Nashville (2012–2018) – Absolutely Needed Television

This show makes you FEEL.

It’s been SO long–TOO long–since there has been any ‘good’ t.v.–as in years– that actually seeing and being able to absorb this show in its entirety is beyond what I could have hoped for in its plot lines, the actor’s singing abilities and the DEEP emotional connections and REAL LIFE stories that you WANT to follow and be part of is just too much. I can’t believe they actually take the time to sing an entire song in each episode–I LOVE THAT! They say so much during the time that song is being sung!

I am so happy with this show it makes waiting an entire week just to see the next episode too long a wait. This is what television is supposed to show–a non-sensationalized storyline allowing the audience in to becoming part of what the characters are feeling in following where their lives have come from, what that has produced, and where they are going; developing empathy, compassion, and understanding along the way, vs. the crap and fake “reality” shows that are not asked for, but are overproduced and overcrowd the air time.

I will be watching this show–a drama that pulls you IN–in to all the missing-for-too-long-aspects-of-humanity found in the characters, story lines, songs, lyrics, melodies, and relationships–back to what I want from t.v. to show–every single week. And EVERY actor is perfectly cast and pulls you into their character’s storyline with absolute perfection.

Thanks ABC for actually putting on a show worth watching. Finally a show without some agenda the studio is trying to shove down the audiences throat–finally a show for the rest of us who want shows like this but are never asked what we want.

This Show is a Winner! Can’t wait to next week!

I can’t say enough about this drama. Connie Britton also produces plays Rayna James, a veteran country music star. She does a fabulous job in the role and should be getting an Emmy for it. Hayden Panetterie whom I watched when she was on Guiding Light years ago is fantastic as Juliet Barnes, a rising star. She does a fantastic job in her role. Powers Boothe plays Rayna’s father and is brilliant in his supporting role. Eric Close is fine as Teddy Conrad, Rayna’s husband. The best part of the show is that it is filmed on location in Nashville, Tennessee and it shows with landmark sites like the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluebird Cafe, and others. The series shows light on the country music set, politics, and the relationships and dynamics among them. Can’t wait for the next episode! This show is a winner!

Total (enjoyable) surprise

I’m not particularly a fan of country music so I watched this first out of simple curiosity. Now I’m hooked. Why? The MUSIC in this show is terrific. I have actually bought two of the songs from i Tunes. And, like I said, I’m not a fan of country music. The plot is FUN. It’s interesting. Some reviewer said that it was an obvious plot, but my god, this is TV and if the plot is obvious then so is the on button on your remote. The plot is FUN and it moves — fast. When some character acts like a jerk his retribution is swift. When two young people look lovingly at each other in the next scene they are bonded. If the rich guy has a reputation for buying his way into politics in the next scene he DOES IT. It’s TV and it’s fun. The music in the show is amazing to me. I’m a classical music kind of guy but I melted over the performances of “Fade Into You” and “If I didn’t know better”. Also, the talent who sings these songs is new to me and they have intriguing voices. Surprisingly, one is an Australian and the other is English but they know how to do lovely singing.

Absolutely perfect show

I should begin by saying that I’m not usually a fan of dramas. If a show doesn’t make me laugh, then most likely, I won’t keep up with it. I am, however, a big country music lover so I decided to give this show a shot. I ended up watching three episodes in a row and had to stop myself or else I would just forget about my real life obligations.

There is a lot of story in this show. Nashville is not one of those TV shows that keep you wishing something would happen, but it never does. This show is fast-paced, but not so much that you’ll lose track of what’s happening.

The music on the show is superb, even for those who don’t like country music. They sing about love, freedom, loneliness, not drinking a beer on a Friday night like you’d probably expect.

The characters are well-written and well-performed; you’re going to be left wishing some characters developed faster, but truth is that it is what it is and, at the end of the day, it makes sense that they don’t develop faster than they do.

Give this show a shot. It’s not a coincidence that it is one of the best critically acclaimed shows this season. This is a show worth watching and worth following. It always keeps you wishing the episode didn’t end.

This is my show!

I have seriously fallen in love with this show. The drama is good and not done in a cheesy way. You know it’s a good show when you wish you were one of the characters just so you could ‘know’ the characters. The music is so good, seriously I am not really into musical shows, but this has some really great voices and musicians. I love all of the characters and feel so excited every week for a new episode. Connie Britton is great and of course so is Hayden. This is a must see, definitely give it a chance, you won’t regret it. Charles Esten is really one of my favorites as well, I would love to see him in big films, he is really an amazing actor! I love how all the characters seem to mesh well together. At first I was afraid the story line would get lost and there wouldn’t bee much of a show, but they really know how to make the show twist and turn and make you wanting more. You cam never guess what will happen. Keep em’ coming!

 

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