Top positive review
The beginning of an emotional rollercoaster
on 17 January 2016
I bought this box set for a tenner years ago on and from the first episode I was hooked. I had a lot of friends who watched the show and it sounded interesting so I took a shot.
Lucas Scott is a street basketball player whose father, Dan, left his pregnant mother before he was born. It was there he met Deb Scott and also got her pregnant. Their son, Nathan, is the star of Tree Hill Ravens, the school basketball team. Dan's brother, Keith, helped to raise Lucas. Nathan's girlfriend, Peyton Sawyer is a cheerleader for the Ravens along with her best friend, Brooke Davis. Haley James is Lucas' best friend.
The actors are very well chosen and give great performances throughout the series. Chad Michael Murray plays the brooding outcast brilliantly and believably.
Paul Johansson is excellent as the Tree Hill villain, Dan.
Karen Roe - Moira Kelly
Nathan Scott- James Lafferty
Peyton Sawyer- Hilarie Burton
Brooke Davis- Sophia Bush
Haley James- Bethany Joy Lenz
One Tree Hill relies heavily on music to set the scene. What really works is the variety of music they use. From well known bands such as Snow Patrol and Stereophonics to underground acts. This is a great place to find some awesome new music to listen to.
With so many characters comes a lot of storylines. Most people can probably relate to at least one. I find this really helps me to connect with a show and its characters. There are twists and turns throughout, from Dan and Lucas' relationship to that of Keith and Karen. At times it is funny and at others particularly emotional. Watching the characters grow is very engaging and entertaining.
This box set includes additional scenes not shown on TV, commentaries by the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage.
I would recommend this to anyone, at least to watch the pilot. There are 22 episodes, each around 43 mins long. Well worth a tenner!