Sunday, February 27, 2005

The O.C.'s okay by me!

I've been watching the O.C. since it began. It's not my favorite TV show, that used to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and now I don't have one. I've always been a teen soap fan, even dug 90210 for the first few years (except Donna she bugged the hell out of me) and then Dawson's Creek (I still have a thing for Joey.) I think the O.C. falls somewhere in the middle. It doesn't have the clicks and friendships 90120 had, and lacks some of the overwrought dialog Dawson packed in. What O.C. does have is a weird indie hipness factor that I find cool (I think others may find it irritating or even offensive). Like the episode I saw last night, #13: The Test, referenced Hellboy and Marissa's caught reading Please Kill Me, the fantastic oral history to Punk Rock. Other episodes center around comics and feature bands like the Killers. The show itself could be a little more daring, the relationship with Ryan and Lindsey bores me to death, and Seth and Summer are way too back and forth. However, the Marissa and Alex lez thing is just hot and I'm hoping it gets hotter. Is it realistic? Nope. Does the show pander to the lowest common denominator? Usually. But, it keeps me watching and smiling.


At 2:57 PM, Blogger PKD said...

I once knew a man from Nantucket,
He saw some hole - an' he did fuck it,
But in a short while,
He choked with slimy bile,
He'd jizzed his liver - into a rusty bucket.


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