I was actually really disappointed with the season premiere.
To begin with, i was extremely annoyed by the way they portrayed what brooke and lucas's relationship would have been like if he chose her. They made brooke look like she wasnt really in love with lucas but he was just convenient for her. They also made her look like a controlling feminist which i thought was extremely unfair. Yeah, brooke is definitely independent, but she never treated lucas like trash like they made her look. I think they just needed to make it look like peyton was perfect for him and brooke wasnt...when it really wasnt true or realistic.
Secondly, everything peyton did the entire episode was completely out of character. Yes, i know she's extremely happy to be with lucas and i know she is completely in love with him...but she was always slightly cynical and thats the peyton we know and love..its like she lost herself when she found lucas.
Thirdly, the justification lucas gave for whisking her off to get married in vegas the line 'i know im being selfish by marrying you like this but with you peyton i want to be selfish'. It was again completely out of character for him, and i dont know if it was the way chad michael murray acted it or the line itself but i just didnt believe it. it didnt really seem all the sincere. Its like both lucas and peyton need to be different people in order to be perfect and happy together...and that means that they really arent perfect for each other.
Fourth, skills and deb...noooooooooo!!!!! deb is gross!! skills can do soooo much better!! i could see them hooking up the one night when they found out who their internet 'friend' was but after that...its just a disaster! Im looking forward to the drama when nathan finds out...but other than that, its a complete turn off.
fifth, the nanny carrie and dan thing. I was enjoying it in the beginning...but when i found out she hadkidnapped him and taken him captive in some remote house in the middle of nowhere...it just seemed a little bit too far fetched. it seemed more like a last ditch effort for the writers to keep dan in the show without making him boring a old grandpa to jamie who regrets all his mistakes and wants to make things right.
and finally, where is karen? (lucas's mom) and his little sister and the cute australian boyfriend andy?? the old lucas...the one who doesnt have to change to be with peyton, would have wanted his family to be there with him at his wedding. I could have believed it if it had been peyton's idea to go off and get married in vegas but it would never have been lucas's idea. the writers just needed something dramatic to close last season...i think it would've been better if it had been a declaration of love rather than a proposal of marriage in vegas. some like 'hi, its me, i love you, i never stopped, its you i want to be with now and forever...' It could've been him calling and of the three with that line. and rather than do it over the phone, i think it would have been better if he's said it in person...he rings a doorbell, all three girls open the door and he says the line and the season ends without us knowing which girl it was...that would've been more realistic...
That being said there were some things that were pretty good. I really enjoyed the brooke and her mother war beginning. although i do feel bad for what brooke had to go through i think that story line is bound to be interesting...and i do love that nathan and haley are getting along and being the perfect couple they always were. and jamie is being as cute and adorable as ever. and personally, im glad mouth left the show. he's character was played out...i hope he's not completely gone and comes back for a couple of epsiodes here and there...but i couldnt see him having anything interesting going on this season...