Yale Daily News
3 February 2006
Maybe if we pretend the characters in "The O.C" are actually countries, then we'll understand what's going on in the world.
Welcome to the I.R., bitch. This is how it's done in International Relations:
The part of Ryan Atwood would be America. The USA is new to the scene, really a touching rags-to-riches story. He's the main character, so the decisions he makes are central to the show. He quickly became a source of power, making him a polarizing figure with the other characters. He may be rich now, but he hasn't lost his street cred -- don't piss off America, because he'll fight you quicker than a drunk, hair-gelled Q-packer at Toad's to prove it.