When I say this show is inspiring and life changing, you have to believe I’m not over exaggerating, and when I say it’s the best I’ve watched so far, know that I’m not about this too either.
I remember the first time I saw it was a complete coincidence. I was seventeen and I was having exams and I thought of watching tv to relax a bit from all the exam stress, and while roaming across the channels I stopped at two hot guys, Nathan (James Lafferty) and Lucas (Chad Michael Murray), they were my age at that season, I loved them, I related to them, and then the obsession began.
One Tree Hill is not one of those TV shows where everything is all pink and perfect or while watching it, you know it’s just acting and it’s fake; no it is not this at all. Actually it was the most realistic thing I’ve seen and if someone could tell me a story like this happened to them I’d totally believe it, actually I can relate to it. I don’t usually believe the movies and shows I watch, and I end up saying it is just good acting and a good script, things like this don’t happen in real life to normal people. I also don’t usually cry during watching anything, in fact the only times I’ve cried were either during One Tree Hill and Harry Potter, my most favourite movie ever, but we’ll get to that later.
With One Tree Hill, it is all different and I believed everything I saw. I lived everything with them. The struggles they went through and how they got over it, the dreams they wished come true, and how they ended up achieving them, not in a perfect fairy tale way, but more like a normal human ups and downs one. It convinces you that if you set your mind to it, if you believe from deep within your heart in it, and get up every time you fall, you can achieve it, it won’t be easy, it won’t be nice and sweet, but if you handled all this, your belief will make you do it, and sooner or later it will all come true, and if it didn’t end up the way you wished for, it may even be better than the what you had in mind before, you just have to believe it is. And here is my most favorite quote from the show: “Make a wish. Place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is gonna come from, the next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, and you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic; you just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it with all your heart.”
A quick glimpse on the show so you know what you’re going to get yourself into. You have the talented basketball player and writer with amazing heart, Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) and the blonde Peyton Saywer (Hilarie Burton) with her passion for music (which I can totally relate to) and her artistic talent. Both have this epic love story, and not the fairy tale type (I insist on that part). There are also the talented basketball player Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and the smart and talented singer Hayley James (Bethany Joy Lenz) who get married at high school and have the cutest and most adorable kid, who you can learn a lot from, Jamie (Jackson Brundage). No, no, it’s not a cute cliché romance, but you’ll definitely love it. and there is my favorite character in the show and also one of the actresses I love most, Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush). She’s beautiful, smart, funny, kind, passionate and talented and I’m sure you’ll love her like I do, sometimes I feel like we have a lot in common and I can relate to her a lot. In the later seasons you will meet Julian Baker (Austin Nichols) with the inexplicably captivating grin and his love story with Brooke. Also you’ll meet the hot agent with a sexy smile, Clay Evans (Robert Buckley), and the beautiful photographer and Hayley’s sister Quinn (Shantel Vansanten), and you’ll witness their love story which is full of surprises and unexpected twists, you can trust me on that one.
Now let’s talk about the music, which is a huge part of the success and beauty of this show. Apart from Gavin DeGraw’s epic “I Don’t Wanna Be”, the theme song, and all his other great songs which either he played live or were in the background, some other great artists were discovered during this show and I’m a big fan of them actually. As I mentioned earlier, Hayley James (Bethany Joy Lenz) is a talented singer. I love her voice and I actually have her songs on my playlist and I’m a big fan of her music. Chris Keller (Tyler Hilton) is charismatic, hot, has a great voice and I love his songs, which also are on my playlist. Mia Catalano (Kate Voegele) is amazing too, and her songs occupy a huge part of my playlist. Those three are my favorite actually and I even listen to their other songs that were not on the show. Jake Jakelskiey (Bryan Greenberg) appeared in the first few seasons and had a great voice. Grubbs (Michael Grubbs) has a good intense voice that I love and I wish I could’ve heard more of it. Alex Dupre (Jana Kramer) has a beautiful soft voice and you’ll definitely love her music too. Erin Macree (Laura Izibor) with her strong voice and Irish accent is also totally worth listening to. I’m actually surprised they are not as famous as they should be and Nicki Minaj is. I thought it’s the looks that matter now in the music industry, but they are all pretty hot, so I guess the standards have evolved to whoever strips more and sings the lamest words. But you really should check them all they are totally worth it.
I am already making all my friends watch it and that is just not enough. I’m writing this to make as much people as I can watch it, and get inspired like I did. I’m also writing this to thank Mark Schwann for creating something so beautiful and the actors for making it so perfect. I wish I could see them one day and tell them how much they inspired me and how much they made me happy. Maybe when my dream comes true one day and I publish my first book, I can use my influence and see them.
Until then I hope I find a way to make the cast see this, and maybe get a reply or something, and even if not, knowing that someone will read this, watch the show and get inspired, to me is just very good enough.