10 TV Dramas From The 2000s To Watch If You Love ‘One Tree Hill’!

Television shows from the 2000s were full of drama. Shows like One Tree Hill were huge hits and have continued their popularity amongst new generations. Let’s take a look at some other shows from the 2000s that are just as dramatic.

Gossip Girl

Where to watch: HBO Max

If you like the drama of One Tree Hill, you will love Gossip Girl. The New York City-based drama focuses on privileged high schoolers on the Upper East Side and their scandals and love interests.

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90210

Where to watch: The CW

90210 highlights the friends of a Beverly Hills high school and all of their relationships while navigating a world of privilege. Similar to One Tree Hill, 90210 allows you to see relationships between characters grow or dwindle.

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Desperate Housewives

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video or Hulu

While Desperate Housewives isn’t centered around high schoolers like One Tree Hill, it is certainly filled with just as much drama. The show focuses on a group of neighborhood friends who are tested with dramatic challenges such as murder and affairs.

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Friday Night Lights

Where to watch: Netflix

High school drama in Texas can be quite similar to high school drama in North Carolina. Friday Night Lights centers on a small town obsessed with having a winning football team. The show highlights the importance of family and community.

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The Hills

Where to watch: Hulu

The Hills is a reality show based in Los Angeles surrounding the lives of young adults and their struggles. This show highlights the real drama that occurs in life while One Tree Hill is a fictional drama, this is a realistic drama.

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Sex and the City

Where to watch: HBO Max

While Sex and the City began in 1998, the show was carried into the 2000s. The show focuses on a group of four girlfriends in New York City trying to navigate their professional and personal lives. Their friendships and relationships are similar to One Tree Hill’s strong bonds between characters.

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Weeds

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Similar to One Tree Hill, Weeds is full of traumatic events and twisting turns. After her husband’s death, the main character begins growing marijuana to support her family and all the drama that comes with it.

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Gilmore Girls

Where to watch: Netflix

Gilmore Girls is based on the relationship between a single mother and her daughter, similar to One Tree Hill’s original focus on Lucas and Karen. The show focuses on friendships and relationships that the mother and the daughter form as they grow up as well as the growth of their own relationship.

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The OC

Where to watch: Hulu or HBO Max

This drama is centered on families and the drama between them all as well as a group of high schoolers whose lives are consumed by drama. Sound familiar?

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Degrassi: The Next Generation

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video or HBO Max

Degrassi kids are always ridden with drama and challenges. The show focuses on high schoolers who struggle with drama, identity, friendships, and home life.

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Make sure to check out some of these dramas next time you want to watch a show similar to One Tree Hill!

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Tori Murphy

Tori Murphy is a junior at Penn State University studying Public Relations with a minor in Sports Studies.