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