One Tree Hill: Season 1 marks the beginning of a genuinely engrossing series that maintains, for a long while, an unusual focus on a single, powerful conflict defining the destinies of two characters. Adolescent half-brothers Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan (James Lafferty) Scott have lived parallel lives in One Tree, North Carolina. They share a common father, Dan Scott (Paul Johansson), who has disregarded the existence of Lucas, his son by a one-time flame, Karen (Moira Kelly), whom he dumped years before to accept a basketball scholarship to college. While... neglecting Lucas, Dan--whose hoop dreams never materialized--has spent his time almost perversely micro-managing every one of Nathan's moves on and off the court at his old high school, where the lad is currently an arrogant superstar under gruff-but-wise coach Whitey Durham (Barry Corbin). Nathan (whose mother is separated from Dan) is a child of privilege and has been raised to disregard teamwork, compromise, or the feelings of others. He regards Lucas, a basketball sensation on neighborhood playgrounds, as trash, and his own girlfriend, Peyton (Hilarie Burton), as a pretty bauble he can abuse and dismiss at will. Still, he's sympathetic; one can see glimpses of the human being struggling to emerge from under Dan's control. Meanwhile, Lucas helps Karen run her café, hangs out with platonic best friend Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz), and pines for Peyton (herself a punky misfit at heart). He also turns to surrogate dad Keith Scott (Craig Sheffer)--actually his uncle and Dan's older brother--for support, and sees himself as a perpetual and doomed outsider in One Tree. All that changes when Whitey invites Lucas to join the b-ball team that Nathan dominates, a move that challenges the status quo of multiple relationships in a small community. For about a third of its episodes, this series from creator Mark Schwahn (who wrote the hit film Coach Carter) stays true to the suspense surrounding Lucas's and Nathan's changes in fortune. Then a bit of padding follows to the end of the season; there are 22 episodes to fill out, after all. But even as various distractions (a kidnapping subplot, a car accident and coma for a major character) and random events creep in (Dan, rather incredibly, takes over the team from Whitey at one point, thus coaching both his sons), One Tree Hill remains highly watchable. The writing is shaped well and organic, while performances are consistently excellent. (It's especially good to see Sheffer, perhaps best known for A River Runs Through It, again.) --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com [show more]
An amazing teen show one of my personal favourites the way chad micheal murray and james lafferty portray their characters is very memorable very exiting show with all sorts of people very good watch cant wait to find out what happens in the next season
Amazing box set !
Can't wait to get the second, it's constant drama, and keeps you wanting more constantly.
Chad michael Murray and the other characters from tree hill give an amazing performance on this teen show. At first tension is high between the two Scott brothers and these emotions are portrayed excellently by both Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty. These DVDs are a must see as they show the ups and downs of the teen's lives in tree hill. You will nnot be disappointed with any of the performances or story lines, and with these DVDs, you can watch them over and over.
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The complete first season of the popular drama series which follows two estranged half-brothers living in a small North Carolina town, who live very different lives. Episodes comprise: 'Pilot', 'The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most', 'Are You True?', 'Crash into You', 'All That You Can't Leave Behind (aka Where I End and You Begin)', 'Every Night Is Another Story', 'Life in a Glass House', 'The Search for Something More', 'With Arms Outstretched', 'You Gotta Go There to Come Back', 'The Living Years', 'Crash Course in Polite Conversations', 'Hanging By A Moment', 'I Shall Believe', 'Suddenly Everything Has Changed', 'The First Cut is the Deepest', 'Spirit in the Night', 'To Wish Impossible Things', 'How Can You Be Sure?', 'What Is And What Should Never Be', 'The Leaving Song' and 'The Games That Play Us'.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) are two half-brothers whose lives are brought together on the basketball court when they both end up playing for the same team in high school. The previously estranged twosome struggle to prove who is the better player on the court, and also face personal turmoil, most notably in the shape of Nathan's girlfriend, Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton), whom they both lust after. The parental struggle that split the boy's upbringings also plays a major part in ONE TREE HILL, with Nathan's father, Dan (Paul Johansson) and Lucas' mother, Karen (Moira Kelly) bringing many unneeded complications into Lucas and Nathan's lives. The first season is included here in its entirety. Special Features Audio commentaries on 3 episodes from members of the cast and crew Unaired scenes with introductions (48 mins) An exclusive unaired music performance from Gavin DeGraw with introduction by the show's creators 'Creating One Tree Hill - A Winning Team': a behind the scenes retrospective with the cast and crew 'One Tree Hill Diaries:' a home movie look at daily production on location in Wilmington, North Carolina Actors Barry Corbin, Bethany Joy Lenz, Chad Michael Murray, Craig Sheffer, Hilarie Burton, James Lafferty, Moira Kelly, Paul Johansson, Sophia Bush, Bryan Greenberg, Barbara Alyn Woods, Sam Horrigan, Emmanuelle Vaugier & Thomas Ian Griffith Director Bryan Gordon Certificate 12 years and over Year 2003-2004 Screen Fullscreen 4:3 Languages English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo Subtitles English for the hearing impaired ; English ; Dutch ; Swedish ; Arabic ; Hebrew ; Norwegian Duration 16 hours and 10 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.