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Most iconic Millennial teen drama: 'The O.C.' or 'One Tree Hill'?

"One Tree Hill" and "The O.C." brought teen drama to the aughts, and both series turned 15 years old in 2018. "The O.C." premiered in August 2003. The show was a smash hit, with many praising the hot, young cast for bringing us more Californian teen drama. Only this time, the drama was set in Orange County—not Beverly Hills. But "The O.C." declined over four seasons, whereas "One Tree Hill" arguably had more heart. "One Tree Hill" ran for nine seasons, becoming one of The CW's longest-running hits. Which teen drama was your favorite? 📺

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Below is the synopsis of "The O.C.," per Rotten Tomatoes.

A slick hit about a troubled L.A. teen taken in by an idealistic lawyer and his family in affluent Orange County. The series filled the youth-soap hole left by the departed '90210,' but quickly proved itself far more gritty---and witty. In addition, early plots set up an appealing balance between the kids and grown-ups, who were portrayed as real people with real problems, instead of sounding boards for the unblemished Romeos and Juliets. From the directors of 'Go' and 'Charlie's Angels.'

"The O.C." holds a fresh rating of 71 percent and audience score of 72 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The gritty and witty series was a mega-hit when it first premiered in the aughts, capitalizing on the rich teen drama.

Watch some highlights from the show here.

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Below is the synopsis of "One Tree Hill," per Rotten Tomatoes.

Set in the affluent suburb of Tree Hill, NC, this teen-oriented WB dramedy was the story of two half-brothers united only by a common name. Sullen Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) was a street-basketball legend in his own small blue-collar community, while his arrogant half-sibling Nathan (James Lafferty) was even more celebrated as the star player of Tree Hill High's varsity basketball squad. Both boys were the sons of former pro basketballer Dan Scott (Paul Johansson), who had long ago abandoned both Lucas and his mother, Karen (Moira Kelly), to start life over with a new wife and family. These fractious elements came together when Tree Hill coach Whitey Durham (Barry Corbin) pulled strings to have both Lucas and Nathan play on his hoops team. The inbred reality between the half-brothers (who, up until they joined the same team, were unaware that they shared the same parentage) was of course intensified when both set their sights on the same girl, Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton). Created by Mark Schwahn, One Tree Hill premiered September 23, 2003.

While "One Tree Hill" is not rated by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the series did carry on for nine seasons. That counts for something. The small town teen drama resonated with its viewers, becoming one of the more long-running teen dramas in TV history.

Watch some of the show's best moments here. 

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Most iconic Millennial teen drama: 'The O.C.' or 'One Tree Hill'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamOC
#TeamOneTreeHill