|Senior year. Prom. Graduation. College visits. Old friends. New problems. And plenty of Korean popstars. Ryan's savior complex becomes a recipe for disaster. Seth and Summer's relationship hits the rocks thanks to Seth's compulsion to edit the truth. As Kirsten attempts to put her life back together, Sandy assumes leadership of the Newport Group and finds himself the heir-apparent to Caleb Nichol's legacy of scandal. Marissa spirals out of control after little sis Kaitlin - a Julie Cooper in the making - returns home to stir the pot. And speaking of Julie Cooper, she's cast out of her Palace - into the slums of The O.C. No sign of senioritis here. All 25 episodes lead to the most schocking season finale yet. With humor, heart, great music and all the teen angst you could hope for (and more), see why "The O.C. has become the John Hughes movie of the 2000s" (PopMatters).|
"It has secrets, backstabbing, love triangles, and conflict, everything a good soap needs. Shawn McKenzie, Entertain Your Brain!
"The mesh of adolescent and mature drama is perfect. Techtite's TV Reviews
Editor's NoteWith its debut in 2003, THE O.C. quickly became the most popular night-time soap since BEVERLY HILLS, 90210. Captivating audiences with its fresh dialogue, clever wit, steamy storylines, and the mesmerizing power of Peter Gallagher's eyebrows, the series became a trendsetting force in terms of popular fashion and music tastes among young viewers. When the third season begins, characters are left to deal with the aftermath of the previous year's events. While Kirsten makes friends in rehab and thinks over when she'll be ready to return home, Sandy shields her from all the drama going on back in the O.C. Still having to explain her role in Trey's shooting, Marissa finds herself in the middle of police accusations and harsh judgment from the Harbor High parent council. Meanwhile, Ryan is encountering the same treatment. As Seth, Summer, and Sandy try to get Ryan and Marissa back into Harbor, several things get in the way, and it looks like Marissa may be leaving her Chanel purses behind for the tough world of public school. In this season, each character must carry his or her fair share of baggage, including formerly saint-like Sandy, who while negotiating some sticky business deals, gets in over his head, and risks what he thought was a rock-solid marriage. As the season progresses, there are college decisions to make, with the gang having to decide whether to stick together or split up. Loyalties are tested, bonds broken, new connections made, and in the final episode of the season, a central character's life is lost.
Cast & Crew
|Christopher Tyng - Original Music By|
|Dave Bartis - Executive Producer|
|David Calloway - Producer|
|Jamie Barber, et. al. - Cinematographer|
|Josh Schwartz, et. al. - Writer|
|Norman Buckley, et. al. - Editor|
|Richard Marvin - Original Music By|