Can anyone give me a overview of Nashville series 1?

(13 Posts)
AmIGoingMad Fri 31-Jan-14 14:38:05

This is one of those things I kept thinking 'I wish I'd watched that' about when series one was on. I'd like to watch series 2 but don't have time to watch 1 first. So- what happened please?!

AmIGoingMad Fri 31-Jan-14 15:47:43

Anyone?

newgirl Fri 31-Jan-14 15:58:37

It's fab! But loads went on - wiki prob best

MmeLindor Fri 31-Jan-14 15:59:59

Oh, gosh. Much too much to summarise in a few lines.

I'd start with Series 1 first.

AmIGoingMad Fri 31-Jan-14 16:21:57

Ah that's what I suspected! Where can I catch up on one? Maybe I can record two ready to watch later in the year!

sisterofmercy Fri 31-Jan-14 16:39:45

There are lots of great supporting characters but the heart of it is the two female singers - Rayna James and Juliette Barnes. Rayna is struggling with her marriage, her attraction to her alcoholic ex, her stuttering career and making sense of her relationship with her father whilst still trying to put forward this 'glamorous perfect wife and mother career woman' public face.

Juliette is up and coming, struggling to get control of her career and avoid being forced into a stereotyped pop-country poppet role without ruining sales plus dealing with her poverty stricken past and her addicted mum. She has developed a really hard manipulative shell and you see her mature and show a bit of vulnerability throughout the series and you find yourself liking her no matter what sort of bitchiness happens.

I also liked how the two women hated each other at first but develop a professional appreciation of each other's talents even if they never are quite friends. They are far too competitive.

Plus there are lots of other great characters with their stories and some cracking music. It's well worth a watch.

MmeLindor Fri 31-Jan-14 16:48:47

You'll have to be quick though. Only 9 days left

Good summary. I am almost finished the second series and really enjoying it. You'd be a bit lost without having seen series 1, cause the characters really have a history, if you see what I mean.

AmIGoingMad Fri 31-Jan-14 17:40:49

Ah thank you! Much appreciated!

tribpot Fri 31-Jan-14 18:37:14

It's a great show but v hard to summarise. sisterofmercy is spot on - worth saying that Rayna is the current queen of country music and Juliette is the Young Pretender, hugely popular (including with Rayna's own tween daughters, much to her annoyance) but struggling with the 'too much too soon' fame syndrome. Connie Britton, who produces as well as stars as Rayna, has said the show is not about their 'rivalry', and indeed they often go weeks without being in a scene together! There's a very interesting set up in the middle of season 2 which may see a big change in the nature of their professional relationship.

There's a host of supporting characters, probably most interesting of which are Scarlett and Gunnar, a singer-songwriter duo with genuine chemistry (also both nail the Nashville accent despite being Australian and British respectively), Scarlett's ex Avery and Rayna's ex Deacon.

The music is awesome, esp in season one.

Lovefilm has the DVDs to rent and the show is available on iTunes for 22 quid in Standard Def. It's worth catching up on Season 1 if you can.

Trills Fri 31-Jan-14 18:39:15

Good summary!

Also lots of good supporting characters.

I bought a friend season 1 for Christmas.

cogitosum Fri 31-Jan-14 18:58:42

When does season 2 start I really enjoyed season 1. Not sure I could summarize though. I watched it through the hazy fog of heavy pregnancy and newborn tiredness!

muddleup Fri 31-Jan-14 19:27:14

Starts back next thursday (6th feb) at 10pm on More 4

MmeLindor Fri 31-Jan-14 22:01:28

I bought both series on US iTunes cause I was too impatient to wait for it to come to UK TV.

If you like Nashville, btw, you might like Connie Britton's other show - Friday Night Lights.

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