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The O.C.

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Rated: 14+ (TV-14)2003 - 20074 Seasons,Series EndedOn:  Tags:   

The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as outsiders in the high-class world of Newport Beach. Ryan and Seth spend much time navigating their relationships with girl-next-door Marissa Cooper, Seth's childhood crush Summer Roberts, and the fast-talking loner Taylor Townsend. Story lines deal with the culture clash between the idealistic Cohen family and the shallow, materialistic, and closed-minded community in which they reside. The series includes elements of postmodernism, and functions as a mixture of melodrama and comedy.The O.C. featuring Ben McKenzie and Adam Brody has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 5 others. It's a comedy and drama show with 92 episodes over 4 seasons. The O.C. is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 71% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (74,350 votes).

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The O.C. has a better than average Rotten Tomatoes (critics) score of 71% and a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.5 (74,350 votes). The show is popular with Reelgood users lately.

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Premiere

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Aug 6, 2003
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Premiere Aug 6, 2003 A new life for Ryan Atwood, the Cohens and the Cooper families, and basically everyone else in the wealthy, picturesque, secretive, turbulent community of Orange County.Be prepared to meet spoiled rich kids and watch Ryan struggle to fit in with his new crowd...

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Model Home

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Aug 13, 2003
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The Model Home Aug 13, 2003 Faced with the prospect of life in a group home, Ryan decides to run away from Newport, but Seth and Marissa convince him to stay and hide in a vacant building project. Jimmy discusses his recent financial woes with Kirsten, and she offers a solution. After Luke witnesses a close encounter between Marissa and Ryan, he confronts Ryan and a fight breaks loose. Ryan's presence in Newport is exposed in a big way, and two arrests are made.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Gamble

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Aug 20, 2003
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The Gamble Aug 20, 2003 Sandy comes to Ryan's rescue once again, after he has a difficult stay in Juvenile Hall. Seth makes Kirsten aware of his anger over Ryan's situation, and Kirsten makes a compromise. Ryan's mother, Dawn, makes a surprise visit to Newport, and things don't go quite as she and Ryan may have planned. The monetary secret involving Julie, Jimmy, Kirsten and Sandy comes to a head.

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Season 01, Episode 04 The Debut

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Aug 27, 2003
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The Debut Aug 27, 2003 It's time for the annual Cotillion ball. Cherished by many, hated by most, it's the time when Newport's finest young ladies enter society. More information about Jimmy's business trouble comes to light, and Kirsten's loan to Jimmy is not happy news for Sandy.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Outsider

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Sep 3, 2003
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The Outsider Sep 3, 2003 Ryan takes a job at the Crab Shack diner. A co-worker at the diner might mean bad news for the Newport kids. Ryan asks Marissa out on a date. Sandy attempts to help Jimmy sort out his life, and gives him some bad news. Julie reveals a long-held secret to Kirsten. Disaster strikes at another one of Holly's parties.

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Season 01, Episode 06 The Girlfriend

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Sep 10, 2003
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The Girlfriend Sep 10, 2003 Kirsten's father, Caleb Nichol, comes for a visit along with his new girlfriend, Gabrielle. 24-year-old Grandma Nichol has arrived. Kirsten finds her job in jeopardy, while Sandy considers making a change. Much to Ryan's disappointment, Luke decides he wants a second chance with Marissa...but who will Marissa choose? Summer makes the moves on Seth, who wonders if her feelings are real.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Escape

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Sep 17, 2003
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The Escape Sep 17, 2003 The Newport kids plan an end-of-summer trip down to Tijuana, Mexico (aka "T.J."). Jimmy has plans of his own, which don't sit well with Marissa. Sandy gets a new job, which Kirsten can't understand. Summer, Seth, Ryan and Marissa find themselves in a strange place together. Jimmy takes it too far. Disaster strikes one of the O.C. kids.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 The Distance

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Nov 5, 2004
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The Distance Nov 5, 2004 The summer is coming to an end, and Seth hasn't returned home to Newport. In the midst of home renovations, Sandy and Kirsten are strained and missing their son. Ryan has begun his new life with Theresa in Chino, as Marissa is alone and in a dark place. Summer is slowly getting over Seth.

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Season 02, Episode 02 The Way We Were

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Nov 12, 2004
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The Way We Were Nov 12, 2004 Now that Ryan and Seth have returned to Newport, its time to get back to school. The boys reunite with their former girlfriends but it becomes apparent that things will not be going back to the way they were. Caleb's legal troubles catch up with him, and Hailey has bad news for Jimmy.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The New Kids on the Block

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Nov 19, 2004
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The New Kids on the Block Nov 19, 2004 After Caleb is released from custody, he must make some decisions about the Newport Group, and his decisions don't sit well with Kirsten. Seth is determined to win back Summer's friendship, even if it means getting a job. Ryan has a string of awkward encounters with a new girl at school, while Marissa faces being alone.

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Season 02, Episode 04 The New Era

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Dec 3, 2004
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The New Era Dec 3, 2004 It's a new era in Newport Beach. Kirsten and Julie try and work together at The Newport Group, while Sandy tries to find out what Caleb is hiding. Seth and Ryan go on a double date with Lindsay and Alex, but it ends differently than the four of them might have expected.

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Season 02, Episode 05 The SnO.C.

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Dec 10, 2004
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The SnO.C. Dec 10, 2004 It's the annual "SnO.C." winter dance. Seth wants to take his relationship with Alex further, but she might have other plans. Marissa's secret relationship with D.J. is exposed, while Zach continues his pursuit of a Seth-free relationship with Summer. Sandy solves Caleb's legal puzzle ending with a shocking twist.

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Season 02, Episode 06 The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't

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Dec 17, 2004
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The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't Dec 17, 2004 It's Chrismukkah once again in The O.C. and this year, Seth wants to take it global. As Caleb is faced with the looming prospect of going to prison, Sandy convinces him to come forward and reveal the truth about his involvement with Renee. Julie and Jimmy spend some quality time together. Caleb's confession shocks the Cohen and Nichol family to the core, and nothing will be the same again.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Family Ties

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Jan 7, 2005
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The Family Ties Jan 7, 2005 After Caleb's confession, The Cohens try to welcome Lindsay as part of the family. Jimmy is faced with a choice when Marissa finds out about his relationship with his ex-wife, Julie. Seth attempts to be a "bad boy" like Ryan to impress Alex. Summer finds out what Zach did on his Christmas break while Ryan and Lindsay want to know if it is too awkward for them to be together.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 The Aftermath

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Sep 9, 2005
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The Aftermath Sep 9, 2005 In the season three opener, we start off with senior year starting in a few days. It has been a couple of months since the shooting. Trey has been in a coma all this time leaving the D.A. impatiently waiting for his side of the story. Feeling the pressure from the community the D.A. continues to put pressure on Ryan, Marisa, Seth, Summer and others for more information. Meanwhile Julie is steaming mad because Caleb’s accountant won’t give up the goods on Caleb’s will and Kirsten is still in rehab.

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Season 03, Episode 02 The Shape of Things to Come

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Sep 16, 2005
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The Shape of Things to Come Sep 16, 2005 Social Chair Marissa tries to plan this year’s carnival but is having much difficulty due to a little pest named Taylor. Sandy is surprised to find Kirsten has been released from rehab but instead of informing him, she has been living with another woman named Charlotte who she met in rehab. Julie and Sandy meet with the Dean and Dr. Kim to discuss Ryan and Marissa’s future at Harbor High. Later Ryan and Marissa partake in a similar meeting. Elsewhere Jimmy meets a man and feels more than open to discuss his money problems with him.

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Season 03, Episode 03 The End of Innocence

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Sep 23, 2005
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The End of Innocence Sep 23, 2005 Jimmy must make once more the difficult decision to leave or stay with his family; Kirsten returns to the Cohen household while Charlotte has to leave her house; Marissa and Ryan face a possible separation; Taylor lords over the school musical and makes Summer and Seth her stooges.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Last Waltz

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Sep 30, 2005
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The Last Waltz Sep 30, 2005 Marissa struggles with attending a public high school, and her new friends make Ryan jealous; Charlotte's ruse is up when she learns that Kirsten did not inherit any money from Caleb; Julie's mansion is repossessed, leaving her with nothing; Taylor's power play dethrones Summer as commitee chairman, who then learns an interesting secret about her and Dean Hess.

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Season 03, Episode 05 The Perfect Storm

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Nov 4, 2005
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The Perfect Storm Nov 4, 2005 Ryan decides to make a life-changing decision that Sandy reluctantly supports; Marissa looks to her new friends to help with her latest crisis with Ryan; Summer and Seth go on a mission to reveal a secret between Taylor and Dean Hess; Charlotte makes Julie an offer that she can't refuse.

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Season 03, Episode 06 The Swells

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Nov 11, 2005
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The Swells Nov 11, 2005 Marissa discovers something in Johnny that Ryan lacks and Charlotte convinces Julie and Kirsten to throw a charity event. After discovering fake IDs in Charlotte's purse, Julie confronts her.

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Season 03, Episode 07 The Anger Management

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Nov 18, 2005
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The Anger Management Nov 18, 2005 When the gang heads to The Bait Shop to see The Subways, Taylor's horsing around causes a major rift between Seth and Summer. Marissa, determined to end the potentially explosive rift between Ryan and Volchok, does whatever it takes to watch out for Ryan. Meanwhile, Matt, Sandy's Newport Group partner, goes above and beyond the call of duty when he learns he has to cut Newport Group staff.

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Season 4

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Season 04, Episode 01 The Avengers

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Nov 3, 2006
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The Avengers Nov 3, 2006 Seth works at a comic book store in Newport. Kirsten drops by the store to ask Seth if he has something to send Ryan in a "care package" she is preparing. Later, Seth tries to talk Ryan into coming to dinner at the Cohens' but the latter isn't easily persuaded, saying he works nights, etc. At her dorm, Summer and a friend named Che try to rally students for a protest. Summer gets a phone call from Taylor who seems to be in Paris.

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Season 04, Episode 02 The Gringos

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Nov 9, 2006
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The Gringos Nov 9, 2006 Ryan and Seth go to Mexico to find Volchok, but Seth secretly phones home worried about what Ryan might do if they find him. A distraught Sandy and Kirsten decide to go after the boys and try to stop Ryan before he does something he might regret. Meanwhile, Julie and Kaitlin are forced to participate in a clothing drive at the school, and Summer and her hippie friends try to save a tree.

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Season 04, Episode 03 The Cold Turkey

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Nov 10, 2006
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The Cold Turkey Nov 10, 2006 It's Thanksgiving time. Volchok is back in town and Ryan seems eager to take revenge. At first Sandy and Kirsten try to talk him out of this but, then, Sandy makes Ryan face Volchok. Julie's behavior turns Kaitlin away and permanently jeopardizes her relationship with Dr. Roberts. Summer starts protesting against poverty issues and turns the Cohens' Thanksgiving dinner into a homelesses' refuge. It's clear she hasn't got over Marissa's death yet. Veronica kicks Taylor out as soon as she discovers her beloved daughter married a French man during her European trip.

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Season 04, Episode 04 The Metamorphosis

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Nov 17, 2006
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The Metamorphosis Nov 17, 2006 When Seth visits Summer, she realizes that her materialistic, gossiping self may be forever gone ever since she went to Brown. Ryan helps Taylor with her divorce. Temptation stirs when Kaitlin and Julie vow to stay out of trouble. And Sandy longs for a guy's night out.

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Season 04, Episode 05 The Sleeping Beauty

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Dec 1, 2006
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The Sleeping Beauty Dec 1, 2006 When Taylor learns about Ryan's sleeping problems she devises a plan to help him but must then turn to Kaitlin when her plan backfires. At Brown Summer and Che step up their activism and it lands them more freedom than imagined. Julie also gets help from Kaitlin to help save the dating service.

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Season 04, Episode 06 The Summer Bummer

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Dec 8, 2006
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The Summer Bummer Dec 8, 2006 Kaitlin takes down the school mean girl by throwing a rager at her house. Sandy and Kirsten find time to bond with Ryan while Seth is away visiting Summer at Brown but all he finds is an empty dorm room. Meanwhile Julie continues work on the dating service and finds out a new surprise.

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Season 04, Episode 07 The Chrismukk-huh?

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Dec 15, 2006
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The Chrismukk-huh? Dec 15, 2006 Chrismukkah once again returns to the Cohens. Ryan and Taylor have an accident while putting up the holiday lights and they end up in a sort of parallel universe, where all is not like it is meant to be, since Ryan does not exist. While - in the real world - everybody is worrying about them, except Taylor's mom, they eventually manage to fix things, also thanks to a letter from the past.

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