If you watched either of these
teen dramas, which premiered in 2003, you might recall the constant torment of deciding whether you were team Marisa and Ryan or team Luke and Payton.
Both shows feature a classic combination of
high school drama, complicated love triangles, overbearing parents, and the presence of pills. These plots bear a striking resemblance to…
One Tree Hill
These shows have such a timeless appeal that I find myself constantly drawn back to them, even though they have been on the air for more than a decade. Now, let’s talk about my TV craving.
1. They both had top lead hotties everyone wanted to date with a bad boy husky side…
THE OC– Ryan Atwood, aka Ben Mckenzie
Chad Michael Murray, aka Lucas Scott – ONE TREE HILL
2. Not to mention the geeks we love!
Adam Brody is playing the awesome Seth Cohan.
Haley James (Scott), aka Bethany Joy Lenz.
3. Shocking deaths that left us speechless
THE O.C.: Marissa (Mischa Barton) dies in Ryan’s (Ben McKenzie) arms in THE O.C. season finale episode “The Graduates” airing
In the school, Dan Scott shoots his brother Keith Scott.
4. Gun dramas!
Luke is at a house party when a friend of Ryan pulls a gun out… what happens next is a shock!
Chase’s ex-wife passed away, and an imposter looks like her decision to make his life hard without her in it…
5. Fashion inspiration divas
These two OC girls love high-class shopping and fashion shows.
Brooke started her fashion label in high school, which boosted her creative career of “Clothes Over Bro”.
6. Unexpected couples (Which we LOVE)
Taylor and Ryan, she’s had her eye on him since day one, of the season. 7. They officially get it on!
Hayley and Nathan taught the joke innocently. Hayley won’t betray Lucas Scott. Teaching became tingles.
7. The evil parent
Julie Cooper Nichol, Marissa’s mother. She wants the best for her daughter but is a self-centred upper-class lady who wants money and spas.
Dan Scott selfishly impregnated two women. He leads evil parents.
8. There is always a bar/club where they all gather for more drama
The bait shop, where all the bands such as The Roonies, Death Cab for Cutie and much more.
Tric, a club created by Karen (Scott’s mother) and Peyton to attract new talent to Tree Hill, is open.
9. The cheating scandals
Julie is married to Caleb but starts an affair with her ex-husband.
We enjoyed Brooke and Scott dating. Things heated up when he cheated and had feelings for Peyton.
10. The lying friend… (Stalker)
Oliver Trask fell in love with Marisa after a lousy therapy session. Affecting Marisa’s friends and Ryan.
Derk, Peyton’s (thought brother), was a stalker who watched her YouTube channel.
11. The secret sibling dramas
Caleb Nichol’s love kid is Lindsay Wheeler Gardner. She dated Ryan Atwood. She dated half-nephew, Seth Cohen.
Derek Sommers—Peyton Sawyer’s half-brother—followed Deryk. He healed her after Iain Banks’ attack.
12. Going off the rails
After stealing, skipping school, drinking, and overdosing, Marissa’s father Jimmy Cooper was convicted of fraud and bankruptcy.
Basketball superstar, Nathan had enormous salaries. After a fight.
13. Talent issues, emerging stars, and fame
Seth Cohan’s career begins with his comic books and publishers.
Hayley James Scott becomes a singer
14. Unexpected pregnancies
Ryan raised the infant in Chino. Ryan built in Chino while Theresa prepared for the delivery.
Haley finds out that Nathan has been accepted into Duke as Haley reveals that she is pregnant.
15. The hot romantic kiss scenes
After fighting Marisa, the romantic countdown pushes Ryan to join Oliver’s penthouse New Year’s party.
Lucas realizes Peyton is the one…
16. The popular hot girls
17. The randomly funny character that pops up now and again
Che… AKA Chris Pratt playing the funny hippie college student.
Good old Skills, his laughable lines and chilled times.
18. There is always a rabbit!
Meet Pancakes The Bunny Summer saved from the science lab.
19. Super heartbreaking moments that make us think about our love life…
Seth displays his love for summer.
Brooke and Lucas.
20. Always that spoiled slutty sister
21. Artist decorating/ painting…
22. Band prompting
Death Cab For Cutie
23. Lots of catfights
Julie and her sister
Brooke and Payton over Lucas Scott
24. Lots of boys fights
Ryan is always in the middle of a fight
Scott and Lucas
25. Always some symbol toy….or accessory
Nayley Bracelet from a toy
26. Always the nice single parent
Summer and her Dad Dr Roberts.
Karen Lucas Scott’s mother was raised as a single mum.
27. Friends always move in together
28. Someone always leaves….
29. Always some girl boxing
30. Always a road trip
Seth, Marissa, Summer & Ryan
Chris Keller & Nathan
31. Always a mega shocking gone too soon funeral
Caleb dies of a heart attack.
Quinten dies from a gunshot.
32. The stunning girl partners
Marisa and Alex
33. They both love their tequila
Marisa on a bender in Mexico
Always the Tequila!
So there you have it! What are your thoughts?