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 – NOVEMBER 1: (U.S. TABS OUT) (L-R) Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz appears on stage during MTV’s Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios November 1, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 1: (U.S. TABS OUT) (L-R) Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz appears on stage during MTV’s Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios November 1, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) /

Season 1

The very first season of One Tree Hill is a special one for many. This was the introduction to these core characters who would become major parts of our lives.

We got Nathan and Lucas–and their dislike for each other. Then there was Brooke and Peyton’s friendship and Haley being on the outside. Over the course of the first few episodes, that started to change.

You could see how different friendships would form. There was a chance to see who was meant to be with each other. And we got to see Nathan realize that Haley was the best thing for him. Over the course of the season, we also started to see a bond form between the Scott brothers, as they decided to put their differences aside.

One Tree Hill Season 1 also kept the drama real. It was high school drama and everything that happened made sense. When you get fed up with the over-the-top moments in later seasons, you can always pull it back to this season.

Why doesn’t it quite reach the top spot? Well, there’s one season left to put on the list and it really is the strongest ever in my opinion. We’re going into the third season…