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Love for The OC appears to have been a Fad

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Maybe the Angels knew what they were doing when they were trying to distance themselves from Anaheim and instead trying to fool people into thinking they were part of Los Angeles.

The LA Times reported yesterday that the Fox show that first got Orange County into the national consciousness, "The OC" is currently 97th among prime-time shows with just 3.7 million tuning-in to FOX on Thursdays, choosing instead to spend time with "Grey's Anatomy", "C.S.I." or "Scrubs".

Maybe it was because the 20 year old Mischa Barton always seemed about 10 years older. Which isn't a bad thing, we're just saying.

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Maybe it was because Adam Brody never really took off as the teen heartthrob everyone claimed he was about to be, and nobody cared when he began dating and later broke up with co-star Rachel Bison. Instead the "honor" of teen heartthrob went to the dudes of "Lost", Zach Braff, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Wilmer Valderrama.

Or maybe it was because the same kids that "The OC" was targeting were wooed away by MTV's "Laguna Beach, The Real Orange County" and its spinoff "The Hills". And now it looks like they're watching neither of those shallow disposable shows, and instead they're making "friends" on MySpace and updating their status on Facebook.

Whatever the reason, Orange County is no longer What's Hot, and they're slowly reverting to what they used to be: What's Not. Cuz after you've seen one group of surface-y, overrated, underachieving, unworthy, spoiled, rich white kids who listen to lame music, you've seen 'em all.

photo by Evan G