But Tate Donovan -- who played Jimmy Cooper on "The O.C." for three years -- has soured the nostalgia fun a bit. In an interview with Vulture, the actor opened up about the difficulty of working with the kids of the Newport Beach. "By the time I started to direct, the kids on the show had developed a really bad attitude," Donovan told Vulture . "They just didn't want to be doing the show anymore. It was pretty tough; they were very tough to work with. The adults were all fantastic, total pros ... But you know how it is with young actors -- and I know because I was one of them once. When you achieve a certain amount of success, you want to be doing something else. I mean, one of them turned to me and said, 'This show is ruining my film career,' and he had never done a film before. You just can't help but sort of think that your life and your career are going to go straight up, up, up. So they were very difficult." Read More... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/06/tate-donovan-the-oc_n_3715039.html?utm_hp_ref=tv
California, there they went... 10 years ago today. On August 5, 2003, Fox debuted The OC , the teenage soap opera that, in many ways, led to Gossip Girl , 90210 and even The Real Housewives of Various Annoying Places . It many have only survived four seasons - and only two of those seasons may truly be noteworthy - but The OC is a favorite of the TV Fanatic staff and we count down our favorite memories below. Read More... http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/08/the-oc-turns-10-best-moments-best-quotes/
"Welcome to the O.C., bitch!" It's hard to imagine it's been 10 years since The O.C. premiered and changed all our lives for the better. But would it have had the same effect without Seth Cohen? Or without band Death Cab for Cutie, for that matter? Showrunner Josh Schwartz , who's now running Fake Empire with Stephanie Savage , talked to TVGuide.com about The O.C. 's success, where it went wrong and the surprising couples we never got to see.... http://www.tvguide.com/News/The-OC-Secrets-Josh-Schwartz-1068879.aspx?rss=breakingnews
No television show has perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the early 2000s like The O.C. For one hour each week, the world stopped as the Newport drama unfolded before us. Of course, the world didn't actually stop, as my unfinished homework would always attest, but the world was changing... http://www.tvguide.com/News/OC-10-Year-Anniversary-1068855.aspx?rss=breakingnews
One down! TV show revivals are all the rage right now — and after six years off the air it may be time to revisit The O.C. The Fox show ran from 2003-2007, starring Benjamin McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Rachel Bilson, Autumn Reeser, etc. Cast members have talked about a reunion in the past, but not too favorably. However, Us Weekly recently caught up with Rachel Bilson (Summer Roberts) and she said she's in — just not alone. "If everyone wanted to do it, I'm sure it would be fun,"... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/_2YzS5k6UD8/2013-07-25-oc-reunion-rachel-bilson-is
Autumn Reeser is pregnant with her second child; appropriately enough, he or she is due ... this autumn! The 32-year-old star of The O.C., Entourage, Hawaii Five-0, No Ordinary Family, and Last Resort shared the happy news on her website in a post titled "It’s Pregnancy Awareness Month": "So you should be aware… Baby number TWO is on the way and due at the end of November. We’re thrilled!" Read More... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/hUk30PaDHb0/2013-05-30-ocs-autumn-reeser-is-pregnant
This week, Zap2it exclusively revealed to you that "One Tree Hill" star Bethany Joy Lenz would make her return to television on TBS's "Men At Work," as Meg, a single mother and love interest to series regular Michael Cassidy's character Tyler.Now, we've also confirmed that there will be another guest star from the teen drama vault! Ben McKenzie, otherwise known as Ryan from "The O.C.," otherwise known as one of the most underrated actors on TV, will play Lenz's ex-husband. Let's just say that Ben complicates Meg and Tyler's blossoming relationship.It's something of a reunion. On Season 2 of "The O.C.," Cassidy starred as Zach, the waterpolo-playing, comic book writing romantic rival to Ryan's BFF Seth Cohen. Of course, when he decided to take a meeting with George Lucas instead of going to prom, Zach disappeared and was never heard from again.A "One Tree Hill" alum and an "O.C." reunion in one episode? Our inner... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/the-oc-reunion-staged-on-men-at-work-season-2-episode.html
Okay, Paul Wesley fans, this one's for you! Long before his TVD days as sweetie Stefan Salvatore, Paul was a guest star on The OC! His character Donnie was, how do we say this, a total troublemaker.In Season 1 when Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie) starts working at the Crab Shack, he meets Donnie (Wesley), who takes Seth (Adam Brody) to a raging party where he promises there will be "crazy hunnies." Well, Donnie also pulls out a crazy gun...Oh, Paul. Have we mentioned we like you so much better... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/wqQRUv0qVRA/throwback-video-paul-wesleys-bad-boy-guest-appearance-on-the-oc-
Need more ideas on what to watch next? Last week, I introduced my new weekly recommendations column with the 10 shows that are on my Watch Wishlist -- the ones I've been meaning to start watching but haven't had the chance (I know, tsk tsk). This week, I'm back with a new set of suggestions for you to consider looking into, and this time I'm in the reminiscing mood! I'm throwin' it back to some shows that are no longer with us (*tear*), but are still totally marathon-worthy (thanks to SideReel!), and have treated me well as some of my all-time favorite shows to watch over and over again. Yes, my list of old favorites definitely makes for an "eclectic" bunch, but that just means that there's bound to be at least one for every kind of TV addict out there! Here's what I think you should start watching this week: 1. Lois and Clark - The New Adventures of Superman Before there was Smallville, there was Lois and Clark. And before there was Alcide Herveaux, I was crushin' on Dean Cain's version of Clark Kent. 2. Boy Meets World What can I say? As a TGIF staple, this show made me feel like I grew up with Cory Matthews. 3. The Sopranos Definitely more character-driven than what some might expect from a show about organized crime, but it's certainly a must-try for any TV maven. 4. Friends No matter how many times I've seen each episode, the punch lines still get me every time, even if I already have them memorized! 5. Seinfeld Who knew that a show about nothing could be so entertaining? 6. Sex and the City Carrie bugs the crap out of me most of the time, and it has some questionable stances on femininity, but you can't help but love watching... even if it's just for the shoes. 7. The O.C. I'm pretty sure I stopped watching after they killed off one of the main characters (er, spoiler alert?), but back in high school, you had to live under a rock if you didn't watch this show! 8. Nip/Tuck It got a little ridiculous towards the end (it's always disheartening to watch a favorite show jump the shark), but the first few seasons were gripping! 9. The X-Files I used to have to beg my mom to let me stay up on Sunday nights to watch this show. If she knew how many nightmares this show gave me (and still does), she definitely wouldn't have let me watch it! 10. Extras Ricky Gervais definitely had the right idea by keeping this series short and sweet to avoid "overstaying his TV welcome" (the American version of The Office probably should have followed this advice like 2 seasons ago, no offense), but sometimes I wish there was more of this kind of comedic genius to come! Got any other off-the-air old favorites worth recommending to fellow SideReelers? Share below in comments!
Father's Day is here and what better way to celebrate it than with a new SideReel Showdown featuring our favorite TV fathers? Sure, we at SideReel love our own dads (and we especially love buying them cool TV-related Father's Day gifts ), but there's something about these on-screen papas that are always dear to our hearts in so many ways. For example, they indirectly give us advice when we're down like good 'ol Sandy Cohen from The OC, stick up for our favorite characters like Glee 's Burt Hummel, and demonstrate to daddies-to-be everywhere that sometimes being #1 dad is a learning experience, like Phil, Cameron, and Mitchell from Modern Family .