Watch The O.C.
A slick hit about a troubled L.A. teen taken in by an idealistic lawyer and his family in affluent Orange County. The series filled the youth-soap hole left by the departed '90210,' but quickly proved itself far more gritty---and witty. In addition, early plots set up an appealing balance between the kids and grown-ups, who were portrayed as real people with real problems, instead of sounding boards for the unblemished Romeos and Juliets.
Rated : TV-NR
Creator : Allan Heinberg, Josh Schwartz
Director : Norman Buckley, Ian Toynton, Michael Lange
Writer : Josh Schwartz, Mark Fish, J.J. Philbin
Genre : Drama