Thursday, October 25, 2012

Nashville: Someday You'll Call My Name

My love for Connie Britton knows no bounds, except for shows that may be scary and cause me to lose sleep.  Sorry, American Horror Story, I will get there.  Of course, I started watching Nashville with the pilot.  I think this show is a good example of layered storytelling.  The third episode airs tonight, and it is continuing to reveal background story that couldn't be surmised from previous plot points.

I am enjoying the story of Rayna James, and the choices she made to get where she is today and how the world has change around her.  Also the characters are enjoyable, hats off to Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, and Charles Esten for bringing these characters to life.  I am also getting a very All About Eve throw back from the show.  But I don't think it is as patronizing as it can come off in other instances.

I also have to give a shout out to Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital and Camp Nowhere).  Ten year old TV Lass is really happy you made it to prime time (outside of the Sarah Connor Chronicles) and that you didn't give up on your dream.  Too bad you are playing a dick that has his girlfriend stifling herself so that you can shine, and that gross facial hair that can't be called a beard.  You are definitely suffering for your art.  Even though Avery comes around at the end of the episode, it is still creepy and appears to have ulterior motives.

Next week's episode looks like it'll be good, and Juliette will have to fully address her mother.  While Rayna tries to figure out her financial, tour, and love situation.

1 comment:

June said...

I just finished watching the third episode of Nashville and I loved it! I think the writing of the show is the best part because I started out hating Juliette and feeling for Rayna, and now it’s the total opposite. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere do such a great job with their characters! I missed it live last night, but I have a Hopper so because I turned its Primetime Anytime feature on, it records all the primetime show for me from NBC, ABC, FOX, and CBS. I really like a couple of the songs from this episode, so I’m glad that I can permanently save it so that I can revisit it whenever I want. Many of the women I work with at DISH have been downloading songs from Nashville, but I think they sound best through my surround sound system!