TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.
Josh Schwartz, who went to school in Providence, Rhode Island at the Wheeler School, often includes references to his former teachers and friends, including an episode in which he refers to "Schmidt's bio", Schmidt having been his biology teacher. Renee Wheeler is also named after the Wheeler School.
Uh, what's that, Seth? Did you say you need a ride to a Star Wars convention?
Seth: The Star Wars convention? I'm sorry. Her top was off. You couldn't have at least said X-Men for me?
In the pilot episode Ryan says he is 17. Each season was a year because of a Chrismukkah episode per season. Ryan doesn't turn 18 until late season 3 meaning he was 17 for 3 years.
For the first half of season one, Rachel Bilson (Summer) and Melinda Clarke (Julie) were credited as guest stars, even though Rachel Bilson appeared in each episode. From the fourteenth episode on, they were credited on the theme song as regulars.
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