More than a teen television show, The O.C. was a phenomenon. Not only did it make rock stars out of its young cast, Ben McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Rachel Bilson, and Adam Brody, and launch the careers of two of Hollywood's most promising actors today, Olivia Wilde and Shailene Woodley, it made twee indie rock music the trendiest thing on the airwaves. From its intriguing plot to its undeniably attractive roster of characters, the FOX drama, created by the godfather of teen soaps Josh Schwartz, was simply irrestible. You'd be hard pressed to find a twentysomething who doesn't have fond memories of growing up with the show.
As the series celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its pilot tomorrow, Agusut 5, we're looking back on the show we still can't get enough of. Here are 30 things you didn't know about the show.
Welcome to The O.C., bitch.
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