marketing.  “Bringing quality television series that appeal to all audiences, such as The O.C., to the DVD marketplace is a goal we strive to achieve with each new release we have.”

DVD Special Features
Deleted Scenes with introductions by creator Josh Schwartz
Casting The O.C. featurette with creator Josh Schwartz and casting director Patrick Rush
The Music of The O.C. featurette with music supervisor Alex Pastavas
Inside The Real O.C. featurette with producer McG
Audio Commentary for The Pilot with creator Josh Schwartz and producer Stephanie Savage
The O.C. Music Guide for 6 episodes
Season 2 Sneak Peak with creator Josh Schwartz and the cast
Trailer for the ocinsider.com
DVD-Rom enabled


EPISODE SYNOPSES

1. Pilot
Ryan Atwood is a troubled teen who finds himself in even more trouble when his older brother, Trey, bullies him into participating in a car theft late one night in their hometown of Chino, California. The boys don't get far with the car as they crash it and are arrested. Trey is sentenced to three years in prison, but seeing as Ryan is under eighteen, he is set free under the supervision of public defender, Sandy Cohen. After Ryan is thrown out by his mother, he finds himself homeless with nowhere to turn. He calls Sandy, who without hesitation, takes Ryan in, and out, to his cushy home in Newport Beach, California. Ryan's arrival to Newport Beach sparks many a reaction among established residents. Sandy's wife Kirsten, for one, is not thrilled to have a criminal living in the house, and is concerned of the effect it may have on their son, Seth.

2. The Model Home
Faced of a life in a Group Home, Ryan decides to run away from Newport, but is convinced by Seth and Marissa to stay in secret, and hide out in a vacant building project. Jimmy discusses his recent financial woes with Kirsten, and she offers a solution. After Luke witnesses a close encounter between Marissa and Ryan, he confronts Ryan and a fight breaks loose. Ryan's presence in Newport is exposed in a big way, and two arrests are made.

3. The Gamble
Sandy comes to Ryan's rescue once again, after he has a difficult stay in Juvy. Seth makes Kirsten aware of his anger over Ryan's situation, and Kirsten makes a compromise. Ryan's mother, Dawn, makes a surprise visit to Newport, and things don't go quite as she, and Ryan, may have planned. The monetary secret involving Julie, Jimmy, Kirsten and Sandy comes to a head.

4. The Debut
It is that time of year... Cotillion. Cherished by many, hated by most, it's the time when Newport’s finest young ladies enter society. More information about Jimmy's business trouble comes to light, and Kirsten's loan to Jimmy is not happy news for Sandy.

5. The Outsider
Ryan takes a job serving at the Crab Shack diner. A co-worker at the diner might mean bad news for the Newport kids. Ryan asks Marissa out on a date. Sandy attempt to help Jimmy sort out his life, and gives him some bad news. Julie reveals a long-held secret to Kirsten. Disaster strikes at another one of Holly's parties.

6. The Girlfriend
Kirsten's father, Caleb Nichol, comes for a visit along with his new girlfriend, Gabrielle. 24-year-old Grandma Nichol has arrived. Kirsten finds her job in jeopardy, while Sandy considers making a change. Luke decides he wants a second chance with Marissa, to Ryan's disappointment. But who will Marissa choose? Summer makes the moves on Seth but is it for real?

7. The Escape
The Newport kids plan an end-of-summer trip down to Tijuana, Mexico (aka "T.J."). Jimmy has plans of his own, which don't sit well with Marissa. Sandy gets a new job, which Kirsten can't understand. Summer, Seth, Ryan and Marissa find themselves in a strange place together. Jimmy takes it too far. Disaster strikes one of the O.C. kids.

8. The Rescue
Everyone is back home in Newport now, and Marissa is recovering. Julie points her finger, and takes action, which Marissa does not like. Sandy starts his new job, but finds himself surprised by the casework. Kirsten finds herself surprised by Sandy's new co-worker. Ryan enrolls at his new school, with conditions. Julie gets an intervention, and Jimmy gets a new roommate.

9. The Heights
Back to school for the O.C. kids. No one really wants to be there, except the gossips. Ryan doesn't feel like he fits in at his new school. And Luke doesn't make the situation any better. Sandy accepts a case at his new job, a case that will test his relationship with Kirsten, and her father. Anna and Seth hatch a plan. Marissa chooses her man.

10. The Perfect Couple
Couples are plentiful in 'The O.C.' It is a night of firsts. Now that they are free to love one another, Ryan and Marissa plan their first official date. Kirsten sees her father with a new woman, and fears Sandy has found a new woman of his own. Seth takes matters into his own hands with a girl, and is taken by another girl.

11. The Homecoming
It's Thanksgiving time in ‘the O.C.' It's time for family reunions, and Ryan gets a call home from family. Is it because of the holiday, or is it for a favor? Marissa decides to go along for the ride, but ends up going down Ryan's bad memory lane instead. Seth plays the player role, but not very well.

12. The Secret
Seth and Kirsten want to avoid facing the world after their respective displays at Thanksgiving. Sandy has some advice for Jimmy, which doesn't sit well with Julie. Ryan and Luke find themselves getting along after an O.C. loved-one comes out of the closet with negative after effects.

13. The Best Chrismukkah Ever
Ryan, and the World, are officially introduced to the bi-religious holiday “Chrismukkah,” thanks to Seth. And Seth insists he has TWO Godly forces helping him as he plays TWO girls. Marissa has some 'discount shopping' to do, and finds herself in an embarrassing situation, or two, or three. Kirsten does something that could cost her more than just her job. Summer and Anna each have very special gifts for Seth, but which one will he like the most? And a new boy enters the Newport scene.

14. The Countdown
It's New Years and "love" is in the air. A sister returns home, and throws a party. Oliver casts his spell. Sandy and Kirsten find themselves in a rut, and out of their environment. Seth finally makes a decision between Summer and Anna. 2004 is born.

15. The Third Wheel
Hailey discovers she isn't as welcome as she might have thought. Perhaps the Cohen house is full. Luke makes some new friends, while Seth and Anna try to tell a friend about their decision. Rooney sings, a lot, and Oliver noses, a lot. Trouble brews.

16. The Links
Oliver plans a trip for the gang, but things don't go as well as everyone might have hoped- except for Oliver of course. Summer really plants herself into "friendship" within Anna and Seth's relationship. Jimmy and Sandy decide to go into business together. Caleb and Julie return from Europe, and Hailey and Kirsten butt heads. Ryan finds himself in the cold.

17. The Rivals
Sandy and Jimmy have plans to sign papers for the Lighthouse... but is Jimmy ready? Oliver makes his plans official to Ryan, but Ryan just cannot catch a break from anyone and fins himself in an all too familiar position. Summer has a "big" new boyfriend... for a little while. And Julie gets a job.

18. The Truth
Changes are happening within the couplehoods of the O.C.ers. Lines seem to be blurred. Oliver reveals himself as he falls apart, but not before Ryan is completely left in the cold. Someone loses school, one loses work, two lose their partners, and one more loses it all.

19. The Heartbreak
Sandy seems a little down as he’s still thinking about what could've happened with Oliver and that gun. Kirsten thinks it's time to move on and celebrate Valentine's Day.  Meanwhile, Seth has dropped by Summer's incredibly girly bedroom to talk shop. But first he's distracted by Summer's purple My Little Pony toy. Summer's about to kick him out when he begs for a chance to explain. He claims that it's not like he's choosing Summer. The reason he and Anna broke up in the first place is because for Seth, it's always been Summer.  Love is in the air and now Luke is standing on the front porch of Julie Cooper's.

Ryan is still concerned by everything that happened with Oliver. Marissa wants everything back as it was and wants to make it up to him. Ryan then runs into Theresa, his ex-Chino girlfriend who works the Valentine dance at school.

20. The Telenovela
Ryan and Marissa begin their life together as "friends", but both discover that it might be harder to do than to say. Theresa drops into Newport for work, and another visit. Julie and Luke discover the meaning of "booty calls", and Seth and Summer make a declaration.

21. The Goodbye Girl
Anna announces that she is leaving Newport to go back to Pittsburgh, which leaves Seth feeling saddened and guilt-ridden. Legal troubles brew for Caleb and Kirsten while Sandy works to solve them. Luke and Julie's secret romance is getting harder to contain, and Theresa brings a bit of trouble from Chino to the O.C.

22. The L.A.
When Summer and Marissa run into Grady Bridges, the star of Summer's favorite prime-time soap 'The Valley', he invites them to an LA party, to which they accept. On the road trip to LA, Seth, Summer, Marissa, and Ryan run into Hailey, now working at a strip club. Jimmy and Sandy present their restaurant to Newport's finest and approach Caleb for some financial help.

23. The Nana
Nana Cohen comes to California for Passover with some tragic news. Ryan searches for Marissa, who'd gone missing after learning Julie and Luke's secret, and he finds her in the most unlikely of places. Summer tries to impress Nana. Jimmy and Hailey take a step forward.

24. The Proposal
Jimmy and Sandy run into a roadblock in their effort to re-open the Balboa Lighthouse restaurant. Summer and Seth take it upon themselves to finally make Marissa feel more at home at Jimmy's. Everyone is shocked when Caleb makes a proposal, which sparks a near-fatal accident for Luke. Marissa, and Sandy and Jimmy each strike deals with Caleb. An old O.C. friend moves on.

25. The Shower
Everyone is still reacting to the surprise engagement of Julie and Caleb. Kirsten is shocked, and a little burdened to find she's been asked to be Julie's Maid of Honor. Kirsten and Marissa end up in charge of throwing Julie's wedding shower, and Marissa invites an unwanted guest. Theresa calls Sandy for help and tries to avoid Ryan. Jimmy and Hailey continue their romance, and Seth awkwardly meets Summer's father.

26. The Strip
It's Bachelor and Bachelorette party time for Caleb and Julie. Caleb and the boys head off to Las Vegas while Kirsten organizes an evening at the Cohen house for Julie, strippers included. Seth and Ryan get themselves into a tricky situation in Vegas while back home, Summer pines over lost love, and Marissa comforts Theresa. Jimmy and Sandy learn of Caleb's true motives. Julie and Hailey take a swim, while Theresa has some shocking news for Ryan and Marissa.

27. The Ties That Bind
Julie and Caleb walk down the isle, as Ryan and Theresa face a difficult decision regarding their pregnancy. Marissa moves into Caleb and Julie's new castle on the cliff, and Seth struggles to find himself when things around him seem to fall apart. Life in The O.C. comes full circle from one year before.

-whv-


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The O.C. Merchandise: I'd rather be at my pool house


New design available in our official Everything The O.C. store!

Who wouldn't want a pool house. I mean they are just really cool. They got a bathroom, a kitchen, a bed..You pretty much never have to leave.

On The O.C., The pool house was not only a sweet place for the core four to hang out but also a sanctuary for Ryan's new life. 

Wear this t-shirt to let the world know how much you'd rather be at your pool house than be with them. LOL. 


Available in wide variety of styles!

Monday, April 6, 2020

The O.C. Fan Fiction: The Quarantine


It's early morning - The Cohen's are on their 4th week of quarantine. Sandy, Seth and Ryan are in the kitchen eating their not so usual breakfast due to food shortages (whole wheat bagels..yuck)..At this point the Cohen household are a little irritated and delirious. After many movie nights, Netflix binges and family game night, they're a little burned out.

*Kirsten stumbles through the kitchen hallway and attempts to give Sandy a hug - Sandy simultaneously blocking her attempt..*

Sandy: Hunny, you really gotta practice your social distancing..in a time like this a hug could really kill..

*Kirsten gets irritated..and just mutters inaudible words as she opens up the fridge for some orange juice.*

Seth: Yes mom, you really need to take proper precautions *Seth flips down his spider-man mask and starts mumbling* Corona's got nothing on this. Yeah, i'd like to thank my many years of cosplay for this ingenious invention.

*Ryan gives "The Look" and irritatedly says*

Ryan: Yeah, look at you, you clearly are loosing it buddy..

Seth: Zing Ryan, zing..Allow me to demonstrate..I could go about my normal day with this baby on

*Seth attempts to drink coffee through the masks breathing holes as half of it goes on his shirt..*

Sandy: Now that's talent..

Seth: You'll see, you'll all see..I will prove just how effective my invention is by vowing to wear it all day.

Ryan: You won't last 5 minutes..

*Sandy starts smirking not being able to hold his next line in*

Sandy: That's what she said.

*Kirsten rolls her eyes*

Kirsten: This is going to be a long quarantine...
Cue the O.C. intro song..Californiaaaa......

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Behind the Scenes: The episode where Seth and Ryan go to "The Vegas"



The following images are behind the scenes shots of The O.C. cast filming on location for Season One's Episode: "The Strip" (although we think it should have been called "The Vegas". If you remember or not, in the episode, Ryan, Seth, Caleb and Sandy go to Vegas for Caleb's bachelor party but like most times in The O.C. Seth and Ryan get into trouble and somebody gets punched!


Adam Brody and Benjamin Mckenzie studying their lines


Adam and Benjamin goofing off


Adam and Benjamin goofing off again...


And again...


Adam taking in direction from the shows directors


Adam Brody talking to his stripper friend




Seth in awe of the hotel they are staying at..Paid by Caleb of course!


Tate Donovan and Peter Gallagher going over some lines


Tate Donovan eating from the many actor food-carts that were on location


Benjamin taking direction from the directors


A bunch of behind the scenes people standing around


Makeup checkup on Peter Gallagher, yes their tans were faked


Behind the scenes filming inside the casino hotel


Alan Dale and Peter Gallagher filming a scene

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