Friday, December 17, 2004

The OC Season 2 Episode 6 - How The Caleb Stole Chrismukkah

Previously: Season 2 Episode 5

"Oy, humbug."

I'll try to keep this short, but as always, the operative word is "try".

Let me just say that this was one of the best The OC episodes, not just this season, but in the series. Genuinely sweet and funny, never taking itself seriously ("Chrismukkah backlash has begun. It's getting too commercial."), but just enough drama to keep the story moving and keep me wanting more. [click here to continue]

This is exactly what I've come to love about The OC, its ability to recognize and share the audience's thoughts (i.e. the annoyance with the over-the-topness of Chrismukkah), but not get so cheeky that we lose the emotions. The ending was just perfect.

A few mostly snark-free notes, and a couple of things about the Apprentice finale.
  • Is it me, or did the absence of 75% of new characters (Alex, Zach and DJ were all away) make the episode a little tighter and not so scattershot?

  • Freudian Slippers last week, Yarmul Claus this week. Dorky as fuck, but I like the way this girl thinks.

  • Speaking of hats, what the hell was Summer wearing? You're cute, but damn, I think you're taking too many fashion tips from Vodka Breath Marissa.

  • I meant to keep this post snark-free, but I must continue complaining about The OC fashion. Caleb owns what has to be the biggest winter coat in use in SoCal, and Kirsten was wearing some sort of arctic expedition-Ann Taylor sweater with what looked like a furry animal around her neck. Is this what happens when you don't have seasons, and people stop dressing for function?

  • The closet locks from the inside? Like, all the coats and shoes need privacy sometimes?

  • Who put Marissa in charge of distributing the eggnog? I wouldn't trust her with a glass of water, let alone a tray full of drinks.

  • Owned:

    Owned again.

    As Jimmy says, "Fantastic".

  • Speaking of Jimmy, I love that his favorite song is "The Hustle" and he programs other people's cell phones so people know when he's calling.

  • Can Fox go any lower with their reality shows? You'd think not, but a couple of years from now, we'll be talking about how wholesome "Who's Your Daddy?" was.

  • Is Charlie Brown Christmas the greatest Christmas movie, like ever? Yes.

  • Finally, again, great episode that reminded me of why I got into watching The OC in the first place. Can't wait for the lesbian storyline now.

    Now, to the Apprentice 2 finale.
  • I'm glad Kelly won. I'm also glad he picked the grand gentrification/Hudson River-view blockage project over the casino. I would not touch a Trump casino with a 10 foot pole.

  • Funny how Trump tried to maintain suspense despite each one of his henchmen siding with Kelly. This was supposed to be one of those boardrooms where he tells George and Carolyn, "Well, that was easy, wasn't it?" Though the first guy (the heavy guy with the mustache) apparently wanted to say some pretty snarky things about Jenn, but realizing he's on TV, thought better of it and sat down redfaced.

  • Li'l Stacy provided a couple of the more memorable quotes when she was apparently praising Jenn, saying "She will not take crap sitting down" and "Jenn is your man." Um. Yes Stacy, I agree that Jenn looks a little mannish. But even if Jenn was Trump's man, she would still "take crap sitting down". I know you don't visit the men's room that often, but I thought you girls knew this stuff.

  • I like Raj. But I'm glad I don't have to work with him. But good on him for getting Robin's number. Overall, a luckluster season in terms of talent.

  • Omarosa, your 15 minutes were like, so 5 minutes ago.

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