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Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County: Season 3: Episode 8 -- Catch McKenzie and Ashley the morning of Lauri's wedding.
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County: Season 3: Episode 4 -- Ryan and his friend Megan train to be bartenders in order to earn extra cash.
Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County: Season 1: Episode 5 -- The wives are in Sin City and the claws come out!


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28 September 2004 (USA) See more »
MTV follows eight teens living in Laguna Beach nearing the end of high school and beginning the next chapter of their lives.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 23 of 41)

Kristin Cavallari ... Herself (28 episodes, 2004-2005)

Talan Torriero ... Himself (27 episodes, 2004-2005)

Stephen Colletti ... Himself (27 episodes, 2004-2005)

Lauren Conrad ... Herself (26 episodes, 2004-2005)

Alex Murrel ... Herself (18 episodes, 2005-2006)
Taylor Cole ... Herself (18 episodes, 2005-2006)

Jessica Smith ... Herself (17 episodes, 2005)
Jason Wahler ... Himself (17 episodes, 2005)

Dieter Schmitz ... Himself (17 episodes, 2004-2005)
Kyndra Mayo ... Herself (17 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alex Hooser ... Herself (17 episodes, 2005)

Casey Reinhardt ... Herself (17 episodes, 2005)

Cameron Brinkman ... Himself (16 episodes, 2006)
Raquel Donatelli ... Herself (16 episodes, 2006)

Lo Bosworth ... Herself (15 episodes, 2004-2005)
Cedric Channels ... Himself (15 episodes, 2005)
Christina Sinclair ... Herself (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
Morgan Souders ... Herself (14 episodes, 2005)
Kelan Hurley ... Himself (14 episodes, 2006)
Alex Atkinson ... Himself (13 episodes, 2006)
Morgan Olsen ... Herself (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Trey Phillips ... Himself (12 episodes, 2004-2005)
Chase Johnson ... Himself (12 episodes, 2006)

Series Directed by
Jason Sands (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hisham Abed (15 episodes, 2006)
George Plamondon (11 episodes, 2004)
Series Writing credits
Gary Auerbach (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Julie Auerbach .... executive producer (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
Kevin Lopez .... co-executive producer / executive producer (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mark Scheibal .... co-producer (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rajan Shandil .... story producer (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jessica Reynolds .... talent producer (28 episodes, 2004-2005)
Colin Nash .... producer (17 episodes, 2005)
Jennifer Dugan .... line producer (16 episodes, 2006)
Steve Krueger .... co-executive producer (16 episodes, 2006)
Paul Harrison .... consulting producer (11 episodes, 2004)
Paulina Williams .... senior producer (11 episodes, 2005-2006)
Rick Sasson .... story producer (3 episodes, 2006)

Gary Auerbach .... development producer / executive producer (unknown episodes)
Craig Borders .... lead producer (unknown episodes)
Todd Darling .... producer (unknown episodes)
Tony DiSanto .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Adam DiVello .... development producer / supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Ford .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Morgan J. Freeman .... producer (unknown episodes)
Liz Gateley .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Tina Gazzerro .... producer (unknown episodes)
Caroline Pessoa .... coordinating producer (unknown episodes)
Wendy Riche .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jason Sands .... producer (unknown episodes)
Dave Sirulnick .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Jen Sleeper .... associate story producer (unknown episodes)
Kathryn Takis .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
N. Maurice Williams .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jon Ernst (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Rob Bruce (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hisham Abed (28 episodes, 2004-2005)
Series Film Editing by
Dustin Peterson (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Darren Kloomok (11 episodes, 2004-2006)
Raymond Parra (10 episodes, 2004)
Tim Sullivan (10 episodes, 2005)
Ross Guidici (10 episodes, 2006)
Sandra Montiel (6 episodes, 2004-2005)
Michael Friedman (4 episodes, 2006)

Hudie Ayalon (unknown episodes)
Jeff Bartsch (unknown episodes)
Jeff Becko (unknown episodes)
Aaron I. Butler (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Cardenas (unknown episodes)
Oren Castro (unknown episodes)
J. Kathleen Gibson (unknown episodes)
Susan K. Hoover (unknown episodes)
Shannon Mitchell (unknown episodes)
Folmer Wiesinger (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Morgan Fahey (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Michael Figueiredo .... post-production supervisor (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
Annika Hays .... post-production manager (33 episodes, 2005-2006)

N. Maurice Williams .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Adam Howell .... sound mixer / sound editor (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
John A. Willingham .... consulting sound supervisor (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
Michael Piotrowski .... sound mixer (11 episodes, 2004)
Scott Solan .... sound supervisor (11 episodes, 2004)
Kris Bagley .... sound mixer (4 episodes, 2006)

Jeffrey Adelman .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Tim Coston .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Keith A. Garcia .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Erik Llauger-Meiselman .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Jimmy J. Norris .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Carston Bell .... aerial camera operator (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jason Clayton .... assistant camera / camera operator (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Marco Hoffman .... camera operator (32 episodes, 2005-2006)
Alan Mackulin .... assistant camera / additional camera operator (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ryan Eng .... first assistant camera (5 episodes, 2006)
Alan Pottasch .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2005)

Pauline Edwards .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Lewis Fowler .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Tim Harland .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
James Jansen .... additional cinematographer / camera operator (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Lane .... additional camera operator (unknown episodes)
Grg Magidow .... assistant camera / camera operator (unknown episodes)
Samuel McDonough .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Mark Perez .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Mark Petersen .... director of photography: additional photography (unknown episodes)
Jerrold Ridenour .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Troy Swisher .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
David E. West .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Chris Williams .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Vinnie Potestivo .... talent executive (11 episodes, 2004)

Jennifer Sleeper .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Sunny Bresin .... lead assistant editor / assistant editor (43 episodes, 2004-2006)
Jennifer Macfarlane .... on-line editor (27 episodes, 2004-2006)
Kurt Tuffendsam .... assistant editor (16 episodes, 2006)
Mark Mullally .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2004)

Annika Hays .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Tony Nagatani .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Raymond Parra .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Lacey Reilly .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Linda Rzezik .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Randy Starnes .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Brandon Hess .... music editor (16 episodes, 2006)
Jaime Paxton Morey .... musician (8 episodes, 2004)

Jon Ernst .... music supervisor (unknown episodes)
Brit Sheridan .... musician (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
George Montgomery .... title designer (44 episodes, 2004-2006)
Catherine Whyte .... production executive (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hashim Williams .... production coordinator (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hope Wilson .... field coordinator (17 episodes, 2005)
Nick Clark .... production assistant (16 episodes, 2006)
Andrea Gruber .... publicist (16 episodes, 2006)
Maxwell A. Kaufman .... production coordinator: Field (16 episodes, 2006)
Nicolae Predescu Jr. .... production management (16 episodes, 2006)
Ralik Rachman .... dubber (16 episodes, 2006)
Andrea Rehrig .... talent coordinator (16 episodes, 2006)
Bridget Garcia .... coordinator (11 episodes, 2004)
April Rogers .... assistant to executive producer (10 episodes, 2006)
David Burberry .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2006)
Brian Runnels .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2005-2006)

Benilda 'Bunny' Capule .... finance manager (unknown episodes, 2006)
Johnny Andreu .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Julie Auerbach .... consultant (unknown episodes)
James Belz .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Michael Breiburg .... logger (unknown episodes)
Holli Bremer .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Laura Burnett .... logger (unknown episodes)
Brad Cordeiro .... logger (unknown episodes)
Adam Dobosz .... field mixer (unknown episodes)
Meghan Dowd .... script coordinator (unknown episodes)
Steve Ginsburg .... finance manager (unknown episodes)
Ed Hajarian .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Paul Harrison .... consultant (unknown episodes)
Peter Hoare .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Steve Krueger .... consultant (unknown episodes)
Donovan Lovell .... coordinator (unknown episodes)
Andy Magidow .... logger (unknown episodes)
Tiffany Maresh .... logger (unknown episodes)
Anthony Muro .... tape dubber (unknown episodes)
Sam Nainoa .... set production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jaime Paxton Morey .... assistant to executive producer / story coordinator / ... (unknown episodes)
Jayna Pellegrino .... assistant accountant / production assistant / ... (unknown episodes)
Eduardo Penna .... logger (unknown episodes)
Mat Pruneda .... story assistant (unknown episodes)
Hanne Robins .... senior production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Mark Scheibal .... consultant (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Schneider .... business affairs (unknown episodes)
Rajan Shandil .... story assistant (unknown episodes)
April Tally .... travel coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kimberly Walters .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Steve Watkins .... logger (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Laguna Beach" - Japan (English title)
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USA:30 min
Australia:PG (some episodes) | Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:G (some episodes)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Spoiled girls and cheating boys: how do I loathe the, let me count the camera angles, 11 April 2009
Author: liquidcelluloid-1 from

Network: MTV; Genre: Reality/Drama; Content Rating: TV-PG (some language and suggested sex involving teens); Available: DVD; Perspective: Contemporary (star range: 1 – 4);

Seasons Reviewed: 2 seasons

Any adult that voluntarily watches MTV's pseudo-reality series "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" is going to get exactly what they expect. The show hones in on its target demographic and gives them exactly what they want in a glitzy package. For me to sit here high and mighty and decry MTV for feeding the ego of a handful of Orange County families - taking a group of spoiled in-crowd teenagers and turning them into basic cable TV stars for being everything that has made their life so easy up until that moment - would be irrelevant to the show's audience and its cynical producers.

Those corporate stooges here are creator Liz Gateley and developer Adam Davolla. "Laguna Beach" is trash. But it's hyper-stylized trash. Cameras capture events with angles impossible to have taken all at once and show is shaped into a such-as-it-is narrative structure. And there in lies the rub and, you might argue, the evil genius on MTV's part. The show falls in a surreal valley for the viewer: to technically polished to be real, yet so frivolous, so lazy, about so little, that who in their right mind would go to the trouble to fake or script it.

Supposedly the seasons were shot over the course of 6 months, the people, situations and "drama"… are real - as real as the real orange county (take that Josh Schwartz). The "drama" is all inconsequential relationship entanglements that the characters voluntarily bring upon themselves. Those characters - a group of barely distinguishable sun worshipers who continually swap partners amongst their own incestuous group, then gossip and cry about who is with who now. They do nothing in the world but sit in the hot tub, shop, party and gossip. The girl's vocabulary consists of saying everything is "cute" and the guys have almost no vocabulary at all – struggling to grunt out monosyllabic expressions amid blank stares and silence. Aren't they cute? But even if the bubbliest teenage girl doesn't mind being pandered to, if they step back and look at it they might realize that "Laguna" violates law of inevitability # 1 for why reality shows don't work: real people are usually not very interesting – and it doesn't matter how many times they go to Cabo, how many times their car stalls in the street, how many times they get cheated on, or how many beach bonfires they go to. Having been pampered their entire lives has prevented the "Laguna" gang from growing a sense of humor. The guy's idea of a practical joke is to dress up in a bear costume and crawl into a tent, or don ski masks and stalk outside a girl's poker party smearing fake blood on the window.

The bear costume comedy genius: Stephen (Stephen Colletti), who is presented through the show and the eyes of LC (Lauren Conrad) and her friends as God's gift to women. They sit around for hours talking about this guy and with feet-sweeping one-liners like "You're a hottie with a body" how can they not. The other series "stud", particularly in season 2 is Jason, whose half of the conversation is consists of sitting in silence and answering questions with questions. My favorite is when he says he's mad at his girlfriend for the look on her face. She responds "How do I look?" and he goes "You tell me". His jerk tactics work like magic on every girl on the show. In season 2 their world revolves around him.

The star of the series is Kristin (Cavalleri) – and arguably LC. Both of whom serve as narrators. Both are the poster children perpetuating MTV's narcissistic lifestyle. Kristin is the "player" of the group who gets away with it with a laugh and a smile from all her friends because she's a girl. Lauren plays the nice girl role that falls for all the jerks, knowing that they are jerks, and ends every first date in the hot tub. I'm all about anti-heroes, always have been. The kids of "Laguna" led by Kristin are prime examples – but there is no way MTV had that in mind when stitching the show together. Instead of ironically mocking them, the show is a slobbering celebration of their life. But it's a life where the girls spend most of their time sitting around being victims to apathetic dudes with a reputation for cheating who then cheat on them. Giving Kristin and LC a complete pass for similar piggish behavior, the inevitable message shaped by "Laguna Beach" becomes simply: boys suck.

I'm going to have to admit total lack of comprehension with the show's storyline. The kids of "Laguna Beach" appear to graduate from high school and leave for college twice. The show has a morbid fascination to it, like watching a snake eat a rat or driving past a nasty head-on collision. But if you were able to read this review, you know this much.

The show might have worked by putting an ironic or satirical eye on their antics. But MTV wants these kids to be role models to melt the minds of a generation of girls so they will expect nothing more in their entertainment. Without giving away plot lines, Lauren does something completely random and out of character in the final few episodes that gives her a dramatic arc. It's almost as if she's making a play for a spin-off…

* / 4

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