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'Game of Thrones' meets 'The O.C.' in fan-made video

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[SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven't seen Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones.]

The internet might not always give us what we want, but it always gives us what need. And we definitely needed this mash-up of The O.C. and Game of Thrones. READ FULL STORY

Memorial Day: Which pop culture cookout would you crash?

The sun is shining, the smell of summer is finally in the air…and naturally, you’re still thinking about TV and movies. Which is fine, because so are we. Specifically: Not long ago, your pals at EW had a conversation about the pop culture cookouts we’d most love to attend. Three serve pretty standard barbecue fare; two feature whole roast pigs; one makes itty bitty alligators the main course. But all feature great company, from ace Miami detective Marcus Burnett to  growly, grizzled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski to the scrappy kids who spend their days hitting homers on their local baseball diamond. (Or trying to, at least.)

Check out our picks for pop culture’s best outdoor shindigs below — and feel free to add your own: READ FULL STORY

'Star-Crossed' reminds us of pop culture's greatest breakup line: The 'different worlds' excuse

It only took two episodes of Star-Crossed for someone to utter the line we’d all been waiting for (and secretly hoping would kick off the pilot): “We’re from two different worlds.” To be fair, in Star-Crossed‘s case, that is an accurate statement. Emery is from Earth and Roman is from Atria, a planet we know little about other than that it’s dying and yet somehow superior to Mars. Intergalactic drama, amirite?

But in watching Roman pull the “different worlds” card, I couldn’t help but be transported back to the second episode of The O.C. Fans of the show will remember the moment well. It was the first time Ryan and Marissa confessed that they had any sort of feelings for each other. She showed up at the model home on his last night asking to stay, and he told her, “We’re from different worlds.” She tried to deny it, but he followed it up with, “I’m not like you.” Basically, he was comparing her privileged, party-filled upbringing to his grainy, misdemeanor-filled life in Chino.

Long story short, this got me thinking: How many times have I heard some version of this “different worlds” crap, and what does it even mean?! This is what I came up with: READ FULL STORY

Watch Seth Cohen and Blair Waldorf fall in love, get married in our 'Gossip Girl'/'O.C.' mash-up -- VIDEO

Blair Waldorf Cohen? We suppose it could’ve happened. After all, Seth Cohen did always want to live on the East Coast, so what was to stop him from moving to the Big Apple to pursue a comic book career after graduating from RISD? And with Summer off trying to change the world, the two could’ve understandably grown apart.

And then there’s Blair and Chuck, who were no strangers to breaking up. Can you imagine those two trying to negotiate a divorce settlement? We could imagine why Blair might need a caring shoulder to cry on. And with Dan now married to Serena, it’s not unrealistic that she turned to another curly-haired artsy hunk.

No matter your feelings on the “reality” of any of this, the love story of The O.C.‘s Seth Cohen and Gossip Girl‘s Blair Waldorf has been a hot topic ever since actors Adam Brody and Leighton Meester started dating and, most recently, tied the knot. But instead of continuing to paint pictures in your head, we’ve put together a supercut of their love story, ending in holy matrimony.

Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Throwback Thursday: 'Hart of Dixie' stars Wilson Bethel and Rachel Bilson work an 'O.C.' kissing booth -- VIDEO

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If you had asked me who Wilson Bethel was a couple of months ago, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. Based on the name Wilson, I probably would’ve guessed an athlete or potentially a long-lost volleyball. However, after binge-watching all of Hart of Dixie, like you do, I now know Bethel’s face all too well. And I’ve gotta tell ya, it’s a cute one.

So imagine my surprise when I started watching The O.C. clips on YouTube — a typical day for me — and recognized a certain facial structure. In one of the show’s most memorable moments from season 1, Seth declares his love for Summer on a kissing booth at the school. And who is that sitting right next to Rachel Bilson? Just the man who would become her future love interest on Hart of Dixie.

To refresh your memory, Bethel (and his horrendous long hair) played Brad, the oh-so-generic water polo player who asked Summer if she would be interested in running the kissing booth with him. You might remember him for uttering lines such as, “This kid bothering you, Summer?”

Relive the first (accent-less) interaction between Hart of Dixie‘s Wade and Zoe below: READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Confessional: I care way too much about onscreen kisses (and here's who does them best)

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I have my mother to thank for a lot of things — my hair, my love of purses, my fear of camel crickets, my existence, and most of all, my judgmental qualities when it comes to on-screen kisses. When I was but a teen, I remember sitting on my couch watching Ryan and Marissa’s first kiss on The O.C. I had no idea my mother was standing in the corner of the room until I heard, “OH MY GOD! That is the best kiss EVER!!” Suddenly, I had to rewind the scene to see what the heck she was talking about.

What made one kiss better than another? Well, for one thing, hand placement is key, according to my mother. And it can’t be too over-the-top. You never want a guy to slobber all over you. Okay, so those weren’t her exact words — but by the third viewing of Ryan and Marissa’s Ferris wheel ride, I started to see what she meant. Man, that was a really good kiss, particularly the part when he puts his right hand behind her head. And the way he holds his mouth… in an instant, I was hooked.

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How Ben McKenzie's roles have prepared him to play Jim Gordon, not just 'The O.C.' bad boy

This weekend, it was announced that Ben McKenzie has landed the lead role of Jim Gordon in Fox’s upcoming Batman prequel series, Gotham. Minutes later, Twitter exploded with congratulations, a few skeptical remarks, and every O.C.-to-Gotham pun you can think of: “Welcome to Gotham, bitch.” “I hope Jim Gordon’s going to wear a choker.” “Does this mean Seth Cohen will be be The Joker?” And although I understand everyone’s desire to reference McKenzie’s well-known run as Ryan Atwood on my favorite show in the history of ever, I also want to stress that McKenzie being perfect for the role of Jim Gordon is about more than his work on The O.C.

Is The O.C. a factor? Of course. Do I think McKenzie’s four seasons as Ryan Atwood are a prime example for what he can do as an actor? Definitely. I just don’t think that one role entirely encompasses his ability, which is why I want to talk about the many other roles that make him a good fit to play Jim Gordon.
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Throwback Thursday: Ranking every Chrismukkah episode of 'The O.C.'

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Around this time 10 years ago, we were introduced to my favorite television holiday of all time (and arguably the greatest thing to come out of The O.C.): Seth Cohen’s “greatest super-holiday known to mankind,” Chrismukkah. Thanks to Seth’s father, “a poor struggling Jew growing up in the Bronx,” and his mother, “Waspy McWasp,” the witty young boy came up with his own holiday by “drawing on the best that Christianity and Judaism have to offer.”

Chrimukkah featured the best of both worlds: Eight days of presents followed by one day of many presents. Its best feature? It was fully equipped for O.C. drama with twice the resistance of any normal holiday. And that was a good thing, because The O.C.‘s Chrismakkuh episodes were some of its most dramatic.

Here’s how they rank in my mind:
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'Revenge' wedding: Where have I seen that church before? PopWatch investigates!

Every girl has an idea of what their perfect wedding would be, and a fair share of them probably have a Pinterest board to prove it. My ideas have been inspired by a handful of movies, TV shows, pictures, real-life events, and so on. However, the single biggest inspiration was Caleb and Julie’s wedding from season 1 of The O.C. Before you judge me, there are actually only two things I liked about their wedding: Their first dance to Jem’s cover of “Maybe I’m Amazed,” and the idea of getting married in a glass chapel. Take one look at that view and tell me it’s not amazing:
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Throwback Thursday: What's your favorite mid-season finale of all time? -- VIDEO

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As a television addict, my favorite time of the year tends to fall around May, because there’s no better television than in those finale weeks full of nothing but heart-stopping season finales. However, I’ve grown to appreciate the art of a good mid-season finale. They’re typically not as grand as season finales, but with only nine or so episodes under their belt, the mid-season finale has less actual story to work with. And it functions much the same way as the season finale in that it has to intrigue me enough to come back in four to six weeks. Plus, the best ones make me want to re-watch the entire first half of the season in anticipation of new episodes.

That being said, there are still some shows that do the whole mid-season thing better than others. But at this point in our spoiler-driven, speed-plot world of TV, most people have at least one mid-season finale that has stuck with them. For me, it was (not surprisingly) the “Is Marissa dead?” story from season 1 of The O.C. Now, The O.C. started in August, so this wasn’t its mid-season finale in terms of when it aired, but it was the episode just before the show’s big hiatus, so I think it fits the bill.
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