One Tree Hill: All 9 Seasons Ranked From Worst To Best

  
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One Tree Hill ran for nine season from September 23, 2003 to April 4, 2012 and became one of the most popular teen dramas of all time. No matter how much time goes by, One Tree Hill fans remain as passionate as ever about the series and continue to rewatch it from start to finish. A lot changed over the course of nine seasons, but through the cast changes and challenging storylines, One Tree Hill persevered, so it goes without saying that some seasons were better than others overall.  Take a look back on all the highs and lows of every One Tree Hill season with all nine seasons ranked from worst to best:

9. Season Two

Following One Tree Hill‘s incredible first season, season two was underwhelming for fans. The season of course had many highlights, but overall threw a lot at fans that weren’t necessarily handled in the best way possible. Season two introduced fans to Chris Keller, who was incredible, and also introduced Felix and Anna, who may have kept things interesting for a few episodes but their storylines were abruptly wrapped up, and neither character was given the time they deserved. One Tree Hill desperately needed more of a representation when it came to LGBT characters, and Anna was a dismal attempt at incorporating a gay character. Of course, one of the things that makes season two the worst in fans minds is because it is when Haley leaves Nathan to go on tour with Chris Keller, which broke his heart and the hearts of One Tree Hill fans.

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8. Season Eight

Although the series was able to forge on quite well following the exit of Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton as Lucas and Peyton, but by season eight it was evident that the series was losing the magic that made it incredible. Although several other characters were brought in and stepped up as main stars, it was much more difficult to become engaged in storylines focused on Mia, Chase, Alex, and Clay and Quinn. Although season eight did have some highlights, which included Brooke’s dream wedding to her dream guy, and of course the birth of their twins, amid these storylines it was easy to sense the end was near for the show as old major moments were reworked which included another terrifying bridge accident during another huge Tree Hill storm.

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