In its four-series run, teen drama The O.C. gave us many things. Seth Cohen. Christmakkuh. Men wearing singlets as outerwear. The reality show Laguna Beach. Seth Cohen.
But it’s easy to be blinded by all the impossibly white teeth and forget that as the series stretched into the mid 2000s, it also dished up several California-sized serves of utter ridiculousness.
Like that time…
1. When a bunch of teenagers ran away to Mexico and one nearly died, but no one got in trouble from their mum.
Being rich must be nice. Not only do you parents buy you a new pony when your first one gets alopecia (see S2E1), they also don’t yell at you when you flee the country.
Aside from the Mexico saga, there was also that time Seth pissed off with his boat for the entire summer holidays. Meanwhile, you were getting grounded for coming home from the shops 10 minutes late.
2. When Summer took a K-Pop star to the senior formal.
His name was 'Big Korea'. He had a side fringe.
3. When Chris Brown played a band geek.
Remember than time when rapper/singer/dancer Chris Brown was Will Tutt, a guy who played the drums - sorry - drum in the high Harbour School band.