Despite being an actual 17-year-old the year it premiered, I didn’t catch even a minute of The O.C. until 2016. Now that I’m up to speed on what was cool 13 years ago, I have some thoughts. I am totally with you all on your ages-old Seth Cohen obsession—some of his jokes haven’t aged well, but I’m mostly here for those sad boy indie jams and Adam Brody’s baby face smirk.
If you watch the kooky Adult Swim cartoon series Rick and Morty, there’s a chance you’re familiar with a scene in which the show’s eponymous mad-scientist grandfather (Rick) creates a miniature robot whose sole reason for existing is to fetch out-of-reach butter on the breakfast table. “What is my purpose?” the robot asks Rick after it’s performed its duty.