By Sarah Carlson, Copy Editor
I Am The Enemy
“We’ve been on the run, driving in the sun, looking out for No. 1, California here we come, right back where we started from.”
As I tried to adjust my mind away from fall break and the extra hour of sleep back into the rush of assignments and responsibilities, one thing got me through the harsh transition: remembering the season premiere of The O.C. Thursday night.
Some of you may have already lost interest in this piece, thinking The O.C. nothing but a dumb teenage soap opera on FOX, one of the worst network channels created. Well, you are right. The show is outrageous and melodramatic at times, and I’ve come to learn most Californians from that area do not appreciate the stereotype.
But that is what makes it so good.
I was once a scoffer myself, refusing to view the show, thinking it beneath my time and intelligence. How foolish I was. Any show that uses Journey songs in their promos is obviously going to be worthwhile.
A group of my friends started taping the show and getting together Wednesday nights to watch it last year, starting about halfway through the season. We were hooked. Who is this Oliver guy, and why does Marissa believe him? Can Ryan show more than one emotion? Will people find out about Julie and Luke? I love The Nana.
Soon, the group coming together became larger by word of mouth and the increasing intrigue and unpredictability of the show. We would be silent between commercial breaks, holding our breath and taking bets on what would happen next (but not real bets because that is against the Student Guide). We would yell out at the shocking moments like the previously mentioned Julie Cooper and Luke Ward’s escapade and tear up at the touching ones, like the visit from Seth’s nana. And of course, every time the opening credits roll, all of our heads start to nod to the beat of Phantom Planet.
We have been talking about the premier for months now, agonizing over the fact it has been delayed this long.
Where did Seth sail off to and is he coming back? Is Ryan really the father? Is Julie going to find out about Caleb’s financial situation? Is Marissa going to flip out again?
I can’t wait to find out.
I love The Vegas.