Saying Good Bye to ‘One Tree Hill’

by Brooke


One Tree Hill is a widly loved and captivating television series that first aired on September 23, 2003. The drama, created by Mark Schwahn, can be viewed on the CW and WB channels.  It takes place in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.  However, it is actually filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina. Directed by Bryan Gordon, the show proved to be a success since this is it’s ninth season. After ten years, however, One Tree Hill is wrapping up and coming to an end. 

The television started out by following Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty). They were half brothers competing against each other in basketball, school, and anything else in general. The two brothers finally become friends and the show focuses on them and their relationships, along with their friends and families.  As the characters went though many experiences and grew older, the seasons started focusing on their lives out of college.

The show is mainly successful because it is balanced and portrays every different type of drama. From cheating to school shootings, abductions to marriages and kids, and even to murders, One Tree Hill had it all.

Also, there is levity in the show based with light drama about relationships and love. The show is interesting to all individuals. It can be enjoyed by mostly all ages and both genders.

The casting makes the series work well. Sophia Bush plays Brooke Davis, Hilarie Burton plays Peyton Sawyer, and Bethany Joy Lenz plays Hayley James Scott. All the female characters have classic and interesting friendships. In the later series, Shantel VanSanten plays and Quinn James. Austin Nichols and Robert Buckley join as major acting roles. All actors are well qualified and talented.

Also, One Tree Hill has won many awards. In 2006 it was nominated for the Image and Prism Award because of Janice Cooke, a director, and Murray, an actor. In 2010 it was nominated at the Teen Choice Award and won in 2004 and 2008.

Unfortunately, the series will end after the thirteen episode of the ninth season. Fans are devastated because One Tree Hill is inspirational and fun to watch. The theme song “I Don’t Want to Be” by Gavin Degraw will always remind the show’s followers of the great television series.




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