'One Tree Hill: The Complete Sixth Season'
(Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Paul Johansson, et al / 7-Disc DVD / NR / 2009 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: 'One Tree Hill' kicks off its sixth year with a whirlwind of unresolved storylines that keep TV fans engaged until the season’s final episode. Even the newest of viewers will find themselves easily wrapped up in the drama’s powerful, character-driven stories.
DVD Verdict: It finally happened: Peyton and Lucas got married and had a baby girl named Sawyer! To be quite honest, the series "One Tree Hill" has lost its touch from WAY too many story lines of having characters fight back and forth over the same things again and again. Brooke (Sophia Bush) continues to fight with her mother Victoria (Daphne Zuniga)in who has control over the "Clothes Over Bros" store.
She has a continuing relationship with Julian (Austin Nichols) and in the end, tries to make him jealous by having a fling with Nick Lachey from the 90's boy band "98 Degrees" and "adopts" the rebellious teen Sam Walker (Ashley Rickards). The basketball rebel Quentin Fields (Robbie Jones)life ends suddenly when he is an innocent bystander in a robbery. Nathan (James Lafferty) continues on his neverending quest to become a rising NBA star, (although I don't understand how you can after you shave points in a high school basketball game).
Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) gets offered to have his book turned into a movie and finds it hard to cast the actors and actresses to play the people in his life. Peyton (Hilarie Burton)finds out that she might have cancer and the possible risk of it hurting her and her unborn child. Haley (Bethany Joy Galeotti) struggles in her career as a teacher and goes back to her roots as a singer/songwriter. Young Jamie (Jackson Brundage) deals with the sudden death of Quentin, the discovery of Skillz (Antawn Tanner) and his grandmother Deb (Barbara Alyn Woods)hooking up, and understanding the pains of growing up.
From this season, I'm still wondering why Dan (Paul Johansson)was kept alive throughout this season even though crazy nanny Carrie (Torrey DeVitto) ran him over and attempted to make him suffer in anyway possible. Overall, this season was hugely disappointing in many levels. These "Tree Hill" characters may think they've grown-up but really, they're still trapped in the same high school drama.
Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray will not be returning for Season 7 and the producers hope to mix it up with new characters and the setting will be one year into the future. [SC] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the following Special Features:
One Tree Hill Goes Back in Time: Recreating the 1940s in episode 11, We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)
Slammin’ with One Tree Hill: Playing the new sport of SlamBall, a cross between basketball, hockey and gymnastics
One Tree Hill Celebrity Soundtrack: Guest musical artists discuss their contributions in this look at the role of music in the series with a spotlight on episode 10’s USO concert
One Tree Hill – The Director’s Debut: Following first-time helmers Chad Michael Murray, Bethany Joy Galeotti and James Lafferty through the process of directing their first episodes
Commentary on two episodes by series creator Mark Schwahn and key cast and crew