Archive for July, 2009

New Feature: OTH Song of the Week

Every week I’ll feature a One Tree Hill song of the week. Every Friday I’ll post a new song. For the first SOTW I figured what better song to feature first then Gavin Degraw- I Don’t Want to Be. It’s the song that opened up for One Tree Hill for four seasons. When hearing this song, you knew exactly what show was on. I don’t know about you guys, but I really miss hearing this song every week. I don’t really know why they had to get rid of it.

Not only is this song featured in the opening credits seasons one through four, but the live version, where Gavin Degraw shouts out to all One Tree Hill fans, is also featured as the first track on the very first One Tree Hill soundtrack. This song is featured in three episodes. The first being 1.04, “Where I End and You Begin,” during the father-son basketball game as Nathan and Lucas square off against Dan and Keith. I Don’t Want to Be is also featured in episode 1.09, “You Gotta Go There to Come Back,” when Gavin Degraw shows up at Karen’s Cafe for open mic night. The song also leads up to the guys all playing basketball on the river court. The final episode that this song is featured on is episode 5.18, “What Comes After the Blues,” when the adorable, Jamie, is seen singing the song with Gavin.

“I Don’t Want to Be” will be featured in the sidebar until next Friday, August 7th, when I choose the next SOTW. For lyrics click on the link above.

If you have any suggestions on a song of the week, just leave a comment.

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July 31, 2009 at 7:07 PM 4 comments

NH: True Love, Always and Forever

The other night I finished season one of One Tree Hill for like the millionth time. I can’t even recall how many times I’ve watched this season all the way through. All I know that its the season that I’ve watched the most. I remember watching it when I got my sisters hooked on the show, my mom hooked on the show, and now my boyfriend. Every time a new season comes to DVD I always catch up by re watching the entire series. Season one is defiantly one of my favorites.

Season one is my favorite season for many reasons. The main reason I think its my favorite is because there are so many Nathan and Haley scenes. Nathan and Haley is not only my favorite relationship on this show, but of all shows that I have watched in the past and currently.

I not only love the chemistry James and Joy have when they are on screen together, but I love what kind of relationship Nathan and Haley have. Its a kind of relationship everyone in real life wishes to have. Not the getting married at 16 part, but the true love that these two characters share. Everyone wishes to find that one person, their true love, their soul mate, the person they are suppose to share their live with. Nathan and Haley found that in each other.

With their relationship, at first, it was really hard telling if they were going to last or not. Nathan was this popular jock, who was a jerk most of the time, and loved having sex. Haley was the not so popular, kind of nerdy, virgin girl. Who would have known that she would fall in love with someone so totally opposite of her, and who would have known that the girl that Nathan chose to get back at his half brother who he hated, he would end up falling in love with. Im pretty sure no other character saw that coming, and I’m sure no one watching it seen it coming. But it did happen, and Nathan was changed for the better because of it. He was no longer the jerkface he was before, and even Haley made new friends because of her new found popularity.

Looking back on Nathan and Haley’s first tutoring session, first date, first kiss, first fight, all leading up to their first “I love you’s” reminded me how much I love watching season one. Although they got married only shortly after saying “I love you,” and at 16 years old, you had to think to yourself ‘how realistic is that?’ I mean this is TV of course. Even so, it makes me really happy to see two people so in love with one another.

Ever since I fell in love with Nathan and Haley, I wanted a relationship like theirs. I mean I didn’t want to get married at 16, but I wanted to find my soul mate. Despite what happens to them in season two and on, they still made it work, and they didn’t give up on their relationship, or each other. And going into season seven they are still so in love and their relationship has gotten stronger because of all the things that has happened in their relationship.

Despite being a fictional couple, they are the epitome of true love. They were each other’s first loves and every time they fight they don’t give up but they fight to keep the relationship together.

In the real world, I have found my Nathan Scott, which is why my love for Nathan and Haley’s relationship only grows bigger. I have found my true love, my soul mate, the person I will spend the rest of my life with. This may sound cheesy but its true. Since the first time I watched Nathan and Haley interact with each other and fall in love, I have wanted a relationship like that. And I found that person almost two years ago.

I can’t wait to see more Nathan and Haley moments coming up in season 7.

July 30, 2009 at 7:36 PM 1 comment

Discussion: One Tree Hill Without Hil or Chad

Like I said in the welcome post, it was a sad day when we found out that Hilarie Burton and Chad Micheal Murray decided to not return to the show. They were main characters since day one of the show. I’m sure the show is going to be VERY different without them. Whether it will be good different or bad different, we can’t really say right now. Not until season 7 starts.

So for a discussion, I want to know what you think about Chad and Hilarie not returning to the show. Are you glad they are gone? Do you think it’s show suicide? Or could you even care less? I want to know! And even if you agree with whats already been said, I still want to know that. I want to know who has the same thoughts, and who agrees with who.

I’ll post my thoughts in a separate post after I get a few comments.

July 29, 2009 at 2:34 AM 6 comments

Welcome to The Games That Play Us

It was a sad day when Hilarie Burton and Chad Micheal Murray decided to not return to One Tree Hill, but as it’s been said, “the show must go on.” And go on it will. Who knows how it will be without them? I’m sure it will still be the best show we all know and love, just a little different without them.

To look back on the show, I’ve created this blog. And yes, it is named after the season one finale. As I was trying to come up with a good name, I wanted it to be something unique and meaninful. As I was looking through all of the episode titles, this one stood out to me the most.

Throughout the entire series, they are all playing the game. Not just the basketball game, but the game of life. Every character goes through the trials and tributes of life: love, heartbreak, life, death, friendship, fights, you name it. But most of the time its not about them playing the game, but its about the game that is playing them.

I hope you enjoy this blog, as much as I will enjoy writing it for you, as I take a look back on our favorite characters, and the best (and worst) moments that they bring to us.

July 29, 2009 at 1:49 AM 2 comments