I'm here with a second annual
helping of summertime nostalgia: Watching The O.C
. with friends was prety much a staple of my otherwise TV-less college experience. Yes, the plotlines were silly and the actors were beautiful, but somehow The O.C. had just enough wit and emotional depth to feel a bit more substantial than other guilty pleasure TV shows.
Most importantly, with all its gorgeous shots of Coastal California, it played right into the excitement I felt during senior year about my then-upcoming move to the West Coast. And after more than 3 years, I still get a nervous, happy feeling when I hear the first notes to Phantom Planet's "California."
Hey, media (and memory) can be a very powerful thing.
Anyway, I just came across this
yesterday night and it made me irrationally, dumbfoundedly exuberant. For some reason, the fact that there's a blog called "FuckYeahTheOC" has made me love Tumblr.com
, and, relatedly, our brilliant, crazy, funemployed
media-saturated generation even more than I already did.