A troubled teen named Ryan is taken in by a public defense lawyer and his rich real estate developer wife in Newport Beach, California after he is kicked out and abandoned by his alchoholic and unstable mother. He meets their quick-witted son Seth and they soon become best friends.
The O.C. Orange County, It's where all the beautiful people live
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Trey is played by Bradley Stryker in the pilot episode and "The Homecoming", and is replaced by Logan Marshall-Green in the second season. See more
In the pilot episode Ryan says he is 17. Each season was a year because of a Chrismukkah episode per season. Ryan doesn't turn 18 until late season 3 meaning he was 17 for 3 years. See more
My dad is marrying Julie Cooper. Julie Cooper... is my step-mom.
Maybe we'll get you another bottle.
Yeah, drink up.
This is an unholy alliance. This is two storm fronts colliding. This is the apocalypse for us all.
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