Nashville. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You).
"This is not how songs get written." - Deacon "Nah, this is what songs get written about." - Juliette
As we learned from the wise and timeless teachings of our movie-bible Mean Girls, if you've got big hair there's a 96% chance it's full of secrets. Knowing this, it's obvious the folks in Nashville are all ginormous liars. It's like, science, y'all. With Teddy's campaign for Mayor trudging along, a "vulnerability" investigation into the private lives of everyone he's ever been involved with has begun as a sort of liability insurance. No secrets means no surprises, right? Wrong. From bad business deals, to relationships and rehab, to sex and songwriting, everyone's got their closet full of skeletons tucked in with their stylish plaid button-ups and factory-distressed boots.
"If You Don't Like Country Music You're Lying" Pick of the Week:
"I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)"
- "Do they have [your album] at Starbucks?" - Beautiful dig at the music industry.
- If Juliette would've actually come on stage like an awkward Prom Queen loser with selective hearing, I would've given this show an Emmy immediately. I'll just have to find my joy in her sadly mouthing the words to Rayna and Deacon's love song.
- I'm coveting Rayna's house almost as much as her hair at this point. It's too bad my singing voice is reminiscent of a box of dying rabbits and my hair doesn't hold curl. I could'a been a country superstar, and I could'a had it aaaallll.
- Good Lord, y'all, when did Google Chrome make it it's mission to ruin my life:
I had to Google “honky-tonk badonkadonk,” omg – too funny!
Why does Google Chrome want to make me cry?! Maybe I’m just being overemotional, but on a happier note, I love your absolutely hilarious review! I hated Juliette from the start of the pilot, and now that she wants to be “grown up,” I hate her even more! One of my girlfriends at DISH really likes Hayden as an actress, and I’ll have to admit that she’s doing a swell job at being a brat. I’m also totally digging the music on this show, which is surprising since I’ve never cared for country in the past. I’ve made a special folder on my Hopper DVR just for Nashville episodes that have songs that I like, and so far, it’s 2:2. If the next episode ends up having more great music, then I just might have to rethink how I really feel about country.
I'm torn about Juliette. I mean, she's a total bitch, but I kind of dig that in characters. I'm glad they're showing a little more dimension with her, though, because she's the type of character than can get stale really quickly.
The soundtrack is A+ so far, and that's not just because I like most country music (honky-tonk badonkadonk can kiss my ass). They do a great job of using the music to tell a story, but not as in-your-face about it as, say, Glee. It's subtle, and so far the main tracks have been totally haunting and awesome. They're both on my iPod already.
Thanks for reading!
Deacon is a classic Shakespearean anti-hero, but rather than his eye and his heart being at mortal war, it's his heart and his junk. He'll get a grade, don't worry, I'm just waiting for that glorious moment when all of his crap catches up to him and I can release the Kraken of Character Grading.
I think you should add a grade for Deacon... am I the only one who thinks he's a total jerk? He can't give up his allegiance to Rayna but at the same time wants a piece of Juliette... such a struggle.
Scarlett's bf drives me crazyyy. That relationship will end eventually and it'll be ugly. Not looking forward to that - but I do want her out.