Jia Tolentino and Mallory Ortberg:
"It's personal in the deepest possible way," said Ira Glass of his weekly ritual surrounding "The O.C." "I'm 47 years old. I'm a grown-ass man, you know? We're a married couple. Sober. We are sober, singing the theme to a FOX show. And I have got to say, every single week it makes me love my wife, and love TV, and love everything in the world all at once. And last week, when 'The O.C.' went off TV, I cried. And I'm not ashamed to admit it."
Great writing on what is a modern TV classic.