As The O.C. started up again, I started to feel myself potentially getting pulled away.
Certainly the experiences of Seth and his relationship to his parents and his point of view of the world are very similar to my own and very much based on my experiences at the University of Southern California.
Certainly there’s got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening.
I am the kind of person that takes everything as is and then look at it from the outside looking in.
I think our show is very different from Orange County.
I think you’re only as good as the work that you do.
I want every character be an outsider in some way.
I’d started working when I was 21 and had been very determined about my career, very focused, even as a little kid, so it was something I had been working at for a long time.
If it happened to me, it can happen to anyone.
It is my goal to learn as much about the people I’m surrounded by. I am slowly widening who I am close with, and at the same time, growing further away from others.
It’s my experience that the fluidity of sexuality with younger people is more accepted.
It’s really hard in this day and age, with radio and MTV being so consolidated, to get new music out there. I think we’ve become a really legitimate, viable avenue for getting new music out there.
Last year, at the beginning of the year, we couldn’t get arrested, so I’ll take this. Feast versus famine.
Like they said about The West Wing, you can’t do a show about Washington until you can.
Ten-year plan? No, three-year plan! I’m in a hurry.
The best years are behind me.
The characters are that vague TV high school age, but they’ll be in high school as long as we need them to be.
The girls in high school who watched 90210? I was watching Seinfeld.
The press always ends up being much nicer than I expect. A lot of times they say something snarky about you, but then you meet them in person and they couldn’t be nicer.
The support that we have from the network in terms of watching us at an unusual time in the year and playing our episodes three times in a given week until we built an audience… is exceptional.
The trap is that you then just start doing stuff about Hollywood, which I don’t really want to do.
There is always drama and there will always be drama, but its the way its presented in my head that makes it so interesting. Everyone gets their time in the middle of the drama.
There’s got to be a little bit of reality show fatigue happening.
We don’t hold anything back. We go for broke, and if we have a good idea for a story line, we just use it because you never know and because the dynamics of the show are going to change.
We just happened to come along at time where there hadn’t been a new young adult drama that also could appeal to adults as well in quite some time. We sort of found a little bit of a niche.
Year Two is a critical year for any television show.
You gotta strike while the iron’s hot.
You have to act like a responsible professional in the industry regardless of your age.