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.
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Did You Know?
The opening credits theme song, "California" by Phantom Planet, was also featured in the end credits of Orange County (2002). See more
Throughout out the series, it's clear that the actors/actresses portraying teenagers are actually in their 20s+. This is done as to not interfere with the schooling of real teenagers and to give the general viewing audience who are teenagers themselves someone they can look up to. See more
You've got to admit, Coop.
[Marissa looks at her
Whatever happens, Ryan facing off with Trey to avenge your honour - God, that is so *freaking* hot!
[Marissa doesn't say anything
In a mythic, biblical, Samurai Western kind of way.
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