Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Duration: 44 min.
The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as outsiders in the high-class world of Newport Beach. Ryan and Seth spend much time navigating their relationships with girl-next-door Marissa Cooper, Seth's childhood crush Summer Roberts, and the fast-talking loner Taylor Townsend. Story lines deal with the culture clash between the idealistic Cohen family and the shallow, materialistic, and closed-minded community in which they reside. The series includes elements of postmodernism, and functions as a mixture of melodrama and comedy.
witty, serious, touching, realistic, intellectual
teens, teen drama
friendship, social differences, romance, teenage love, suburbs, teenage life, youth, troubled teen, social relations, friends, best friends, buddies, parents and children, rich and poor, high school life, coming of age, family life, fish out of water, love and romance, society, couples, dating, divorce, family problems, family relations ...
contemporary, 21st century, 2000s