Sunday, July 18, 2010

One Tree Hill - Thoughts On Season Seven - July 18, 2010

WILMINGTON, NC -  APRIL 26:  Actors from One Tree Hill, including Lisa Goldstein, Lee Norris, Barbara Alyn Woods, James Lafferty, Jackson Brundage, Antwon Tanner, Michaela McManus, Sophia Bush, Joe Manganiello and Mark Schwahn during the 5th Annual James Lafferty/One Tree Hill Charity Basketball Game on the campus of Cape Fear Community College April 26, 2008 in Wilmington, North Carolina. The event included a basketball game between the 'Old Tree Hill Ravens' and the 'New Tree Hill Ravens,' as well as an autograph session after the game. Proceeds from this event benefit local and national charities and organizations, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  (Photo by Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images)
A rebuilding year for One Tree Hill with Peyton and Lucas being gone. I thought the show did really well and I enjoyed season seven. They added some new characters and gave us some fun storylines to follow. Adding another James sister to the mix was a good decision. I want to give credit to all of those ladies that play the roles of the James sisters. The stuff that they did with the mom passing away was great acting. Bethany Joy Galeotti is always solid and I've really enjoyed watching her acting over the years. Haley had trouble dealing with losing her mom and it showed with her family life and professional life. They had Haley looking rough in those last few episodes. I thought the writers did a great job in putting emotion in on it with how anyone is going to have to deal with the loss of a loved one. I have loved the addition of Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James. Quinn had a rollercoaster of a year including her divorce and new relationship with Nathan's agent, Clay. Lindsey McKeon was really good reprising her role of Taylor with the character having to deal with losing her mom and going about it in a different direction than the other two sisters. The addition of Alex was a good one who is played by Jana Kramer. I have really enjoyed watching that character grow and change over the season. She became a strong shoulder for others including Millie after she got into trouble. Alex was of course intangled with Julian which led to some fun moments with her trying to steal Julian away. Then, we have the usual performers including Sophia Bush as Brooke. I just wait for the great angry one liners from Brooke. The line that she delivered when Brooke and Haley found out that the fortune teller had fooled them and saw the bunny in the closet cracked me up. I laughed for a while after it happened. Mouth and Millie had their problems based on Millie's problems. Mouth moved on finding romance with Skills's ex, Lauren. I really liked those two characters together. Nathan had his struggles with the blackmailing going on while trying to get a new contract. Dan ends up with a talk show and married to Rachel. Well, go figure. LOL. Dan sure is a character that is hard to read sometimes but what else is new? Then, we add in the fun stories of what is going on with Jamie and his friends. Jackson Brundage brings so much to that show and has since his addition to the cast in season five. Really enjoyed season seven and this show still has the fun factor of trying to guess how things are going to play out. One Tree Hill has of course been renewed for season eight which will premiere on Tuesday, September 14 on The CW.

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