Lockdown TV is the gift that just keeps on giving, and now we have our fave teen drama The O.C. to add to our watch list because all four seasons have just been added to Channel 4’s on-demand service All 4. Hurrah!
It’s been 18 years since the likes of Marissa Cooper and Summer Roberts first played out their dramatic love and social lives for us on screen every week. And it makes us feel like ridiculously old proper grown-ups to say we still remember eagerly watching it in our PJs on a Sunday afternoon (after the Hollyoaks omnibus and Popworld, obvs).
Four seasons, means a glorious 92 episodes, all at around 42 minutes long. The first three seasons are easily the best, with season four cut short at just sixteen episodes due to low viewing figures when it aired way back when in 2007.
For anyone new to The O.C, the California-based drama follows a group of rich kids as they go about their daily lives, attending high school and attending black tie galas. There’s plenty of love triangles, near-death experiences and cliffhangers to keep you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to feel nostalgic for hideous early noughties fashion, stripy highlights and Sandy Cohen’s legendary eyebrows.
So, the big question is, Team Seth or Team Ryan?