While “The O.C.” is a widely beloved show, it is definitely a product of its time as well. The O.C. star, Adam Brody also seems to have similar feelings about the show, stating that it would probably not enjoy the same success today.
Brody believes that the identity and worldviews of audiences have evolved so much that a reboot or revival of the drama would not work today. More specifically, Brody feels that the show’s portrayal of wealth would draw a lot more criticism today.
Brody shared these thoughts on the new podcast, “Welcome to the OC, B*tches.” In a conversation with his former co-stars Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke, Brody pointed out that viewers are a lot more socially conscious today.
I kind of don’t think it can be done because socially we’re in a different place and we’re in a more conscious place.
Brody also compared The O.C. to another Jason Schwartz co-creation, “Gossip Girl,” which also featured ridiculously affluent characters. While both the shows were intended to be a critique of the super-wealthy, Brody doubts if they achieved that goal.
Brody also attributed this change in worldview to living in a “post-Donald Trump America,” and questioned claimed that people would expect a greater political and social reckoning from the show. Check out the podcast below.
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