So today the very last episode of OTH airs in the US and I feel bittersweet. I’ve been waiting for this to happen for a few seasons now, but now that the time has finally come, I actually feel really sad.
I’m not gonna lie, I went through periods of basically hating the show, cursing the writers for stupid storylines but I carried on watching. I was absolutely gutted when LP left and basically promised that I wouldn’t watch the show ever again, but I got curious and secretly watched 7x01 and I was miserable that they weren’t there, but I still watched it and I surprisingly managed to like the new characters. Despite all the crap that our shipper hearts have been through and the somewhat poor storylines we’ve had to endure, the writers had moments of greatness where they reminded us why we love this show. I was only like 10 when the show first aired in 2003, so I was quite content with Drake & Josh, but I think I started watching it properly from when I was 12 or 13, and from the very first episode I watched, I was hooked. I went and caught up with all the seasons and have been watching it ever since. I’ve started watching a lot more shows since then, some of which I’ve recently found a lot more interesting than OTH, but for some reason I have never been attached to any other show or cast than this one.
I’m gonna be honest and say that this is the only show that can actually make me cry, sometimes I’m not sure why because other shows can be moving, but OTH pulls at my bloody heartstrings. And I will be forever grateful as it has let us recognise some of the most underrated actors and actresses and I will literally cry if they don’t go on to do brilliant things, especially James and Joy, I genuinely hope they do a lot more in the future! And my baby Austin <3
I do look forward to eventually owning all 9 seasons on DVD though, how fucking great will that be?!
I think Julian’s description of his new show in 9x12 sums up this show brilliantly; ‘A show that’s not afraid to be quiet or heartfelt, a show that’s romantic and sexy and makes you feel like you’re not alone.’
So, good night and thank you One Tree Hill.