Review: (Season) the settings is what makes the series special a high school based series which has all the elements that you watch in a movie. Ryan gets in the middle of a car heist because of his brother only to be saved by Sandy who takes him home. Things always go bad with him his temper and his reputation was bad burning down houses giving heart attacks. The whole part of showing Luke and Ryan made it epic and how they became close friends such that Seth leaves for Portland in the season finale.
Marrisa is a special case with drinking problems and then the divorce hit her hard with Summer always there.
If you are interested in a high school themed series which has all elements of teenage life and family problems this is worth a watch!