A Tale of Laziness and Nashville

The things I do for the fans of MWTVG.  So I watched NASHVILLE tonight to see if the hype was warranted.  Ok at first I wasn’t going to tell you the real story of why I ended up watching this show, but I don’t want there to be any secrets between us this early in our relationship so, I’ll tell.  The real reason I ended up watching this show was that I was laying on the couch and the remote was across the room and I just couldn’t bring myself to get up to get it.  I was going to use my cellphone to call someone to come down to the basement to get me the remote, but I left my cell phone in my coat.  So, I was totally stuck.  I was really more forced to watch this show as a victim of a terrible circumstance.

Being that I am from the Midwest, you might think I like country music.  You would be wrong.  I am most definitely not a fan of country music.  Well, let me clarify, I am not a fan of what people call country music today.  I like old school country but that is neither here nor there.  Besides, country music is the new pop music of today.  You don’t have to be a redneck to like country music any more.  Everyone seems to love it so why wouldn’t ABC try to cash in on this craze?

What I heard about NASHVILLE is that you don’t have to be a country music fan to like the show.  That’s actually a direct quote from Sara Smith of the Kansas City Star in an article she wrote about the show on October 9 (we here at MWTVG are unsure about how we are to handle citations. Do we use MLA?  Is APA more appropriate?  Do I have to provide a bibliography?  A works cited page?  It’s all very confusing and makes me feel like I’m back in Freshmen composition class except that now I’m typing on a Mac and not an actual typewriter. To our fans in our main demographic, Google “typewriter” to see what that was.)

Let me correct Sara Smith of the Kansas City Star.  You most definitely need to be a fan of country music to even go near this show.  It also helps if you are not male.  Surprising I know because the show stars Hayden Panettiere (HEROES) who you might remember from either HEROES or from shampoo commercials which gives it some young eye candy that you would think would attract some male viewers.  The show also has a 2nd female lead played by Connie Britton (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) who covers the older crowd for us but no, not even the amazing star power of those Hollywood heavy weights makes this show interesting.

Let me break it down for you.  Connie Britton plays the older lady great big famous country singer who’s career seems to be on the downslide.  Hayden plays the young upstart who will be the next big thing.  Mix in a guy, played by Charles Esten (THE OFFICE), for the ladies to fight over and voila!  We have a show.

I have to ask the producers of NASHVILLE a question.  Is auto-tune expensive?  It can’t be because every 14 year old on You Tube has auto-tuned something or other.  I’d love to know then, why didn’t you auto-tune Connie Britton?  Good lord.  I think she was murdering a cat tonight.

Here’s the good news.  The music from the show is available for download on iTunes.  Now don’t rush right out and buy them all.  Pace yourself.  You still have bills to pay so you can’t spend all your money in one place.