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.


Mark Schwahn
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Series cast summary:
Bethany Joy Lenz ...  Haley James Scott / ... 187 episodes, 2003-2012
Sophia Bush ...  Brooke Davis / ... 187 episodes, 2003-2012
James Lafferty ...  Nathan Scott / ... 182 episodes, 2003-2012
Lee Norris ...  Marvin 'Mouth' McFadden / ... 171 episodes, 2003-2012
Paul Johansson ...  Dan Scott 158 episodes, 2003-2012
Chad Michael Murray ...  Lucas Scott 131 episodes, 2003-2012
Hilarie Burton ...  Peyton Sawyer / ... 130 episodes, 2003-2009
Antwon Tanner ...  Antwon 'Skills' Taylor 108 episodes, 2003-2012
Barbara Alyn Woods ...  Deb Scott / ... 106 episodes, 2003-2012
Jackson Brundage ...  Jamie Scott 99 episodes, 2008-2012
Lisa Goldstein Kirsch ...  Millicent 'Millie' Huxtable / ... 92 episodes, 2008-2012
Barry Corbin ...  Whitey / ... 90 episodes, 2003-2011
Moira Kelly ...  Karen Roe / ... 90 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.


Drama | Romance | Sport


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Peyton's (season 3) dad, Larry, played Lucas' dad in "A Cinderella Story". See more »


In the episode "Life As a Glass House," Haley and Nathan are studying. Haley gets up to leave, she puts her bag on across her chest. A few seconds later she is seen, putting her bag on again except she keeps it on her right shoulder. And when she leaves, the bag is once again across her chest. See more »


Mouth: What are we waiting for? All we have is NOW.
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I Don't Want To Be
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Performed by Gavin DeGraw
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Overall Fantastic, Easily Hooked, Best Show Ever!!!
26 November 2016 | by bruhbrahSee all my reviews

One Tree is an overall extreme success, especially among the teenage community. It teaches life lessons on-screen that can be applied to real life. In addition, this show has deeply impacted me as well. The characters are easy to relate to and you'll instantly know which character is most like you. First of all, let's get one thing straight, this show is about way more than just basketball, so anyone who told you they hated it because it's only about basketball, they're wrong, and an idiot. By the first episode, I was already hooked. Once you start One Tree Hill you won't be able to stop because it is so addicting. This show is probably the one I binge watch the most. The plot, setting, and characters are what make the show so enjoyable. However, I would not give this show a perfect score because in the later seasons, the story shifts very far from the original plot that everybody loved. Seasons 7-9 are still very amusing, but not as exciting and interesting as 1-6. You don't get the same vibe in the later seasons as you do in the earlier seasons and that is because two, very important main characters that played a huge role in the plot of the story leave the show. Everybody loved these two characters and the show is not the same without them. I literally got emotionally attached to these two characters and their story is so inspiring and shows the ability that if two people love each other, they can overcome as many obstacles as possible and still be together. It is amazing to see these individuals grow from reckless teens, into responsible, mature adults and all the drama that comes along with it. This is the one show where I can say EVERY EPISODE IS RELEVANT TO THE ACTUAL STORY. There are no filler episode at all and every single one is enjoyable. There was not one episode that I thought was bad or "oh, they could've done better." This is one of my favorite shows and has deeply moved me. Whether it's Nathan Scott becoming a better person, Brooke Davis opening her heart, Peyton Sawyer finding who she is, Haley James living her dream, or Lucas Scott defying all odds as the underdog and proving himself to be destined for greatness. I highly recommend this show to everyone. It is amazing and I can 95% guarantee that you'll be hooked by the end of the first episode.

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