I've Said It Before
But it bears repeating. This season of The O.C. is recapturing the heights it had in the beginning. Next week's Chrismakkuh episode is going to do a bit of an It's a Wonderful Life thing with what if Ryan had never come to Newport? I'm sure I'll love it, though it might be trite, but hey -- I'm pretty sure every tv show with a run of 3 or more seasons is required by law to do an It's a Wonderful Life holiday episode. I've seen two already this year.
Anyway, if you're Thursday night tv viewing could use a little sunshine, give The O.C. another chance.