11 Things We Will Always Miss About One Tree Hill
Teen dramas have never been more successful than in the 2000s and the best part about One Tree Hill is that our favorite group of Tree Hill Ravens grew up with us in the nine seasons from 2003-2012. From love and heartbreak to the highs and lows of transitioning from teenagers to adults, we journeyed with Lucas, Nathan, Peyton, Brooke and Haley through so much, and even years after the show has been off the air, we are only reminded how much we miss the show.
11. The Music
It’s safe to say that music and basketball are two very important aspects to this show and OTH went above and beyond with involving music through Haley becoming a rockstar, tons of huge musical guests and of course naming each episode after a song. Peyton Sawyer introduced us all into the world of indie and alternative rock and we all wanted to start our own record label like Red Bedroom Records. Let’s not forget Pete Wentz not only performed with his band Fall Out Boy in the middle of their success, but also guest starred as Peyton’s boyfriend for a few episodes.
Other notable guest stars included Gavin Degraw, Tyler Hilton (who played a recurring role), Jana Kramer (who played a recurring role in the final seasons), The Wreckers, Jimmy Eat World, Nick Lachey, Grace Potter, Kid Cudi, City and Colour and many, many more.
Like any show, One Tree Hill was full of really good looking people and while many were swooning over Lucas (Chad Michael Murray), it was Nathan stealing the show with his body.
In season one James Lafferty was still a kind of scrawny teenager, but that didn’t stop him from raising the highest bid in the Boy Toy Auction and, in season 4, he takes (most of it) off again by participating in an amateur stripping contest. Shirtless Nathan became so much of a running joke that even the show itself referenced it when casting for Lucas’ movie in season 6 and all of the guys hoping to play Nathan had to have their shirts off when auditioning.