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How come Peyton has all the thoughts and favorites of a 30 year old? Where is all this wisdom coming from? Do the writers realize there are no girls in high school today who think or act on Peyton's level. I mean look at Miss Seventeen. Those girls are supposed to embody the range of all current high school girls. Find me one Peyton Sawyer in all of them.... YOU CAN'T!The words, feelings and character of this girl is a member of the class of 1992. Yes, I said it. How do I know? Because believe it or not fellow One Tree Hill lovers... I grew up in the south in a town much like Tree Hill. Same drama, same boys, same girls. Do you really think 17 and 18 year olds are writing this show? And do you really think the demographics are all under the age of 22? I think not! It took me 13 years to find and accept my inner "Peyton". If any of you high schoolers out there who are free of parents, have shacked up with their jailbird boyfriend and his infant daughter, run a nightclub and reminisced about movies you were too young to see until two years ago okay you got me. But let's be realisitic although I had the major drama at 17, got married at 18, had a child at 19 I never had the maturity until 28. Yes I was on my own at 17 and in the military, paying my own bills and experiencing freedom. Show me the teenager STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL who embodies Peyton. She's a 30 year old in a high school setting!!!! Believe it.
I don't know. I mean, yeah Peyton has a lot of knowledge for a teenager, but she's also been through a lot. And all of those tragedies in someone's life will make you grow up a lot faster than others. I've been there. In fact, I am there. I'm 16 and have that maturity. No I haven't done all of those things, but I have grown up. I'm sure that I will continue to grow up, but being a teenager isn't just partying to some people.
I may not have gone thru the exact same situation as Peyton but I had to grow up pretty quick as a child. My mom worked all the time so I took care of my baby sister from the time I was 10 til I graduated. I wasn't able to go play with friends or have a normal childhood there is more but it is rather personal...I grew up to fast and those experiences made me wise beyond my years. I view life the same way as Peyton for the most part. Thats why I can relate to her character and thats why I love the show...
Peyton has these thoughts because that's what writers want her to have. It's a show, it's not real, who cares what she talks about, she draws a crowd, teens listen to the "advice" she gives. In our society right now who's a teen more likely to listen to? Her wise parents? or their favorite character? It's easier to hear Peyton talk then parents. And "kiki" u said "how come peyton has all the...favorites of a 30 year old?" Most of the favorites she listed... I too am a fan of, and i'm just about 16. It's just the envirnoment. But again it's just a show so I wouldn't be going around saying u can't find a "peyton" in high school you can... just not in one single person.
I hate to be the barer of bad news but there are actual girls in high school who are exactly like Peyton. The depth of intelligence from a writer’s perspective may make Peyton seem as if in actuality there are girls who can’t put seven words together, longer than four letters each to make a definite sentence; but there are. You don’t need a dictionary and a world of experience full of thought and understanding to know what exists beyond the realm of a teenage drama. The character of Peyton may be only 17 and have the words and thoughts of a thirty year old writer but that doesn’t mean someone younger or the same age can’t relate.I do partly think it is about trying to reach the girls and even guys who watch the show on some kind of level to make them see that someone does understand and knows what its like to be that age. Despite what you may think the writers went to high school too. Peyton is probably the most relatable character I have come across in my life and I’m twenty and also a TV freak. She has the mentality of a thirty year old writer but at the same time I think she is truly believable. She struggles with the trials and triumphs of life and love like every teenager. Her character has gone through enormous amounts of ups and downs and to a teenager everyday seems as if it’s the worst or best day, but that’s what being that age means. If someone is going through or went through what her character has and can relate to the words then I believe that even reaching that one person is worth it. I went through so much like her character has and it’s almost as if looking into a mirror sometimes. The things I said and did weren’t always as smart or as brave as Peyton, but her experiences are real and teenagers do struggle with what she has even if unrealized. Being able to hear the encouraging and significant advice has reached me and I’m sure other girls and guys feel the same way.
You all say no one is just like Peyton but everybody and i mean everybody can relate to her in one way or another. even if she is just a fictinal character it is a way for us to listen to someone who we r comfortable with and someone who really seems to understand how high school really is and how real teenageers really think. it is inspirational and to listen and relate to her. it truly helps me and makes me step back and think about my own life and the ppl around me and what i am making of myself. i love it and i need it.
I don't agree with Payton not acting her age. I was like her a lot when I was that age. I was a lot more mature than most the girls and so is she. I pretty must had to raise myself as she has, that my friends is the reason why the writers made her to see that she is older mentally than physically. She still hold grudges like high schoolers do so she isnt totatlly beyond it. I personally love payton for the girls she'd have to be my fav. Nathan for the guys. I just personally think some girls should take advise from payton.
ok not all of us r just ditsy like teenagers.... some of us when throught stuff in our life and it forced us to grow up and SEE what the world is and how it works...... i found my inner peyton along time ago...I'm not saying everyone should be able to find it within the first 10, 20, 30, or whatever... u find ur inner peyton when u find it there is no time...... look what i'm saying is u not getting the point of the podcast. yes it is a media thing but also its to incourage people a little and get the world to think a little because it obverus we aren't other wise.....(ends rabble: if u don't like what i've type then i have something to say to u BITE ME i have a right to an opinion too....)
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I'm loving these podcasts. when i first heard about it i looked on the wb.com and i couldn't find anythign then i just suddenly stumble upon it while looking for pictures of the characters nathan and haley in the show. i read the comments above and i do majorly dissagree with the first one. i think it is extremly possible for her to know all these things. like by my friends or well atleats my boyfreind i am told that i look at things alot different. like you know how people are all liek my life sucks it's goanan end i'll never be ok. deep deep inside they know it's going to be ok. but they don't really know it out loud. with me i always knew. i always knew. it wouldn't maske me feel any better but i could admit i was wrong. that may not exactly give a good example. but i do think peyton could definatly have this personality. you can't put na age on anythign these days you certainly can't. liek love you can't put an age on love. thats got to be some thing that i hate when people do because i am certainly in love and foudn the one i'll marry and i'm not out of highschool. Just peopel don't put an age on anything. I think peyton has gone thorugh enough to have grown up to know this stuff. and there are just people ou thtere who knows things. they just do. they were born that way. and really i don't think her podcasts sound liek she is a 30 year old. most of that stuff you could have easily figured out yourself if you really thought aboutit. and in the podcatss peyton has even said she just lieks to be alone. so the chjaracter of peyton i think is perfect. it really adds to the show in a wonderful way. I am a major fan of One tree Hill. i hjave just abou tnever missed an episode i have been watching from the beginning. and if i must say so myslef One tree Hill is the best show on The WB.(srry for any typos i'm a fast typer but i hit the wrong keys sometimes)
hey is this kiki from the OC (kristen) ??
kiki not to knock your oppinion cuz your entittled to think what ever you want. But its a show. And actually I do know someone that was alot like peyton at 16.Besides if tv was supose to be based on realistic things we wouldn't have shows like charmed, and smallville.
If anyone who reads and posts these blogs in in high school or at a higher level should know that most students by their senior year hold such intellegence. i dont know if peyton reads these or not but if shes does i was just going to request that she gives just a little bit more when she podcasts. i think her stories are good though.
kiki you suck
Peyton, I love you. You're my favorite. ( :
so what if peyton is a '30 year old' stuck in an 18 year olds body. the reason the writers make her so wise is so that teenagers can relate and use her as an advisor. rather then a role model
trying not to be harsh but this is starting to get a bit obsessive, you guys are talking about a fictional character over the internet and saying you're just like her. what i doubt is that any of you are just like her. no-one should have to go through all the stuuf peyton's been through, if you have i don't mean to be offensive and i fell for you. but seriously everyone can relate to parts of her not her entirely. "kiki" has a point that no-one is actually going to be exactly like her, but there always is someone who has had a rough adolecsence, i mena i'm in my teens and sometimes i think, hell i've got a rough life but i think about all those people who don't have a life all those people who waste their lives trying to do something that will make them nothing.Peyton is fictional. Period.
'hurt child' u keep saying no offense but really cmon how the hell can that not offend someone...whatever...if people wanna talk about this stuff then really u should just not get urself involved...i mean ur sitting there with a screen name hurt child and say people cant experience all that peyton girl has...wtf maybe they have it's not like it's impossible! I do think they realise she's not real but so what let them do what they wish cos theyre not really gna listen to everyhting u say if they rly like peyton. anyways when is the next podcast released anyone know?
hurtchild: you said "no-one should have to go through all the stuuf peyton's been through" true no one SHOULD have to but shit happens...and there are plenty of people out there who have been through that much and more...so i mean sure it might not all happen in high school, but it's a show, Peyton isn't real, she's a made up character that many people, teens, find they can relate to..What is so wrong with that?
Okay now that I have listened to all your opinions as to the "realism" that is Peyton's character (we are talking about the character... not a real person, I feel everyone who posted is clear on that so stop reminding us) I want to thank you. Peyton is obviously supposed to be a role model and if anyone saw tonight's episode you see the depth of her character (she struggles with her inner demons) and you love her for it.I hope that all teenagers can learn from her and find their inner "Peyton", but I must reiterate obtaining that level of maturity takes time, YEARS!!! As I said in my original post, I'm an adult with kids of my own and I love the character and hope someday my kids will have a role model like her... minus the drugs, lack of parental units, and sack hopping. Just keep that in mind... all you teenagers who want to emulate characters on TV who as I said are more adult that most teenagers should EVER have to be.Be young while you can! It all ends way too soon. Shows like One Tree Hill (which I LOVE!!!) are primetime soap operas... they are NOT meant to be anything more than a exaggeration of real life, lets hope none of you are experiencing these extreme examples of real life just yet!!! Good luck and I take all of your opinions just as you should take mine, keep what you need and what has meaning to you, pack the rest away for future reference! Love to you all.And no I have no affiliation to the OC.
I LOVE PEYTON! <33
Ok there are so many girl on here that i feel are belittling them selves ok why are these people acting as though because on the show and on these pod casts she is not talking about make up and hair that these arent the things that highschool kids cant understand or they dont want to understand it i think the things that are talked about are insirational and great i love reading.
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No offense, Kiki, but that was really lame.Just because YOU aren't that wise doesnt mean there arent other people arent. And there are girls who actually rise above The Miss Seventeen outlook. Grow up! Open your eyes! Miss Seventeen is just a magazine of a bunch of whores. I'm sorry to say this to you but, it's true.I don't care what people think about me. And why should I? This is my life and I'm going to live it the way I want to. Not the way people want me too.Sure, there may not be alot of girls who go through the same thing but that doesnt mean there arent any girls. There are.Open your mind/eyes/ whatever! I'm sorry it took you 13 years to find your inner 'peyton' that doesnt mean its the same for all of us.Stop being selfish.You're not the world.
Hey, Kiki. You must live in a really pathetic place in the world. If you don't know any highschool girls that think and act like Payton.. sad but it's your fault only. "Do the writers realize there are no girls in high school today who think or act on Peyton's level."Ok, I won't take this personally. And wtf has Miss Seventeen to do with any of this?You know, thats what I hate about people these days. You just can't believe that a teenager can be so amazing and smart. I won't talk about myself or anyone I know, because you just don't know me, and this comment, or whatever it is, will be just tooo long to read. ;] So I guess what you're trying to say is that no girl under 20, who is still a teen in highschool, just can't be that smart. Age has nothing to do with experience, knowege or wisdom at all. You may be 30 and like Paris Hilton and still have no clue of life or anything. But yet, you can be 17 and a lot smarter than that rich-have-it-all kinda girl. And yes, maybe there isn't a person with the exact same story, maybe there is - you'll never know. Who cares if the show is written by a 5 yearold or 30 yearold man? Peyton is a charecter - it's not only a chick in a show. It's like you're trying to change, explain or find another Peter Pan just because he's a charecter in a story.And by the way I'm 14. ^^ And I must say again - You don't know me..
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