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The O.c.: Season 1

Original Broadcast Date: August 5, 2003

When Ryan Atwood, a tough, guarded, fiercely intelligent 16-year-old plunges headlong into the wealthy, privileged community of Newport Beach, he soon discovers that the ruling families of Orange County are every bit as territorial as the tough crowd with which he ran on the streets of Chino.

For Sandy Cohen, the idealistic public defender who takes Ryan in; his wife Kirsten, the lynchpin of O.C. society; their awkward adolescent son, Seth; and the beautiful troubled girl next door, Marissa Copper - Ryan's presence will forever change their lives.

Genre: Drama