I have fallen in love with Nashville, it is so addictive. And the good news is that I don't think you have to love country music to love this drama. It has a bit of everything, yes the music is really good, there are gorgeous people, there is great acting, there's a love story, there are twists and turns, it brings in all aspects of real life but also it is so far removed from my real life. Like Dallas back in the 1980's when I would watch in awe at the glamour of the clothes, the ranch and the parties they attended, Nashville shows me a peek of a lifestyle I will never live.
I have not finished the whole season yet, I have 21 episodes to get through and at about 40 minutes each that is quite a few hours watching but I'm about half way through and I've been introduced to some wonderful characters. One of my favourites is Scarlett with the beautiful haunting voice (played by Clare Bowen), as she sings duets with Gunnar (Sam Palladio) you just see the chemistry spark off the screen, even though they are not (yet) a couple.
Hayden Panettiere plays Juliette Taylor, the young new starlet who is very successful for her bubble-gum style of country music, but finds it hard to be taken seriously by many of the established country singers like Rayna. Her difficult upbringing seems to have damaged her and made her cynical and bitchy but I'm sure there are more layers to pull back yet.
I have to reveal that I have a bit of a crush on one of the stars, Charles Esten who plays Deacon Claybourne is seriously handsome and such a nice guy. He is Rayna's first love and Juliette has her sights on him but his heart belongs to Rayna, we will have to wait and see what happens.
Nashville goes on sale in the UK on 15th July 2013, you can pre-order Nashville season one on Amazon now and I see the release price on there is just £21.50 and that s a bargain!