Watched the first two eps of season one of The O.C.
. Wow! What a different show it's become. It was dark and fairly real, in spite of the glamor of "the O.C." (a phrase I feel sure they invented). Ryan had real problems in life; his disaffection made sense. His family was a train wreck, and he had no place to go except jail.
Hard to go from that to "Ryan gets in trouble for kissing Lindsay."
Too bad, really. The show isn't bad now but it's becoming a parody of itself. Too bad it couldn't have stayed as serious.
No, out here in L.A., people really do say "the O.C.". In fact, we'll say just about anything.
That's one of the great things about TV DVD - you can see at a glance how the series progressed, evolved, jumped the shark...
I just wish that there were more commentaries on a lot of these shows. I have to say that THE DEAD ZONE gets their DVDs right every time - commentaries, overviews, featurettes, etc...
A great resource for the writer!
PS. Alex - thanks for linking to my blog. www.d2dvd.blogspot.com - I appreciate it!
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