The OC: The Cultural Impact with Alan Sepinwall + Grace Perry
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This episode the hosts dive into the cultural impact of The OC. They are joined by TV critic and author of the book, “Stop Being a Hater and Learn to Love the O.C.,” Alan Sepinwall. Find out what Alan loved about the show and what he thought didn’t work. The OC didn’t make it into Alan’s top 100 TV shows of all time -- the hosts want to know why! Also, hear all about what being a TV critic entails and how it’s changed since the days of The OC.

Later, Rachel and Melinda are joined by author of the book, “The 2000s Made Me Gay,” Grace Perry. She shares her experience as a young girl growing up in the early aughts, discovering her sexuality and how it was all impacted by pop culture and characters in television, especially, “banter boy,” Seth Cohen. Find out what a banter boy is, hear Grace’s opinion on the Alex and Marissa storyline in season 2, and learn what she thinks Seth’s super power is.

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