2008 Winter TV Preview: One Tree Hill
Author: Kelly West
published: 2008-01-05 20:14:03
One Tree Hill - Season 5
Premieres: Tuesday, January 8th at 8:00 p.m. EST
Creator(s): Mark Schwann
Starring:: Chad Michael Murray, Antwon Tanner, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Lee Norris
One Tree Hill is a teen drama series that airs on The CW. I’ve never seen an episode of it so I can’t provide much more information than that. I think we can assume that the series contains the usual amount of sex, drugs, occasional violence and a healthy dose of drama thrown in on the regular to keep things interesting.
As I understand it, the characters graduated from high school at the end of last season. Rather than dragging the series through the college years (which is usually when your average teen drama series will start to slump), the writers have fast-forwarded the gang past college and into adulthood.
When season 5 premieres, it will be four years in the future. Time will have passed, and fans will get to find out where everyone’s been for the last four years, what they’ve been up to and where their lives are headed now.
Like I said, I’ve never seen an episode of this series so normally my anticipation level would be at “1” for this show but I’m actually kind of intrigued by the whole fast-forward concept. Had Veronica Mars not been cancelled, it was probable that the series would’ve gone the same route. As Veronica’s first year in college was pretty dismal, I can’t say that I blame the One Tree Hill crew for deciding to forgo the college years and bump the kids into adulthood a lot sooner. In that way, they’ll almost be able to reboot the series. Fans can get to know the characters all over again. In fact, I may actually consider watching the premiere episode. If there were ever a time to get into this show mid-series, now would probably be it.
As a non-OTH viewer, I invite any fans of the series to post a comment telling us why it’s a great show or if not, express your disapproval/nervousness over the fast-forward thing.
Here’s some One Tree Hill promo videos:
Below are some character videos that were originally available on the CW’s website:
For the full 2008 Winter TV Premiere Schedule: CLICK HERE
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