I’m very protective of my loved ones. In fact, I don’t think most people realize that if you want to date someone in my family or a really good friend of mine, I may be the hardest person to impress—harder than my or anyone’s parents, my aunts and uncles, my grandma, etc. So, if you read my “Fall TV” post, you’ll know that I’ve been nervous about the premiere of ABC’s new drama series “Nashville.” Music City is a home to me, where many people I love dearly live and make a living doing what I believe this show purports to convey. As I closed the books last night, I decided to check Hulu to see if there was anything I should watch or preview, and there it was—the pilot of “Nashville” was ready to be previewed on Hulu.
The beginning made me purse my lips with slight disgust, because Hayden Panttiere’s character’s overdramatic divatude and floozy ways were just a bit much to have me believe this show was going to portray quality acting and a quality storyline. The only thing comforting about the first few minutes were the familiar faces of the Opry that made cameos. That in fact put a huge smile on my face.
However, as the show went on, I have to admit, I liked it more and more. There’s more to the storyline than just one fading star competing with a younger, brighter, but less talented star. The political storyline and the various family dynamics were intriguing, and I think they will pleasantly intensify. And it isn’t until the end, do you realize that this show may actually have some really great songs to offer. It seems that this series will show-off a versatile range of songs, which I’m looking forward to, because that’s exactly what Music City has to offer—a wide range of some of the most talented songwriters you will find in the world, writing some of the best songs you will hear in the world.
We’ll see. I’m also intrigued by the fact that Big Machine Label Group has teamed up with the network to release at least one song a week from the show for sale on iTunes, but that’s a whole different level of fascination and curiosity.
Tune into the premier this Wednesday, October 10, 2012, and let me know what you think!
BIG LOVE & HUGS