- Retro Recaps -A Dog Ate A Human Heart On 'One Tree Hill' 13 Years Ago, And We Don’t Talk About It Enough
Welcome to Retro Recaps, where we revisit your favorite old shows and give them the modern recap treatment that they always deserved. We've done Buffy's silent episode, Friends' 18-page letter, Sex and the City's Fleet Week episode, Gossip Girl's Snowflake Ball episode, The O.C.'s Chrismukkah episode, Lost's "The Constant," and Gilmore Girls' dance marathon episode. (Check out all our Retro Recaps here.) Today, we dive into One Tree Hill. Caution: snark ahead.
I have watched many shows, known and new to me, while writing these Retro Recaps. And those I never previously saw were at least popular enough for me to know what they were about, the names of some of the characters, and the general plot. But since I was not a teenage girl in the early '00s (though I did behave like one), I don’t even remember One Tree Hill being on. I don’t know what it’s about and the only reason I know Chad Michael Murray, its star, is because he played a ripped cult leader on Riverdale.
A friend told me I had to watch this classic episode of the show in which a dog eats a heart and I was like, “Excuse me, ma’am. We do not allow fake news here. This is not Hunklethorpe Times. This is a mature and very serious journalistic endeavor.” But no, she was right. A dog does eat a heart, and it happens in like the first five minutes of the show.