So here it is our FOTM interview for November with Maham! ;) You may all know her from being very active on this spot, which shows how much she deserves this! Congrats hun <3
1. So Maham, you won! =D Why don’t you start by telling us more about you? ;)
"I fell in love with it the moment I saw it."
Hey guys =)
So starting with the basics, I am Maham, as most of you probably know, I am 17 years old and I live in California.
I am sucker for romance, chocolate, good books and of course TV. I don't really have any talents- I can't draw. paint, sing, act, play an instrument, nothing! It's kinda sad at times, but the one thing I take pride in is my writing ability and writing fanfictions is something I like doing on the side, as many of you Leyton fans might know (Too Far Gone). My history on fanpop is relatively short since I have been active here for only about 8 months, but its been a lot of fun, and for the past couple of months I have been completely addicted!
This is my first FOTM, and it's really exciting because One Tree Hill is the one spot that I spent a lot of my time on because of my love of the show, and each and everyone has been so great to me, that it's been an amazing experience =)
2. Is One Tree Hill your favorite tv show ever? If not, which show is it?
Yeah, it is. Even though I haven't been watching it from the beginning, I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. The characters, the storylines, the couples, they're all amazing. And even though at times I am tempted to kill Mark because of the way a season has been going and what not, in the end it all wraps up to be something worth watching!
3. How did you find out about OTH? And what was the first episode that you watched?
"I finally gave in and watched the pilot."
My friends have the biggest hand behind my addiction to One Tree Hill. When I started watching OTH, it was in its fourth season, and after every episode, my friends would rave about how good the episode was, how much they hated/loved a certain character, and the discussions were never ending. I felt so out of the loop because I had no idea what they were talking about, and after a great deal of persuasion, I finally gave in and watched the pilot. Needless to say, I have been hooked ever since!
4. What is the thing about OTH that makes it different from any other show?
Hmmm...this is a good one. I think I would have to go with the fact that it deals with a lot of the everyday real life problems that other shows often fail to grasp. Especially during the high school years (S1-4) OTH has covered a lot of the topics that teenagers have to go through with everyday- social pressures, jack ass parents, drug abuse, suicide, falling in love, having your heart broken, and the list goes on. And while sometimes the storylines are a little exaggerated, they get the message across and that's what it makes it different and more relate-able than most other shows out there.
5. Imagine you can re-write all the OTH seasons. Would you change anything or the show would end up exactly like it is now?
"..it deals with a lot of the everyday real life problems."
Oh you have no idea how tempted I would be to change what happened between Naley in season 2, but when I think about the reconciliation that took place in season 3, I won't be able to do it. That reconciliation/finding each other again gave us some of the best Naley scenes ever, and that would not have happened if Haley hadn't left (no matter how much I despised her for it).
In fact, I don't think I will change anything, because even though some storylines made me want to throttle Mark, most of the outcomes, at least to me, were worth the pain.
6. “The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours”; Season 1 favorites.
1x08- The Search For Something More
"Don't say I never gave you anything" (Nathan)
"Run"- Snow Patrol (1x22)
Lucas/Nathan going from being enemies to friends and the beginning of Naley's relationship
7. “There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it”; Season 2 favorites.
"Most of the outcomes were worth the pain."
2x03- Near Wild Heaven
“Sometimes, people disappoint you. Sometimes they surprise you. But you never really get to know them…until you listen for what’s in their hearts and that’s what Haley did with Nathan. That’s what we should do for them. So for you skeptics out there, prepare to be surprised. So this is to my…brother and my little sis in-law, and in love.” (Lucas)
Kill - Jimmy Eat World
Peyton's relationship with Jake and Dan paying Jules to sleep with Keith (and the disaster that follows)
8. “We know that this moment, every part of it, will live on forever”; Season 3 favorites.
3x16- With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept
"So... yeah, I guess you're right; it’s not the life I would've had... 'cause ever since I met you, it has been so much more". (Haley)
"Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty, this hatred. How did it find us? Did it steal into our lives or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us? That we now send our children out into the world like we send young men to war, hoping for their safe return but knowing that some will be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows, swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name? Is it your name?" (Lucas)
God Bless The Child - Michelle Featherstone (3x16)
Naley reconciliation/Peyton connecting with Ellie/ School shooting & Keith's murder
9. “I have never seen some of these kids so happy. And can you blame them?”; Season 4 favorites.
Peyton & Nathan
Naley & Leyton
Brachel & Breyton
4x17- It Gets the Worst At Night
You know, my father said that today will be the greatest day of my life, and you're right dad, it is. But it's not because of basketball. You see, today I learned that my wife Haley is pregnant. It's an absolute honor to be recruited by Duke University. I guess what I have to say to you today is this: where I play basketball, if I play basketball, is no longer a decision for me to make alone. It's a decision that I make with my wife and my family's best interests at heart, and when I do I'll let you all know. My wife couldn't be here today so, I just wanted to say one thing to her: Haley, no matters what happens, we face it together. I promise you, I've never been happier. Everything is gonna be okay. I love you." (Nathan)
""Does this darkness have a name?"
Let's see here: (looks at Brooke) slept with you, (looks at Haley) kissed you, (looks at Peyton) got slapped by you. Just like any other night on Chris Keller's tour bus." (Chris Keller)
Baba O'Riley - The Who (4x13)
Naley pregnancy/ Breyton completely falling apart then coming back together stronger than before/ Lucas obsession to find out Keith's real killer
10. “The rest of your life is a long time and the rest of your life starts right now”; Season 5 favorites.
Naley (only after 5x13)- Least favorite couple season for me =/
"You have nothing? You have a beautiful son who is here. I am here! You've gotta figure out who you're gonna be in this, Nathan. Because this version of you does not work for us. I can not keep living like this, okay? Do you understand what I'm saying? One more night like this, Nathan, and I promise, you will have nothing!" (Haley)
"I was reminded today in a roundabout way that the most perfect act of love is sacrifice. It's what Keith did for Karen; burying his feelings for her for all those years so he could be a good friend. I love you Lucas. And I think I have since the first moment we locked eyes and it is going to suck but if what you want is for me to let go then I'm gonna do it. Be happy Luke. I want that with all my heart." (Peyton)
Far More - The Honorary Title (5x07)& Home- Foo Fighters (5x13)
Peyton/Lucas/Lindsay love triangle/ Brooke & Angie
11. “Grief is like the ocean; it's deep and dark and bigger than all of us”; Season 6 favorites.
Lucas & Haley
Naley & Leyton
6x23- Forever and Almost Always
“I love your daughter. I’m in love with her. And one of these days she’s gonna love me back and when she does I want you to understand something: you’re either gonna learn to be nice to her, or you’re not gonna be in her life. Nice to meet you Victoria. Feels like I’ve known you all my life." (Julian)
Peyton: "Can a text message change your life?"
Lucas: "God I hope so"
Wedding Dress - Matt Nathanson (6x23)
Brooke being attacked/ Lucas/Peyton and the pregnancy complication/ Brooke taking in Sam & her and Julian's struggling relationship
12. “You are the dream merchant”; Season 7 (so far) favorites.
"Can a text message change your life?"
Nathan & Clay
Naley & Brulian
Mouth & Skills/ Quinn & Haley
7x07- I and Love and You
Haley: "I don’t want to see you lose your dream."
Nathan: "Lose her? She’s right here. I’m never letting go of her." (Could I have chosen any other one? lol)
I And Love And You - The Avett Brothers
Haley/Nathan/Renee sex & pregnancy scandal and Clay's past with Sara
13. This season doesn’t have Lucas and Peyton, two of the main five characters. Do you think OTH feels like a different show, or it’s still the same?
OTH definitely feels different without the two because obviously they were a huge part of the show for the past six years, but I am not sure its a bad different. I mean, I LOVE Lucas & Peyton both as characters and as a couple, and coming into the 7th season without them, I wasn't sure what to expect, but to be honest I haven't been disappointed so far (with the exception of 7x11 which was my least favorite episode of the season). I am always going to miss Lucas & Peyton, but I love the new characters, especially Clay, and I think after 7 years it isn't the worst idea to try something new!
"I am always going to miss Lucas & Peyton, but I love the new characters."
And with the consistency with the rating, I think the freshness of this season is doing good with the viewers (I mean we beat GG in ratings like almost every week, and that is such an over hyped/advertised show!)
14. What do you think it’s gonna happen in the future for Brooke & Julian and Nathan & Haley?
I honestly am not sure what's going to happen between Nathan & Haley. Right now they're making it seem like Nathan is headed towards Barcelona and Haley & Jamie are going on tour. I don't know about Haley's tour, but I doubt Nathan will be moving to Barcelona- I think they're setting the stage for a big "Clay comes to the rescue kind of thing".
Personally I am a huge supporter of Haley going to tour because that would be like kissing goodbye to the already meager Naley scenes we are getting these days. But who knows anything is possible.
And with Taylor coming to town in 7x13 (episode after midseason break), I am sure it's going to stir some interesting Naley stuff.
As for Brulian, I don't believe they are over for a second. We see her with him in the hospital where they bring Alex, I am guessing. I think they need a lot of issues they need to fix before they can get back on track. Julian needs to learn to keep his mouth shut, and Brooke needs to learn to trust her man. I am pretty sure Julian will want to help and be there for Alex, because he will partially blame himself for what happened to her, and Brooke will have to come to some sort of understanding with that. But I have no doubt that they will find there way back to each other, and hopefully get a miracle pregnancy out of it?
15. I’m gonna say a word and you say a scene/episode that reminds you of that.
6x24- "You're in the NBA?" "I am in the NBA"
4x16- Battle between Psycho Derek and Brooke & Peyton
3x16- Dan kills Keith
"The roots are still there, it just takes time. Don't say I never gave you anything." (3x07- Naley on the rooftop of Karen's Cafe)
5x12- Lindsay being the one to break of the wedding- with the comet analogy at that!
6x09- Nathan gives up Slamball for his family
Nathan not firing Nanny Carrie after her completely off the line behavior (flirting, skinny dipping, and kiss, I mean come one Nate, that was really stupid!)
Mark is a freaking idiot (xD):
Brooke telling Julian that she can't have children
16. This or that?
High school years or adult:
Chris Keller or Miranda:
Brulian or Jeyton:
Mouth or Millie:
Neither, but for the sake of picking, Mouth
Season 2 or 5:
5 (season 2 was a nightmare, never watched past episode 13)
Brucas or Leyton:
Clay or Quinn:
Julian or Jake:
Oh man this is hard, I love both, but I think Jake a little bit more =)
17. Which season is your favorite? And least? What do you think that could have been done to make that least one better?
For favorite season its tough tie between 3 and 4, but for the sake of this question I'll go for 4. We had some great Naley moments along with the pregnancy, the state championship, Leyton getting together, psycho derek attacks, Nathan trying to dance, Honey grove prom, and of course a reappearance of Chris Keller, could you get any better than this?
It was the perfect ending of their high school career, and almost every storyline was interesting to watch =)
"Could you get any better than this?"
Least favorite, well thats cake, season 2 hands down. For me, it was the most painful season to watch. I stopped watching after 2x13, and mostly just saw the Jeyton scenes after that (the only part of S2 worth watching). Even though I hated what Haley did to Nathan in this season, like I said before, I wouldn't change that because the pain was worth it in the end. But the one thing I would change will be Felix & Ana storyline. I swear, that was such a pointless storyline. Brooke/Felix being friends with benefits, Lucas/Ana dating, Ana admitting that she's bi- it was all such a waste, so yeah I would definitely delete that out of season 2 if I had the chance.
18. Imagine you’re Mark for one day. After getting a body-guard to protect you from the fans (xD), you can write an episode for this season. What happens?
Oo yes, I would definitely need someone to protect me from the fans. I find it hard to believe how Mark can come out of his house sometimes without being egged by angry fans...lol!
But back to the question, what would happen if I wrote an episode for his season? Well, I would definitely love to ship Millicent away, somewhere, anywhere, I don't care, as long as she is away from Tree Hill, I am good. I would also love to write a scene where we see some characterful development of Alex. I love her, but so far we've only seen her in a bad light, only being allowed glimpses of who she really is. I would like to see her character grow and mature after this suicide attempt, so that she could realize just how important and beautiful life truly is.
On the Brulian front, I would love to write the reconciliation scene, you know in which Brooke lets Julian in all the way, and Julian finally acts like the boyfriend we know he can be. For Quinn, I would love for her to finally get a divorce from David, seriously its long overdue!
Finally, Naley! Mmm...a night alone sounds pretty awesome, maybe in the rain, with a return of the bracelet/purple flowers and the line "Don't say I never gave you anything". I know, I am a complete sucker for old school Naley, and I would love to see a reappearance of all these little things that while insignificant to others, meant the world to them.
19. Season 8. Hot or not?
Right now, it's too early to tell. A part of me never wants this show to end, but in the end it all comes down to the storylines and how they work out. So far, every character's life is in a mess, and I don't see a closure coming any time soon, but we're only at half season, so there are a lot of "what ifs" hanging there. However, if the quality of the storylines stay interesting, I wouldn't say no to a season 8...crazy I know =D
20. Finally, any last words? =)
"A part of me never wants this show to end."
I would just like to say thank everyone who voted for me. Thank you so much guys, it means a lot. Also to everyone who's been so awesome to me here, for rating my stuff, leaving sweet comments, and just being great in general.
And last but not the least, a huge shout out to Cat for taking out the time to do this interview, thank you so much hun, you have been nothing but absolutely wonderful ever since I have known you, so thank you so, so much =)
Love you all <3