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
Where nothing ever changed until one outsider changed everything.
Did You Know?
The name "One Tree Hill" was taken from a U2 song of the same name. The creator, Mark Schwahn
, was listening to 'U2''s 'The Joshua Tree' album. When the song "One Tree Hill" came on, he decided to make it the title. (The song itself is named after One Tree Hill, a volcanic cone in the city of Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. The tree was removed in 2000 after being attacked in 1994, however, a plaque exists there and the location is still known as One Tree Hill, or more recently, its Maori name: Maungakiekie.) See more
Peyton's full name (as seen mentioned many times) is Peyton Elizabeth Sawyer. Peyton says to Haley at one point that Brooke has been calling her "Peyton Marie Sawyer" because of the way she was acting. Peyton then explains that the initials spell PMS revealing that it's just a joke between her and Brooke. Therefore, Peyton's middle name does not change at any time in the series. See more
Lucas 'Luke' Scott
Game on Brooke Davis.
Referenced in Family Guy: Ratings Guy
I Don't Want To Be
Performed by Gavin DeGraw See more