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One Tree Hill : The Complete Fifth Season [DVD]

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By Clint Morris

It’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 don’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 – 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 – and as the season comes to a close it’s revealed he’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.

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About Caffeinated Clint

The writer/publicist/producer who wears the editor hat on Moviehole. Favorite films include "Say Anything...", "The Hunt for Red October", "Jerry Maguire", "Almost Famous", "Die Hard", "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "Young Guns", "American Psycho", "Back to the Future" and the "Star Wars" series.

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