The O.C.: 10 Popular Characters Ranked From Best To Worst
The O.C. was one of the most popular teen dramas from the early 2000s, but was also very short lived. It started out strong, but blew through so much storyline within the first three seasons that it was forced to come to an end after only four seasons. The O.C. centered around a troubled kid named Ryan Atwood, who is adopted into a wealthy family made up of parents Sandy and Kristen Cohen, and a lovable, yet socially awkward teenager named Seth Cohen. One of the best things about The O.C. were the witty characters who fit their roles so perfectly, but their weak characters were also one of the show’s biggest downfalls. On that note, here’s a look back at 10 popular characters from The O.C. ranked from best to worst!
10. Kevin Volchok
There’s no doubt that Kevin Volchok was the most hated character in the entire series. Ever since he was introduced, Volchok was responsible for all the terrible things that happened in season 3, from hooking up with Johnny’s girlfriend, to kidnapping Marissa. Later on in the season he was responsible for breaking Marissa and Ryan up (although Marissa definitely shouldered most of the blame as well) and was involved in the accident that ended her life.
9. Marissa Cooper
Even though Marissa Cooper was one of the lead characters, she quickly became one of the most annoying and was the show’s weakest link. It’s important for lead characters to be liked by the viewers, but fans found it really hard to sympathize with her. Not only did Mischa Barton do a terrible job of selling the character, the constant damsel in distress storylines for her character started to irritate people. She quickly became overshadowed by her on-screen bestie, Summer Roberts.