Friday, November 12, 2004

The O.C. Report

After a slow start last week, back with a bang. And we're treated to the spectacle of Ryan actually TALKING, Caleb getting sloshed and then arrested, and Jimmy getting sloshed and proposing marriage, among other juicy bits. I am satisfied, though still waiting for Marissa to throw more lawn furniture around.

Random observations:

What is it about yard guys and gardeners? From "Sex and the City" to "Desperate Housewives" (which I don't watch, but have heard features a hunky gardener) and now to the "O.C." you've got all these hot guys tending to more than the lawns. My theory: they're all domesticated descendants of Lady Chatterley's lover. I need to get myself a gardener - or a cabana boy.

Not that I think Marissa's boy toy is all that. Summer's new beau, on the other hand, is kee-YUTE. Not that I don't love you, Seth, but IMO she traded up.

Summer had the best speeches in this episode, hands down. She really told it like it is to both Ryan and Seth. And ya know what, she's absolutely right. They can't just disappear and expect the girls to pick up where they left off.

Plus I think Ryan's been more than a bit of a jerk to Teresa. He shouldn't have gone with her if he had absolutely no feeling for her. There were other ways to help her with a child. And the fact that he's not making sure she's ok after supposedly miscarrying but instead running after Marissa is inexcusable.

Ryan as an architect, though - I like it. "Words aren't really my thing," he says. Really, we hadn't noticed...

Good old Sandy, coming to the rescue again - and for Caleb no less. I thought he would, and not because of Julie's threats. Though boy, was she scary when she threatened him. Someone remind me again why people find her attractive?

Lines of the week:
"I'll just brood silently over here." -Ryan
"He's just a non-neurotic WASP version of me!" -Seth
"Now if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go find a hot dog stand to stand on." -Seth

Non-related comment on "The Apprentice," which I also caught tonight: Clearly no one on Apex has a chance in hell of winning this thing. That team is a black hole for all inspiration, energy, and leadership - people with a spark of any of these qualities go there to die. Apex? More like Nadir. If I were a betting woman, I'd put my money on Wes. Dark horse: Andy. Of the women, only Sandy has a fighting chance, but I don't think she has what it takes.


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