The lyrics, “I don’t wanna be anything other then what I’ve been tryna be lately” bring nostalgia to One Tree Hill fans all across the globe. On October 1st, 2017 Netflix made the executive decision to remove the teen drama series One Tree Hill off of their TV show catalog. Many people have been discussing this matter, including the shows actors and viewers across the United States.
The television show One Tree Hill is about two step-brothers named Nathan and Lucas Scott who love basketball, but hate each other. They learn to accept one another and change for the better good of their families. The show teaches viewers to put your family first and that your friends are your second family. The main cast of the saga includes the characters: Haley James Scott, Nathan Scott, Lucas Scott, Brooke Davis, and Peyton Sawyer. Each character is unique and individual in their own ways and portrayed a message for all teens. Haley was the school valedictorian who taught us that it was okay to be unique and different, and that you should never let society change you. Lucas was the school’s heartthrob who inspired viewers to follow our dreams and not let anything get in the way of that. Peyton was artistic music lover who taught us that no matter how much pain you go through in life, you can rise above it and be the change the world needs. Brooke was the school drama queen who influenced viewers to never let negative people who want to see you fail win your life’s story. Nathan was the Division I-bound basketball player who was living proof of how people can change and to not judge by your first glimpse. These lessons are vital to society and live on with the legacy of the show.
There are rumors that the CW show may be added to Hulu, a TV streaming network, but the rumors are not confirmed. In addition, the primary reason for why the show left Netflix was to make room for Netflix original shows and new seasons of returning shows. One Tree Hill fans are furious and have taken their anger to Twitter. One fan Tweeted, “stayed up till 3 am to watch @netflix take off #OneTreeHill and now I’m canceling my membership” ~Marissa Norris. The trending hashtag #SaveOTH has over 5,000 tweets, and over 20,000 retweets.
Although we may all be mad at Netflix the important thing to remember is that we live in a society where we can go to the store or download the show if we really wanted to. We are so fortunate to have had this show in our lives because it taught us how to be better people and appreciate life. The memories of Karen’s Café and the Tree Hill High School basketball state champions will forever stick with the fan base.
By: Julia Marotti’21, Staff Writer