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The O.C.

While everyone else is discussing tonight's Angel, I present my thoughts on The O.C.

Oliver - psychotic or manipulative bastard? Manipulative bastard wins! Least we have someone to truly hate now.

When did parents stop taking issue with their sixteen year olds loading up the truck with beer and shacking up with their girlfriend/boyfriend for the weekend?

Could Marissa be any dumber? Apparently, No. Luke screwed around on her and she was clueless. Now, Oliver is playing her and...she's clueless. Hell, even Luke seems to know what is going on. Why is Ryan with her again?

Anna and Seth? Bored now.

I liked Julie's new do.

I think Jimmy and Sandy are my OTP now. :)
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I couldn't even pay attention to tonight's O.C. episode, because I was just floored with how good Asylum</I was in tonight's Smallville episode. TW and MR have terrific on-screen chemistry and it's a joy when they have amazing material to work on that show.
I've heard a lot of good things about last nights episode. I wouldn't call myself a huge fan of the show, but I do enjoy it (except for Lana, who needs to die already :p). Unfortunately, I don't have a WB affiliate in my area so I get all their shows on a day tape delay. I'm hoping to be home in time tonight to catch the episode. From what I heard, it's better than Angel.
The Harmony focused episode really wasn't all that bad, but I wasn't really in the mood for "kooky hi-jinks" after seeing Asylum. SV has been kicking major ass with the Lex and Clark aka Clex focused episodes and they should STICK with that formula.

It's working.

I don't know much about psychology or anything, but it seems to me Oliver is a bit of a sociopath. And he might have a few other personality disorders. Because he is one screwed up individual. Not that that excuses him at all. He is very much a manipulative bastard, and I certainly don't like him at all.

Could Marissa be any dumber?

Heh. It is pretty stupid isn't it? My mom watches the show, too, and I think she was ready to hit Marissa over the head with a shovel (if that were, you know, at all possible). Stupidity is not an endearing character trait.
I have to agree with you and your mother. ;) Oliver definitely has sociopathic tendancies (I think trying to crash into Ryan's golf cart shows that). But, I find it hard to believe The O.C. is going to go into a complex examination of psychological disorders. :p I think they'll cop out and just go with he's manipulating them all. And it makes it easier for us to loathe the creep.

As for Marissa, as the weeks go on I find increasingly difficult to understand what precisely Ryan sees in her? Sure, she's pretty, but what I guess is supposed to be an attribute - her unwavering desire to see the good in people - is becoming a major (and incredibly annoying) fault. If she loves Ryan as she says she does, shouldn't she give him the benefit of the doubt that he may be on to something? Course, by the look of next week's preview, Seth is being duped by Oliver's scheme too. :(

But, I find it hard to believe The O.C. is going to go into a complex examination of psychological disorders.

Well, that's very true. I just thought that since Marissa met him in therapy, it might be revealed at some point what exactly his problems are. 'Cause, really, we only have from him why he's there, and since he's willing to lie and manipulate, more than likely, he hasn't told the complete truth. But, I don't really want them to try and make him sympathetic or anything. Like..."oh, woe is Oliver! He's been forced into this life of sociopathic manipulation because...blah, blah, blah." I'm perfectly happy to hate him. He's a good character to hate. ;)

As for Marissa, as the weeks go on I find increasingly difficult to understand what precisely Ryan sees in her?

I know! Me too. In a way, it's sort of surprising, since the writers have made me like a few characters I didn't like when the show first started, but I have yet to feel much more than apathy/annoyance (depending on what she's doing) for Marissa.

her unwavering desire to see the good in people - is becoming a major (and incredibly annoying) fault

So true. But, you know, I've seen characters who do that and not annoy me. Like Kaylee in Firefly. Although, Kaylee not only had the desire to see good in people, she also had the ability to do so. So she never came off as naive and stupid, just sweet and optimistic, which is nice, rather than irritating.
I found pretty much everybody in the ep dumb. The adults slightly less so.

Summer manipulating Anna/Seth. Oliver manipulating everybody, especially the very, very stupid whatserthinness. The restaurant venture? Also stupid, but at least we'll have fun with it and see more of Jimmy and Sandy.

Speaking of whom? You gettin' slashy on me, Ms. Asteria?
The restaurant venture didn't seem so dumb in light of Sandy's previous idea to get Jimmy a job at his law firm. Yep, my firm would just jump at the chance to hire a guy who defrauded his clients of millions.

And why does OTP have to have a slashy context? I'm broading the definition to include friendship. :)