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One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

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Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.


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Series cast summary:
 Haley James Scott / ... (187 episodes, 2003-2012)
 Brooke Davis / ... (187 episodes, 2003-2012)
 Nathan Scott / ... (182 episodes, 2003-2012)
 Marvin 'Mouth' McFadden / ... (171 episodes, 2003-2012)
 Dan Scott (159 episodes, 2003-2012)
 Lucas Scott (132 episodes, 2003-2012)
 Peyton Sawyer / ... (130 episodes, 2003-2009)
 Antwon 'Skills' Taylor (108 episodes, 2003-2012)
 Deb Scott / ... (106 episodes, 2003-2012)
 Jamie Scott (99 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Millicent 'Millie' Huxtable / ... (92 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Whitey / ... (91 episodes, 2003-2011)
 Karen Roe / ... (91 episodes, 2003-2012)


This series follows the eventful lives of some high-school kids in Tree Hill, a small but not too quiet town in North Carolina, where the greatest source of pride is the high school basketball team, the Ravens, since living memory coached by old Whitey Durham. Its greatest talent ever was Dan Scott, who now runs a successful car dealership. The present talents are his two sons, Nathan Scott, a beautiful and popular athlete, the absolute star, who was molded and stifled by his proud dad, ambitious Dan Scott, who pushes him harder then even the coach approves of, but rather neglected by his spoiled, impulsive mother Deb, an alcoholic, and Lucas, abandoned at birth with his devoted mother, hard-working café-owner Karen Roe, who grew up with Dan's older but poor brother Keith as substitute father as a social reject, only playing hoops on a public yard in the park with street-kids, his passion being reading; when an incident forces the coach to replace suspended players, Lucas soon proves ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Where nothing ever changed until one outsider changed everything.


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The show was originally going to be made as a TV movie with the title "Ravens". It was only when the network decided that there was enough good ideas in the concept to turn it into a complete series that the title was changed to "One Tree Hill". See more »


The zip code of Tree Hill is not consistent throughout the series. In season 3, it is shown to be 01982 (seen when Brooke addresses her letters to Lucas) and in season 6 it is shown to be 01928 (seen on the envelope to Sam from her birth mom and on the postcard to Brooke from Sam). See more »


[Brooke walks up to Peyton at school a few days after Peyton had been drugged at a party]
Brooke: So, have you been to any bad parties lately?
[Peyton and Brooke both smile]
Brooke: C'mon, I'll walk you to History.
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Drama series about two brothers and their lives and loves in the fictional town Tree Hill.
16 April 2006 | by (Uppsala, Sweden) – See all my reviews

One Tree Hill came on about the same time as The O.C came on, but the two shows couldn't be more different, and besides the fact that O.C attracts a larger audience, One Tree Hill is the better show. First of all, it has better actors. All the young leads are confident and convincing in their roles, and there is seldom a "false" moment on the show (as compared to The O.C, whose cast includes both the horrible mumblings of Mischa Barton and the horrible wooden acting of Benjamin McKenzie). The cast of One Tree Hill is of course helped immensely by the fact that their characters are so well written; they are people the audience really cares for, and takes an active interest in (as demonstrated on the multiple fan sites and message boards dedicated to the "Naley"-relationship and the "Lucas-Peyton-Brooke"-triangle.

One Tree Hill also has excellent writers, who are not afraid to deal with heavy topics like teen pregnancy, date rape, drug abuse and school shootings. The dialogue has a true ring to it, and the story lines are believable and engaging. It is hard not to get caught up in the lives of the Tree Hill teens.

Lastly, and most importantly, One Tree Hill has heart. A lot of it. Love and friendship are the main themes of the show, and the writers, directors and cast have a way of making themes old as time feel new, fresh and interesting.

Rumour has it that the WB won't renew the show for a fourth season. Hopefully, this is not true. One Tree Hill has so much potential, so much talent, heart and soul, and it would be a true shame if the WB decided not to renew it.

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