PopWatch Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch Blog

Tag: The OC (1-8 of 8)

'The O.C.' and 'Gossip Girl' collide: We round up the best Seth Cohen-Blair Waldorf fan fiction

Adam Brody and Leighton Meester’s marriage is nothing if not the perfect excuse for fans of The O.C. and Gossip Girl to write a little fan fiction. For one, Josh Schwartz created both shows and has himself thrown around some fan fiction about how Nate Archibald and Taylor Townsend ended up together. So why not Seth and Blair?

They both come from rich families, and they both know all the ingredients of a good bat mitzvah, not to mention that the Cohens are one of those rare California families that knows how to appreciate a quality bagel. Plus, Seth has experience when it comes to seeing through the popular-girl facade and getting to know more about someone. And Blair? Well, we’re sure Caleb would have approved.

But when it really comes down to it, combining these two worlds isn’t exactly easy. Private school in New York City looks a lot different (and a lot paler) than private school in Orange County. And I doubt Blair would feel “at home” at a sweaty Newport party. However, there have been some fan fiction authors who’ve managed to meld these two worlds to create the perfect scenario for Seth and Blair’s romance.

And although I prefer my Seth with Summer and my Blair with Chuck, even I can’t deny the creativity behind some of the fan fiction out there. We’ve rounded up some of the best moments for your reading enjoyment: READ FULL STORY

Calling all shippers! What are your favorite fictional first kisses?

[Spoilers from Tuesday's The Mindy Project]

Mindy Kaling loves a good romantic comedy, so it shouldn’t have been a surprise that Mindy Project‘s winter finale last night culminated in a perfect rom-com moment: Danny kissed Mindy! And it was a longggg one! On a plane! After helping her try to win Cliff back!

I don’t know how I’m going to be able to wait until April to see what happens next. (Is Cliff going to be at the airport? Will Danny want a relationship? OMG what is Morgan going to say!?) Side note: Between this and her meeting with Ginsberg from Mad Men on an airplane earlier this season, I can’t help but feel like I’m getting on the wrong flights.

For fans of Mindy and Danny’s will they/won’t they tension, the moment has been in the making for quite some time. I mean, you don’t rush to the hospital in a season premiere for just anybody! And while there are debates to be had about whether you want those two together as a couple on the show right away or not, it got me thinking about some of my other favorite TV first kisses — because Mindy and Danny certainly ranks up there. READ FULL STORY

I'm Still Not Over...the Summer, Seth, Anna triangle on 'The O.C.'

Cue up the Phantom Planet for a trip down decade-old memory lane: I’ll never get over the greatness that was the Summer Roberts, Seth Cohen, and Anna Stern love triangle on The O.C.

That show may not be the teen drama that went on the longest, and it may not have had even one vampire among its hot young cast, but it had by far the greatest love triangle in all of fictional high school, with three likable people at the center. This made many viewers — myself included — change who we were rooting for week to week. More often in a television love triangle, there’s one character you’re hoping the protagonist will get with, and another who you’re biding your time waiting out while the main couple is “on a break.” If you do get attached to both, the writers typically take a strong left turn and make one of the characters super unlikable/undatable to ensure that all fans are on the “right” side of the relationship by the end of the arc. See: She-cheated-first Addison on Grey’s Anatomy.

Not so for Seth Cohen’s big romantic moment. Let’s break it down: In one corner you had adorkable-before-that-word-existed-and-ruined-everything Anna Stern, whose “confidence, Cohen” speech made geeky guys want to sleep with her and made women consider chopping off all their hair for a look they had no business attempting to pull off. In the other, you had bitchy-with-a-heart-of-gold Summer Roberts, the popular girl whose secret vulnerability gave her a depth that showed she was more than a pretty face.

Seth may have had a crush on Summer since her middle school mermaid story, but he also loved hanging out with Anna. Check out a clip from the incredible 2003 season 1 Thanksgiving episode — where all the action comes to a head just in time for some turkey — below:
READ FULL STORY

I'm Still Not Over...Not knowing characters' fates after big cliffhangers

boy-meets-world.jpg

Cliffhangers are rough. Cliffhangers that are never resolved, despite dozens more episodes before series’ end? Unacceptable.

The most egregious example of this is Mr. Turner’s Boy Meets World fate. While like any good ‘90s kid I was obsessed with Cory and Topanga and clung to every word Mr. Feeny said, one relationship that really stuck with me over the years was the one between cool, young, badass teacher Mr. Turner and troubled teen Shawn Hunter. Fans know where I’m going with this…

Despite seasons of investment watching Mr. Turner and Shawn grow closer — even culminating in Turner wrestling with whether to become Shawn’s actual legal guardian — Turner disappeared from the show with no satisfying conclusion during the run of the show. In the season 4 episode “Cult Fiction,” a directionless Shawn decides to join a cult (!), but is rattled when Mr. Turner gets into a motorcycle accident. The end of the episode shows a distraught Shawn holding a body-cast-covered Mr. Turner’s hand in the hospital…and then Turner’s never seen again.

I’ve spent the past 15 years wondering what happened to Mr. Turner. (And happily, it looks like I’m going to — finally — get some answers.) But Boy Meets World is far from the only show to cavalierly play with my heart — and unfortunately, I don’t think these other programs are going to get information-dispensing spin-offs anytime soon.
READ FULL STORY

Mischa Barton is creeped out by 'The Bling Ring'

Mischa Barton is not a fan The Bling Ring, Sofia Coppola’s summer flick about consumerism, excess and fame — or she’s not a fan of the idea of it, anyway, as she tweeted Wednesday.

Barton — along with Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge and Lindsay Lohan — was idolized by the group of teens portrayed in the movie, who ended up burglarizing the homes of the stars they admired. She’s also name-dropped in the film, when one character mentions her 2008 DUI charge, and that didn’t sit well with her:
READ FULL STORY

Love is on the air: Who is the greatest TV couple of all time? Round 1, part 3

BEST-TV-COUPLE-heart-v3.jpg

Ross and Rachel. Carrie and Big. Clair and Cliff. Ricky and Lucy. These are just a few of the iconic pairings competing for the chance to be EW’s “Greatest TV Couple of All Time.” Check out our full bracket here and vote in the polls below to determine who will move on to the next round. Now for the 16 couples in our “He’s Her Lobster” conference. READ FULL STORY

Life after 'The OC': Find out what Ryan, Marissa, Luke, and Anna are up to now

The days of infinity pools, the Harbor School, and witty banter in the Cohen’s kitchen are long gone, but that doesn’t stop us from following the careers of those who created some of our favorite dramatic moments (accompanied by Imogen Heap songs) on The OC. And if we’re already being nostalgic, we might as well take things all the way back to season 1. You know, when Ryan Atwood still wore a wrist cuff, and Luke was the bad guy who won our hearts. Speaking of the blonde love triangle, we’ve got an update on what Luke, Ryan, and even Marissa (she’s back from the dead!) are up to now. READ FULL STORY

Ben McKenzie talks the one similarity between 'The OC' and 'Southland' -- VIDEO

Some might think that Ben McKenzie left The OC behind when he swapped his wife beater and fists of fury for a police uniform and a gun. But believe it or not, McKenzie’s small-screen career choices have one little thing in common: prison.

Last night, McKenzie told Conan the story of a surprising fan encounter. While shooting season 1 of the cop drama Southland, McKenzie was on location when a real-life (presumably ex) gang member told him that he liked his work. Apparently, on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. in the joint, the cell blocks all sang the same tune: “California, California, here we cooommeee.”

The lesson here: Even convicts couldn’t resist the charm of the Cohen family. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP