15 years of One Tree Hill: Ranking the seasons from worst to best

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Actresses Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush and Shantel VanSanten attend the 'One Tree Hill' Final Season cocktail reception during the CW portion of the 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 12, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Actresses Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush and Shantel VanSanten attend the 'One Tree Hill' Final Season cocktail reception during the CW portion of the 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 12, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK – JANUARY 16: (L-R) ‘One Tree Hill’ cast James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray at Planet Hollywood to promote their new show and meet with fans January 16, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK – JANUARY 16: (L-R) ‘One Tree Hill’ cast James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Lenz, Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray at Planet Hollywood to promote their new show and meet with fans January 16, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images) /

Season 4

I enjoyed the fourth season. That storyline with Psycho Derek was out of this world crazy, but it suited the writing for the show.

This was also the season that saw Lucas and Peyton finally get together. That’s partially a downer for me as a Brucas fan, but I appreciated that the two were always endgame. They were meant to be. That “It’s you, Peyton” moment is one of the top ones from the whole series.

One Tree Hill Season 4 did see Lucas go off on his own for a little too much, as he focused on finding Keith’s killer. It was heartbreaking for him to learn that his dad killed his uncle–and we were annoyed that it took so long for this to come out and for Keith to finally get some justice for his death.

Then there was the fact that most of this season Peyton and Brooke weren’t friends. They’d fallen out over Lucas and all the secrets between them. It did mean Brooke and Haley got to bond a little more, but it still just didn’t feel right and it took some of the magic away. Thank God they were friends again by the end.

We also got to see Haley and Nathan become parents. Some of this was up and down but for the most part we got to see the two grow in character development in ways we never really expected.