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Podcast examining the mid-2000's show The OC. Super-fan JT tries to explain it to his dumb friends, Russell and Jamie, who know nothing about it.

Podcast examining the mid-2000's show The OC. Super-fan JT tries to explain it to his dumb friends, Russell and Jamie, who know nothing about it.
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Podcast examining the mid-2000's show The OC. Super-fan JT tries to explain it to his dumb friends, Russell and Jamie, who know nothing about it.






The Series Wrapup

The Series Wrapup - The OC Men invite the Hart of Dixie Chicks over to talk about the entire series of The O.C. and send it off in style. We read some reviews from when the show first aired, rank our favorite seasons, sing some songs, and celebrate the culmination of this crazy journey!


Season 4 Wrapup

The OC - Season 4 Wrapup. The OC Men sit down to chat about the final season of their beloved show. They discuss the highs and lows of a very divisive season. They also bring up every dumb running gag that has popped up over the course of the podcast.


S04E16 - The End's Not Near, It's Here - "The Homecoming"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 16 - "The End's Not Near, It's Here". Here it is! The final episode! We jump ahead six months to see how the crew is handling the aftermath of the earthquake. Ryan and Taylor are splits, Seth and Summer are in old married couple mode, Julies is getting married, and Kirsten is about to burst. Sandy and Kirsten have to decide where they want to move. Ryan has to decid...


S04E14 - The Shake Up - "The Great Expectation"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 14 - "The Shake Up". It's Taylor's birthday! But it turns out she's never had a birthday party before. Ryan has second thoughts about his birthday gift, Kirsten has second thoughts about raising a baby in Newport, Kaitlin has second thoughts about agreeing to let her mom date Frank, and Summer has second thoughts about dating Seth when he can't even make a student ...


S04E13 - The Case of the Franks - "The Way We Were"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 13 - "The Case of the Franks". Everyone tries to make the decision for Julie as to who she should marry - someone she doesn't love who's rich, or an abusive alcoholic who hasn't really done much atoning? Choices, choices! Meanwhile, Summer and Seth worry about a fortune predicted by a fortune teller they meet at a mall food court in what might be the most season 4 p...


S04E12 - The Groundhog Day - "The Sound and the Furries"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 12 - "The Groundhog Day". Sure, you may have watched television shows featuring one girl in a groundhog costume. You may have even seen two groundhog costumes in some weird show. But I defy you to find another episode of television that features three ladies in groundhog costumes. This episode truly has everything. Kirsten turns 40 and gets a surprise - both from th...


S04E10 - The French Connection - "Who Sartre'd?"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 10 - "The French Connection". Sacre bleu! Taylor's French ex-husband releases a steamy book about their relationship, and for some reason descends up on The O.C. We are treated to every French stereotype there is as Ryan struggles to find his place in Taylor's life. Meanwhile, Summer and Seth continue to be idiots while both pretending they want to get married....


S04E09 - The My Two Dads

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 9 - "The My Two Dads". Remember how Ryan's dad was an abusive alcoholic criminal? Well he's actually hunky looking, and he's decided to be nice now, so let's forgive him! Also... Chris Brown is in this? Yeesh. Meanwhile, Summer and Seth pretend to be engaged. This episode is all over the place.


S04E08 - The Earth Girls Are Easy - "The Sins of the Father"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 8 - "The Earth Girls Are Easy". Core Four 2.0 takes a road trip to Vegas to ring in the New Year, but they're in store for an out-of-this-world adventure before they get there. Pregnancy scares, alien costumes, and raves continue the trend of season 4 being the most ridiculous season. Oh, also Kevin Sorbo is here.


S04E07 - The Chrismukk-huh? - "The Fall of the House of Cohen"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 7 - "The Chrismukk-huh?". Welcome to Bizarro OC... Sandy is married to Julie. Summer is getting married to Chester. And Taylor is a fella? Ryan and Taylor take a tumble off a ladder and wake up in a very strange world indeed. In a very special Chrismukkah episode, we get a view of the OC if Ryan never showed up to Newport. Very special guest Jaleh shows up to help u...


S04E06 - The Summer Bummer - "The 'Is that a threesome?' Episode"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 6 - "The Summer Bummer". Summer deals with some bummer news and heads back to Newport, while Seth ends up in Rhode Island with time to kill. Kaitlin tries recapturing some of her youth by throwing a rager at her house, while Ryan deals with his possible feelings for Taylor through a series of ridiculous daydreams. BANG!


S04E05 - The Sleeping Beauty - "This Is Taylor's Show Now"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 5 - "The Sleeping Beauty". Ryan struggles to sleep, Taylor struggles to woo Ryan, and Summer struggles to avoid snuggling a rabbit named Pancakes!


S04E04 - The Metamorphosis - "Everything Is Adorable"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 4 - "The Metamorphosis". Everything is adorable! We watch a lovely episode of the The O.C. in which everyone makes good decisions, communicates their feelings effectively, and makes charming jokes. Summer finally starts coming to terms with the new persons she's become since heading to college. Ryan starts to reach out to others by helping a friend. Sandy attemps to...


S04E03 - The Cold Turkey - "The Avoiders"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 2 - "The Cold Turkey". Everyone keeps GOBBLING up all the sadness in mourning their dead friend, and Volchok WADDLES back into their lives. Seth decides to WING IT and attempt to keep Summer happy, while Sandy tries to stay aBREAST of what's bothering Ryan.


S04E02 - The Gringos - "The Gay Panic Episode"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 2 - "The Gringos". Hot on the heels of Volchok, Ryan heads back to TJ to follow a tip from Julie. Hot on the heels of Ryan, Seth follows along to try and talk sense into his buddy. Hot on the heels of Seth, Sandy and Kirsten try and stop the boys from doing anything dumb. Oh hey, it's also Steve-O! The O.C. also hits an all-time high for homophobic jokes, so... that...


S04E01 - The Avengers - "The Pit and the Pendulum"

The O.C. - Season 4, Episode 1 - "The Avengers". We start the final season of The O.C. as we see the repercussions of the Season 3 finale. Ryan is cage fighting, Summer is protesting, and Seth is doing his best to hold the family together. We also talk to friend of the show Jaleh about Placebo!


Season 3 Recap - Part 2

We close out Season 3 with a little help from our friends, The Hart of Dixie Chicks. Jaleh, JeskuhBS, and Eliza Jo help us unpack thoughts on a divisive season with an even more divisive season finale. We cap off the episode with the return of OC&D. We head back to our OC RPG as Eliza Jo walks us through a spooky adventure.


Season 3 Recap - Part 1

Season 3 Wrapup. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We have finished The O.C. Season 3, and we wanted to take a week to discuss it as a whole. We talk characters, story arcs, and the highs and lows that is one of the more divisive seasons of the series. We also read some emails and listen to some voicemails from fans with their thoughts on the season.


S03E25 - The Graduates - "The Rebel Without A Cause Part 2"

The O.C. Season 3, Episode 24 - "The Graduates". The gang's high school career comes to a close, along with the third season. What's in store as we wrap up all of our storylines? Will Sandy stop being the worst? Will Ryan and Volchok finally kiss and get it over with? Will Seth finally be taught a lesson about lying? We learn the answer to some of those questions!


S03E24 - The Man of the Year - "He Who Smelt It Dealt It"

The O.C. Season 3, Episode 24 - "The Man of the Year". Surprise! The guys are acting like idiots. Ryan gets pulled into shenanigans with Volchok, Seth gets pulled into shenanigans with weed, and Sandy gets pulled into shenanigans with all of the dumb choices he's made this season. We're going to be honest with you: whether you like this episode will depend entirely on if you think the word "oin...