"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Retirement Day

In addition to the (possible) end to the Thursday Thirteen, and I say possible because it appears there are talks for someone else to buy the rights which would save it and that would be wunderbar!, today also marks a very important day in the life of the "90210 crowd" who has also grown up and followed its distant cousin, "The O.C." Tonight is the series finale! Now, I agree that the writers have all but completely run out of themes and directions to go in. Seriously, how many times can Ryan get into a fight? You can literally see the end of the show coming when you see one of the main characters finding his soul in some dream and his soul is an otter, or a giant earthquake hitting Orange County after one of the characters reads about it being "earthquake weather". (?) But as crazy as it got, I guess I still hoped it would find a home on the CW Network, where I truly feel it belongs when it gets a little "out there". But alas, it hasn't. So I will recap the series of memorable moments in this fun little ditty that probably no one watches anymore except me.

Troubled teen, Ryan, abandoned by his parents is taken in by rich family (The Cohens) in Orange County. Troubled teen makes geeky rich teen son of the parents who took him in (Seth), pretty cool. They both get hot rich chicks (Summer and Marisa). Make other rich boys mad. There are dozens of fights along the way. Troubled teen gets rich kids into trouble. Fringe characters come in (Oliver, Trey, Theresa, Volchek, Johnny) make trouble for troubled teen and rich kids, then get killed off or move away. One of them moves away after killing one of the rich kids (Marisa) and this is when the show takes a turn for the worse. Some shows just can't rebound after killing a major character, sadly, and this is one of them. Although I think Mischa Barton chose to leave to better her career and I haven't seen her in anything ever since except for a Neutrogena commercial. Sad. Let's not forget the adultery, the pregnancies, Kirsten's alcoholism, Marisa's alcoholism, the fraud, the cheating, the lying, the backstabbing, the hugs, the tears, the Green Peace rallies, and of course the wonderful holiday that is Christmakkah. Ahh, the rollercoaster that is true, made for tv drama. The good stuff. I feel like the Peach Pit is closing all over again.

Anyway, a heartfelt goodbye to The O.C. I have loved your theme song, it is on my IPod. Californiaaaaaaaaaa, Californiaaaaaaaa! I have loved your characters, and even though it went way over the top in the end, I will miss you. Thanks for the memories.


Sparky Duck said...

the only OC thing I know is that theme song, which is on my ipod too

Robin said...

I watched this for awhile and grew tired of the themes..
although I know what you mean, it is difficult to see shows like this die off.
It's like we are losing the last part of our younger selves..
ha ha

- PRACTiCAL CHiCK said...

Reminded me of when my generation used to watch 90210 and Melrose Place.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

I LOVED the OC - but man had it fallen apart! The writing was so pathetic these last last year. PAINFUL!

I am glad it is ending - because it needed to be stopped! -like shooting a wounded animal. I will miss it though.

The first three episodes of the show were brilliant. I will miss it.

Michelle said...

I only just started watching it. I'm most of the way through season 1!