Watching One Tree Hill is sort of like observing a baby's first experience with a mirror. Sure, one one level the baby realizes he is looking at himself, but every time he turns away and looks back again the surprise of finding a person staring back at him begins anew. One Tree Hill has the tendency to do the same thing with respect to its own romantic history. Just when you think the characters might be learning something and moving on they catch a glimpse of that mirror and repeat the same mistakes all over again, with seemingly no recognition of the pattern they are repeating.
Sometimes, I wish someone would just break that darn mirror.
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