Thursday, January 04, 2007

The O.C. Ya!

Other possible headlines: "Summer and Seth Goin" "The O.C. Flies the Coop!" Ooh, one more? "The Grinch that cancelled Christmukkah." Ok, too much. I get it.

That's right, the Fox network announced that "The O.C." and it's soundtrack enriched with today's indie artists is no more. Gone are my beloved Summer and Seth, Ryan and Angst, Sandy Cohen and Shmear. The O.C. will finish out its current season when the final episode airs on Feb. 22. And if you didn't see this one coming, then you also must have missed the episode where Oliver jumped the shark. Granted, this season has seen a slight return to the show's better days, but the writing was on the Bait Shop's wall as soon as Coop died in Ryan's arms last season.
In a statement released yesterday, The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz said, "It has been an amazing experience and a great run. For a certain audience, at a certain time, The O.C. has meant something. For that we are grateful."

For a really well written article on the O.C. as a cultural phenomenon, read this one from The Independent entitled: "
It's so over for The OC: Orange County loses TV appeal"

Now, will someone please get Melinda Clarke (Julie Cooper) her own series? Perhaps something where she solves mysteries while wearing short skirts? Look, we already knew her as "Lady Heather" from C.S.I, so why not give her a try? And yes, I have a crush on her.

Some people will blame Autumn Reeser (Taylor) for the show's downfall. But really, how can you blame anyone with a tucus like that? Doesn't Dimension Films have some "Scream" or "Saw" ripoff in development for her to use as a star vehicle? As Howard Stern would say, "Ooofah."

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