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FINALLY: All Of 'The O.C.' Is Coming To Hulu

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There was a time when if you wanted to rewatch "The O.C." you'd have to buy it with money. Actually, that's not totally true—while this is the first time the series will be available through a major streaming service, a millennial in the office tells me that you could go on your phone to the CW page and "cast it" to your TV, but I've used light switches easier than that sounds.

So if you just want to turn on your Roku-or-whatever powered television set, or warm up the laptop, and have the O.C. appear, Hulu has made it possible. They've just brought all four glorious season to their streaming platform. Come April, you can relive the horror of Oliver, catch an early aughts band at the Bait Shop, find your own moral center with Sandy Cohen, see Seth court Summer (and vice versa), and watch Marissa self-destruct.

If you've never seen the show, you're in for a treat—it's aged well, and when it first premiered in 2003, The New York Times noted that showrunner Josh Schwartz "pulled it off, sneaking a truly smart show past the gatekeepers in the guise of something commercial and trashy and fun." Also, the music is top notch... from Bob Seger's "Night Moves" to Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek."

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