The OC - a post by Jessica
Well, for me (maybe this is a girl thing, I’m not to sure but…) I find teen drama shows like this are somewhat of an emotional outlet. There are times when you get caught up in the drama and the similar issues in your life that the characters are going through and on some level you can feel a connection. Whether it’s struggling with depression, parent’s divorce, an eating disorder, or abuse, the constant drama in this show, somewhere is some teen’s reality.
As much as there are times where I don’t agree with things that happen on the show or the way some of the issues dealt with or brushed off as not being important, I feel that a lot can be learned from it. As we minister to youth, we can use shows like this that are relevant to them as a common ground to get to the root of those issues that are prominent in so many of their lives.