- Connie and Hayden.. That's kind of like a group project with the class brain and a slacker.
- I'll certainly tune in to find out.
- I'll watch anything with Britton, that bitch is fantastic!
- The pilot has been on Hulu for a week now. It was good trashy fun as I expected. I'll probably watch it again tonight on ABC.
- Wish this was on Sundays in the old Desperate Housewives time slot. This is the only new series that has caught my eye.
- Waaaaah I miss Tammy Taylor. Sigh.
- Republican Show. The Jesus freaks will love it. Expect an endorsement from James Dobson and Mitt Romney.
(Nashville, Tenn bans saying the world gay.)
- More pablum for the obese, stay-at-home set.
- yes r8, because most people posting criticism online are so attractive and have such exciting lives.
r8 posting from his bedroom in mom's basement
- Obese and Republican.
- Are there any hot guys in this, or were they all cast in Chicago Fire?
- Sorry, grew up there, knew lots of performers, stars, and their children. Nashville just isn't like this. They fall all over themselves to help each other.
Hell, by strong tradition most of them keep their careers alive by constantly covering each other's songs and the more successful would often do duets with the lesser stars to give them a boost.
- Who cares? Nashville? Seriously? Country music? Really?
- "Nashville just isn't like this. They fall all over themselves to help each other"
Unless you are "Homersexual, Demon-crat, Foreignish or have the wrong skin color".
- I don't think it's still all that lovey-dovey, r12, particularly among the newer younger singers.
- "Sorry, grew up there, knew lots of performers, stars, and their children. Nashville just isn't like this. They fall all over themselves to help each other."
Unless, you know, you DARE to express an OPINION.
Natalie Maines, telling Trashville to fuck off.
- I kinda feel like R7. I like Britton, hate Panetierre, but even more than them, I don't want to watch a soap opera about a bunch of white Southerners who would vote against me in a heartbeat. I am sure it's not a political show but I just can't support it.
- Just call the show "At Home with the Republicans".
- I can't look at Hayden without thinking of those blind items, creepy shit.
- Oh, good, a new show about self-absorbed bitches trying to become famous. I was wondering why no one had thought of it.
- I enjoyed it.
Britton is excellent in everything I've seen her in. Her chemistry with Charles (Chip) Esten (who plays her ex) is almost on par with Kyle Chandler, and that's saying a lot.
Esten, btw, is smoking hot.
- I liked it too -- the more unreal and soapy it got, the more I liked it. Rayna's husband going from unemployed dunce to major mayoral candidate just because her J.R. daddy snaps his fingers? Ridiculous, but I'd watch it for those sorts of plots. Connie Britton is excellent and there's some male eye candy.
The one plotline I hope they ditch quick is the waitress and her troubadour boyfriend -- it was too much like "Treme" and that song was heinous (made worse by the fact that their songwriting was supposed to be some sort of genius; it sounded like cats yowling over an old Cowboy Junkies album).
- Powers Booth can sink his teeth into a role like this. He might even sink his teeth into the scenery.
- Sorry, didn't find Britton's character all that sympathetic. She dismisses the younger singer because *she* doesn't like her music and is pissy when her mentor tells her the younger singer is here to stay. Also she's a rich girl who puts her head in the sand about her father helping her when she started out in the business and she apparently is passing off one of her daughters from another man as her husband's kid. To top it off, when push comes to shove she abandons her promise to appear at her friends announcement of a mayoral run to stand by the husband she insists is stupid to let her father manipulate into a run for mayor himself.
Hayden's character on the other hand is already developing the 'abused and used by a drug addict mother' history that will soften all of her edges (like sleeping with two different men in the first episode ....one who already has a girlfriend, as well as being bitchy to 'the star' and trying to steal her lead guitar player ....who will also probably end up in her bed).
Overall, the soapy aspects of the show will outweigh the country music background (of which, I am NO fan...)
- I've only seen Britton in AMS where she looked bloated, old and strung out most of the time. Not sure I rate her as an actress but it wasn't very good material for her anyway.
- Connie Britton is such a good actress. I muted the TV every time Hayden P came on, just can't stand the girl and looks like I won't for her character either. Rayna's sister looks like she could play Felicity Huffman's sister. Powers Booth is HOTTTTT. Mon Dieu! Can't keep the younger guys straight yet, who's who to whom? Hubby, ex-flame, and who was the guy in the kitchen while Hayden was eavesdropping in the boudoir?
- A message for R7, R8, R10, R13, R14, R17, R18 and R20.
This is not a thread about a documentary. It's also not a thread titled "Give us your (at least 30 years outdated) opinions about the city of Nashville and the country music industry."
This is a thread about a nighttime show-biz soap starring one of the most widely acclaimed TV actresses of her generation, who is coming off another show created by a powerful gay man. Datalounge is a gay gossip board. It should be no stretch to assume there will be people here who would like to discuss it.
- I was looking forward to it.
Did not like.
- This years "Pan Am"; piece of shit.
- Loved it. It's going to be trashy fun like Revenge, just pure entertainment. The Emmy is Britton's to lose.
- I enjoyed it. I love Connie Britton and the guy who plays her ex-love/guitar player is HOT!
- Wow, R28 is the epitome of the American couch potato/loser who sits at home and gorges on so much television that she loses track of reality and what's important.
I'd be willing to bet my dog R28 is obese and likely has very few real friends, if any at all.
- Connie Britton & Hayden P are scheduled to be presenters at the County Music Awards.
Why would they appear on that show? Their current show has nothing to do with the Country Music Awards.
- So, R33, you're like the little child no the playground whose response is to always go nasty and mean. You show too much of your unattractive self in your response ...
- Love it! Right up there with Revenge. I guess I am just a fan of trashy night-time soaps in the old school Dynasty style. I never got into any of the CSI or cop shows, and loathe reality and competition TV.
- R34, it's cross-promotion. The Country Music Awards were mentioned at least once in a show that's about a couple of country singers. Gwyneth Paltrow did the CMAs when [italic]Country Strong[/italic] was in theaters.
- r28 = the ghost of Gail Grinds-Sofa
- The show was created for Republicans, so of course they would promote it at the Country Music awards.
Expect them to make a show at a Republican convention/fundraiser too.
- R28, who died and made you the posting police? And why does it matter that Connie Britton's last show was created by Ryan Murphy? I don't care how powerful Ryan Murphy is, that doesn't mean I have to like his shows or follow the career of every actor who ever worked with him.
And I would love to hear about how open and accepting Nashville and the country music industry are, so please share some anecdotes with us.
- I'm watching it because it seems like it'll be campy fun. Why do some of you care about Republicans, country music, and other things in relation to the show? I didn't boycott the new [italic]Dallas[/italic] because oil companies pollute the environment and typically support Republicans. Nope. I watched it because I wanted tone entertained. TV is an escape for me; sometimes I don't want to think about politics or social issues for an hour or so. I engage in plenty of activism and hell-raising and need some time away from it.
- I hate autocorrect! tone entertained = to be entertained
- Dallas was 25 years ago. In Country Music world, they still want it to be like it was back then - the Ronald Regan era.
Because you don't want to think about politics and support a Republican show, the others in the community have to work that much harder, to make up for it. Nice.
- The only feud I've ever heard out of "Nashville",i.e., the industry, is the Dixie Chick, Toby Keith thing. Porter Wagner may have harbored a long term resentment of Dolly til she bought his book of music for ten times what it was worth and then GAVE it back to him.
I get that it is a TV show but it's a dumb Eve Harrington concept in an industry that doesn't work that way.
- R43, what evidence is there it's a Republican show? Notice I typed the [bold]NEW[/bold] [italic]Dallas[/italic]. Don't be obtuse or accuse me of not pulling my weight. Jesuis fucking Christ! Did you miss where I said I'm an activist? Forgive me for wanting to tune out for a couple of hours every day. You really need to reread what I wrote. How can watching a fictitious show set in Nashville set our rights back? If I find out it will do that I'll stop watching it. In the meantime I'll treat it as the fluff it is. I boycott companies that discriminate against us and stick my neck out every single day.
- There are some people here with some real issues who have to bring politics into everything. Geesh, let people enjoy a harmless program.
- "Jesuis fucking Christ! Did you miss where I said I'm an activist?"
Talk about hanging yourself with your own words.
- [quote]Wow, [[R28]] is the epitome of the American couch potato/loser who sits at home and gorges on so much television that she loses track of reality and what's important.
THIS IS A GAY GOSSIP BOARD. This show is of interest to some gays. Why on earth is this so hard for some of you miserable old fucks to understand?
- [quote][R28], who died and made you the posting police? And why does it matter that Connie Britton's last show was created by Ryan Murphy? I don't care how powerful Ryan Murphy is, that doesn't mean I have to like his shows or follow the career of every actor who ever worked with him.
I don't think you understand my point. I still don't understand why I have to explain this, because it's ridiculous to have to explain why this show would be of interest on Datalounge.
And I don't give a shit what you might think of Ryan Murphy. My point is that he's a high-profile gay man in the entertainment industry and some people here follow his work. I am certainly not alone in those who watched the first season of AHS and absolutely fell in love with Connie Britton. Of course I want to see what she's going to do next, and I discovered her because of Ryan Murphy. Someday, I'm even going to go back and watch Friday Night Lights just to see her.
[quote]And I would love to hear about how open and accepting Nashville and the country music industry are, so please share some anecdotes with us.
I work in the music industry. Not country music entirely, but it's a part of my job. I'm not saying Nashville is the most accepting place, because it's not. But things have changed a lot, even in the past 10 years. For one, both country and CCM (both headquartered in Nashville) are CRAWLING with gay people. They're not as open as they are in other parts of the industry, but they're there.
Perhaps you've heard of Garth Brooks? He is an outspoken supporter of gays, going way back to the early 90s. Carrie Underwood recently spoke in support of gay marriage. Wynonna Judd and Martina McBride are both pro gay. Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton are both outspoken gay supporters. Toby Keith - who, yes, is a total asshole - was a registered democrat as recently as the last presidential election and just last year spoke in support of gay marriage. Tim McGraw is a democrat who is most likely going to run for office (and win) at some point in the next decade.
Is that enough for you? Can we have permission to discuss this show without nasty cunts sniping at us?
- [quote]Because you don't want to think about politics and support a Republican show, the others in the community have to work that much harder, to make up for it. Nice.
A "Republican show"? Honey, that says more about the lens you use to view the world than it does "Nashville" or anything else. It's a TV program. It can't even register to vote. You're no different than the Million Moms Whatever, slamming Ellen DeGeneres' talk show because it's a "lesbian show."
Please tell me what how it's going to make your important life full of queer civic activism even harder. I'd love to know the specifics of how this soap opera is adding to your burden.
- I love this fucking show.Can't wait for next weeks episode
- You hens need to calm the fuck down - it is a nighttime soap for christaakes!
- Can we have some more opinions from people who watched and liked/disliked the fucking show. Elaborating on why you liked or disliked it would also be good. Thanks.
- I think Connie Britton should be president of The United States. That's how great I think she is
- Not sure where all the Republican talk is coming, but it might interest some of you to know that Nashville, as a city, is a Democratic stronghold and has been for years.
- Je suis Fucking Christ!
- The only things I didn't like were the thick accents, which made it hard for me to follow some of the dialog. I also didn't like Jonathan Jackson's spotty face pubes.
I love the premise, I love Connie Britton and love that there are a lot of hot guys on the show.
- Democratic in the conservative Blue Dog sense r55, no doubt. I remember hearing Nashville has the highest number of churches per capita for any US city. If it isn't the absolutely highest, it's definitely close. There's nothing remotely liberal about it.
- Nashville, the best-reviewed new drama of the fall, premiered to solid ratings Wednesday night, while The CW’s new action-drama Arrow set a record for the network.
ABC’s country music drama delivered 9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49. That’s enough to win the hour in the adult demo, topping CBS’ CSI (10.6 million, 2.6) and the premiere of NBC’s new series Chicago Fire (6.4 million, 1.9). But Nashville was down 15 percent from the launch of Revenge in this slot last year. NBC’s fire-fighting drama was largely panned by critics and had a disappointing launch, down 21 percent from the debut of Law & Order: SVU in this slot last fall. (Nashville averaged a score of 84 on Metacritic while Chicago Fire had a 49).
Yet here’s something interesting: Of the three dramas in the hour, the Connie Britton series had the weakest audience retention from its first half to its second. Chicago Fire didn’t shed any of its demo rating between its half hours — which is pretty rare for a show premiering this late at night. Nashville may have a bigger rating, but Chicago Fire did a better job of keeping viewers in their seat.
- [quote] But Nashville was down 15 percent from the launch of Revenge in this slot last year...Of the three dramas in the hour, the Connie Britton series had the weakest audience retention from its first half to its second
Good, blood in the water, now kill this Republican monstrosity off, ratings sharks.
- R47, how does watching a nighttime soap negate my activism? Some of you are acting as if I watch and support Faux News or march with the Ku Klux Klan. If [italic]Nashville[/italic] isn't an acceptable show please tell what is.
I'll let you in on something: every TV show, movie, book, song, or piece of art is somehow tied to a Republican. Unless you throw out your TV everything you watch benefits at least one person who votes Republican. While you are at it stop attending movies, listening to music, reading, etc. That'll teach Republicans! See how ridiculous it is to slam a stupid, fluffy TV show?
Pardon the silly typo. It is rather funny I suppose. I'm glad it amuses some. ;-)
- For R58:
[quote]Nashville has been a Democratic stronghold since at least the end of Reconstruction. While local elections are officially nonpartisan, nearly all of the city's elected officials are known to be Democrats. At the state level, Democrats hold all but two of the city's 10 state house districts and all but one of the city's four state senate districts. Pockets of Republican influence exist in the wealthier portions of the city, but they are usually no match for the overwhelming Democratic trend in the rest of the city.
[quote]Democrats are no less dominant at the federal level. Over the past 100 years, Democratic presidential candidates have carried Nashville/Davidson County in four out of five elections. Normally, Democrats carry Nashville at the presidential level with relatively little difficulty, even in years when they lose the state as a whole.In the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore carried Nashville with over 59% of the vote even as he narrowly lost his home state. In the 2004 election, John Kerry carried Nashville with 55% of the vote even as George W. Bush won the state by 14 points. In 2008, Barack Obama carried Nashville with 60% of the vote even as John McCain won Tennessee by 15 points.
- I want to hook up the "Nashville is Republican!" harpy with the "Stop Talking About Mad Men!" lunatic so they can make crazed babies.
- We've covered that r62, it's Democratic for the south but Blue Dog Dems are not liberal. And I noticed you didn't deny the place is infested with churches. Country music fans are Republicans, it's ludicrous to try to deny it. They are the target audience for the show.
Looks like it has a shot to go down an overpraised ratings dud. Fingers crossed.
- I don't want to watch this because of the country/Republican redneck angle, can't get with any of that shit.
- R64, at R58 you said: "There's nothing remotely liberal about it."
My post at R62 proves you wrong.
[quote]And I noticed you didn't deny the place is infested with churches.
I tried googling to see if I could find the U.S. city with the most churches per capita, and there are tons of possibilities, including Lubbock Texas and Las Vegas. I'm not denying Nashville has a lot of fucking churches, but it's not the city you think it is.
- I remember Donna Summer's daughter saying she had never experienced racism until her family moved to Nashville. She was shocked by the viciousness of it.
- Connie Britton is as liberal as they come. Stop hating. Jane Fonda playing Nancy Reagan doesn't mean she's gone to the dark side either.
- She is BRILLIANT!
If Eve Harrington is smart enough to throw herself into supporting they could BOTH win!
- [quote]The Emmy is Britton's to lose.
- Not surprised R67, fuck Nashville.
- I can't imagine anything is Britton's to lose, she was pretty much the weakest actor on American Horror Story. A lot of AHS fans hated her, I thought she did an adequate job but was nothing special.
- Good casting, Connie Britton isn't botoxed to death or have fake titties. And Hayden P plays a great little snot. I've seen the actor playing the ex boyfriend in other parts, but he looks hot all scruffy on this show.
- You bitches are being fucking RIDICULOUS with all this "I'm boycotting the show because country music is so Republican and Christian" bullshit. R37 has it *exactly* right: "Nashville" is no more or less "Republican" than "Dallas," and none of you bitches have ever complained about "Dallas" (either the new or old series) on *that* basis, have you? Worse still, Tennessee brought us Al Gore; Texas (and, more specifically, Dallas) brought us George W. Bush!
Even *more* worse, "Dallas" has always been -- original show and current one -- overtly political. Cliff Barnes was the Dallas County D.A. in the old series; Sue Ellen is running for governor in the current one (and although they haven't stated it specifically, it's a given that she's running as a Republican). On the new show, Sue Ellen *already* sold out and offered a political position in her administration as a bribe (head of the Texas Railroad Commission, which contrary to its name has almost nothing to do with railroads; it regulates the oil & gas industry in the state, and its commissioner is one of THE most powerful people in Texas short of the governor and lieutenant governor) to get her son out of hot water!
In any event, NEITHER show is an actual reflection of the cities they're named after. Nashville, as noted, is solidly Democratic, and it has a hell of a lot more going for it than country music. Dallas is *also* Democratic, and has been for quite a while now, plus anyone who knows Texas can tell you that the state's oil industry is almost entirely centered around Houston, not Dallas.
- R72, how about you back up these claims of yours with some links:
[quote]I remember hearing Nashville has the highest number of churches per capita for any US city.
[quote]I remember Donna Summer's daughter saying she had never experienced racism until her family moved to Nashville.
[quote]A lot of AHS fans hated her
Also, please note that Nashville was created by noted far-right rethug Callie Khouri, writer of "Thelma and Louise."
- I haven't seen AHS, but Connie was fucking *brilliant* on "Friday Night Lights," and she would've been a likely Emmy winner for it had the show had better ratings or a higher profile. (At least Kyle Chandler won the Best Actor Emmy for its final season.)
- [quote]And Hayden P plays a great little snot.
Honey, she's not "playing" anything. Hayden is an entitled little cunt.
- I am about to start using trolldar and see who this person is who keeps bringing up politics or that we should be reading a book.
- I see R72 runs and hides once asked to back up his bullshit.
This is All About Eve in the music business with Connie Britton. And it's a bad thing that some of us want to watch it?
Are you people for real?
- Face it, if you are an actress and the only gig you can still get is staring in a Country and Western TV show based in Americans anti-gay city center.... you've serious got problems already.
- I like to think the premise of this show was inspired by Faith Hill's reaction to Carrie Underwood's Female Vocalist of the Year win.
- I love Hayden P. I think she is a pretty good actress...and a bit gay.
- [quote]Face it, if you are an actress and the only gig you can still get is staring in a Country and Western TV show based in Americans anti-gay city center.... you've serious got problems already.
1.) It hasn't been called country "and western" for at least 20 years, gramps.
2.) Nashville is the most critically acclaimed new network drama of the fall season. (see link below)
3.) Connie Britton fucking rules.
- Nobody outside of Republican USA even knows what Country music is anymore. Only the typical, anti-gay Country Music Republican would say that R83. Now back to your Jesus meeting.
Country Music is Right Wing America.
- [quote]Only the typical, anti-gay Country Music Republican would say that [R83].
That it's no longer called country and western?
That critics love the show?
That Connie Britton is great?
Which one of those is "anti-gay" or "republican," exactly? Seriously, I don't understand what you are talking about.
- I would pleasantly suggest that if the presumed politics of actors, writers or creators of a tv show are SO important to some of you that it threatens to affect your enjoyment of a tv show, a fuckign work of FICTION,, for Christ's sake: get rid of your fucking tv! I cannot think of ONE time where my presumed opinion of anyone on, or behind the scenes, or producing a show, or heading a network had JACK SHIT to do with whether or not I liked the show.
If you have straight friends who like The New Normal for the plot, actors, or whatever - of more likely, straight people who like ANY shows created/exed produced by known gay Ryan Murphy: would you like people to stop watching because a "faggot's" behind the show? Or racists to not watch any show a black or Hispanic person is on?
Christ! Enjoy or dislike the fucking show for its writing, acting, direcing, subjec matter and leave the political horseshit to - oh, I don' know - the debates?
Disgusted by the abject ignorance of some people
- For me, the best thing about the show is Eric Close. He's fucking HAWT for a 45 year old! I simply can't believe that Connie's character wouldn't be attracted to him, or that he would be her "second choice." No way.
- So Hayden fucked two guys in the first hour. Talk about art imitating life.
- I thought it was pretty fucking dull considering how much OTT press it's gotten. Connie Britton is fine, but certainly not extraordinary. The pilot was weak. Last Resort's pilot was much better. It will last, but it's a place holder not a great show.
- R55 Memphis, TN is (historically) the utmost Democratic city in all of Tennessee. Actually, the entire Congressional district Memphis lies in has been a historically Democratic district for longer than I have been alive.
- W&W for r86
- Now that Harry's Law is history
I can leave my fetish for blond/ginger guys with pale eyebrows...Richard Mark Valley
and move on to
- ... and move on to Burgess Jenkins:)
- So true, R86.
I wonder how many of the nasty Nashville remarks were from New Yorkers who like to forget Giuliana and Trump.
- Shows should be careful with raising expectations so much with "best drama of the season" etc... "role of a lifetime." then you go in expecting something and it never lives up to the hype. I realize in a pilot there is a lot of exposition but some of the dialogue and acting was really atrocious. If it is going for camp it really has to go for it. it was too middle of the road in the tone and came off as very mediocre. Connie is a great actress but i wasn't buying her in this role. I don't know HP's other work, but here she was laughable at times. it was just sloppy overall. Needs more edge.
- Saying something needs "more edge" doesn't really say anything. It's like saying "needs more more".
- I know exactly what r95 is taking about. It needs to decide what it is. It's in the same tone of camp like Revenge but it seems terrified to go that far. The reason Revenge is successful is because it knows what it is and isn't afraid to be it. Nashville tries to be All About Eve but lacks the bite in writing and acting. Based on Callie Khouri's movies, I'm not sure how it gets better as she writes (unsuccessfully) earnest plots.
Nashville has no edge and seems toothless. It will be off the air in a season if it doesn't adjust because right now it's way too earnest and boring. The acting or writing isn't good enough to support boring.
- R97, it has only been one episode. Give it a chance.
- There are a fair amount of decent looking guys on this show. Unless I was missing something though, I didn't get the idea that any of the characters are gay.
Anyone know if there are or will be any gays (characters, not actors) on the show?
- Two episodes in and I surprisingly I think this is the new fall show that I most like...at least so far.
I'm no fan of Hayden Panettiere as an actress and the character that she plays was pretty despicable last week. But what a turnaround I now feel about her after this episode. My sympathy grew for her during the hour and she really had me when Chip Esten called Connie Britton to join him on stage for that fine duet instead of her. Now I'm looking forward to meeting her junkie whore mama.
The character Gunnar (of Gunnar and Scarlett) is the only one so far that I've sort of thought might be gay or bi. But that was only based on a lingering look he gave one of the other guys in the premier, and it's probably just wishful thinking on my part.
- Saw it for the first time last night and was very disappointed with how dull, not fun it was. The music sucked and Connie Britton isn't believable as a singer, the main focus song was just okay and she sounded like shit. The acting and writing are boring. This year's Pan Am.
- The 2nd episode ratings plunged down 28% from from the premiere, stick in a fork in this Republican jamboree.
- [quote]stick in a fork in this Republican jamboree.
Hi, could you provide one link or any evidence this is a Republican show?
- Looks like R102 is the same guy called out by R75.
- If the show gets cancelled BEFORE The Country Music Awards, do you think Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will keep their commitment to present at the CMA Awards?
- Like I said last week, Hayden is definitely getting the 'love to hate' edit with her character being 'so wounded', so often. Thus far in each episode, Connie Britton's character has said something insulting to her (not that her character can't give as well as she gets).
Between this week's 'boo hoo sadness' about Deacon treating Juliet badly the whole episode and next week's 'junkie mama drama', she's not being written as the pure villain here.
And Eric Close's character is starting to get the secret evil fella writing so that Reina and Deacon can reunite at some point.
Those two new signing/songwriting partners are a snore.
I thought it was interesting also that Juliet is being portrayed as a decent songwriter herself.
Question --- Did Deacon fuck Juliet or not ? They cut away when he shucked his shirt and headed into the water with her. I guess he got that $ 50K guitar for more than just possibly joining her tour (and the bastard didn't even call her to thank her).
- They have heavy weight T-Bone Burnett as the Musical Director.
- This show is a big, expensive bore. Connie Britton's medium sized "star" wattage won't save it. I don't think it gets a full season pick up. It'll be put on hiatus after the fall and never come back.
- I was looking forward to this, but the first episode was boring. Very boring. Next week's preview looked a lot better.
- Didn't think the preview looked all that interesting. T Bone is old school, he peaked long ago when he was producing wife Sam Phillips back in the 90s. They should've gone with someone who had some good tunes.
- I liked the second ep better than the pilot.
- R106, it seemed pretty clear they fucked in the first episode.
- R112 ... actually Juliet was with two people in the pilot episode. One was the waitress's boyfriend (showed her dry humping him on the sofa) and the other one was her record producer (not Deacon), whose bed she was in while Reina was bad mouthing her. He was also the one she rebuffed when he showed up at her place unannounced while she had that waitress's boyfriend waiting on her sofa for his dry hump.
So == Deacon/Juliet boning is not a definite. Although she seems slutty enough and was 'wounded' enough at the bar that she probably fucked him and expected to be called up to sing 'their song'.
- I sort of loved the second episode, after not caring for the pilot. I thought it was great that Hayden actually has talent as a songwriter. This is All About Eve, but updated. That said, I fear the show will soon be bye-bye.
- Unless Connie White makes a cameo, I'm not watching.
- Sometimes I love this kind of entertaining, campy trashy fun.
- r113 - that was Deacon, not the boyfriend. The blonde waitress (Deacon's niece?) is annoying, bad casting there and that song she sang... yikes
- It's soapy and I'm a sucker for that stuff.
I guess I'm in the minority but I really like the music they've done and I am decidedly not a country music fan.
- R113, no, Juliet obviously fucked Deacon in the first episode. She was straddling him on her sofa and I don't think they went on to play Chinese Checkers.
- Crashing and burning in the ratings. Will be gone by December.
- I think this would have better ratings if they put this show on Sunday night to take up the Desperate Housewives slot.
- Second episode just intensified my feelings about the first.
Pump up the juicy family drama and the rivalry. For God's sake, lose the boring Blue Bird Cafe young couple. I respect T-Bone Burnett, but the music so far must have been pulled out of his bottom drawer after being rejected by everyone in Nashville.
The most unrealistic aspect to me is how both women's characters just sort of bop around Nashville like upper-middle-class housewives. No assistants, and in HP's case, no bodyguard and driver. She's supposed to be some sort of cross between Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, and she can pop in and out of little music clubs with no one paying attention?
- I've heard that country artists do actually walk around Nashville without a huge entourage. Can't say I've experienced it firsthand, but a friend who travels there for business has mentioned seeing Urban and Kidman walking around town.
- Rapper Wyclef Jean Joins The Cast of Nashville In Hopes of a Ratings BOOST!
Under criticism that there are no roles for people of color on Nashville, TPTB have cast rapper Wyclef Jean as a record head on Music Row.
ABC hopes with the casting of Wyclef Jean, it might attract a black audience, and thus boost the ratings.
Will it work?
- R122 you should watch Tanya Tucker's show Tuckerville
She is always walking around by herself, doing her own shopping, etc.
- R122, I lived in Nashville for a number of years. It's not uncommon there to see celebrities in stores and doing other normal activities. They don't get the attention of paps and the people who live around them are used to seeing them. People might do a double-take but that's about it.
I've gone to clubs and have seen major celebrities such as Dolly Parton (who was with one person, not an entourage). It's probably surprising to anyone who isn't used to it, but that's just the way it is there.
- hate to be hyperbolic but "Nashville" really is the greatest show on earth
- I think this new episode was really good. So much shady, soap opera-ish stuff is going on with these people.
That Gunnar guy did it again tonight - another too-long, lingering look at another guy. This time it was with Lucky Spencer. If they are going to have a gay on this show, it's got to be Gunnar. That is, if the show survives long enough to even go there.
- Ratings slumping and in danger of being cancelled.
- Ugh, I like this show. I only watch it on Hulu though.
- I've tried to like it, but it's really, really difficult. It needs to pick up, and fast!
- Won't even make it to December. Gone by Thanksgiving.
- [quote]you should watch Tanya Tucker's show Tuckerville
Glad to see someone else was a fan. Are the reruns available anywhere?
- I agree with you about the pace, r131. I've noticed that I watch it without paying complete attention (which is why I can't remember all the character names) because I'll be working on something or surfing online while the show is on.
But I'm still able to keep up with what's happening. It's similar to when I used to watch daytime soap operas in that respect. No need to pay close attention to every minute, just get the broad strokes.
- Another Tucker fan here, her show "Tuckerville" is more entertaining than this one and her cd's are uniformly excellent.
- I thought last night's episode was a snore.
- Esten IS smoking hot and I like the music just fine. Sure it's soapy but it's my favorite drama on network TV.
- Panettiere did a terrific job last night; I'm actually going to start watching this show regularly. Britton just seems to be the usual, so far.
- So will Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere pull out of the CMA awards if it gets cancelled?
- Hayden is really surprising me. She's the best part of the show.
- Welcome to DL, Hayden @ r140.
- Not Hayden here, and I agree that she's the best part of the show! I've never watched Heroes so I can't compare this character to her previous, but she is mezmerizing on Nashville. So watchable. I really like this show. Hope it gains a bigger audience.
I used to live in Nashville and stars really do just go to the grocery, mall, Starbucks, etc, all by themselves with no entourage or manager or assistant. During my brief time there I saw Nicole & Keith, Brad Paisley & Kim Williams, John Rich, all the Judds separately, Billy Rae & Miley Cyrus, Martina McBride, Vince Gill & Amy Grant, Alan Jackson, the model Nikki Taylor, and a bunch of second tier folks. And this was just out and about doing errands. Never saw anyone photograph them or even ask for autograph.
- I want Charles Esten (Deacon) inside me quite deeply.
- Loved Connie in Friday Night Lights, but she isn't doing it for me here.
Didn't like Hayden in Heroes, but she has "it" on this show.
- I think Connie has an uphill struggle with the character she's playing, who's coming across as a bit of an entitle madam, who, now that her star is fading, doesn't like any of the options in front of her, so is lashing out at those around her, rather than sucking up at least one of the not-so-great options.
At the moment, Hayden is doing a better job of making her character likeable, but I think the writing is helping her more than it's helping Connie.
- Just caught up with episode 3 and hopped on here to say that I was surprised Hayden P. was becoming my reason to watch. She's really good.
They need to give Connie Britton something interesting to do -- and just fucking drop the Bluebird Cafe couple; their story is incredibly boring and their songs are awful. If Connie is supposed to be the Reba-ish queen of Nashville, why aren't we hearing her sing?
Hoping that things get much juicier and soapier when the two women go on the road.
- I hardly remember Heroes now. It really shows how downhill it went, considering for about a half a season it was my favorite show and a bunch of us would discuss it on Tuesday. I thought Hayden showed signs she might be develop into a decent actress even back on Heroes. She was better than a lot of young ingenues networks try to force down your throat. The problem I had with her back then was not her acting, but the fact that her character was eating the show. Other storylines faded so they could focus on the blonde cheerleader. That, and I don't think they knew where to go with the show after the first season, and they also overused Sylar, a character who probably should not have made it into the second season (he is reformed - no he is evil - no he is misunderstood - no he is evil...).
- I want to feel Charles Esten's scruff-beard on my inner thighs.
- This show gets worse by the week.
- I want to like it. But it is kind of a snooze. Connie has a nice rack though. Think she'd let me motorboat her?
- This show is DOA.
- Did anyone else get an mplied reference, by Reyna's sis, that Deacon
is the baby-daddy to Reyna's oldest daughter...or am i hearing things?
- I had high hopes for this show but it just isn't that exciting. Can't stand the dippy blonde niece of Deacon.
- Just a plain old soap opera with bad country music.
- , you're right. It was also implied in the pilot. I'm still enjoying it. It's just "Country Strong" with a less obnoxious lead.
- I like the explanation that the Panettiere character wouldn't be singing on the CMAs because her recent run-in with the law caused them to take her off the performing list.
Not that I was ever expecting her to perform, but someone upthread repeatedly asked about it.
- Why doesn't Connie get a few shots of Botox?
That being said, it *is* refreshing to see a woman actually look her age.
- [quote]Why doesn't Connie get a few shots of Botox?
No no no no!!!
Connie looks terrific just the way she is. She looks like an attractive 45-year-old woman that looks her age, and not like someone trying too hard to look 30 and as a result looking 55.
- I think it's refreshingly low key, which is unusual for network television. I do agree that the up and comer niece is a drip.
- Should I bother to start watching?
The ratings are getting worse every week.
- It's gonna stick around, R160. In fact it might even replace 666 Park Avenue on Sunday nights at 10.
- Entertainment Weekly says they think Nashville will probably have a full season pick-up.
- Reyna needs to ditch the husband and get it on with Deacon. Her character is coming off as unlikeable, I actually like Hayden Panawhatever's character better.
- The guy who plays Deacon could carry his wallet and car keys in his facial creases.
- His name is Charles Esten and he's pretty damn hot.
- I wanted to like this, but I couldn't get into it.
- I want Deacon inside me very deeply.
- What happened to the huge gates in front of Juliette's house? On the latest episode when she threw her mother out there was a street right in front of the house with cars and people going by. Wish it was more consistent...
- This show is my secret guilty pleasure. The gates were the gates at the front of her neighborhood, suggesting she lived in some type of rich gated community.
OK - the lead woman, she needs to just fuck Deacon, the mousy poet singer needs to fuck the big tooth singer and dump the punk country boyfriend.
My bet is the season ends with them all agreeing to a big tour, and the credits roll over a massive tour bus gangbang including some hot lesbo action between Rayna, the new starlet and the mousy poet singer girl. Maybe some homo action too with Deacon and Whitey. Oh and Rayna's dad, Coach, will be blowing anyone through a gloryhole.
- Britton deserved an Emmy for Friday night...
Hope she gets one for this. If nothing else she is no longer obscure and is now recognized for the fine actress that she is.
- I know Connie Britton is highly regarded for her performance on FNL (which I never saw), but she seems very bored in this show, and constantly says her dialogue with either her head slowly nodding up and down or shaking slowly from side to side.
- Punk country guitar playing show off boyfriend looks like the love child of Rick Springfield am John Mayer.
- I agree with R171. Britton doesn't seem to have a clue who her character is and what she wants. Her line reading are listless. She has no ENERGY. Panettierre, even when sitting still, has huge energy going on. She's riveting. Britton is a drag on the show.
- I noticed this last week too. Britton is coming off as a really unlikeable person. I mean, she just seems like a big bitch.
I thought Panettiere was supposed to be the one you loved to hate -- a nasty, scheming brat. Yet she seems more vulnerable and has been an interesting character to watch develop.
I mentioned earlier in this thread that I thought the music was good but it sucked big time last week.
And that American Beauty commercial was ridiculous.
- [quote]Britton doesn't seem to have a clue who her character is and what she wants. Her line reading are listless. She has no ENERGY. Panettierre, even when sitting still, has huge energy going on. She's riveting. Britton is a drag on the show.
Sorry to say I agree. I thought there would be more about Connie Britton's character being angry she was way over the hill at 45 or whatever. Instead she's kind of blank and just... reactive to everything around her.
And the political subplot is a nothingburger. Her husband is running for mayor of Nashville -- which has got to be intense and time-consuming -- and he's just sort of drifting in and out of the house?
Hayden P. is very good. It really shows when you compare her with all the other younger characters, who are incredible bores. She's the star of the show at this point.
I did love the exterior of Deacon's house. I'd live there in a minute (with or without him).
- It's too earnest by half (the problem with most network TV these days), needs some camp and high notes like Altman's take long ago. It's just plain NO FUN. And Britton really is a drag, doing Ibsen when she should be tapping into Tammy and Loretta or anyone with some spirit. Just awful but Jonathan Jackson is hot as ever.
- As stated above, Jonathan Jackson is still cute (he'll always be Lucky to me). But the Bluebird singers have got to go. The new plot with the guy having a new girlfriend is not helping their boring storyline.
- I wonder if Brad Paisley will be on the show at all now that his wife is on it.
Have they featured any real country stars yet? I know the English actor that plays Gunnar is a musician, but I'm wondering if any big names have been shown or even talked about.
- The young blonde niece poet chick HAS TO GO.
And that season ending sounds far too interesting for this show, R169.
- JD Souther, not exactly a country artist, but a great singer/songwriter by any measure, plays Watty, the DJ/producer/grand old man.
Disagree about Britton's performance. She's underplaying it and she's great. But the scripts do need to up the soapiness a little. Problem is the writing thus far has been a little too smart to get all outrageous and borderline campy. Of course, I see David Marshall Grant (of the Sally Field programme and others) is on staff now and that might send the show there--or worse.
- I remember JD Souther when he had a duet with James Taylor.
Whover above compared this show to Pan Am is right, they have a great premise but they needed more shock value/drama to make them interesting.
- The new storyline with the young country singer and his new girlfriend is cringeworthy. The yogurt? Ugggh. And how many times will she say she wants it to be uncomplicated. ?? Meh.
- R180, David Marshall Grant has been producing it since the first episode.
- [quote] It's gonna stick around
For a full season, probably. But "TV By The Numbers" has it listed as "on the bubble" so its lousy ratings may very well get it cancelled next spring.
[quote] If nothing else she is no longer obscure and is now recognized for the fine actress that she is.
She's an over-the-hill, none too attractive, stiff, boring actor who is going to be recognized
as Nielsen box poison when this overpraised flop gets cancelled.
- I watched the first two episodes, then went on vacation and never got back onboard. Sounds like I'm not missing too much.
- Britton plays the character like she just awoke from a concussion.
- LOL, good description, R186. She just doesn't seem to have a clue what to do with her character. Nice tan, though.
It was announced today that it's been picked up for a full season.
I'd be willing to bet that the first season cliffhanger will be Juliette in a coma from a drug overdose and it was that little bitch Scarlett that put her there.
- "Good news for fans of the late-season start drama “Nashville” which airs on ABC. The show has been picked up for a full season run. The announcement came from ABC on Monday, Nov 12 and comes as a relief to fans. The show had garnered “soft” ratings but saw an 11% increase in ratings last week, bringing it to a 2.0 for adults in the 18-49 rating group.
“Nashville” stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere as the shows antagonists, two rival country music stars, one in the twilight of her career and the other just beginning. The soap opera style drama waited two weeks to start because of presidential debates and struggled to find a following at first.
With a little help from DVR viewing, “Nashville” is in the number 1 slot for adults 18 to 49 in the Wednesday 10 p.m. time slot. It is also rated as one of the top 3 new TV series in the adults 18-49 group."
- Great! I love this fucking show!
- Will there be a soundtrack album, as with "Smash"?
- I finally caved and watched this show. I was pleased with it. I only watched because I love T-Bone Burnette so much. I'll watch it again. I thought it was simple and innoffensive, but the songs and musical performances were pretty good. At least it isn't some sort of sappy hillbilly glee.
- Last night's episode added two new characters - the football player and the rock producer - who should add new depth to the show.
- The football player is fucking hot! He made out with Ezra Miller in a movie last year:
- And the rock producer is Michiel Huisman, who was very naked in a Dutch movie:
- The rock producer is also a regular on "Treme," where he plays a druggie musician. I'm not sure what he adds to the show besides the obvious, but the football player FINALLY gives Hayden P. someone to bounce off.
- Other than Juliette I find most of the stories really dull and the whole show kind of directionless. Plus, Rayna has no personality whatsoever. ET online just wrote an article about how to fix her character:
- Connie Britton's style of acting in this show is really pissing me off now. Her line deliveries are "conversational" but totally lack energy and conviction. In a word, she sucks and Hayden P is totally walking off with the show.
- The first (and possibly only) soundtrack will be released next month.
- Just watched the new episode. The whole hour I was sure they'd set Juliet up to be a beard without telling her. But in the preview for next episode it looks like she screws the guy, so I was wrong.
- I screw every guy on the show. It's in the contract.
- Britton barely has a character to play. In fact, I'd say that other than Juliette and maybe Deacon no one on this show is recognizable as an actual human being. They're just ciphers reciting lines. Eric Close is sleepwalking through this role in my opinion.
- First time I've fast-forwarded through anything on this show was the song Avery (Jonathan Jackson) performed on Wednesday night. That was ghastly.
- I'm hopeful things will pick up in the next episode. It will bring the Juliette and Rayna conflict to the forefront, which is what I expected this show to be about anyway. Maybe letting Britton and Pantyhair play off each other will bring some sparks.
- I agree, r201. Eric Close is zzzzzzzz.....
- I wanna see Deacon's feets.
- [quote] Connie Britton's style of acting in this show is really pissing me off now. Her line deliveries are "conversational" but totally lack energy and conviction. In a word, she sucks and Hayden P is totally walking off with the show.
I pointed something similar to this earlier in the thread. She slowly nods or shakes her head while she is reciting her dialogue, like she is slowly remembering something after awakening from a coma.
- What makes her father so evil (he'll always be Jim Jones to me)? The most interesting thing was the poor black guy getting stopped so he couldn't go to the mayoral thing. I almost wish the husband had fucked around on Rayna, it would make him more interesting.
- It was also a little groan-worthy he just happened to have accepted the bottle of pills from Deacon. It didn't occur to either of them to throw the damn things out?
- I liked the "ripped from the sports pages" business about Hayden's character being a jinx for the football player.
- Odd casting choice - for the virtuous white-bread football quarterback, they hire a guy with a full sleeve tattoo.
This show seems to constantly just miss the mark.
- I enjoy it. It's never a chore to watch. But is it just me, or does NOTHING actually happen on this show? So the next episode is going to be about the possibility of Rayna and Juliette touring together? Wasn't that what the pilot was about?
None of these characters have moved an inch.
I will say, I think they capture the city pretty well.
- So far the biggest thing has been Juliette shoplifting. The big scandal needs to break next episode.
- But is it just me, or does NOTHING actually happen on this show?
It's not just you, r211. I totally agree.
There are only 3 things that keep me tuning in each week. 1. The music 2. Sam Palladio who plays Gunnar (I want him in my bed) and 3. Jonathan Jackson. (whom I wouldn't kick out of bed either)
I also think Eric Close's character is beyond boring.
By the way, they're releasing a soundtrack on Dec 11.
- Well, then, here's one less reason to watch: Jonathan Jackson is a Bush-loving fundie. He actively campaigned for W in 2004.
- The tattoo made no sense for that character.
The only thing I liked was the duet at the end about the wrong song.
- I wonder if Wyclef is going to be on more that just that one episode. It almost seems like a waste to have such a big name in music as a guest star and not give them a higher profile spot.
- That manager woman looks familiar.
- There's something about Connie Britton that just bugs the SHIT out of me.
Bitch acts with her hair.
- The song that ended the last episode was the first one that sounded like modern commercial Nashville. Like it or not, you could imagine Reba McIntire and Carrie Underwood having a hit duet with it.
I know T-Bone Burnett does the music, but up till now it's all sounded like Rosanne Cash/Austin City Limits/NPR-style country. Which is all fine, but it's a niche, not what drives the modern country music industry.
Things are picking up a little, but Connie Britton's home life is still as dull as her McMansion and the sensitive blonde singer-songwriter is even more teary and grating and whiny than ever. If this comes back for a second season, I hope they dispatch her to Austin or something.
And I would love to see a true country matriarch singer in the cast -- someone of Tammy Wynette or Loretta Lynn's generation. It would nicely offset Connie Britton as Reba/Martina and Hayden P. as Carrie/Taylor Swift.
- [quote]the sensitive blonde singer-songwriter is even more teary and grating and whiny than ever.
As written, she's too stupid to figure out a fork, much less a rhyme.
- When does the crazy man shoot Barbara Jean?
- I don't know if it's the photography, pace or music, but to me this show is hypnotic. I love it.
- We're 7 episodes in and literally nothing has happened. And that chick who plays Scarlett is annoying beyond belief. I'm giving it one more episode (the winter finale) but I can't imagine I'll be back beyond that.
- Those were some pretty low-impact cliffhangers they left us with.
I like how the promo for the second half of the season uses "the tour that will make for great drama" and "cue the fireworks." Both of those are elements this show completely lacks. They shouldn't try to market it like there are going to be bitch fights, because that's not how the show plays.
- I wasn't surprised the football player's mother turned out to be a bitch; but that scene should have packed more punch.
- [quote]the sensitive blonde singer-songwriter is even more teary and grating and whiny than ever.
Scarlett, the idiot albino? Dull, dull, dull.
- I was only half-watching, what did the football player's mother do/say?
- She said that she knows about Juliette's druggie mom and her shoplifting and ended it with "Sweetie, it's not going to happen" re her and her son.
Scarlett is genuinely irritating. And something tells me that the very poor actress who plays her might be a bitch in real life.
- I think that manager lady that Avery is sleeping with was the therapist on Dexter.
- Wow, Connie was nominated for a Golden Globe.
- Scarlett's an idiot. She should just have a three way with Gunnar and Avery. And if Gunnar goes back and forth between accents, it could almost count as a four way.
- ***AHEM***, R230.
- [quote]Scarlett's an idiot.
In order for this show to work, it needs to be like Six Feet Under: Someone needs to die at the beginning of each episode.
Only, unlike Six Feet Under, it needs to be a series regular.
Start with Scarlett.
- I love R233.
- Was there a new episode last week?
- R235, no. I think that last episode was the season finale.
- Thanks r236, and it looks like a rerun tonight too.
- I thought Nashville had been given a full season.
- [quote]I thought Nashville had been given a full season.
The last new episode was the fall finale, not the season finale.
Jan. 2nd will be a catch-up episode that gives a summary of what has happened so far. Personally I feel that should only take a maximum of about 8 minutes, but they are making it an hour.
Then new episodes start Jan. 9th.
- So far, there are no comments about last night's episode.
- Do you know that you are a daddy, Deacon? Actually I'm just guessing - they didn't really give the daddy away. But I thought it was awesome that Powers Boothe threatened to publicly out his own granddaughter's parentage.
That was a good first episode back. Stuff finally happened. There was more story than in that half season catch-up episode they played last week.
Where is Julia flying off to at the end? Probably doesn't matter to her, so long as it keeps her away from her own wedding.
- Deacon, I think you are dreamy and want you deep inside me.
- R241 Deacon can be MY daddy any time he wants.
- That is one mean mother-in-law. I'm glad they ramped up the tension. It had been going to slowly.
- Nashville was beaten again by Chicago Fire this week. That show has hotter men and a very hot lesbian.
- I wish Reyna would leave that boring ass husband
- I wish they'd split up too r246, but for a different reason.
Eric Close is hot and I want to see him fucking someone - and since he's obviously not going to be fucking Reina any time soon, they should split up so he can get some.
- Wait, it's still on? I thought the season ended a few weeks ago. Shit.
- There's only one new episode since the winter break. You can probably catch up online.
- The show needs more music.
- Dull-as-dishwater, annoying blonde folf singer chick is Australian. Can we deport her instead of Piers?
Eric Close looks like a young Steve Lawrence to me. Anyone else?
Really trying to like this show
- Eric Close's picture is in the dictionary next to the definition of "bland."
- I love Connie, but I think I'm dropping the show. It's a snoozefest. But let me know if Daddy Deacon shows his feets or nips again.
- I want to see more Gunner hotness.
- Last night did not have any shirtless Deacon but a lot of bitch fighting between Rayna and Juliette so it wasn't a total loss.
- Total yawnfest. I'm out.
- This week's episode was great. It really did seem to turn a corner and become the show it should be. HaydenPanettierre is 82 kinds of fabulous-the scene with the mother at the end was very good.
But no shots of Deacon shirtless or in his underwear when he was lying around his house? Not even bare feets? Please. That was so wrong.
- Another Hayden Pantiehairie hater here.
- Was last week a rerun? Thanks
- That's correct r259, last week was a repeat. New episode tonight though.
- Eric Close's large areolae (had to look up the plural of areola) were on display last night.
And Gunnar showed off a furry chest and belly.
- I knew that Scarlett's songwriter partner (sorry, don't know his name) was English but had no idea that the actress was from Australia.
- Gunnar! That's his name! Cute British dude.
- I'm liking Juliet Barnes almost as much as Victoria Grayson. I'd like to see Rayna James get a little bitchier too.
- Reyna is already kind of bitchy. Wish Deacon would throw her a hot fuck, maybe that would help.
- Gunnar's hot, hairy, bearded brother is back tonight.
- WTF, I though you all said this was the worst show on TV with the worst acting and script and it was doomed.
- [quote]WTF, I though you all said this was the worst show on TV with the worst acting and script and it was doomed.
No, dear, that's SMASH.
- I hadn't realized Eric Stoltz was directing now.
- Loved this last episode. I don't normally notice stuff like this, but there were some really beautifully composed shots in there, too.
Oh, and Gunnar wearing a towel is a good step forward, but they need to lose the other towel hanging around his neck. At least. That boy is sex on a stick.
- Reyna is perfection.Connie nails the role of a privileged Southern women with an artistic bent. She doesn't need to be a whiny bitch to get what she wants. She knows right from wrong but can't help herself at times. She loves her family and the spotlight. Let's not make Reyna some one dimensional Dynasty character. Connie is better than that.
- Who is the guy Rayna spent the night with, in his bathroom?
- Her ex-producer. Loved him on TREME.
- I thought you'd all want to know ... that I've stopped watching this show.
It got tiresome that every new character could play the guitar and sing. The football player, Gunnar's brother, (the guy that makes the donuts, the girl that babysits, the old lady that fixes cars, etc. - you get the idea.)
I liked Juliette. She was a compelling, complex character. She could be a piece of work, but it was understandable and balanced by her other sides.
Rayna, OTOH, was just too much of a bitch. It seemed constant. I did not find her interesting or likable in the least.
- [quote]It got tiresome that every new character could play the guitar and sing.
Isn't that kind of representative of Nashville though?
In the same way that nearly every waiter and barista in L.A. is an actor, isn't Nashville the mecca for folk or country singer/songwriters and until they get their break, they have to make a living in another way?
- Ditto what R275 said. That's the culture there. Nashville kids pick up their first guitars before they start walking.
- Love the British guy who plays Gunner. However, I could do without that Australian actress who plays his song writing partner. She.. is.... just..... too.. precious. They need to dump her. And yes, more Gunner shirtless scenes.
- R277 hit the nail on the head: she is too precious.
That little baby doll voice drives me crazy.
- The ex producer Liam is HOT. Hottest, sexiest guy on the show IMO. Those dimples! IFHH!!
- [quote]That's the culture there. Nashville kids pick up their first guitars before they start walking.
Nashville cats play clean as country water
Nashville cats play wild as mountain dew.
Nashville cats been playin' since they's babies
Nashville cats get work before they're two.
- Who were the "real life" country singers who attended Deacon's surprise birthday party? I only recognized Pam Tillis and Vince Gill.
- R281 I'm betting Mindy McCready wasn't there.
- Nashville is not doing too well in the ratings. I hope ABC does the right thing and renew this show.
- Were the last 2 weeks reruns? How do they expect to have a hit show with no new episodes.
- They should have killed off Deacon's niece instead of Gunnar's brother.
- From TV Guide:
Will your favorite shows be back next year?
Nashville is under the "Looking Good" category. So hopefully it will be renewed.
Also, r284, it's not uncommon for the networks to air repeats(sometimes for 2 or more weeks) during this time of year. They like to save the new (and best)episodes for May which is a sweeps month. Which is also of course when they air season finales.
- Why bother bringing a show back that will only be aired randomly?
Watching the last episode bored me. I don't care about the characters or plot. Too many
missing weekly episodes. I'm out.
- I agree. I like the show. But it moves slowly. And because of that, these three week hiatuses kill the spell.
I'd totally forgotten who was where in their respective stories and I'd lost my connection to them. Scarlett and Gunnar are in bed together? When did that happen? I forget, am I happy about that or did I want her with that other guy? Hmmm.
- Hayden P is engaged to some foreign neantherdal giant, WTF is up with that? Seems like she could do much better.
- Lamar's dead, huh? Good.
Daphne and Maddie are beyond adorable and I love their singing.
I'd like Charles Esten to cum inside me quite fiercely.
- Hayden's boyfriend is about two feet taller than she is.
- They will ruin the Deacon character if he settles down with the vet, unless Charles Esten wants to leave the show and this is his out.
- Lamar's not dead, apparently. Damn, wish he was.
- I think, R292, that the vet is just the latest in a long line of obstacles to keep Ranya and Deacon apart.
The writers made a huge mistake in getting Deacon into bed with Juliette so early in the series. That would have been the ultimate obstacle.
- How come Hayden Pantaloon went into music instead of acting? Not like she was much of an actress.
She seems to be alright as a singer and she'd have destroyed Britney and Carrie Underwood. Looks are all that matter in that game, she has that and more unless it's just a product of studio autotuning.
- Er, acting instead of music of course.
- [quote] the vet is just the latest in a long line of obstacles to keep Ranya and Deacon apart.
And yet is anyone rooting for Deacon and Rayna to get together? Seems if that is what the producers think the audiences should want, they failed at it. I don't feel chemistry between the two, and frankly she is kind of a drip. (although not as much of a drip as Scarlett)
- [quote]it's not uncommon for the networks to air repeats(sometimes for 2 or more weeks) during this time of year. They like to save the new (and best)episodes for May which is a sweeps month.
No, the reason nearly nothing new is on in March is because of shitball on CBS. That, plus the networks are too pussified to give us more than 13 or 22 episodes per year.
- Nashville is on tonight, 4/10/13
[quote]A personal crisis forces Rayna to head back to Nashville and miss a sold-show in New York; Deacon shares criticism with Juliette; Gunnar wants to celebrate Scarlett's success; Avery becomes Juliette's roadie.
- I hope Gunnar's celebrating with his pants off.
- I keep watching this show although it isn't too exciting. I do like that they are making Teddy's girlfriend a bad girl. Also maybe if mom and daughter are both trying to bang the counselor it could be interesting, but he doesn't do much for me. Maybe Juliette will start screwing Avery?
- I love this show and look forward to each episode, though I wish it were on regularly. I missed an episode because...well, I don't know why exactly. It just didn't occur to me that it was on.
ABC is handling this show poorly, but I like what I see when it's on, so I hope it will come back. So watch it, y'all. Watch NASHVILLE.
- The English actor who plays Gunnar's got BBNP-Bad British Nipple Placement.
- Reyna and her sister both love the bottled red hair
- Are they going to a gay bar?
- From your mouth, R305.
- The blonde niece's hair looks like a poodle's ass
The hispanic sober keeper guy turned out to be an asshole
- I live in Nashville, and love watching the show. The story can get tedious at times -- and plot lines are started and discarded seemingly on a whim -- but I like that they portray the city in a positive light. They make the city look great! Also, I'm an artist, and they used a bunch of my paintings in one of the scenes at the vet's office. I'm very thankful about that! Check out my site! Buy an original painting!!!!! :)
- Congrats on the painting sale.
I like parts of the show, but I fast forward through scenes with Scarlett. I'm glad they've brought back Powers Boothe. It makes no sense to have him and Robert Wisdom in the cast and use them so little.
- I love Scarlett, because when she's in a scene, there's probably going to be a song I like, plus her presence almost always includes Gunnar's presence, and he's the guy I'd most like to see naked on NASHVILLE, especially now that the football player is gone.
Juliette's now-you-see-him-now-you-don't near-marriage is the only storyline I haven't liked. Talk about abrupt.
- If you haven't yet, R310, check out EPISODES on Showtime. The actor who plays Gunnar is on there, in his underwear.
- Thanks, R311. I've seen Episodes. It took me a while to remember where I'd seen Sam Palladio before. I had to look him up on IMDb, and there he was, on Episodes.
- [quote]I hope Gunnar's celebrating with his pants off.
R300 You got your wish!
I was really hoping that Gunnar and Will would kiss after making it across the RR tracks.
- Thanks, R313. Do you think Will could possibly be gay? I was thinking that "2000 names in his little black book" business could have been a bit of still-in-the-closet overcompensating. For someone with such a purported way with the ladies, we haven't actually seen him with one.
OTOH, Will really did click with Scarlett onstage. Who knows what that might portend?
It could go either way.
- R308 Listen sister, don't you remember what happened to Polyanna Pisspot, Scat Munch?
Datalounge doesn't go for links of self-promotion. Now get out of my way, I've got a man waiting for me.
- I can't understand a single word that Charlotte says. She's like Boomhour on King of the Hill.
- R316 Her name is SCARLETT.
Have you tried closed captioning?
- Charlotte has so many moles, I have to turn my head in horror, lest I play connect the dots on my screen.
- You didn't even get her name right, R316. Or is that your point?
- The Will character is creepy. i don't know if that's because the actor playing him is creepy, or because he's going to do something underhanded. He's not all there. I, too, thought he was going to make a pass at Gunnar. He's got to be in there for some devious activity.
- Interesting that Clare Bowen, who plays Scarlett is from Australia, and studied opera.
And my beloved Gunner (Sam Palladino) is a Brit!
- [quote]The Will character is creepy. i don't know if that's because the actor playing him is creepy, or because he's going to do something underhanded.
I keep waiting for someone to punch Will in the face and say "Welcome to the NT, bitch."
- R322, I *thought* that was him! Love it!
- Still no new episode this week? ABC really seems determined to kill this show off along with Revenge.
- I will not be surprised if ABC cans this show. It didn't get the ratings the network wanted. It is a tad better than its competition Chicago Fire. Some of the critics really love Nashville and some are predicting an Emmy nod for Connie Britton. I don't see her getting nominated. If this show does end, she and Hayden will land other gigs. The rest of the cast will probably have a hard time.
- They're especially negligent about Nashville. I've actually missed episodes because they run new ones so infrequently.
Revenge should have run for a year and then ended. It was clear within 3 or 4 eps in the 2nd season that the show made no sense anymore, and I gave it up.
I hope Nashville comes back, but try for regular episodes, ABC, even if you only do half-seasons like on CW. If all they want to do are 13 episodes, fine. Do 13 episodes. But do them in 13 weeks. This sporadic bullshit is just that: bullshit.
- There is a new episode next Wednesday.
- [quote] Some of the critics really love Nashville and some are predicting an Emmy nod for Connie Britton.
It is indeed impressive she can recite her dialogue while nodding her head up and down at the same time.
- Thank you, R327.
- Jay Hernandez is so hot. Shower scene tonight!
- I fucking new it from the night they went driving together and out racing trains..GAY GAY GAY
- Oh yeah, I am r 305
- For once DL's suspicion about a character being gay was right on! Finally a really good episode. Reyna and Deacon finally get it on and Juliette got PLAYED. I knew the mother was not back on drugs and figured he was setting her up.
- r331 Sorry Gt I meant to type knew..just got excited.
- Will must be playing the new Kenny Chesney.
- RE: the "Welcome to the OC, bitch" guy, I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. Or he'd've been living in Pantyland.
- The uncircumcision troll should be watching. Michiel Huisman is from Holland.
- I can't stand Scarlett anymore. Hanging the laundry looking like an extra out of the Grapes of Wrath but with yarn hair? Too bad she didn't get killed instead of the hot brother.
- Is the OC guy never going to be seen again?
- That was a hot kiss. I wish Gunner would have been into it.
- I wish Gunnar's brother hadn't been brought on just to be killed, too, R338. I love David Clayton Rogers, and if I were a casting agent, I'd put him in a lead role whether he offered me a blow job or not.
But I also love Scarlett. It's amazing what she does with her southern accent given she's Australian.
And yes, R340, it was HOT. We can only dream about Gunnar being into it, I guess. I wonder where they'll go from here.
Will is too hot to lose, but they're in the habit of dropping hot guys off a cliff once they've served their plot point (Juliet's almost-husband, Gunnar's brother). But I don't think we've come to the end of Will's story. First, who knew Chris Carmack could sing like that, and second, well, nothing's really resolved yet with Will.
- R341 Juliette DID marry the guy, so he wasn't an "almost husband."
- But they annulled the marriage, so he's her never-was husband.
- What R343 said, n'est-ce pas?
- Chris Carmack looks so familiar but I never watched The O.C. Beautiful man! Hope they keep him.
I wanted to like this show. I love Connie Britton and think Hayden is a good actress herself. But the plot just got really dull.
I hated anything to do with the blonde niece / gunnar / and the other guy. All three are lousy actors.
Overall it is a much higher quality show than Smash, but a lot less fun.
- Susan Misner competes with Susan Misner. On two shows The Americans and Nashville in the same time slot. How often does that happen?
- Hayden half steals the show. The guy who plays Deacon is good too. All the rest are just so so.
- Deacon appeared on "What's My Line" several times. Quite the comedian.
- Is there a new "What's My Line?"
- Who's Line is it Anyway?
- Omg, as soon as I read that I remembered him on Who's Line! He's cuter now.
- [quote]Who's Line is it Anyway?
Oh, dear. It's WHOSE. Still embarrassing.
- Hot as this may have been, a guy like Will IRL would have handled this way differently than just lunging for the hard kiss -- you've got to go slowly and plant the seed (so to speak) so that the other dude winds up thinking it's *his* idea -- I thought they were going in this direction in the bar scene when Gunnar totally seems like he's crushing on Will, beaming about how great he was on stage and staring at him lovingly -- but it became one more instance of this show rushing a plot point at the expense of plausibility and character development -- in any case, a better way to play the scene would have been if Gunnar had been into it, or confused, or a little into it (especially since it was crosscut with Raina and Deacon), instead of the cliche of the hard pass and then the hard rejection.
- Hot hot ht photo of Michiel Huisman.
Hot damn. I always thought he was the hottest guy on the show, and now I like him even more..
- There are nudes of Michiel Huisman out there, R355. Here's one pic, but google it yourself; I think there are more out there.
- Michiel Huisman is the very definition of "Big Dick Face".
- What is "Big Dick Face"? I've never heard of it anywhere but here.
- \tBig Dick Face:
A gentleman with facial features that indicate he probably has a large penis.
"Normally I wouldn't date someone like that but I'm a size queen and he has big dick face so I took a chance and it paid off. I'm still sore."
- Thank you, R359. It may take me a while to learn to read "big dick" when I look at a man's face, but in the meantime, Michiel Huisman also has "My face is so hot, you're going to want me no matter how big my dick is" face.
- Scarlet's mole will be up for best supporting actress.
- [quote]Michiel Huisman also has "My face is so hot, you're going to want me no matter how big my dick is" face.
Very true. I want him inside me. Deeply. And I'm a top!
- I'm wondering if the guy who recorded Gunnar's demo will decide he wants Gunnar and Will to record and perform together. I want something to happen whereby they don't walk out of each other's lives.
- [quote]I'm wondering if the guy who recorded Gunnar's demo will decide he wants Gunnar and Will to record and perform together. I want something to happen whereby they don't walk out of each other's lives.
My dick just got hard at the notion of them performing together, again.
That kiss was hot and Will now has a dirty little secret. YEEEE-HAAAA!!!
- And Charles Esten has that sexy, smoldering, push it deep into me when he comes look.
Oh baby, oh, daddy!
- Will: Top or bottom?
- Will: Passionate Power Bottom; barebacks.
- Hooray! "Nashville" was renewed for a second season.
- [quote]Will: Passionate Power Bottom; barebacks.
Gunnar is a lucky boy.
- Does Gunnar make Will hit a high C when they fuck?
- The actor who plays Gunner would be a great choice to play a young Bruce Springsteen.
- That's a wonderful idea, R371. Yeah.
- I thought it looked like the producer was hitting/crushing on Gunnar too last week.
- Look like Juliette will get threatened with a sex tape from the guy who bailed with her money.
I like Reyna with Deacon and think it's really shitty he wasn't told that was his daughter.
- I think Juliette will end up married to Will and they'll be able to fuck whoever they want on the side.
- Wow, Charles Eston (Deacon) used to be a bit of a dork:
- Only two episodes left. Next Weds. (5/22) is the season finale.
- R373, omg.. I thought I was the only one to notice that! Glad I'm not alone. The show is getting more and more homoerotic by each episode, and I'm loving it!
Yep, R377. I just hope they don't kill off Will in the season finale. They have already killed/dropped two male characters this season, and I heard some rumors about the season finale. They better not drop the gay storyline, since it's basically the only storyline on the show that's interesting. The storyline has so much potential too. They have enough material here for many more seasons, that's if they give a damn. They could touch upon bearding, homophobia in the music industry etc.
- [quote]They better not drop the gay storyline
Agreed. They need to have Ty Herndon do a guest spot at a truck stop glory hole.
- SPOILERS for FINALE [bold]and[/bold] NEXT SEASON:
Someone gets pregnant
Gunnar struggles with his sexuality
Deacon finds out about Maddie being his daughter
An old character returns and stirs up trouble!
There are TWO deaths in the finale one male and one female - Dante is one - you can guess the other one.
- [quote]They need to have Ty Herndon do a guest spot at a truck stop glory hole.
Is he gay?
- [quote]Gunnar struggles with his sexuality
Seriously?!? Cuz that would make me unbelievably happy.
- Are those spoilers for real? I knew about two characters getting killed in the finale, so I'm going out on a limb and say they're real. But Gunnar struggling with his sexuality? Really? I always just figured that Will would be the one struggling with his sexuality, and Gunnar would be straight, but still be a friend and someone to lean on when Will eventually comes out. I thought he really did like Scarlett. Hmm.. I'm not complaining. Gunnar being gay would be hot as fuck. But I'm still not buying it until I see it happening, lol.
- [quote]But I'm still not buying it until I see it happening,
And by "see it happening", I assume you mean a graphic sex scene with full frontal from both guys, right?
- [quote]But Gunnar struggling with his sexuality? Really?
I'm guessing when R380 spoiler said "struggling", it means just that. Not necessarily coming out or being gay, but maybe just questioning things. That's probably as far as the show will take it. They want to tease us, maybe. However, we can hope for more!
[quote]I always just figured that Will would be the one struggling with his sexuality
Um, honey there's no struggle there!
- I think you misunderstood what I said, R384. I mean I don't really believe the spoiler, as in Gunnar struggling with his sexuality. I always pictured him being straight, after all it was Will who came onto him, and not the other way around. I just figured it would be your typical "I'm not gay, I'm in love with my girlfriend, but I'm not homophobic, I want to be your friend and support you through this" kind of thing. I just don't buy Gunnar being gay, sorry. Trust me though.. I hope I'm wrong, because Gunnar being gay would be extremely hot. I just don't see how it can play out that way.
- I agree with R385.
R386, straight guys can struggle with their sexuality too. Just because you are curious or question things does not mean you are gay. It means you struggle with it and conclude you are straight.
Whatever. I can see both sides.
- Jolene OD's
- Called that one
- Mom dies.
Skeevy ex boyfriend/thief dies.
I predict a return of Sean for Juliette.
- Where is the "extended preview for next week's episode online" that they teased at the end of the show? Can't find it. Trying to see if there's any detectable Gunnar-on-Will sexual tension.
- Unlike "Smash," this show is actually getting better as the season progresses and the characters are more fleshed out. I'm really starting to enjoy it a lot. I even like much of the music, and I'm not a country fan by any stretch of the imagination.
- R391 The only thing I found was the scene from next week's show where Deacon confronts Rayna about Maddie's paternity.
- I agree, R392. It keeps getting better and better, imo yesterday's episode was the best episode in a long time.
R387, I didn't think about it that way.. I guess it's possible that he's confused about his sexuality, but that he will eventually realize that he's straight. I just don't see him coming out as gay anytime soon, that would be Will, not Gunnar.
Speaking of Will.. did anyone catch the conversation between him and Gunnar? He said that he got with a friend when he was 17 and his dad threw him out. No wonder he's so messed up. I'm not liking the preview for next week though.. having sex with Scarlett.. just no. I kinda did see it coming though, but still.. ugh.
- [quote] just don't see him coming out as gay anytime soon
No one ever said he would. Can't you read?
- [quote]Unlike "Smash," this show is actually getting better as the season progresses
Yeah, but NASHVILLE doesn't have a character as conceptually brilliant or stunningly well-realized as Kyle. I'm still haunted by his haircut.
- Kyle really was wonderful, wasn't he?
On Nashville, Will's haircut haunts me, but not in a good way. I liked Gunnar's hair last night, though.
- [quote]Yeah, but NASHVILLE doesn't have a character as conceptually brilliant or stunningly well-realized as Kyle.
Neither does SMASH, anymore.
- [quote]Neither does SMASH, anymore.
Not true. Through the power of decorative scarves, Kyle transcends time, space, states of being and all forms of televised entertainment.
- Nashville will have another chance, which is more than we can say about Smash.
- I would have liked it if it turned out that Dante and Jolene were pulling a long con on Juliette to fleece her out of her millions. We didn't care that much for Jolene in the first place so for her to be revealed as a nasty piece of shit wouldn't have been too jolting. And having them both be murdered by the end of the season would have been a good cliffhanger. Lamar or Teddy could have been tied into the storyline.
- I stopped watching about 2/3rds through the season. So what I really need to know is whether Deacon showed his NIPS or FEETS in the last few episodes.
- I thought that Sylvia Jefferies did an incredible acting job in making Jolene, a poorly written character, a fully fleshed out character. Simply acting at its best. She should be nominated for some supporting award.
I wonder if Juliette finds the card in the disposal?
It was an episode to rival ANY nighttime soap.
Will is starting to move to center in plot line interest.
And will someone please kill the Tandy Wyatt and Peggy Kenter characters. How about lesbian suicide pact?
- I miss Friday Night Lights. The show had probably run its course, but I would've watched it for 10 more years.
- You have too many DataLounge tabs open in your browser, r404.
- Does anyone care to speculate on the Season Finale?
- We want to see more homosex, and nust just an awkward kiss between Will and Gunnar.
- A new kind of romantic triangle is born as Gunnar and Will sing and play together, and one of them gets Scarlett pregnant during a three-way.
Deacon is going to lose his shit over the fact of Rayna's lying about Maddie being his daughter for the last __ years.
- I would be curious to know if for the most part this first season was planned out from day one or if there was some kind of mid-course change, as recently there are two things happening which weren't before: soapy, juicy storylines are really being pushed forward (blackmail, parentage) and the struggling newcomers characters are interacting with the stars.
- I like the idea of a three-way, R408 and R407, who doesn't want more gay sex? :)
That said.. we have to think about what's realistic here. I hate to break it to you.. I just don't see any possibility of Gunnar and Will hooking up. Gunnar is clearly straight, though trust me.. I hope I'm wrong, because them hooking up would be hot, if not slightly unrealistic.
I think what will happen is Will sleeping with Scarlett, to suppress his real sexuality, Gunnar will flip shit and they'll have a fall out. Eventually though they'll be friends again, and Gunnar will support Will in his coming out. I think this is a simple coming out story, at least how I see it right now. I do hope it turns into something bigger though, because this storyline has a lot of potential, with the homophobia in the country music business, and him eventually (hopefully) getting a boyfriend and how that affects his dreams of making it big.
Ugh.. I'll be happy as long as he's not killed off in the season finale, and as long as they give him some good material next season.
- It does seem like the series switched gears midstream. The first half of the season was very slow and very little happened episode to episode. I did not even understand why Connie Britton had signed on to the show, her character did little to nothing. There was no character development and Rayna/Connie was stuck in neutral. The characters and storylines did not intersect.
The second half of the season changed it up quite a bit. We started to see more interaction among characters, Rayna finally shifted into drive, Charlotte got a lot less whiney and annoying.
The show has definitely picked up steam and is moving in the right direction. I am happy that it has been renewed. I am hopeful that it will continue moving in a positive direction.
- I would still like to see Will and Gunnar form a singing duet. That's something that would assure Will's place on the show. They've gotten rid of two of the cutest cast members already, so I don't doubt they'll get rid of Will if all he's there for, plotwise, is to knock Scarlett up.
And if you think knocking a girl up insures your place in a work of fiction, allow me to refer you to Les Miserables, and any number of other soapy entertainments through the centuries.
- I don't care what they do with Will and Gunnar as long as it involves numerous lengthy shirtless scenes for both.
R411 Her name is SCARLETT, not Charlotte.
- Thank you, R413. I had no idea who Charlotte was. R411 needs to have his hearing checked.
- No, but seriously guys.. by looking at the promo for next week Will is going to sleep with Scarlett, and continue to play the straight card, sigh. As long as Scarlett doesn't end up pregnant, and as long as Will isn't killed off or leaves the show, I'm happy. I just hope the show will improve next season.
- r413 I stand corrected, Scarlett not Charlotte. It did not seem like the right name when I wrote it, I was too lazy to look up the correct name, my mistake :-)
- Will becoming a big star and struggling to stay in the closet would make a terrific storyline. And if Juliette is supposed to be a Taylor Swift-type character, she could even become his beard, hoping for some good PR. I hope this is where they're going.
- I think it is where they're going, R417. Avery and Juliette have zero chemistry but Will and Juliette do.
- Sad letter from the wife of a fired crew member on Nashville:
- R418, Avery doesn't have chemistry with anyone. He's like a snake on four legs. If they needed to cut back on cast, I'd rather he have left than Juliette's un-husband.
- [quote]Not a phone call or a thank you for all they had done.
That made me laugh. If you want phone calls and thank yous from higher ups, get out of the entertainment business!
[quote]I am so tired of seeing the emotional toll the industry takes on so many in production and on the crew who work so hard all for a paycheck and a wrap party they are too exhausted to attend.
boo fucking hoo. If he hates it so much, find another line of work, or a different production. Remember, YOU chose this life.
Don better keep his wife in check. How embarrassing for his her to do this. There is a reason Don was let go. DEAL WITH IT.
- Wow, R421, I hope you're dealt the same level of compassion and decency when you lose YOUR job.
- Agreed, R421. It's a rough life, but it's the life they've chosen. And it pays VERY well, thank you.
It ain't fair, but that's showbiz, kids.
- r421 she def comes off as very whiny in this open letter. I am not sure what industry she thought her husband worked in? She would be best served to keep her mouth shut if she wants her husband to work again. Bottom line, if they do not like it they should get out
- [quote]I hope you're dealt the same level of compassion and decency when you lose YOUR job. Douchebag.
Says the guy who posted the letter @ R419. Hmmmm..
Poor Don. What a shame about his wife posting this letter. I'm sure he's being laughed at right now, and what production is going to want to deal with that kind of shit?
"We better not do anything to Don that might upset his wife - she'll post another one of her rants online! Maybe we just better not hire him at all!"
- r425 EXACTLY!
Keep any grievance you have "in the family", don't put it out there for public consumption
- This bitch is nuts, truly. Oh my god. (click on the "ABOUT" section)
"I like yoga when it's easy. Pizza with soft crust. My egg yolks fully cooked. Sea salt from a dish scattered from the brush of my fingertips. Lobster reminds me of my grandfather who taught me the art of eating it whole, its eyes teetering from the snapping of its claws. Dipping the meat in melted butter then dragging it through the salt on my plate."
- Not enough Will in the episode yesterday. It's sad that he feels like he has to sleep with a lot of women and basically be a slut in order to make it in the business :(
- As long as Will doesn't die in a car crash with his head thumping across the hood, r428...
- Rayna's sister reminds me of Lorna Luft. The show has turned into Dallas but I still love it.
- That season finale was pure soap worthy of the trashiest country song (and yet I really enjoyed it).
- I'm loving this show too. Not a country music fan although I consider the movie NASHVILLE (no relation to the TV series) one of the best movies of the 70's. The series NASHVILLE has gotten soapy in the second half but it's fun.
Looking forward to season two.
- You're right, R429. It could have been worse. I must admit, I did fear he would be killed off or leave.. but it seems like his story will continue next season, so that's good! :) At least he didn't sleep with Scarlett.. for a while there it kinda seemed like that's where this was going, lol. At least he "only" slept with a random chick. But hopefully he'll be more into guys next season.
- Or changing a flat tire, R429.
- R431 brings up Soap Rule 76: no one gets in a car unless they're going to get in a possibly fatal wreck in the last scene. Kind of like Chekhov's gun.
- The last half of the season has gotten much better, but last night I finally figured out what was bugging me about the whole show.
We're told Hayden P's character performs pop-country junk, while Connie Britton's character is a well-respected singer-songwriter.
But every time Connie Britton sings, it's the same overproduced generic stuff that someone like Taylor Swift sings -- just performed by a middle-aged woman. She's no Martina McBride or Faith Hill. And Britton in concert is a snore. I thought Hayden would be the weakest part of the show, but she's actually the best.
What I'd like to see in Season 2 is a Loretta Lynn/Dolly Parton type country music survivor enter the picture so we have three generations of Nashville women. That would be a hell of a lot more interesting than Scarlet and her boring baby-voiced folk music.
- My problem with the show is that Rayna just isn't interesting or likeable. We are supposed to be rooting for her but there is just no there, there.
Her arms and back looked gross in that dress she wore at the CMAs on the show.
- Scarlett's ex sounded like a wimp when he sang all girly like when he did the duet with her. She just brings everybody down, that character needs to either have a big time makeover or get rid of her.
- I love Scarlett. She's gotten most of the good songs, especially that first one she and Gunnar did together. I like Rayna, but yeah, they haven't chosen many good songs for her. Her music has mostly been very generic, as R436 points out. I like Juliette as a character, however, more than either Scarlett or Rayna.
How many songs have any of you bought on iTunes? I've bought Scarlett and Gunnar's duet "If I Didn't Know Better," which I mentioned above, and "Ho, Hey," by Maisy and Lennon. That's it. I kind of like "Wrong Song," though. Maybe I'll buy it next time I iTunes.
- I really hate Teddy, I want him to go down. I wish Deacon would have kicked his ass.
- Connie can't sing worth a damn. Everybody else is quite talented.
Read that Connie is not happy with the show.
- I bought the whole cd of the first half of the season. Not that impressed with the songs on the second cd. I really liked Wrong Song, that gets stuck in my head a lot. I also liked "known better" and "no one will ever love you".
- They kind of crammed every soap cliché into the last part of the episode: pregnancy, car crash, marriage proposal, etc. But it's still a lot of fun, and I'm enjoying the ride.
- Agree with you re. the songs from the first half of the season being stronger, R442, although I feel the show itself has picked up in the second half of the season. I now find it a thoroughly enjoyable guilty pleasure.
However, I cannot STAND the Scarlett character and how 'brilliant' she's supposed to be (that standing ovation at the Opry last episode was ridiculous), or her fucking stupid little girl outfits and babyish voice. I would love that character gone. Even better if that then means Gunnar and Will can get together (I don't care if that would be an unbelievable character re-write for Gunnar - it would be hot).
- No big surprise if Connie is unhappy with the show -- because she looks brain-damaged in it. Who'da thunk it that Hayden P would blow her off the screen? That's how you do it, have fun and swing from the fences. Connie is dull, dull, dull in this and it's her own damn fault. Too fucking earnest by half.
- Chalk up another "I love Scarlett".
Connie Britton is completely overshadowed by Hayden's stellar performance........and story becomes reality.
- But is Juliette going to find the video chip in the disposal?
- The cop returned the chip to her in this ep, R447.
- Can't wait to HULU it tomorrow!
- I agree R441, Connie Britton can't sing and it was dumb of her to sign on to do this show. I loved her on Friday Night Lights, that was probably her best work. She wasn't great on American Horror Story and she is worse on Nashville.
- I don't care what they do as long as they give us more Will shirtless scene, even if they have him in a heterosexual situation.
- Chris Carmack (Will) shirtless hotness.
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- [quote] My problem with the show is that Rayna just isn't interesting or likeable. We are supposed to be rooting for her but there is just no there, there.
I totally agree. We're supposed to root for her and Deacon to be together but I think he deserves better! She's a bore.
- Just watched the finale. I thought that Hayden really stole the show. Very emotional performance, especially that last song.
They need to make Carmack a series regular next season. A lot could be done with that character.
The writers really need to rehab Rayna and Scarlett's characters to make them likable. Right now no one is "rooting" for them. They are both boring and whiney.
Eric Close's character should be sent to jail and written off the show, he serves no purpose.
- R454, you've got to keep in mind that "Nashville" is simply a night time soap with some excellent music performed by the cast.
Not every character needs to be likable all of the time, character's that do not seem to serve a purpose now, may become pivotable at a later date.
The finale set us up for all sorts of storylines next season. I'm looking forward to season two.
- R454:[quote]The writers really need to rehab Rayna and Scarlett's characters to make them likable. Right now no one is "rooting" for them. They are both boring and whiney (Oh, dear).
I am decidedly part of both Team Rayna and Team Scarlett (I even get a little frisson of warmth when I type the extra "t" in Scarlett's name). I root for both ladies. I find neither of them "boring" or "whiny."
- [quote]I even get a little frisson of warmth
- The set up for the next season during Juliette singing "Nothing in this world will ever break my heart again" was one cliff hanger after another.
The knowing look and shake of the head that Will gave to that VGL man makes me want to know him better, the vehicle roll over, the surprise engagement ring, then there was the chit chat wiith the federal investigators and a surprise pregnancy. All that following a murder/suicide and a paternity reveal.
What more could happen DL?
How about Juliette's ex football player boyfriend calling to tell her he has HIV from on the downlow?
Rayna's dad's midget gay lover?
Scarlett's unfulfilled girl urges?
Nashville, my favorite guilty pleasure.
- [quote]I even get a little frisson of warmth
Most of us call that a wet dream.
- Connie Britton has simply never connected with the role. Her conversational, naturalistic style of acting doesn't fit with this show. And she's got a pitifully narrow voice range so the songs are being done an injustice. I'd like her to be killed off and have a recast Tandy take over her record label.
- [quote]Rayna's dad's midget gay lover?
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! Powers Booth and Peter Dinklage in a hot, shirtless sex scene is exactly what this show needs.
- For all the Britton naysayers, this show is all about the things that happen OFF stage. Who cares if she has a sufficient voice, who cares if Marni Nixon does her vocals? She is quite the smouldering southern gal when it come to being an actor.
LEAVE CONNIE BRITTON ALONE!!!
- r460 Connie needs to at least try next season. She is making $100M per episode. Britton needs to at least act like she is on the same show as the rest of the cast.
Hayden makes $65M per episode, after seeing her in the finale and throughout the season, girl needs to get a raise. She is the only reason to watch the show and is the most compelling character.
- $Ms, methinks $Ks.
- r464 M=thousands, MM=millions
M is the Roman Numeral for 1000
MM is the Roman Numeral for 2000
Both are used in finance as abbreviations for thousands and millions
Even though MM=2000 it is still used as an abbreviation for millions
- Out of curiosity, R465, is that a UK thing maybe? I've never seen Roman numerals used in shorthand writing like that. The accepted convention has always been K for thousand and M for million.
- And what made you think this was a finance thread r463/5?
Thanks for your clarification.
- r466, he posted so he could hijack the thread and make it about him.
I work in finance in the United States and those are the abbreviations I use. Pretty much everyone I work with uses them. Just a habit.
- I never knew that. Interesting. Not "Gunnar-buried-balls-deep-in-Will's-ass" interesting, but interesting nonetheless.
- More like Will buried deep in Gunnar's ass. The prettier one is always the bottom.
- Looks like R380 was right on. But maybe he threw in the Gunnar shit to tease us!
- [quote]The knowing look and shake of the head that Will gave to that VGL man
The VGL man is one of Will's on the down low ex's..
- r473, I hope and pray. So now I am convinced that Will is a top.
- I reallly don't mind Scarlett. Yes she is annoying at times, but I find myself rooting for her more than a character like Rayna.
- Connie looks older than she is. Sun damage? Smoker?
- The Connie/Hayden issue is really that there are two shows at war with each other: Connie's is the prestige faux-cable drama that the show started as, Hayden's is the melosoapdrama it turned into. Hayden's show is ascendant, as you could see from the fact that the Scandal-esque finale was written by Khouri herself, so it's no wonder Connie looks depressed. They even had Juliette beat Rayna for the CMA.
- Good analysis, R477.
- Someone needs to tell Connie Britton to stop nodding her head from side to side, it's an annoying acting tic.
- Isn't that a byproduct of having all that hair in her face, R479?
- [quote] Someone needs to tell Connie Britton to stop nodding her head from side to side, it's an annoying acting tic.
Nodding is done up and down. She slowly shakes her head from side to side. But I agree, annoying acting tic, and hard to believe there is/was Emmy talk for her catatonic performance.
- Is there anyone out there really on the edge of their seat waiting to see what happened to Rayna and Deacon after the car accident? How 80s night time soap that finale was.
- R477 You're very astute.
- [quote]Connie looks older than she is. Sun damage? Smoker?
Probably both, plus genetics.
Here she is in Photoshopped "perfection" ..
- Connie's a horrible crier. Her way of acting "distraught" in the finale was pretty bad.
- I was watching some country video channel and up came a JULIETTE BARNES video.
They have Hayden recording videos as Juliette.
- I was pleasantly surprised with Hadyn's acting on this show.
- When will this be back?
- In the fall, R488.
I had a dream a few nights ago that Amanda Seyfried was playing both Juliette and Scarlett. Weird.