Wednesday, January 9, 2008

What I'm Watching: One Tree Hill (Season Premiere)

One Tree Hill: Season 5, Episodes 1 & 2 "4 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days" & "Racing Like a Pro" (F)

I have not watched an episode of this show since the dreadfully hilarious Peyton-kidnapping episode last season but I suppose there is something reliable about the fact that it is still hands-down the worst show on television. It saddens me that this crap outlived "The O.C." and that there is absolutely nothing believable about a thing that transpires on the show. I saw a glimmer of hope when I heard that this new season would be fast-forwarding four years and that maybe some quality could be dredged up once the plot was completely jump-started anew. Sadly, no such luck.

The characters are made to look all "adult", which is pretty ridiculous because with the exception of Nathan (James Lafferty is 22), the entire cast is at least four years older than they are supposed to be in this new future. Nathan in particular, now playing his age, looks preposterous with his freakishly long hair and forced goatee. The characters talk as if they are so much mature but they are really just speaking slowly and using big words. I feel like I have seen this entire thing over and over on this show. There is really no hope for redemption. I may continue watching this but I do not know why. If there was more television on, I certainly would not but for some reason I just do this kind of thing over and over again ("Daybreak" syndrome). The show does have a whole twelve episodes prepped and ready to go.

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