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One Tree Hill: Season 1 (2003-2004)




Critic Consensus: One Tree Hill's soporific sloppiness would be endearing if it weren't so self-serious, stranding a charismatic cast with stilted writing and a cloying tone.


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Aside from basketball, Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) have little in common -- but the two young men share the same father, Dan (Paul Johansson).


James Lafferty
as Nathan Scott
Hilarie Burton
as Peyton Sawyer
Barry Corbin
as Whitey Durham
Paul Johansson
as Dan Scott
Craig Sheffer
as Keith Scott
Moira Kelly
as Karen Roe
Bethany Joy Lenz
as Haley James
Lee Norris
as Marvin `Mouth' McFadden
Sophia Bush
as Brooke Davis
Brett Claywell
as Tim Smith
Shawn Shepard
as Principal Turner
Sheryl Crow
as Herself
Bryan Greenberg
as Jake Jagielski
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Critic Reviews for One Tree Hill: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

The young audience for which One Tree Hill is aimed may swallow all this unflinchingly. Yet if they learned anything from Dawson's Creek, a much better and smarter show, they're more likely to gag.

September 23, 2003 | Full Review…

The writing -- like the basketball scenes -- is junior-varsity stuff.

November 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Enjoyably cheesy with some nice moments of juxtaposed stories and visuals. Teen soap fans will be satisfied, as long as they're willing to endure the show's intense, sometimes laughable earnestness.

November 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Even if you loved the show, it's impossible to deny that there were some serious problematic parts, such as character portrayal, age differences, choices to make some episodes "supernatural," and select plot holes that avid fans could spot immediately.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

A standard-issue WB teen soap opera about love and basketball that promises to get better because it can't really get much worse.

September 14, 2018

In some way or another, this show is trying to be Everwood, Dawson's Creek, Eight Mile and Hoosiers all rolled into one. It would be a whole lot more accessible if it would just try to be One Tree Hill, whatever that is.

November 26, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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