You were always reminded how cool flip phones were and that you NEEDED one.
You thought it was hot how all of the popular guys sported patterned button-down shirts and puka shell necklaces.
The recreation of the iconic Spider-Man kiss gave you ridiculously high romance expectations.
Seth Cohen got you into Death Cab for Cutie.
You wished you could take your crush to see the Killers at The Bait Shop.
You watched the Lord of the Rings movies at the same time as the core four.
You still remember all the guest stars years later.
You were obsessed with the classic ‘bad boy, girl next door’ romance between Ryan and Marissa.
The holiday episodes made you really, really want your family to celebrate Chrismukkah.
This episode kind of made you want to get trapped in the mall with your friends over night.
You were into Grand Theft Auto like Seth and Ryan, or you at least played it at a friend’s house once.
The phrase, “Welcome to The O.C., bitch,” is firmly cemented into your memory.
You’ll never forget this iconic Ryan Atwood line either:
You were either in love with Seth or Ryan, and which boy was better was a hotly debated topic in your friend group.
You were actually scarred for life when Marissa died.
And finally, this scene lives in your mind rent-free: