Yes, it is addictive, probably inaccurate, and stupid. However, many people (including myself) still love it - that doesn't mean I am trying to pattern my life off of Marissa's, it just means I like the show. So everyone who has nothing better to do than bitch about how it shows the decline of America should find more interesting things to do and realize that everyone is allowed some guilty pleasures; it's only a t.v. show. We all know that.
Miss Mayer 2 U: "(The OC is) A load of crap that illustrates the decline of American society."
Logical Person: "If you allow yourself to be deeply influenced by a show, then yes. But that's your problem."