Presentation on theme: "“The OC” This American teen drama will really keep you interested. Created by Josh Schwartz, “The OC” aired on FOX television in 2003. The show went on."— Presentation transcript:
“The OC” This American teen drama will really keep you interested. Created by Josh Schwartz, “The OC” aired on FOX television in The show went on for four seasons but the ratings dropped slowly from the first season which led to its cancellation in The show portrayed the lives of a bunch of teens and their families in Newport Beach, Orange County (the title initials). The show centers on Ryan Atwood (Benjamin Mckenzie), an adopted teen suffering from his past. Ryan tries to make the most of his new life with the wealthy Sandy (Peter Gallagher) and Kirsten (Kelly Rowan) Cohen and their son Seth (Adam Brody). Ryan and his step brother both have a ‘thing’ for the neighbor Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton).
Setting The show takes place in Newport Beach, Orange County. The majority of the scenes usually take place in the Cohen’s home, the beach, or school. These settings for the scenes help relate and display typical teen issues around the world.
Ryan Atwood Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie) is a troubled teenager that was thrown out by his mother. He was unexpectedly taken in by his public defender, Sandy Cohen. Ryan adapts quickly to the new lifestyle making strong bonds with the entire Cohen family, especially his new step brother Seth and their Neighbor Marissa. McKenzie was born on 12 September 1978 in Austin, Texas.
Seth Cohen Seth (Adam Brody) is portrayed as an awkward teen and the eldest child of the Cohen family. He is known for his quick wittiness and pop culture references. Seth grows a strong bond with Ryan but realizes his lifetime crush Marissa might be falling for Ryan. Adam Brody was born on 15 December 1979 in San Diego, California.
Sandy Cohen Sandy is a public defender which brought him in contact with Ryan as Ryan was going through some rough times. He later adopted Ryan and took him in as his own against his wives wishes. Throughout the series Sandy guides Ryan and Seth through their problems. Peter Gallagher was born on 19 August 1955 in New York City, New York.
Ratings SeasonEpisodesTimeslot (ET) Season premiere Season finaleTV seasonRank Viewers (millions) 127 Tuesday 9:00 pm (2003) Wednesday 9:00 pm (2003– 04) August 5, 2003May 5, –04# Thursday 8:00 pm November 4, 2004 May 19, –05# Thursday 8:00 pm (2005) Thursday 9:00 pm (2006) September 8, 2005 May 18, –06# Thursday 9:00 pm November 2, 2006 February 22, –07#1234.3
Themes This show explores certain themes that relate to teens all around the world. It demonstrates socialization issues, sexual anxiety, loneliness, hope, virginity, emotional insecurity, alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling addiction, mental illness, homophobia, bisexuality, teen pregnancy, and eventually death. It gives teens a greater view of their own lives and things they can watch out for.
“The OC” vs. “Vampire Diaries” “The Vampire Diaries” has the maximum views of 4.9 million compared to “The OC” with 9.7. Right there it shows which series is a bigger hit and more or less attracts the teen viewers. “The Vampire Diaries” is all about vampires and has some teen related issues, but “The OC” focuses on teen issues as well as being more realistic. Teens can relate their lives to “The OC” more which is why I enjoyed it better and the ratings show that the world enjoyed it better.