The two brothers start to acknowledge each other when Lucas joins the Ravens basketball team and plays alongside Nathan. Although they share the same father, they have different mothers and never had a relationship with each other. In fact, they despise each other, which is only the beginning of this saga.
The first episode is where most viewers make their judgments on if a television show is worth their time. In One Tree Hill’s first episode, the show introduces broken relationships and long-lasting characters that grow through the course of the series
In addition, One Tree Hill sends a very inspiring message: despite all odds, dreams are achievable. This is shown by Lucas and Nathan when they find their true loves and basketball. Like Lucas once said, “Believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do.” It has been the dream of thousands to find a source of inspiration that One Tree Hill has provided them for years.
On top of the positive message the series delivers, the characters have relatable messages for the viewers. Whether it is a poor relationship with their parents, not fitting in, or early heartbreak, One Tree Hill is always there to let the viewer know that no matter what the trouble is, with good friends, those pains eventually go away.
Despite the show’s greatness, it has some flaws. It has many soap opera features. For example, the characters constantly run into problems. Also, the writers love to leave viewers with cliffhangers. Luckily, the show is now on Netflix, so viewers don’t have to wait for a new episode or season to come out.
The final words in this tale are ones that many “Tree Hillers” still hold on to today, “ It’s the oldest story in the world. One day you’re 17 and planning for someday. And then quietly and without noticing, someday is today. And then someday is yesterday. And this is your life.”
Through all nine seasons of the characters trying to find themselves, complicated love lives, and the game of basketball, One Tree Hill is the show to watch.
-by Paige Adams