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10 memories from when everyone was obsessed with The OC

California, Californiaaaaaaaaaaaa…

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IN 2003, THE OC arrived on our screens and enraptured Irish teens with its depiction of the glamorous lives of tanned Californian teens.

It’s been off the air for ten years now, but it’s still remembered to this day as one of the most beloved (and scandalous) TV shows of all time.

1. Roaring along to Phantom Planet before each episode

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2. Discovering some great bands off the show

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Say what you want about The OC, but the soundtrack was immense. And the musical cameos – The Killers, Death Cab For Cutie, Dublin’s own The Thrills…

3. Fancying Seth Cohen rotten

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Adam Brody is responsible for giving many women unrealistic expectations of ‘nerdy guys’. Those curls!

4. Wanting all of Marissa Cooper’s clothes

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The ultimate 2000s style icon. Just say yes to lime green Lacoste polo shirts and piles of bangles!

5. And dropping major hints about Mischa Barton’s range of bags

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What else would go with your boho headband?

6. Being extremely grateful for TG4

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They were on the ball when it came to the hot teen shows of the moment. The OC and One Tree Hill back to back – weren’t we lucky ducks?

7. Wondering where the Irish equivalent of The OC would be

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According to Lorcan, the Dundalk teenager whose party was featured on My Super Sweet 16 UK, it was in Co Louth:

In my view, Blackrock is the OC of Ireland.

Has there ever been a more ’2000s’ collection of sentences?

8. Considering celebrating Chrismukkah

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The greatest superholiday known to mankind!

9. Thinking that maybe your life could be like this if you lived in California

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Sure there were Seths all over the gaff there!

10. And finally: MM WATCHA SAYYYYY

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