One Tree Hill: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

One Tree Hill: Season 1 (2003-2004)




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Aside from basketball, Nathan Scott (James Lafferty) and Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) have little in common -- but the two young men share the same father, Dan (Paul Johansson).


James Lafferty
as Nathan Scott
Hilarie Burton
as Peyton Sawyer
Barry Corbin
as Whitey Durham
Paul Johansson
as Dan Scott
Craig Sheffer
as Keith Scott
Moira Kelly
as Karen Roe
Bethany Joy Lenz
as Haley James
Lee Norris
as Marvin `Mouth' McFadden
Sophia Bush
as Brooke Davis
Brett Claywell
as Tim Smith
Shawn Shepard
as Principal Turner
Sheryl Crow
as Herself
Bryan Greenberg
as Jake Jagielski
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Critic Reviews for One Tree Hill: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Even if you loved the show, it's impossible to deny that there were some serious problematic parts, such as character portrayal, age differences, choices to make some episodes "supernatural," and select plot holes that avid fans could spot immediately.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The young audience for which One Tree Hill is aimed may swallow all this unflinchingly. Yet if they learned anything from Dawson's Creek, a much better and smarter show, they're more likely to gag.

September 23, 2003 | Full Review…

A standard-issue WB teen soap opera about love and basketball that promises to get better because it can't really get much worse.

September 14, 2018

One Tree Hill will likely be cast as a "girl's" show (much like Dawson's), despite its focus on male athletes. This doesn't mean boys won't watch it, just that they won't talk about it.

September 23, 2003 | Full Review…

The grittier storylines, as well as the departure of some of the main characters in later years, may not appeal to fans of the show's earlier seasons. But One Tree Hill still has the potential to appeal to a new generation of teens.

September 23, 2003 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

From the start, One Tree Hill made it so easy to fall in love with all its characters, which is why it's easy to navigate the sillier parts of the show.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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