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  • Hieu Vo
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    #303933

    I am surprised no one has started a thread for this. But the new season is two episodes in and I wanted to know what y’all were thinking. 

    Personally, I am liking it. It seems as if Rayna is taking a break from singing and becoming a business woman with her record label. From that last scene, it looks like she might be leaving and maybe wanting to recruit Juliette into it too. 

     

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    EmmyLoser
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    I’m liking it, too.  To my surprise, Nashville is one of the shows I prioritize watching the night it airs, because I’m eager to see what happens.  They packed so many storylines into the first season that I really didn’t know where they’d go, but it’s been good so far.  When Rayna started Route 65 last season, I thought it would end up being her with Scarlett, Gunnar and Juliette.  Now it looks like maybe she might be moving that direction, having lost Will and with Juliette now getting a taste of her own medicine with this reality show girl coming up and stealing her thunder.  They also made good casting changes between seasons, dropping Rayna’s dad and Deacon’s sponsor from the main cast and developing Will more.  He has the potential to be interesting if the story doesn’t play out as tired and cliche.  The second episode felt a lot more in the right direction than the premiere did. 

    Also, just in general, I don’t think Hayden Panetierre gets enough credit for her work on this show.  Even at times when nothing else is working, Juliette is always worth watching.

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    Fishbiscuit
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    I decided to hang in there with with Nashville. Did anyone else?  It’s not all that great but it’s never boring. 

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    Gabriel
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    #303937

    I still watch it, too. It’s entertaining, guilty-pleasure viewing.

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    Juan Iturri
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    This season I think has been better and more consistent than last season. Its a good thing they cut back on the political aspects though they are still present. Also I’m not a big fan of country but I still love the music.

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    EmmyLoser
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    I still like it.  The biggest thing missing for me actually is it feels like there’s no real culture of talking about the show.  I don’t know anyone else who watches it promptly, and there’s never any discussion on here.  I don’t love some aspects of what’s happening — all of the story direction in the Scarlett/Gunnar/Avery section of things just feels wrong — but they do always have things happening and I always enjoy the music.  Also, can someone call Rayna out on being kind of a diva/biotch most of the time?  Especially to Juliette.  I feel like we started out with Rayna as the nice one and Juliette treating her like garbage, and now that Juliette’s kind of come around, Rayna is just judgey and superior.  Or is that just me?

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    Tom_Scavo
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    Seriously? You guys like this?
    I gave up after the last episode (206). While I loved Season 1, I think the new episodes are just terrible. Everything that happenend during its first season has been undone and EVERYONE is exactly where they stood at the beginning of Season 1. Has anyone else noticed that in every episode for the last few weeks there has been a big event? Aren’t there any other stories to revolve around? I thought Rayna didn’t like those big fancy parties, and still she’s at every single one of them. Also, there are way too many new (uninteresting) characters. The only intersting one would be Will, but they just haven’t done right by him yet. Too many forced twists, too many love interests for the same people too many out-of-character behaviour. EVERYBODY is betraying another person in some way and there’s ZERO character development. It just got too soapy for me. And is it just me or have the dialogues become worse? Nashville has become Dallas

    Just a few examples of the storylines that are particularly bad: 

    -Teddy Conrad suddenly wants to throw a big musical event. Why? Because Nashville is all about music. He’s never cared for music at all.
    -Teddy Conrad and Peggy. Is she pregnant? Is she not? Btw, where is she??? I don’t care. Most clichéed storyline ever.
    -The Wentworth couple? I mean, seriously? Two more one-dimensional characters that will be around for 4, 5 episodes and will soon be forgotten afterwards. Even the wife’s revengy face at the end of last episode.
    -Scarlett and Avery shacking up AGAIN.
    -Gunnar and Scarlett’s friend shacking up. Why? Just to create a storyline for episodes 10-15 when Scarlett finds out?
    -Deacon and the district’s attorney from Desperate Housewives shacking up.
    -Rayna’s sister who’s all of a sudden good now. The day will come Rayna finds out about her betrayal. My bold prediction.
    -Will being a jerk without character develoment. The premise was there. He was one of the more interesting ones.
    -Rayna not being able to sing because of the accident. Deacon not being able to play because of the accident. How original.
    -Rayna getting a new love interest. AGAIN. Teddy, Deacon, the bearded guy. Nothing’s been really resolved. And now a new one.
    -Most out-of-character moment ever: Saint Rayna calling out Juliette for assuming she’s shacking up with Mr. Wentworth. Why does she suddenly care?

    I have now idea where this show is going. I just know I won’t be watching.

    Had to get that off my chest. It was bothering me. Any thoughts? 

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    Fishbiscuit
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    #303941

    I’d rather the show just pull a “Melrose Place” and go full on camp fest.  The earnest slice of Nashville life never worked and I think the show really displays some life and energy when it lays on the suds.   

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    Hieu Vo
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    I do enjoy the show for the most part. The only thing that irritates the CRAP out of me is that it has been going on romantic storyline overload. Every freakin character is poised to be in love with someone else. It’s so annoying. I am so over the Scarlet and Gunnar thing and not to mention Avery kicking his way back in. They are all so boring and predictable, we know that they are all going to find out and hell is going to break loose. JUST LIKE, how we all know that the lawyer chick Deacon is dating will break up with him because he still likes Rayna.

    I really do like Nasville, and I watch it every week. But the massive inclusion of romantic storylines is ridiculous. I agree with FishBiscuit. Just make it campy and dramatic as hell, becaues I do not like this love story drama they are trying to play.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I guess the best way to watch to this stupid show is just letting go and enjoy the awfulness and the great music. Because that’s one thing this show does have, very good music. I think I’ve liked every single song Scarlett has ever sung and I’m pretty sure a Juliette album would do very well in the real world. Of course maybe it’s because I’ve heard each song just once on the show without paying that much attention, Nashville is one of my background noise shows. 

    I agree with Tom Scavo in his previous post, the storylines are just AWFUL. Teddy needs to get off this show, that character is a disaster and completely unnecessary. I have to believe Peggy isn’t pregnant yet, she was still taking pregnancy tests because now she’s screwing Teddy again after (in a scene I guess I missed) he shacked up with her again way, way after he found out she was pregnant. And now they’re getting married. (?)

    Yes!, why is Rayna with another man now, she was almost back with producer bearded guy two episodes ago, but then he just went away, she’s still into Deacon but she’s now with a new man or will be very soon. 

    The Wentworth woman is hilarious, worst actress ever. 

    This show needs less romantic storylines, less soap moments and more business and music storylines because the way it’s going, it’s just another soap that just doesn’t work. I also laughed at the music festival. I guess that will be Rayna’s comeback and Juliette will give one of her pissed off faces. 

    But…I have a lot of work so I need this show to glance over my laptop. 

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    EmmyLoser
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    A lot of these are valid points, but I have to disagree with some of them.

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    one thing, even if Teddy hated music/country music, he’d still have to
    care about it because he’s the mayor of Nashville.  If he didn’t, it
    would be like the mayor of Los Angeles taking nothing to do with movies
    or television shows.  It is annoying, I’ve noticed, how there’s some
    party or event every episode.  But the music festival idea seems
    logical.

    I’m pretty sure Peggy is still not pregnant yet. 
    They’ve taken that whole thing in a weird direction.  I never liked
    Teddy as a character, but when he and Peggy were being a couple, it at
    least had some interesting ramifications for Rayna and their family. 
    Then he dumped her, then she got pregnant, then she wasn’t pregnant, now
    she’s faking pregnant, and really the only way for it not to be a
    letdown for me is if he marries her and then gets stuck with her for a
    while even after he finds out she lied. 

    Will is one of the more
    interesting characters, not just because he’s secretly gay but also
    because he’s so much less earnestly in love with making music than
    Scarlett/Gunnar/Avery/Deacon/Rayna.  But they don’t seem to have an idea
    of how to write him, other than that he’s a jerk.

    It also seemed
    really in character for Rayna to get in Juliette’s face about
    Wentworth, because Rayna can’t pass up a chance to feel superior to
    anyone, most especially Juliette.  It’s ridiculous that Rayna was hoping
    for a favor from her, after she screwed her over by dropping out of the
    Red Lips White Lies tour, and she still couldn’t keep her judgments to
    herself.

    I do agree the show is on love story overload.  Some of
    these people should just be in couples and having drama elsewhere.  I
    don’t at all like Gunnar and Scarlett’s friend hooking up, and I hate
    Scarlett and Avery being together again.  And some of these people need
    to be alone for a while, considering all the crap they’ve been through
    recently — Deacon, Juliette, Rayna.  I can’t stand Rayna’s new love
    interest, either.  Smash ruined that actor for me, and now I don’t think
    I’ll ever like him in anything ever.  But the character is just
    annoying and unnecessary.

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    EmmyLoser
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    That was NOT where I thought that whole business with the Wentworths was going!

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Yeah, that girl seemed weird from the start, I just thought she was an awful actress and an a worse character. They’re trying to explain things by going with a lesbian storyline for her. I guess now Juliette will screw them both. That’s pretty much the only direction the show hasn’t taken.

    The show just keeps getting more and more repetitive. Does Juliette ever win? Must every single storyline be her singing a song and then being screwed by somebody? At least now she has a lesbian after her. Will and the gay ex? Stop it already, either get them together or get rid of the ex, it’s annoying. The show wants to keep Will being gay but not showing it. That’s what’s happening here. And now Gunnar and Scarlett again.

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    Riley
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    After the slew of renewals and cancellations last night and this morning, the focus has turned to sophomore drama Nashville, which has remained in limbo. Nashville
    had been fully expected to get a third season renewal. I hear that
    indeed is the intention, though the size of the pickup is the subject of
    a debate. I hear ABC has offered a 13-episode order for the show, which
    is co-produced by Lionsgate TV and ABC Studios. Nashville is a very expensive show, so I hear the 13-episode pickup makes its production infeasible for Lionsgate. Talks continue.

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    Matt Noble
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    We’re speaking with Connie Britton today, join us on the homepage for sure (and I’ll ask your question)! Any episode suggestions if she gets nominated again?

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