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The O.C. the teen drama that marked the adolescence of many young people

NOSTALGIA BOX: we miss you Orange County

By Giulia Lucci

It seems only yesterday when we were talking between friends about the young Seth and Ryan, two of the first great latin lovers to appear on the small screen, many years have actually passed, ah...nostalgia!

 
 
 
 
 
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The series in fact began and ended in the first decades of the twenty-first century (2003-2007), a period in which the young protagonists lived their adolescence between one drama and another, making thousands of girls dream of ever being able to live a love story like the one between Seth and Summer or for lovers of troubled relationships like that of Ryan and Marissa. But what happened to our favorites of The O.C.?

 
 
 
 
 
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Mischa Barton who played Marissa Cooper in the series not long ago in an interview with "E! Online" talked about her work experience and why she decided to leave the set of The O.C. so soon: "I was given an option. The producers told me that I could vanish at sunset, and maybe come back in the future with some twist, or let the character die and go on with my career”.

So at the end of the third season Marissa Cooper loses her life in Ryan's arms, leaving fans with a bitter taste in the mouth that they have carried around for a long time. After her short but intense journey with the cast of The O.C, the young actress starred in other successful series such as "The Valley of the Pines", "The Beautiful Life" and “Recovery Road”.

 
 
 
 
 
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Benjamin McKenzie, aka Ryan Atwood, continued to act at the end of the series, focusing more on the cinematic world. In fact, he appeared in films like “The Report” in 2019.

 
 
 
 
 
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Let's find out instead what was the path chosen by the fan favorite couple. When we say "opposites attract”.

The Orange County mean girl falls in love with the young boy next door.

It may not have been love at first sight, at least for Summer, but it was still a great love story on and off the set. The two protagonists in fact dated for three years while working together on the Californian teen-drama, thus crowning the dream of many spectators. However, the two broke up during the last season while continuing to act together.

 
 
 
 
 
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If in 2007 The O.C. ended with the highly anticipated and highly evolved marriage between Seth and Summer, the two had already taken different paths, sentimentally speaking. Today they find themselves happily married, but not with each other ("Seth" loves "Blair" from Gossip Girl in real life!).

 
 
 
 
 
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A television series that made thousands of kids dream, despite the fact that time has passed none of us will ever forget their teenage dramas!

Who knows if one day we will ever see the four protagonists running into some drama back together.