The O.C.: Season 2
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Audio Commentary:Commentary on The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't
Documentary:Beachy Couture: How O.C. Fashion Is Made
Gag Reel:From Seasons One and Two
TV Special:The O.C.: Obsessed Completely Retrospective TV Special
That's just the first half of this year of The O.C., and we haven't even gotten to the adults yet. Both Sandy and Kirsten found themselves tempted away by more-than-willing suitors, and wicked Julie (Melinda Clarke), Marissa's mom, cheated on new husband Caleb (Alan Dale) with ex-husband Jimmy (Tate Donovan). An extremely tangled web was woven, one from which the show almost didn't recover: the Lindsay storyline started out strong but went nowhere, Sandy's ex-girlfriend (Kim Delaney) was a bit of a bore, and the same-sex relationship between Marissa and Alex never really gelled. All seemed like sure-fire character additions, but it was the later peripheral characters, including Billy Campbell as a magazine editor smitten with Kirsten and the menacing yet sexy Logan Marshall-Green as Ryan's ex-con brother, who injected The O.C. with energy, and helped steer the show back on course. Brody, who became the show's de facto poster boy, got to show off his comedic talents with the wonderful Bilson (who rode the Zach-Seth-Summer romantic triangle most smoothly), and the heretofore sullen McKenzie got to lighten up quite a bit, until the show's violent yet effective season finale.
Forsaking a good amount of its comedy for drama, The O.C. got a little too seriously soapy, but its characters were so compelling you couldn't stop watching--even waiflike Marissa grew some edges. Clarke's scheming Julie was a constant pleasure to watch, and Rowan turned Kirsten's late-season downturn into a steely yet heartfelt portrayal. Despite the bumps, The O.C. remained one of the most exciting shows to look forward to week after week, a soap with smarts thanks to its fresh dialogue, gifted cast, and careening plot arcs. --Mark Englehart
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Here's a list of the bonus material you'll find on this:
The Wet and Wilde Kisses - outtakes from the "Rainy Day Women" episode
Beachy Couture: How O.C. Fashion Is Made
The O.C.: Obsessed Completely Retrospective TV Special
Gag and Goofs from Seasons 1 and 2
Extended cut of "The Rainy Day Women"
Commentary on "The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't" and "The Rainy Day Women" by Cast and Crew
Picking up where we left out awesome foursome: Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie) is back in his hometown of Chino; Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) has been blackmailed into living with her mother, for whome she has much hatred; Seth Cohen (Adam Brody), distraught and lost after his best friend's departure, has run away to Portland; leaving his girlfriend Summer ROberts (Rachel Bilson) behind in Newport.
Following the resolutions of these situations, come many more situations! These include: A long lost relative of the Cohens, a lesbian relationship, an ex-con coming to stay, a drug overdose, a near-rape, a divorce, a death and a shooting! Enough? 'Course not! I've merely skimmed the surface!
This season, perhaps a bit more than "Season One" takes note on some very prominant issues in teenagers' lives. Issues including, homosexuality, rape violence are explored. I love that "The OC" goes into these relavant issues, as the majority of viewers are teenagers whome must face them in real life.
Having said that, I also like how "The OC" always manages to have that comical edge to it. The screenplay, by Josh Schwartz, is full of more fantastic one-liners and wonderfully funny scenes, bringing out that "OC" style of never taking itself TOO seriously!
Finally, the music as per usual, is fantastic. This is particularly thanks to the addition of "The Bait Shop," a regular hang-out spot for the gang where bands perform live. It adds that extra "OC-ish" element to the show.Read more ›
Eps. 201 - The Distance - Season Premiere. Features Seth in Portland living with Luke and Ryan living in Chino with Theresa. 3/5
Eps. 202 - The Way We Were - Seth and Ryan start the first day of school with Marissa with her new boyfriend D.J. (Nicholas Gonzalez) and Summer with her new boyfriend Zach (Michael Cassidy). It is also the time of the kickoff carnival and Seth decides to start a comic book club where Zach joins. Hailey leaves the O.C. to go to Japan. Last appearance of Amanda Righetti. 4/5
Eps. 203 - The New Kids On The Block - Seth needs a job and goes to the Bait Shop where he meets Alex (Olivia Wilde). Ryan also meets his new lab partner Lindsay (Shannon Lucio). Seth still tries to do whatever he can to win Summer's heart. 3.5/5
Eps. 204 - The New Era - Seth and Ryan go double dating when Ryan takes Alex out on a date and Seth takes Lindsay out. In the end, it is something that everybody expected. The Killers perform on this episode. Best Episode on Disc 1. 4/5
Eps. 205 - The SnO.C. - It is the annual SnO.C. winter dance where Seth asks Alex to the dance and Ryan asks Lindsay to the dance. Both of them say no. Later, Marissa asks Ryan if he wants to go and says yes. Then, it is all good in the end of this episode. 3.5/5
Eps. 206 - The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't - The biggest secret in Newport is revealed. Seth wants to make this year the biggest Chrismukkah ever, except it turns out to be one of the worst ones ever. In the end, the family celebrate a good ending.Read more ›
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I like how the second season ties in to the first season, all the references they make to The OC season 1 are pretty cute :)Published 1 month ago by Bailey
The OC isn't necessarily a great quality TV show but if you want a teen drama this is it. It's a soap for a younger crowd. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jill
Good show. Took me a while to get into it since i'm not used to watching shows with rich snooby characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by piggz
I couldn't wait to watch the next season ...
But I couldn't watch one of the disc because they put the same number twice
So I'm missing out on 4 episodes
So I... Read more