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One Tree Hill hitting its stride...,
This review is from: One Tree Hill - Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)
With Season One's focus being to try to find its footing and Season Two lacking the essiential basketball drama that made the show unique in the first place, you'd think that the producers of One Tree Hill would have found the right balance by the third season. And, I am glad to confirrm, they have.
Season Three kicks off the Tree Hill High Schoolers' final year of high school. Dan is desperate to track down the culprit who attempted to kill him in the fire as the Tree Hill teens attempt to adjust to ordinary life after the drama that ensued in the Season Two finale. Lucas is keen to get back with Brooke and Brooke agrees - with a twist. Meanwhile, Haley returns to Tree Hill from her rock tour and attempts to reconcile with a brooding Nathan who feels as though he can no longer trust Haley due to her decision to go on tour and abandon Nathan and her friends all the while last season. And of course, basketball season starts again with Nathan all too determined to gain a basketball scholarship for college.
The third season definitely manages to top the first two with its balance of relationship and basketball drama. The actors appear more confident in their roles, having played them for years already. The acting and the writing is, as usual, of a high quality and, as is the case with One Tree Hill, you'll be literally addicted to its ever engaging storylines.
Overall, Season Three of One Tree Hill is brilliant and engaging. A pleasure for any Tree Hill fan and for any fan of American Teen Drama. A worthwhile watch that you won't regret.