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January 17, 2005

Anyone else feel ashamed of watching …th..e… .O…C…?..

The O.C. is so terrible, but I can't help watching it. Most of the characters are pure evil (Caleb, Julie, etc…) or just plain annoying (Marrissa, Kirsten, …). The plot lines are hilarious, Luke's dad being introduced just so they could have a gay story, Julie Cooper and Luke having an affair, crazy Oliver. Thats just the first season, don't get me started on the second. Aside from that it's such a shallow programme, the message you get from it is this: "Rich people do bad things sometime but they're good at heart. Poor people are evil evil evil!!" For example, Caleb is practically satan, but the show tries to make us sympathise with him, whereas Eddie is painted as some kind of lunatic, even though he's not really as bad as Caleb. But in spite of this I still watch it, and I feel so ashamed. You get hooked on it and can't stop, its really bad. I can't even pretend I'm watching it ironically because of the bad plot lines, I genuinely enjoy it. To the show's credit it is pretty funny sometimes, and it's nice to watch something on TV where the sun always shines. Its still awful though and I've written a poem about it:

The O.C is just so lame,
and the characters are a pain,
but i find it really funny
and the weathers always sunny.

Ryan's a bad boy who isn't bad,
in fact he's actually kinda sad.
All Seth ever does is talk,
like a parrot squawk squawk squawk.

Marrissa's an alcoholic,
at school she drinks gin and tonic.
Summer's really vain and short on wits,
but she's forgiven cos she has big…

ahem

Sandy's pretty cool,
he let Ryan live by the pool.
Kirsten's usually pretty glum
and she's too young to be Seth's mum.

The plots are really contrived
and the actors oughta be knived.
So why do I watch it?
when really it's just s**t

I do hope I'm not the only one who feels this way, perhaps if there are others we should form O.C. anonymous (though I realise my anonominity has been blown after this blog).


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