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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2014, 02:10:45 pm »
It's All Wrong, but it's All Right



Loved this episode for a lot of reasons. The bulk of the episode centered on song writing as well as the political bullsh*t that comes with being in the music business. I really dug the scenes between Liam and Scarlet and pressing her to really open up and reveal who she is as a person. You can't write a meaningful song if you are refusing to let people see you for YOU. Very eye opening to see how easy it is for a musician to get hooked on drugs, especially when you are under the gun and have to get something down on tape asap.

In a similar arc, Gunner sets out to help Layla write her song and she has NOTHING to say. Also insightful was seeing how Rayna has to basically kiss ass to get shelf space for her impending album and it comes at a price: pushing out Juliette. I'm glad Rayna chose to take the higher road. And speaking of Jules, I totally got a kick out of her basically spitting in the face of the Record Label Boss and refusing to read a prepared statement. Now that she has been dropped because of this, I wonder if Rayna will in fact sign her to Route 66.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2014, 04:50:26 pm »
Too Far Gone



Not one of the better episodes for sure. Nothing earth-shattering awesome about it. Kinda bland. Only two things of "importance" happened and that was Rayna confronting her father about his hand in her mothers car accident. The other thing of note was Lamar having a heart attack in Teddy's office and he has a choice to make: Call for help or let him die. Not really a good cliffhanger as we all know he we call for help at the start of the next episode.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2014, 12:26:10 pm »
They Don't Make 'Em Like Daddy Anymore




The sight of Juliette being transformed into "Lady Gaga" as a means of "reinventing" herself was priceless and made this an episode worth checking out. But it was Deacon's "backup band" that will have you pumping your fist in the air and saying "hell yeah". The song that Gunner, Avery and Zoey sing on the couch, acoustic style was damn good. It definitely had that country flavor to it, but the singing, the harmonizing made me look past that. I really like the song a lot. But I liked the idea of them getting up on stage behind Deacon and tearing the house down even more. Looks like they are now making it official by calling what they have....a band. I'm also enjoying seeing Scarlett spiraling out of control. I just don't like her at all. Didn't like her when she was the 'nice girl' and don't like her as the 'druggie' either. As for Lamar, I was surprised that they did in fact kill him off. Not surprising was that Teddy let him.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2014, 05:48:38 pm »
Guilty Street



A decent episode. Deacon's woman has an affair with Teddy. Shocker. Not. They hinted at this coming a mile away a few episodes ago. Not really a fan of the character and hopefully once Deacon finds out, he will drop her like a bad habit and hook up with Ruth as played by Charlotte Ross. I get that's where they are going to take this given that this was her first appearance. Liam gets fired for basically putting his hand in Scarlet's "cookie jar". Really liked the song that Gunner, Avery and Zoey played. It is definitely a rock song with a hint of country in it. But the beat itself actually derives from techno in a way, which is probably why I like the song as much as I do.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2014, 06:40:35 am »
We've Got Things to Do



Of course the pairing of Rayna and Juliette was going to crash one way or another. Juliette's ego is too big to contain and I knew that her jealousy would rear it's ugly head. I'm just surprised it took as long as it did and it was fun when it made itself known. I like the song that they sing together at the end to salvage and spin the news into something positive. This is definitely a country song so I'm surprised that I like it at all. Granted it's not the worst offender of what I hate about the genre. It's not overly country is probably the best compliment I can say, which made it easier to digest. Wasn't expecting to see Will popping the question to Layla. But then again, anything to keep the facade alive and well.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2014, 08:24:04 am »
Your Wild Life's Gonna Get You Down



I've said that this show is basically a Soap Opera, but they really piled on the suds for this one. So much so that a lot of the scenes were eye rolling over-the-top. I'm okay with the soap aspect of the show, but I don't want it to be on par with what you would get on a daytime soap (if they have those anymore). The episode was okay for me. I'm glad that Deacon found out that his two-timing girlfriend was sleeping with his enemy (Teddy). Hopefully we never see her again. Scarlett still annoys the hell out of me. She's just not a good actress.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2014, 06:03:04 pm »
Crazy



I misspoke too soon. THIS episode is the most 'Soapy' of them all and it wasn't for the betterment of the episode or the series for that matter. All the scenes involving Scarlett are so over the top ridiculous that it makes me somewhat nervous that this is where the series is heading. And if that is the case, I may decide to bail on the show. I can handle some soap elements they have. What I can't deal with is the stupid camera tricks of zooming in and out of closeups and the editing that is patterned after daytime soaps. With that said, Scarlett does have the best scene of the episode and that's when she dedicates a song to her mother and promptly sings the most scathing song ever to cut her to the bone. Ouch.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2014, 07:49:53 am »
Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad




Going into this episode, my biggest concern was that the show would now be in Soap Opera Mach II mode. It was excessive last time around. I was worried for nothing. They dialed it back down somewhat and gave us a solid story where Scarlett comes to terms with the fall out of her onstage meltdown. They did however wrap it up a little quicker than I would have liked though. Given how severe her reaction was, I don't think it's staying true to "life" that anyone can recover that fast. But I get they have to keep the story moving forward. I did like that she finally stood up to her overbearing mother and sent her packing. I also liked that we finally got a Connie Britton / Dana Wheeler-Nicholson scene to full fill my need for a Friday Night Lights mini-reunion.

Interesting twist at the end having Juliette hooking up with her enemy in the form of Jeff Fordham. So, what is Gunner going to do with that information since he caught them in "after-the-act"? Is he gonna blackmail him for a huge payout? Or is he going to strong arm him into getting him to sign his girlfriend Zoey to a contract, thus ensuring that she stays in Nashville instead of running off to LA?
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2014, 06:01:46 pm »
All Or Nothing With Me



Decent episode. It was okay. I did like the performances and the fact that it was paying tribute to the military by actually staging a show at an Military Base. But I thought most of the story lines fell flat, especially Will, Scarlett, Avery and Gunner's. Too much side stepping and not enough sh*t hitting the fan. I did like one of the most awkward moments ever on the show when Rayna is cornered into inviting Deacon on stage to perform with her and the two girls. The daggers that both Teddy and Luke said it all. Michelle Obama's "cameo" was weak. I can't stand it when someone is billed as "guest starring" on a show and phones it in via satellite. At least she got it right on Parks and Recreation when she actually showed up on the set.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2014, 04:57:21 am »

Out of all the shows that I watch right now, Nashville was my biggest concern of returning. As a matter of fact, I absolutely, 100% expected the series to get canned. So, as you can imagine, I am happy to hear the news that it survived and will in fact return. This should be a joyous occasion, right? Even though ABC announced that they are bringing back the show, there is a sense of dread for those that actually work on it. Rumor has it that they may move the entire production to LA to save money and just use the city of Nashville for exterior shots. This would not only suck for everyone involved with the show, but the integrity of the series would suffer as well. It's ABOUT Nashville and should remain in the city.
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2014, 05:43:14 pm »
On the Other Hand



For a Season Finale, this one wasn't the best and certainly nowhere near what we got at the end of Season 1. This episode more or less limped along and there were no surprises in store. You have Scarlett "leaving" Nashville, you have Juliette and Avery breaking up once he found out she cheated on him, you have Will finally confessing to Layla that he's gay (with hidden cameras recording everything) and you have Luke popping the question to Rayna on stage. The ending, with Deacon professing his love for Rayna and giving her a ring wasn't the cliffhanger I wanted to see. All I can say is Thank God this is coming back for a Third Season, because had this been the swan song, it would have really tanked big time. One bright spot about the episode was definitely the song that Gunner sang to Scarlett.
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Michael Scott To Meredith: "You've slept with so many men, your starting to look like one. BOOM! Roasted! Go here.

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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2014, 03:09:24 pm »
Some background on how the show is put together.  Listening to it now, as I'm a fan of the guest.

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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #42 on: July 19, 2014, 04:59:49 pm »
Thanks for the post. Will check it out!
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Re: Nashville (Season 2 - 2013)
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2014, 09:25:33 am »
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