October 10th, 2012
Nashville is my favorite new show of the fall, and y’all need to watch it. If you like country music, you’ll probably like Nashville. If you don’t like country music, there’s still a very good chance that you’ll like Nashville. It’s that good. It’s soapy and dramatic in all the right ways. There’s a rivalry between two country superstars, politically fueled family drama, and new, undiscovered country music talent.
Rayna Jaymes (played by the always fabulous Mrs. Coach, Connie Britton) is a country star whose stock is fading as she starts to be overshadowed by the Taylor Swift-esque, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). The pilot follows Rayna as she discovers that her new album and tour aren’t selling as well as expected and the head of her label gives her an ultimatum: open for Juliette Barnes’ new tour or the label won’t continue to support her.