Teen soaps I wish they would resurrect

There are many, many instances/venues where I feel unlucky, for example: all casinos, the bar, sixth grade, driving my car, etc. But there was one occasion where I lucked out…the timing of my birth (Thanks Carol). Odd statement I know, but there is a reason for it.

Because I was born at that particular time (remember…a classy lady never reveals her age) I feel I grew up in the greatest era of teen soaps. I would like to thank whomever was the head of The WB/FOX during the 90s and early 00s for the precious gifts they bestowed upon me.

In this series of posts, I would like to share with you the teen soaps that made me the woman I am today.

The O.C.

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A beautiful cast + a DILFthe perfect theme song = teen drama heaven.

“The O.C.” premiered on FOX Aug. 5, 2003. I specifically remember catching a preview of the premiere. When it was over…my mouth was agape and I made a mental post-it note that told me to be home for this show. Needless to say…I was pumped.

In case you did not watch the show, I’ll give you a quick synopsis. Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie) gets mixed up with the wrong crowd and ends up in jail. He is appointed a laywer named Sandy Cohen (Peter Gallagher) who decides to take Ryan in after his mother kicks him out.

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Sandy bring Ryan home, which is in Newport Beach, to meet his wife Kirsten (Kelly Rowan) and son Seth (Adam Brody). Ryan moves into the Cohen’s pool house and attends school with the super rich kids. Of course there is a girl involved, that would be Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) and the love triangle/angst begins.

Fun Fact: Chad Michael Murray was offered the role of Ryan but turned it down in order to play Lucas Scott on “One Tree Hill.”

Sadly, “The O.C.” only lasted for four seasons and I blame its demise on Mischa Barton. She wanted to pursue a movie career and didn’t want to be held back by the show. After much uproar, Barton asked to leave the show, which meant her beloved character had to be killed off.

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Spoiler Alert! Besides Jen Lindley passing away on the series finale of “Dawson’s Creek,” Marissa dying in Ryan’s arm was awful, so awful…possibly beyond awful.

Why I want “The O.C.” to come back? This show captured my attention with its very first episode and I felt like I knew these characters. I even cared for them. To be taken out of my life after four seasons was just plain rude.

The show had all the necessary pieces to make a great teen soap: love triangles, teen angst, drugs, booze, a hilariously evil mother (Marissa’s mom Julie) who sleeps with her daughter’s ex-boyfriend, embezzlement, etc.

If you have never watched “The O.C.,” I say two things: 1. Get. It. Together. 2. Buy the DVDs. All four seasons are available.

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Nicki Minaj – ‘Starships’

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Last Thursday Nicki Minaj released the musical video for her single “Starships.” I have finally gotten around to watching it and after viewing and reviewing the video I have two things to say:

  1. Holy crow
  2. I’ll never get those four minutes back

From the first time I heard “Starships” I have always had a bit of an issue with the song. I feel like Nicki is trying to jam three different genres into one song. Is it a pop song or a rap song…could it be house music? Does anyone know? Has anyone asked Lil’ Wayne? He might know.

The music video does not help me answer the question either. It’s basically Nicki running around on a Hawaiian beach…nothing special. There is also a spaceship and men dressed in paint and cloths. Been there, seen that.

Nicki – get it together.


Celebrity Top 3

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These darn celebrities…always up to something!

The most talked about celebrity news (in my opinion) includes a possible new couple alert, my campaign to set Britney Spears free and lots of babies.

Head over the Drexel University’s student newspaper The Triangle and catch up on what you missed this week!

Love,

Kari


Topless Thursday

In the spirit of mixing things up, I would like to deem this Thursday a Topless Thursday!

Scott Disick

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When we first met Scott on the early seasons of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” he was Kourtney’s boyfriend that everyone loved to hate. At the beginning, I was certainly a passenger on the I hate Scott train. But after all these years I have come to absolutely LOVE Scott.

While I believe Mr. Kourtney Kardashian is a handsome gentleman, he also offers up hilarious commentary during every and all occasions.

For example:

  • $3000 for a walking stick…sounds reasonable
  • Now that’s a gentleman’s photo, I’ve got my son, a nice tan, birds and my hair is flowing in the wind like flocks of Capistrano
  • This night really went from first class to coach

Scott Disick hatched May 26, 1983 in Eastport N.Y. He has a brother named David whose occupation is photographer. Scott attended the Ross School, which is a private school (obviously) in New York. That’s all I really know about his background. Disick is a man of mystery.

Side note: Does anyone really know what Scott does for a living? I decided to check his Wikipedia page and one of the occupations listed is man of conspicuous leisure. Like a boss.

Scott began dating Kourtney in 2007 and the pair has had a rocky past. In 2009, Kourtney and Scott’s son Mason Dash Disick was born and things seemed to take a turn for the better. But Khloe, Scott and Kourtney have made it well-known that Scott does not sleep in the same bed as his lady…Mason does. Since it’s not my place to judge, I will say…whatever floats thy boat.

In lieu of having any more hot gossip about Scott, I will just post a topless picture.

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Bam!


The World’s Most Beautiful Woman is…

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I was about 87% sure it was going to be me this time around. Well I guess there’s always next year…


Did you know…

Beyoncé has two halos?

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My roommates and I are big fans of music video countdowns and since MTV has forgotten it’s a music channel, the Fuse network has taken its place in our hearts.

Even though I have previously posted about “Halo,” I was educated last night by the lady on Fuse and now feel compelled to share my new knowledge with you.

Side note: While Kanye thinks that Beyoncé’s best video of all time was “Single Ladies,” I’m going to have to disagree and go with “Halo.”

Anywho, last night, while watching the 20 sexiest videos by singer/actress Beyoncé, I learned that there was an alternative music video for “Halo.” Next thing I knew I was experiencing whiplash over the fact that I didn’t know this. To my surprise, the info was legit.

Now for my comments on the piece.

As usual Lady B looks fierce and the gentleman in the video is on point.

I actually like this version more than I like the official version. I just wish I knew why Beyoncé’s man was being chased and killed by a dog. Along with that, why was money thrown across the forest ground? I’m thinking there was some mob action involved.

In the end, it doesn’t matter what Beyoncé did or didn’t do in the musical video version of “Halo.” She could have sat in a dark room and mouthed the words for all I cared…I would never shut Beyoncé out.

P.S. stay tuned for Topless Tuesday!


Slapped with the obvious stick

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Ever since her split with husband number one, Kim Kardashian has decided to stay mum on any potential/budding relationships.

While this sounds like a good philosophy to live by, Kim K isn’t doing so well at keeping her private life…private.

As you know, Kim has been seen prancing all over NYC with rapper Kanye West. Obviously rumors have been swirling that these two are a couple. Kim and Kanye have given us a variety of reasons for that conclusion:

  • The pair has had multiple slumber parties that end with Kim doing the walk of shame the next morning
  • Kanye laid out his feelings for the reality TV star/business woman on a new track titled, “Thera flu” where he states, “And I’ll admit, I fell in love with Kim/‘Round the same time she had fell in love wit’ him/Well, that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thing/Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop ‘im from the team”
  • This past weekend West had dinner with the overwhelmingly large Kardashian family

While all that stuff can be deemed innocent, Kim really did a number today. She was spotted wearing earrings that contain the initials KW. I wonder who/what that could mean?

It seems that Kim isn’t really good at keeping Kanye a secret. But really, could anyone actually tame Kanye?


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