By Clint Morris
Itâ€™s been five years since basketball-loving teen Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) first appeared on our TV screens. And to be quite honest, I haven’t seen a lot of him since – and for once, I won’t blame it on the network that screens the series here in Australia either (though it probably goes without saying that they do screw with the show; last I heard it was screening at some inane hour in the middle of the day!?). No, to be frank, I just never got into the show – and haven’t really watched it since it premiered. I always presumed it was quite good, if even based on how well it does -and after watching most of the episodes in this current season, am convinced it is – but just never got hooked on it like I did, say, similar-themed soaps like “Dawson’s Creek”. Maybe it was the basketball aspect of the series? Maybe because there was no Joey Potter? I really dunno.
Anyway, the fifth season has arrived on DVD, fans.
Lucas, as regular viewers of the show would know, is a fatherless (technically he does have a father, but both donâ€™t want anything to do with one another) teenager with a serious heart condition, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) which he concealed for a long time. Lucas has managed to find happiness though â€“ largely as a successful writer.
This season jumps four and a half years into the future (“Desperate Housewives” recently did the same). Lucas is a bestselling author dating his editor; Peyton is an unhappy assistant at a record label in LA; Brooke is the owner of a clothing line, and Haley and Nathan are in a strained marriage after Nathan was in an accident that left him temporarily paralyzed. Lucas also decides to settle down â€“ and as the season comes to a close itâ€™s revealed heâ€™s proposed to someone. Who? Apparently we have to wait until the next season to find out.
I can see why people enjoy this show – they’re an interesting-enough bunch of characters. Will I watch it again? Nah.
Few bits and pieces that should interest the fans. Honestly, I never ventured past the menu listing so couldn’t tell you whether they’re worth your time or not.
- First look at Lena Dunham in Scandal - March 6, 2015
- Alec Baldwin to play New York Mayor in HBO pilot - March 6, 2015
- Mr T, Tom Selleck, Scott Bakula for Expendables TV show? - March 6, 2015
- Mangold reveals when Wolverine 3 will begin filming - March 6, 2015
- Jared Leto unveils his ‘Joker’ haircut - March 6, 2015
- Toy Story 4 will be of a different genre than the previous three? - March 5, 2015
- Idris Elba reprising Luther for two-part special - March 5, 2015
- Netflix announce new Brit Marling series - March 5, 2015
- Walden Media to co-finance, co-produce Spielberg’s BFG - March 5, 2015
- Trailer : Ghoul - March 5, 2015
Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.