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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Wilson Bethel and Rachel Bilson would go on to appear in Hart of Dixie (2011). Bethel had a small role in this show. 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
It's great that you hung in there after all the foreplay.
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
Referenced in Conan: The Unitard Dilemma