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Living In: The OC

by Maxwell Tielman

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This year marks the 10th anniversary of The O.C, or what many millennials might argue is (possibly) THE BEST TEEN SHOW OF ALL TIME. While it only lasted a measly four seasons (the last of which barely even counts), the O.C. introduced a generation to some of the greatest things ever to grace the small screen. Namely, the trials and tribulations of Ryan + Marissa, Sandy Cohen’s monumental eyebrows, the most epic death scene ever, Chrismukkah, and anything at all having to do with Julie Cooper. Although its run on television was unforgivably brief, this soapy high school drama helped to define a moment and pave the way for nearly a decade of trashy reality TV centered around Orange County’s economic elite (I’m lookin’ at you, Laguna Beach, The Hills, and Real Housewives!). The show has hardly stood the test of time, but that’s what makes it so amazing to watch over again. Pop Season 1 into your DVD player and allow yourself to be transported back to a time when chokers for men looked tough and velour tracksuits were at the height of fashion! —Max

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1. Hanes Tank Top | 2. Eames Storage Unit | 3. Woven Floor Vase | 4. Leather Wrap Bracelet | 5. Spiderman Mask | 6. Vintage Mexico Map | 7. iPod Classic | 8. Death Cab for Cutie, Transatlanticism | 9. Xbox Controller

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1.Velour Track Jacket | 2. BMX Bike | 3. Outdoor Lounge Chair | 4. Stick-on Eyebrows | 5. Bark Paddleboard | 6. Batman Comics | 7. My Little Pony | 8. Toy Horse | 9. Faux Palm Tree

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Show: The O.C.

Creator: Josh Schwartz

Starring: Ben McKenzie, Adam Brody, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, Melinda Clarke, Tate Donovan

Production Design: Thomas Fichter, Cece Destefano

Set Decoration: Cherie Day Ledwith, Cynthia T. Lewis

Costume Design: Robin Lewis West, Alexandra Welker, Karla Stevens

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