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Welcome Back to The OC: Episodes 1.6 & 1.7

Welcome back to Welcome Back to The OC. We’re well into Season One of The OC now, but some of the series’ most iconic elements are still being introduced, whether that’s Orange County’s reigning patriarch Caleb Nichol, or a drama-filled trip south of the border for our four teen protagonists…

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Welcome Back to The OC: Episodes 1.4 & 1.5

Welcome back to Welcome Back to The OC. With the major drama of Ryan’s introduction to Newport Beach out of the way, the show starts to settle into a rhythm and we get a better idea of what a typical installment will look like. Which for this pair of episodes, means formal-wear, seafood and tackling an armed vampire…

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Welcome Back to The OC: Episodes 1.2 & 1.3

After dissecting the pilot episode in the inaugural edition of Welcome Back to The OC, it’s time for us to slip into the comfortable pink tracksuit that will be our regular publication rhythm, taking in two episodes every month. This time, after the noticeably plot-light pilot, events start to heat up – quite literally in some cases…

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Welcome Back to The OC: Episode 1.1

While Alex’s first major solo project under the Tim+Alex banner concerns one of the fundamental pillars of modern pop culture, I’ve chosen something that, while perhaps not the opposite of that, is certainly diagonal from it. I’m going to be revisiting The OC, a teen drama that ran for four seasons about 15 years ago, and that is now primarily remembered for launching the career of the guy who plays Young Commissioner Gordon on Gotham and its insanely catchy theme song.

Why The OC? It’s a question I’ve been asking myself as I say down to begin this project. It’s a show I have fond memories of, certainly, but it wasn’t something that I watched religiously, certainly not past season one. The show is neither an underappreciated one season gem that was ignored at the time, nor a cultural behemoth that is still revered. It came, it kick-started the careers of some young actors, revived those of some older ones, and then it left after the appropriate amount of time. It’s not exactly crying out for a critical reappraisal. Yet here we are.

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