I haven't watch the OC regularly for years. Lots of reasons why. I've seen bits and peices and like a daytime soap opera, you can tune in 20 years later and the same story line is still running. I started out really liking Vicki - a self-made woman with standards (some I don't agree with)...of all the women, she was and remains the most accomplished all by her lonesome.
Then she got whacked out - first with Gretchen, then with Slade. This is about where I pulled the plug. Tamra was always too much for me. Never a fan. Now, tuning in this season a bit more, I'm back on the Vicki train. She is still a loon but settling down a bit and I still say she is the best mother of them all. I like her. And, surprisingly, Tamra has grown on me. The divorce did a number on her and she is taking inventory of her life and actually taking steps to take care of herself. I'm in a similar situation and can relate on many levels. I like her too.
I like the new housewife. I will watch to see how Vicki's and Tamra's lives post-divorce play out.