|02-21-2007, 09:57 PM||#1 (permalink)|
'O.C.' fans, before the end, let's reminisce
Coolness has A limited shelf life, a bitter truth fans of "The O.C." have come to accept. Predecessors such as "Beverly Hills, 90210" lasted for 10 seasons, and "Dawson's Creek" traipsed along for six, while Fox's one-time "it" thing washed up after four seasons, the last of them a shortened, 16-episode run.
Viewers still keeping up with fictional Newport know the place is not looking good. An earthquake shattered everything, conveniently resolving a number of problems between characters. The emotionally closed-off Ryan handed his heart to the girl his late lover had mixed emotions about and, right on cue, a large piece of glass lodged itself in his back. The Cohens are moving away. Summer and Taylor had to rush Summer's pet bunny Pancakes to the vet.
There goes the neighborhood.
As "The O.C." comes to a conclusion Thursday at 9 on KCPQ/13, perhaps we shouldn't contemplate where it's ending as deeply as where it began. It came onto our screens during one of the worst TV seasons in recent memory, in the same fall class as "The Handler," "Whoopi," "Luis" and a list of flameouts too long to print. "The O.C." was fresh air, cocktails on the beach, the end of the drought kicked off by the cancellation of "Melrose Place," "90210" and our other guilty pleasures.
We embraced it because nothing else was worth our time, and why not? No other series on TV had a rich blond boy delivering the line, "Welcome to the O.C., bitch."
Obviously, it was not going to be the standard teeny-bopper fling. "The O.C." targeted adolescents, but a large share of it fan base consisted of adults. Creator Josh Schwartz's writing came off like a light, sharp javelin, funny and wicked in all the right spots, and the cast was charismatic perfection.
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By: Melanie McFarland
- YOUR THE SPUNK THAT MAKES MY LIFE SPUNKY, MY SPUNK RANSOM! -
I'm the CHUCK and Chloe is the NATE
I'm Ed Westwick's Pocket Lesbian.
MIA. Want to be able to sing "I Love College". Senior '10