You know the saying, ”Absence makes the heart grow fonder”? Well for me that isn’t quite true. It’s more like ”Absence makes the heart forget you even existed.” And I’d like to take a minute to apologize to One Tree Hill, which tops my Must List this week, for forgetting its existence. It’s not my fault that in its month-and-a-half-long hiatus I began watching inferior shows and forgot that it returned last week. But I remembered last night, and I promise to never ever make that mistake again, because One Tree Hill is SO freakin’ awesome. I only missed one episode, but about a thousand things happened: someone’s pregnant, someone’s a murderer, someone’s homeless, someone’s no longer a virgin, and Stephen from Laguna Beach is back as a guest star. What?
Okay! It’s like the most ridiculous soap opera, but instead of spreading out the drama over weeks and weeks, they pack it all into a one-hour episode. That, my friends, is why One Tree Hill is back on my Must List, hopefully never to leave again.
What’s on your Must List this week, PopWatchers? List up to three items from current TV/movies/music/books/games/online. Don’t forget your e-mail address, in case we decide to use your submission in the magazine. Deadline is Thursday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. ET.