Saturday, February 10, 2007

Stop, drop, and roll — oh, wait, that's for fires...

Believability has never been a calling card of "The OC," but this time the show's writers have gone too far. How is it possible that none of the characters would know what to do in the event of an earthquake? Having grown up in California myself, I am all too familiar with the regular earthquake drills that we had to do in school. Anyone who grew up in earthquake country or has kids who grew up in earthquake country would know the safety protocal if "the big one" were to strike:

Seth and Summer got it right by staying in the car until it became obvious that the telephone poll was about to fall on their vehicle, but Ryan and Taylor definitely should have run to stand in the doorjamb — after all, they apparently had enough time and energy to leap to the floor. Same goes for Julie and Caitlin — why did they go inside the ice cream shop when they should have just stopped at the doorway? I'll excuse Sandy and Kirsten for cowering on the floor of the mall as debris showered around them, though; obviously, they didn't have many choices.

But I do have to give it to "The OC" writers for their no-holds-barred attitude as the show's demise quickly approaches: The commercials hint that a character is "slowly slipping away" in the next episode, and to kill off another character so soon after Marissa's death reveals a wonderful balls-out approach to life that I like to see (not really — well, yes really in regards to TV, not really in regards to life). Good for you, "OC." You don't care what those people say.


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