I’ve always been an advocate of characters that have a journey in television. Too many times characters seem to fall into a never ending loop of self-discovery and then reset back to square one. It’s frustrating at times because you want to hit them over the head and go, “hey! LEARN THIS TIME!” I’ve really been impressed on how much it matters to me while watching through Fraiser for the first time. As most sitcoms the characters seem to always default back to their original ways once the episode is over and any important, character changing moments are quickly forgotten.
That’s what I love Brooke so much on “One Tree Hill.” We’ve seen her go from fairly spirited and carefree to a mature, loving wife and mother. While I don’t entirely relate with her, I appreciate the journey she’s been on. I especially appreciate that she didn’t change overnight. Her realization that she wanted to be a great mother came slowly and we saw her develop it with taking on Samantha as a foster and then later with the birth of her own children.
It’s hard to believe it’s the end for “One Tree Hill,” but it’s reassuring to know there’s many great hours of episodes to watch again and again. Tune in for the series finale April 4th!
I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote One Tree Hill Season Nine on DVD.