One Tree Hil MAG

By Mike Turbin, Brooklyn, NY

“It’s my life. I’m taking a stand,” said James Lucas Scott in the hit TV series “One Tree Hill.” Everyone must take a stand in this breathtaking, phenomenal TV show about teenagers growing up in the small South Carolina town of Tree Hill. They rise to the challenge as they face everyday problems and tackle terrible conflicts. It is the kind of show that makes you hug your pillow, drop your jaw, and widen your eyes for total “OMG moments” and laughs.

The setting is incredible, but it is the characters who make it so realistic and fantastic. Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan (James Lafferty) are half-brothers who were rivals until they had a change of heart through the struggle of their daily lives living with their evil father, Dan (Paul ­Johansson). This united them as best friends.

Together they tackle the basketball season with friends Skills (Antwon Tanner) and Mouth (Lee Norris). Nathan falls for Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti), who is also Lucas’s best friend, while Lucas struggles to choose the right girl among Peyton (Hilarie Burton), Brooke (Sophia Bush), and Lindsey (Michaela McManus). With all the struggles, Nathan and Haley’s son, James, shows each character the good side of the world.

The plot follows these characters from freshman year to the end of high school, and then takes you four years beyond as their lives take new twists and turns. There are many antagonists and protagonists. Dan is a murderous father who tries to reunite with his family, which gives the plot a bit of a shake.

Nanny Carrie, the creepy babysitter who wants to kidnap little James, makes chills go down your spine. However, ­Haley and Nathan would never let anything happen to their son, even if it means holding him in their arms all the time.

Lucas is a character who can change but still manages to ­always get into some sort of trouble, whether with his love life, his high school basketball team and its coaching responsibilities, or just his choices. But the people around him get him through it.

Brooke is another character who is just as nice but creates drama anyway. Through all her troubles, though, she learns not to stoop to her enemies’ level. Owning a successful clothing line is hard, but Brooke manages to stay strong. She is one of the funniest characters, who loves to make everyone smile, including herself.

It’s not just the great cliff­hangers and long-awaited scenes that get you into this show. It is the heartwarming moments, and lessons you learn as you watch. It’s the perfect drama/comedy to watch Mondays at 9 on CW. If you’re a fan of drama, want to have a good laugh, and are always ­impatient for the next episode, then “One Tree Hill” is ­definitely for you.


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tsl2013 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 26 2012 at 12:15 am
tsl2013 BRONZE, Breakfast, Iowa
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Oh and u mispelled the title...

tsl2013 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 26 2012 at 12:14 am
tsl2013 BRONZE, Breakfast, Iowa
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Oh yeah, nice article... It was in North Carolina, but i think u know that by now... and my advice would be to try and not give away the highlights of the season that were not part of the plot but only meant to be a suspenseful treat for all of us OTH lovers... 

tsl2013 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 26 2012 at 12:11 am
tsl2013 BRONZE, Breakfast, Iowa
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This is My favorite show of all time. I came in onthe 1st episode of the 6th season-obviously i was too young to be interested before then- because chad michael murray was hot and  loved the theme song. After that episode i was hooked and when the season wrapped my sister and i watched the first 5 before season 7 came on. I never missed an episode... not even when they started taking out all of the original characters and putting in pointless uninteresting ones (Quinn-really??Alex???) This show was by far the best teen drama show on tv ever. Believe me, I've searched

Priya21 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 6 2011 at 9:42 am
Priya21 BRONZE, Marietta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Be who YOU want to be, not what people tell you to be." -Me

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE One Tree Hill! I discovered it two summers ago, and I began to watch every SINGLE episode! Now, as of today, I own all 7 Seasons, and I am watching Season 8 episodes Tuesdays on CW.

on Nov. 10 2010 at 6:47 pm
writingrocks GOLD, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"You have to learn to love yourself before you learn to love others."

i loooooooooove this show!!!

on Jul. 13 2010 at 11:08 am
kaddancer BRONZE, Efland, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Someone once said; 'It's the good girls who keep the diaries, the bad girls don't have time.' Me? I just wanna live a life I'm gonna remember, even if I don't write it down." --Brooke Davis

One Tree Hill is set in North Carolina, and is filmed there too.

on Mar. 25 2010 at 7:17 pm
-alice- PLATINUM, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
I care very little if I am judged by you or any other human court; indeed I do not even judge myself. My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. -1 Corinthians 4:3-4

One of my favorite shows in history, aside from Bones and Gilmore Girls. :) thanks for commenting on this God-send.

LilJ<3 GOLD said...
on Jul. 8 2009 at 11:41 pm
LilJ<3 GOLD, Gloucester, Virginia
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This is great. I love this show it has so much drama and aplifies everything. I love allthe twists and turns it takes u on! ROCK ON! Great job!

on Jun. 28 2009 at 4:16 pm
FashionGuru DIAMOND, Manhattan, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I don't do fashion, I am fashion." -Coco Chanel

Seriously, the best show in the world!!! I'm in love with the relationship between Halley and Nathan, my life!!!

xcblue44x GOLD said...
on Apr. 11 2009 at 6:20 am
xcblue44x GOLD, Collinsville, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Jealousy is a tiger that tears not only its prey but also its own raging heart."

Definitelt the best show out. Been in love with it since the first episode. Lucas is my favoritee.

hanaaz said...
on Dec. 14 2008 at 12:27 pm
One of the best shows I see. actually I am in love with One tree Hill .. I love all 5 core characters. specially Lucas

MzLafferty said...
on Dec. 3 2008 at 4:23 pm
Best programme on TV, season 5 is fantastic, the whole idea about flashin 4ward 4 years really worked. I love all of the main characters (lucas, nathan, peyton, haley n brooke). Naley n Leyton 4 ever

othlover said...
on Dec. 2 2008 at 10:57 pm
IT'S SET IN NORTH CAROLINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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