Story line was a 5, first five or six seasons. With normal stuff going on and nowadays its murder, jail, drugs, lying, a the cast, just isn't as good as it was. When fast forward 5 years in their lives, things should get better, not worse. The only thing good that's happened is Brooke got married. Basically, with all the crap going on the show, just waiting for a volcano to erupt in the center of tree hill. Even that cant top the drama that's been going on.