It’s a sad day in the life. I just finished One Tree Hill and I’m not sure how I feel about it. My roommate and productivity levels appreciate it but my heart and second roommate aren’t too fond of the idea of it being over.
I was skeptical of the show when Holly talked about it last year but as I walked in after class and caught the bits and pieces of episodes, I started to get more involved asking questions and discussing the characters. I would sit down and watch whole episodes and go through the emotional roller coaster of this hit TV show. It gave me a glimpse of the overly dramatic high school experience that I never had (thank the good Lord) and allowed me to be a part of these peoples’ lives for nine seasons. nine excruciatingly emotional, exasperating, exciting, endearing seasons.
I have a couple friends who love F.R.I.E.N.D.S. It was their TV show throughout college. they quote it, they relive episodes. they watch them often. I didn’t think I would have that….but I do now with One Tree Hill. It’s like a good book. You feel like you’re a part of it. You get so involved with the character’s lives that you are immersed and invested in them. You root for them through the trials and triumphs. You walk through the transformation of them being terrors and see them become terrific individuals. It’s beautiful.
All this is to say that I just spent 9 seasons with these people and now they’re gone. And I’m not sure what else to say at this point.
“Tree Hill is just a place somewhere in the world. Maybe it’s a lot like your world, maybe it’s nothing like it. But if you look closer, you might see someone like you, or someone like you. Someone trying to find their way. Someone trying to find their place. Someone trying to find their self. Sometimes it seems like you are the only one in the world who’s struggling, who’s frustrated, unsatisfied, barely getting by. But that feeling’s a lie. And if you just hold on, just find the courage to face it all for another day, someone or something will find you and make it all okay. Because we all need a little help sometimes – someone to help us hear the music in their world, to remind us that it won’t always be this way. That someone is out there. And that someone will find you…”