Counterpoint: ‘One Tree Hill’ Might Have Had The Hottest Female Cast On TV
David Hookstead | Contributor
We have a full-blown, hottest women on television controversy on our hands, and now the show “One Tree Hill” has been dragged in.
Yesterday, I wrote a piece about how the popular CW show “Smallville” might have had the hottest female cast members in television history. I stand by what I said. The cast was at an elite level, but there was certainly some pushback.
Several people floated the idea that “One Tree Hill” might have actually had a more impressive roster than “Smallville.” The former hit show told the story about a group of friends in a fictional North Carolina town during it’s nine year television run.
I took some time to collect my thoughts and analyze the data, and eventually I determined that “One Tree Hill” certainly has an argument for the throne. Lets break down some of the top cast members.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 17: Actress Sophia Bush arrives at the InStyle and Warner Bros. 67th Annual Golden Globes after party held at the Oasis Courtyard at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 15: Socialite Sofia Bush attends day 7 of Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2006 at Bryant Park September 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD – JUNE 07: Actress Sophia Bush arrives to the 35th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Al Pacino held at the Kodak Theatre on June 7, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images for AFI)
NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 08: Singer Jana Kramer attends the 2011 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA – SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Hilarie Burton arrives at the CW Launch Party at the Warner Bros. Studio on September 18, 2006 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Hilarie Burton attends the 26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU Skirball Center on May 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA – MARCH 12: Actress Danneel Harris attends Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held at Smashbox Studios on March 12, 2008 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images for IMG)
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 30: Actress Danneel Harris arrives for the Maxim Magazine Super Bowl XLIII party at The Ritz Ybor on January 30, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA – FEBRUARY 19: Actress Danneel Harris arrives at the premiere of Screen Gems’ “Fired Up” at the Pacific Culver Theatre on February 19, 2009 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Bethany Joy Galeotti:
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 07: Actress Bethany Joy Lenz attends the Celebration of NYLON’s December/January Cover Star Lucy Hale Presented by bebe at Andaz Hotel on December 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images For NYLON)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 11: Actress Bethany Joy Lenz attends Universal, NBC, Focus Features and E! Entertainment 2015 Golden Globe Awards After Party sponsored by Chrysler and Hilton at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NBCUniversal)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 05: Actress Shantel VanSanten poses at The CW’s presentation of “An Evening with One Tree Hill” at the Arclighht Theater on January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Well, it looks like there is a lot of evidence to suggest I might have jumped the gun yesterday with my “Smallville” proclamation. I also am struggling here because I feel I’m biased given the fact I’ve seen several episodes from each show.
The basketball heavy story lines in “One Tree Hill” were solely written to garner the male audience, and it worked with a decent level of success for the CW network.
I’m just not sure I’m able to pick between the two. I need more time to think about it before I decide, but feel free to weigh in with your thoughts.
The only thing I am sure of is Sophia Bush in a red bow was one the greatest thing to ever happen on television.