“I don’t want to be anything other than what I’ve been trying to be lately!”
Words that have driven a generation to continue to be themselves, and words that highlighted the morale behind the characters in One Tree Hill. Throughout all seasons one through four, the show opened with those words. After taking a hiatus for three years, the theme would return at the beginning of season eight with a slew of artists performing the hit song “I Don’t Want to Be,” by Gavin DeGraw.
When we talk about season eight of One Tree Hill and its theme song returning, the first and ultimate favorite artist of mine to perform the song is the original artist himself, Gavin DeGraw. As a theme song that defined my high school stage life, it was genuinely comforting to turn on my favorite television program to hear his voice performing this song. It felt like I was stepping back into 2003 and was just tuning into the first episode. Little at that time did I know that I would be hooked for life to an amazing show, with an amazing soundtrack that began with this track. There would be one artist I would take above and beyond him, even though he Is not around today.
I have always felt that Johnny Cash had the right voice for one of those dark, edgy shows during the season. To have him open up an episode such as “Asleep At Heaven’s Gate,” which was the second half of the season ending episode from season seven. Just to hear Johnny sing in the voice while showing clips of the shooting, and not knowing whether Clay and, or, Quinn would make it, would make that episode stand out so far above the rest. Unfortunately we know that Johnny passed on many years ago, but this is still something I will think about for a long time when I watch this episode, and many other edgy episodes as well.
Season Eight of One Tree Hill provided us with laughs, love, sadness, braces, babies, and even botox in prison (sorry Victoria, not really a fan of you on the show). I have watched the characters grow for 8 years, and now you can catch the latest year of their lives on DVD and the very successful Ultra Violet Digital Copy.
For those who are unaware of UVDC, when you purchase this season of One Tree Hill it will include a code that you can enter at the given website which will allow you to access the entire season of the show on any device with access to Flixster. Take the season on the road with you, without even having to pack the DVDs in your bag. On a plane, on a train, in the car, or even while you’re laying out at the beach, Ultra Violet gives you access anywhere you are.
Take a look for yourselves:
And coming soon on January 11th, 2012, next Wednesday at 8/7 ct on the CW, the first episode in the final season of One Tree Hill! And tune in this season, as a star will be making a return. Until next week, here is a look at season eight, available on DVD and Ultra Violet today:
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