I've lost a lot of good television in the past year. I pine for Ari Gold every single day, I have no idea if Larry is ever coming back and now I've had to bid the city of Tree Hill adieu. Oh, it hurts to talk about it. I was very emotionally attached to that show and may or may not have fallen asleep that night while still crying. I digress.
To soften the blow, I've created a One Tree Hill playlist on Spotify. Some of these songs will forever remind me of a moment in time: "I Shall Believe" playing after Lucas' car accident; Haley and Nathan dancing to "More Than Anyone" at their wedding; "Heartbeats" in the background when the Ravens won the state championship; "Can't You See" at the fade out of the Season 6 finale. And some of the songs, like "Once When I Was Little" and "Non-Believer" don't recall a specific scene but more of a feeling. Oh my God, I miss it already.
The music was one of the cornerstones of the show and opened up so many doors for me and my iPod. I've discovered some of my favorite songs in Peyton's bedroom and on the Rivercourt. Am I missing any key tunes? Looking at this list, I can see that I definitely need to add "Unsatisfied" by Nine Black Alps.
Isn't it funny to think that this show started at the same exact time as The OC and outlived it by more than double the seasons? How did Julian put it... "a show with heart, that isn't afraid to be quiet". I love when the underdog prevails. Sometimes we can all use the reminder that slow and steady wins the race.
Mark Schwann said in an interview that though he will no longer write "fade in" every week, he believes that these characters will live on. I couldn't agree more.
Brooke Davis forever.