The O.C.

A slick hit about a troubled L.A. teen taken in by an idealistic lawyer and his family in affluent Orange County. The series filled the youth-soap hole left by the departed '90210,' but quickly proved itself far more gritty---and witty. In addition, early plots set up an appealing balance between the kids and grown-ups, who were portrayed as real people (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 5 The Outsider

First Aired: September 2, 2003

Seth's efforts to buddy up with Ryan's new friend (Paul Wasilewski) from the old hood sets off a violent culture clash at a Newport bash that sends one teen to the ER. Meanwhile, Sandy offers an outcast Jimmy some friendly---and free---legal advice about the embezzlement case being mounted against him; Kirsten and Julie have it out over their husbands , who married whom and why during a spa weekend away. Seth: Adam Brody. Marissa: Mischa Barton. Luke: Chris Carmack. Jimmy: Tate Donovan.

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  • Premiered: August 5, 2003
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A slick hit about a troubled L.A. teen taken in by an idealistic lawyer and his family in affluent Orange County. The series filled the youth-soap hole left by the departed '90210,' but quickly proved itself far more gritty---and witty. In addition, early… (more)

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