Again in 2004, a crew of MTV producers turned up at a Southern California highschool on the hunt for the precise group of charismatic teenagers to entrance their newest brainchild: An actual-life, docu-soap model of Fox’s runaway-hit drama The O.C.
“We’re sitting there in school, and over the day by day bulletins they announce, ‘Okay everybody, MTV’s right here. They are going to forged a actuality present on Laguna Seaside. When you’re , join within the quad at break,'” Christina Sinclair (née Schuller) recalled to Time in 2014. “And I believe for any 18 yr outdated, that is a dream come true. It is like Grease—after they say they will movie their promenade and it will be on nationwide tv. Oh my gosh, I’ve to do it!”
In a pre-Kardashians, pre-Actual Housewives world, what the community was after was pretty groundbreaking—a glossy-looking, new type of actuality TV that merely adopted a gaggle of intriguing topics round ready for them to make good tv.