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Watching: ‘The OC’, Season Two.

Blue like the sea… the o-sea…

You might recall that earlier this year, I’d never seen a single episode of “The OC”, but I watched season one, and after receiving a surprise copy of season two in the mail, I plowed right through season two.

Before I tell you anything else, here’s the description of season two from Amazon: Hook up with what’s coming down as the Core Four romances of Ryan-and-Marissa and Seth-and-Summer may (or may not) go from very over to very on, Sandy and Kirsten face choices that could trainwreck their 20-year marriage, felon (and Ryan’s brother) Trey gives Newport living a try, Julie’s lurid past comes back to haunt her, and other new hunks and hotties become part of the coastal scene. Live. Laugh. Lie. Cheat. Grow. Share. Connive. Love. In California’s beach paradise, they do everything under the sun.

…So… yeah. After watching season two, I can say it was WAY better than season one. Season one was a nice, sweet introduction to this group… and season two was basically a slap in the face, “Hello, welcome to crazy!” This is where stuff really starts to fall apart.

The season begins with Seth in Portland after he set sail… but arrived at his destination via Greyhound. It takes some convincing from Sandy and Ryan, but obviously Seth returns to the OC unscathed, and just in time for a new school year to begin.

We are also watching Ryan’s relationship, and his life in Chino, as he awaits the birth of his child… that is until his baby mama starts suspecting something is awry with Ryan, and she tells him she lost the baby.

I KNEW she wasn’t going to end up having the baby on the show, which is half-true, as we later see she does indeed have it, but Ryan doesn’t know. I have to applaud the show writers here for not just cutting off this plot line, and I’m curious to see if it ever comes back up in the later seasons.

Ryan comes back to the OC, as predicted – this show wouldn’t be a thing without him and his unrefined drama.

Sandy has someone from his past reappear, an old love, as her father is looking for her and she arrives in town under disguise from the FBI. He comes reeeeal close to cheating, and his wife has her own little crush, which results in a slew of heavy drinking, an alcohol-related car accident (which she somehow walks away from) and a trip to rehab.

THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.

Ryan briefly dates someone new, until he finds out she’s related to the Cohens, and this heads down the path of a DNA test, adoption, and then she’s virtually killed off the show when she buys a one-way ticket to Chicago.

Ryan’s brother also finds himself in the OC after he’s released from prison. Naturally, Sandy is there to pick him up and invites him to stay in the pool house. Nothing says trouble like this… drugs, theft, and guns? It gets bad.

But the Cohens are always around to solve everything with a basket full of bagels, and/or a ridiculous order of takeout Chinese.

Regardless, by the end of the season, two people are dead, and I’m not lying when I tell you I purchased the final two seasons within five minutes of the season ending. DAMN.

So, there’s that! I am halfway through the series, and I’m hoping my DVDs will be delivered this week – I can’t stand these cliffhangers!

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Things I’ve learned from ‘Workaholics’

The cast of Comedy Central's "Workaholics"

The cast of Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”

Hello! Monday is back again, but I’m here to lighten things up with a slew of life lessons I have learned from watching the hilarious show, “Workaholics” on Comedy Central. I came across this show randomly about a year ago, and have anticipated every episode since. If you’re not regularly watching, you’ll want to jump in on the nonsense immediately!

And besides, who said TV wasn’t educational? So here’s five things I’ve learned from watching “Workaholics”:

  1. Pretty much everyone has bad luck. Sure, there’s those people you see on Instagram and their lives look perfect. Well, they’re fake, so there’s that. Basically, everyone has bad luck at some point, or a bad day, and this trio of telemarketers seems to have constant bad luck. But, it’s all in the way they handle it!
  2. Lots of people don’t like their jobs and/or their boss. Blake, Adam, and Ders DO have a pretty shitty job – they’re telemarketers and their office is full of characters. And their boss, well, she’s a tad psychotic. But this is what makes the show hilarious, because they are constantly testing new antics to improve the place.
  3. Having roommates does have an upside. When these fools aren’t working, they’re often stirring up trouble at their near-fratastic house. Whether their smoking weed, hanging raw meat, breaking into their neighbor’s homes, or building wine decanters, it’s always a shit show. Let’s face facts, not a lot of people like them, except each other, so it pays to have roommates.
  4. Adam is goofily hot. All three of these guys are goofy, and at times, quite dumb. But who can resist Adam’s cute face? It’s when he opens his mouth that things start to go south.
  5. I want to sit on a roof and drink. I’ve lived in condos, but never really a house where there was the ability to hop on the roof and drink. But it looks so fun! People-watching at its finest!

The other good news? Adam DeVine and Zac Efron (drool factor) are starring in a movie opening this summer:

And there you have it! I hope your Monday is fantastic – I’ve got 3 hours of dance rehearsal tonight, so I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!