The 12 Worst Storylines of The O.C.

  
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Fox’s The O.C. ran from 2003 to 2007 and was created by Josh Schwartz. The show followed a group of teenage friends growing up in Newport Beach in Orange County, California, as they experimented with love, loss, and lust. The series starts with Ryan Atwood, a troubled teen from Chino who moves in with the wealthy Cohen family. He becomes fast friends with Seth Cohen and falls for his neighbor, the adorable Marissa Cooper. The show was known for its drama, risky plots, and romantic teenage blunders. However, there were numerous desperate and tragic storylines that were cringe-worthy to say the least. While we wanted to turn it off and curse the writers…we stayed glued to the TV frantic for more. Here are 12 of The O.C.‘s worst storylines!

12. Ryan and Taylor

What teenager doesn’t spend a summer in France and come back married? After getting Ryan Atwood (Ben McKenzie) involved to secure a divorce from her French husband, Taylor (Autumn Reeser) goes after her rescuer. But there is one problem: these two have no chemistry and it was awkward and embarrassing to watch them kindle a romance fit for the schoolyard playground.

© WB / Courtesy Everett Collection

© WB / Courtesy Everett Collection

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11. Anna-Summer-Seth Love Triangle

While Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) may be a cutie pie, there is no way this high school dork would have found himself being fought over by two beautiful women. The popular girl and socialite Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson) would have started dating the captain of the football team instead of dressing up as Wonder Woman to compete with Anna (Samaire Armstrong) over socially awkward Seth.

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Source: WB

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