Friday, November 04, 2005

Ryan Atwood, Fluffer

Play it: The O.C. Mix 5
Play it: The O.C. Ep. 3.05
Play it: Reunion 1989

As of now they still haven't published the songs that appeared on last night's episode (3.05 "The Perfect Storm", [SINCE UPDATED]) so instead I give you a reassembled preview of their 5th soundtrack release - that's right 5 in only 2 1/5 seasons. I've got 8 of the 12 songs from the album, featuring songs from Rogue Wave, LCD Soundsystem, Of Montreal, Imogene Heap, The Gorillaz and up and comers The Subways. The album drops this Tuesday with album-only tracks from The Shout Out Louds and Youth Group - who's song, a cover of "Forever Young", recently registered more than 5,000 iTunes downloads its first week thanks to play on the episode "The Last Waltz."

At the end of last night's episode of The O.C. ("The Perfect Storm",) a tidbit snuck by the censors. After Ryan's aborted attempt at quitting school to become a fisherman, Seth jokes about other wacky occupations he could try, and ends with, as they begin to fade out, "Ryan Atwood, Fluffer" (wikipedia's detailed occupation description.) Prolly the highlight of a weak week of TV.

So why was Ryan flirting with the fishes? It appears the Dean attached a note to his transcript that would sabatoge any attempt at getting into a fine four-year institution, so Ryan moped and decided to become a commercial fisherman (which, actually, isn't a bad option... you make good money, and because you're at sea, you can't spend any of it. Looks a lot better then the Armed Services right about now.) He got no love from Marissa over it. Chino kid don't need that kind of aggro, ya know?

Anyway, as even a 12-year old predicted, the S&S (Summer n' Seth) gang exploited Dean and evil Taylors tryst and got the Dean to rescind both his transcript sabatoge and his expelling of Ryan. (and... for some inexplicable reason, his moving across the country... as Sandy tells him "you better check Craigslist...") So that removes one villain (and cuts another off at the knees - Taylor,) but what about Jeri Ryan's character? Who cares... this transparent villain thing is so old, and not even trashy enough to make fun of anymore.

Oh yeah, Reunion's back as well (groan.) Maybe with one of the main characters in Seattle we'll get some interesting music from that in the coming weeks (doubt it.)

This weeks The Stranger on the O.C. Effect
Full O.C. music tracklisting with scene descriptions here.

Marissa's theme by Bob Mould (Episode 3.04)
In the aeroplane over the O.C. (Episode 3.03)
Lions and Tigers and Blondes, Oh my (Episode 3.02)
The Blow-C is back in the hizza (Episode 3.01)
The hole that follows Blow-C (Reunion pilot episode)

Other playlists:
Play it: The O.C. Season 1
Play it: The O.C. Season 2

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drake leLane said...

The O.C. Mix 5 (Preview)

01. "Rock & Roll Queen (album version)" - The Subways
02. "Reason Is Treason" - Kasabian
04. "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" - LCD Soundsystem
05. "Publish My Love" - Rogue Wave
07. "Requiem for o.m.m.2" - Of Montreal
08. "Kids With Guns" - Gorillaz
09. "Na Na Na Na Naa" - Kaiser Chiefs
12. "Hide and Seek" - Imogen Heap

drake leLane said...

Reunion 1989

* "Pictures Of You" - The Cure
* "Listen To Your Heart" - Roxette