Monday, October 21, 2013

What I’m Watching: Nashville

Nashville: Season 2, Episode 4 “You’re No Angel Yourself” (C+)

It didn’t feel right to stop watching this show midway through an episode, so I think I’ll officially say that this is my final episode. Whether I’ll return to this show again someday is unknown, but, for now, it’s just not doing as much as for me as other shows are. The drama that’s occurring between Gunnar and Will is grating, especially since Avery, who has suddenly returned to the only available job in Nashville other than being a famous musician, is the one who planted the idea in Gunnar’s head that he shouldn’t lie down and let Will take his fame from him. Scarlett’s plotline is so tame and boring by comparison, and it seems like she’s just headed sideways, already famous enough to be successful but still acting like no one knows or cares who she is. Maddie fleeing the party and calling Juliette felt a bit forced since it was the only way to unite Rayna and Juliette, and it forced Juliette to stoop to a level she’d likely never even consider – asking her own imitator to open for her so that she can still remain relevant. I’m perplexed about why Lamar needs to be officially gotten rid of when he’s barely even been present lately, and it makes the equally infrequently-seen Tandy more relevant than she’s ever been. Teddy proposing to Peggy was very sterile and unemotional, and you’d think that she’d have at least an ounce more discretion than to wear the ring around her neck to a party where she knew she’d run into people that would recognize it. So long, Nashville. It’s been a fun if unspectacular ride.

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