The O.C. (2003–2007)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 58,370 users  
Reviews: 277 user | 19 critic

A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Creator:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 07 Nov 2012
 
tv
a list of 24 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 42 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The O.C." on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The O.C. (2003–2007)

The O.C. (2003–2007) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The O.C..

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2007   2006   2005   2004   2003  
14 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens,

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton
Gossip Girl (2007–2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Privileged teens living on the Upper Eastside of New York City.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley
90210 (2008–2013)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Kansas family relocates to Beverly Hills, where their two children adapt to the infamous social drama of West Beverly Hills High.

Stars: Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord
Hart of Dixie (TV Series 2011)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

New Yorker and new doctor Zoe Hart accepts an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work in his medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama. She arrives to find he has died and left half the practice to her in his will.

Stars: Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams
Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross
Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.

Stars: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams
Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena
Sex and the City (1998–2004)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Four beautiful female New Yorkers gossip about their sex-lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the 90s.

Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis
Pretty Little Liars (TV Series 2010)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Stars: Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario
Grey's Anatomy (TV Series 2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson
The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Carrie Bradshaw is in her junior year of high school in the early 1980s. She asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan.

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong
The Vampire Diaries (TV Series 2009)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Sandy Cohen (92 episodes, 2003-2007)
...
 Kirsten Cohen (92 episodes, 2003-2007)
...
 Ryan Atwood (92 episodes, 2003-2007)
...
 Seth Cohen (92 episodes, 2003-2007)
...
 Summer Roberts (92 episodes, 2003-2007)
...
 Julie Cooper / ... (90 episodes, 2003-2007)
...
 Marissa Cooper (78 episodes, 2003-2007)
...
 Jimmy Cooper (40 episodes, 2003-2006)
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Sun Is Setting On The OC (Series Finale) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Orange County  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Ben McKenzie was cast, he was working as a telemarketer. See more »

Goofs

In Season 3, when Ryan is with Sadie in the pool house, Seth finds the door locked when he tries to enter and states "when did this door ever have a lock." Ryan mentions he added it for privacy. In Season 1, when Hailey has the huge New Years party, she locks Ryan and Seth in the pool house, so they won't spoil her fun. See more »

Quotes

Kirsten: Julie, are you okay?
Julie: Duh! I don't need any steak knives! Do you want some coffee cake?
See more »

Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Slanted Screen (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

California
(main title)
Performed by Phantom Planet
Written by Jason Schwartzman, Jacques Brautbar, Sam Farrar, Alex Greenwald,
Darren Robinson (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Why do people think this is "unrealistic"?
18 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I come from a part of Australia called the Sunshine Coast where most people come to escape city life and live by the sea. Most of the people who live along the coastlines here are just as beautiful-looking in that sun-drenched, California way, but not only that: this is a place where people come to avoid their problems, only to end up taking them with them. For all the glitz, glamour and romance of this place, I have never come across a more dysfunctional group of self-absorbed people in my life.

That's what immediately drew me to "The O.C.". I noticed the obvious plot lines that have been faithful to Soap Operas for decades, but this show has such a pungent wit about the nature of these people. They may look like they have a life that people aspire to, but they really don't and in some ways the nature of their environment only enhances these problems. I found that this show perfectly captured the reality of this sort of lifestyle, albeit modified for T.V.. A movie version of this would be much more vicious, if made by the right people, but please don't talk to me about the corniness of this show and how it doesn't reflect real life. I know these people. They exist. And they really are contemptible.


126 of 166 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Something that really bothers me ccjthorose
Who would you have cast as Marissa Cooper? vishSpal
Changes in opinion over time/rewatches Crunknasty8932
top 10 characters in my opinion melissa-langston-661-341195
Johnny + Marissa lovers (and haters) welcome! WhiteStrawberries
Did the actor who played Luke want to leave the show orebanjoko
Discuss The O.C. (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page