Though it only lasted for four seasons (which some would say was at least one season too many), The O.C. was a huge part of the early 2000s. This is partially thanks to how many flat-out insane moments happened on a near-weekly basis on the show, with these 12 taking the cake.
When Marissa straight up shot a guy
When the show tried to make Chrismukkah a thing
When Caleb has a heart attack and dies in a pool
This unintentionally hilarious poolside meltdown
When Julie SLEPT WITH HER DAUGHTER'S EX
Somehow it only gets crazier from here...
When Paris Hilton was a guest star for some reason
When Marissa overdoses
And when she straight up DIES (complete with a fiery explosion)
When it turns out Julie was in some pretty adult movies
When the flavor of the week romantic interest fell off a cliff and died (and we were all okay with it)
When this happened (it was the early 2000s)
When Ryan and Taylor have a freaking shared coma fantasy (proving definitively that this show was a soap opera)
When you were a kid watching The Jetsons, you probably found yourself saying "I wish I had that." They had robot maids, jet packs, and basically everything you could ever hope for, but it all felt like it was stuff that was so far in the future that we would never get to experience it. However, looking back at all those things we thought were sooooo cool when we were kids, a lot of them are actually available in one way or another. It's crazy how many things seem totally normal to us now, but even just 30 years ago
We all had our favorite shows growing up. Keenan & Kel, Buffy, Doug, and Full House were must-watch television for us kids, but our parents probably hated them. When our shows were done, it was time for our moms to take over the remote. We'd always pretend to hate whatever they chose, but more often than not we ended up sitting on the couch throughout most of it. These are some of the shows our moms loved, and we pretended to hate. Ultimately, though, they were some of our favorites and we still hold them in our hearts. 1. Murder, She