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One Tree Hill: Season 5

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Hello again! Four-and-a-half years after the searing and surprising events that marked their final days at Tree Hill High, old friends return to their North Carolina hometown. Some of them reached the goals they set as teens: Lucas published his novel, Brooke rocked the fashion world as an acclaimed couturière and Haley became the teacher she always yearned to be. Some didn’t: Peyton crashed and burned in L.A., and Nathan saw his promise of pro hoops glory evaporate in a single, violent moment. But once they’re back home in this involving 5-Disc, 18-Episode Season Five Set, everyone discovers so much is the same: love, friendship, challenges, triumphs, laughs, tears...and dreams. As Lucas says, it’s just the beginning.

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One Tree Hill: The Complete Fifth Season takes an unorthodox approach to advancing the popular television series by skipping over four years in the lives of the show's characters. The Scott brothers and their sundry friends from the small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, were last seen in The Complete Fourth Season vowing to keep in touch after high-school graduation and remain the same people, even while some went off to college and others made different plans. The fifth season leaps over that transitional period, and we find everyone now in their early 20s, dealing with adult relationships, career moves, disasters, disappointments, and all the rest. For the first time in One Tree Hill, the actors actually look close to the age of their characters, and that makes for an even more sophisticated show.

Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray), following a well-received first novel, is facing writer's block on his second effort. But he fills his days as the new head coach of his old high-school basketball team, the Ravens, aided by his old pal, Skills (Antwon Tanner). Meanwhile, Lucas' brother, Nathan (James Lafferty), is lost in a dark hole of despair after losing his dream of signing with an NBA team. Barely able to move his legs, Nathan is almost crippled in a bar fight and spends his days and nights boozing and raging around while wife Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) and young son Jamie (Jackson Brundage) try to survive his emotional torrents. Lucas is no longer with Peyton (Hilarie Burton), the latter having moved to Los Angeles to become a disgruntled assistant's assistant in a music recording company. Brooke (Sophia Bush), however, has hit the jackpot in New York as the celebrity founder of a designer clothes empire that has made her wealthy yet not quite free of her domineering mother (Daphne Zuniga). Everyone ends up back in Tree Hill, looking for roots and a future that involves support from one another. Friendship matters, but it doesn't inoculate this bunch from the pain of Peyton's ongoing love for Lucas (who is romantically involved with his pretty editor), or Brooke's emptiness after briefly fostering a child who then must leave her, or Nathan's slow crawl back from misery. In true One Tree Hill fashion, the characters' collective challenges come together in a critical mass during the season finale, ending with a very unusual cliffhanger involving four cell phones. --Tom Keogh

Special Features

  • 18 episodes on five discs
  • Commentary on two episodes by series creator Mark Schwahn and key cast and crew
  • Unaired scenes
  • One Tree Hill Fast Forward
  • One Tree Hill at 100
  • One Tree Hill Musical Stars
  • Kate Voegele music video "Only Fooling Myself" directed by Mark Schwahn
  • Gag reel

Product Details

  • Actors: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Galeotti, Paul Johansson
  • Directors: Paul Johansson, Gregory Prange, David Jackson, Janice Cooke-Leonard, Liz Friedlander
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: August 26, 2008
  • Run Time: 810 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0012BS5XU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,440 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "One Tree Hill: Season 5" on IMDb

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I have been an avid viewer of "One Tree Hill" since the very first episode. I started watching the show as a replacement to the great "Dawson's Creek" (which ended several months prior to the release of Tree Hill), but I wasn't hooked for almost the entire first season. But then in the second season the writing got sharper (and franky more "out there,") the cast gelled together, and the rest is more or less television history. But to be perfectly honest this show should not have been the hit that it has become. But there is just something about watching these 6 teenagers live out the lives of adult, while the amazing dialogue that captures people and refuses to let go.

As a DVD reviewer once said: "High School Dramas are not made for high schoolers, they are made for the people that didn't have the high school experience they wanted." And "One Tree Hill" is the epoch of this discussion. And this is what makes the fifth season so special. After focusing on the groups High School years from seasons 1 thru 4, Season 5 fast-forwards the action 5 years, with all the kids living their own lives, much seperated (and grown up) from their 18-year-old alter-egos.

Whereas many believe the show would have out-right failed had season 5 progressed into the groups various freshman year of college experiences, it instead shines. The cast is allowed to play their own ages, and the viewers are able to see what happens when the real world comes into play. Every character has learned the harsh lessons that come with college and finally moving away from your parents/home town. The characters have finally learned how life can be without a security blanket. But alas I don't want to give away too much.
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A new viewer to Tree Hill; wasn't expecting much from a teen drama, but the show has a great heart, especially the episode 9 titled "For Tonight, You're only here to know", the performance by Michaela McManus and Hilarie Burton was exceptional. This is by far the best episode all season.

The fifth season is also better than the fourth. The actors actually get to play character that resemble their own age group though James Lafferty still looks like a teenager. The overall performances of the cast explains why the show has been renewed for a sixth season and hopefully many more.
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I only recently started watching One Tree Hill, I did a season a month beginning in September leading up to the fifth season premiere in January (which actually worked quite nicely for me and for the show since it was at one time one of the few shows airing new episodes during the writers strike). This was one of the few of my favorite shows that were coming back this season after many were cancelled last year (Gilmore Girls, The O.C, Veronica Mars, and many more) so I was thrilled to find out there would be a fifth and sixth season.

I actually really enjoyed this season. It was still probably my second to last favorite season (second season was my least favorite season) just because there was no more high school drama (which I enjoyed), only 18 episodes, and a lot of the characters only appeared a few times throughout the season (Karen, Rachel, Deb, Coach Durham, Chase, and Andy). Meeting the new characters in this season was great though, especially Jamie (Hayley and Nathan's four year old son). Some of the new characters this season are Lindsey Strauss (Lucas's editor and current love interest), Quinton (a member of the Tree Hill Ravens, coached by Skills, Lucas, and Nathan), Mia (a struggling music artist who is signed to Peyton's record label), "Nanny" Carrie (Jamie's nanny who takes an interest to Nathan that pushes Hayley over the edge), Owen (a bartender at Tric who takes an interest in Brooke), and Millicent (Brooke's assistant and Mouth's love interest) and a surprisingly good performance by Kevin Federline as a rude band member of Mia's band. As you can see, more than half of the cast this season were new members.

The season is set four years into the future and skips over the college years.
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I have been a fan since episode one, and have religiously followed it ever since, never missing an episode. The show seems to get better with every season, although I must say, that while season 4 had some of the strongest episodes, there were also few disappointing episodes (I.e. The entire Derek stalking Peyton storyline, especially the horrendous Prom episode. Soooo cheesy) but I really loved the way the season ended, and eagerly awaited the premiere of season 5.

Season 5 did not disappoint. I was so relieved that they didn't set the show during the college years, and make it so that all of the characters somehow went to the exact same college (in example, 90210) and instead chose to set it to four years later, while giving you flashbacks of things that happened in their college years.

And best of all, this season introduces you to extremely talented singer Kate Voegele.

All in all, this is a great season, and I can't wait till the DVDs are released!
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I don't think a release date has been mentioned, but probably sometime over the summer.
Apr 22, 2008 by E. Hirschberg |  See all 5 posts
HELP !!!!! song from one tree hill season 5
it was Kate Vogel that sang... i don't know the song but that's the artist.

Nov 6, 2008 by E. Linzi |  See all 3 posts
to see Keith Scott return
Um, Keith died in season 3. I'm pretty sure that he won't be coming back to the show? And he is definitely dead. Are you talking about Dan Scott?
Aug 1, 2008 by Carly N. DiGennaro |  See all 5 posts
ok im impatient, please tell me who lucas asked to marry him
it was peyton
Nov 6, 2008 by E. Linzi |  See all 2 posts
Difference between season 5 dvds and original airing

Saw your post. A lot of times it comes down to licensing. They may get the ok to use it for an episode, but then not for a manufactured product, which are the sets. I'm a fan of a lot of the WB shows and unfortunately this happpened with a lot of them when they came out on DVD. If they... Read More
Sep 25, 2008 by E. Dembosky |  See all 2 posts
season 6 of one tree hill Be the first to reply
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