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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Music was such a huge part of the show that the fictional club Tric was written into the show in Season 2 so the writers could feature more bands and artists. See more »


In the first episode of season 3, it is established that the lockers are in alphabetical order, explaining why Haley is between Nathan and Lucas. In several episodes following, Brooke's locker is shown to be only one locker away from the Scotts' lockers, which would be near impossible with her last name being Davis. See more »


Brooke: This is like dance auditions for "Crap, the Musical."
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a teen TV show.
20 May 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

In fact, I have to admit that I didn't watch this TV show first when it was airing its first episode. I didn't either watch the following few episodes, but by the fifth or sixth episode, I decided to give it a try. And I am happy I did. The relationship between the half brothers Lucas and Nathan is just too true, truths worthy and beautifully characterized.

The other characters aren't stupid, either. Haley James, who acts Lucas's best friend, will fall in love in Nathan, and it will make her friendship to Lucas more difficult. Peyton and Brooke who are best friends will turn to be enemies, after having dated Lucas at the same time.

And the parent-child relations in this TV show is just too real. Mostly, this is a TV show full of problem-making and troubling teenagers, who by the first sight seem to be perfect.

Normally, American TV shows are just too "American", all simply. This TV show is also too American, with its basketball culture and its American culture by drinking, partying and drugs, but it is also a TV show that everybody can be identifying to, even though it doesn't happen themselves. This may be a overreacting TV show but is very good at telling how things can go awry and that it is not always easy to be a teenager or to be a parent of a teenager. I don't want to say this is a very good TV show, the best in its kind, but it is good anyways, but not enough good to be rated among the best family television shows as it seems more likely to be a teen show.

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