Have you ever found a TV show where you just want to curl up into bed and watch it for hours on end? While in my search for a new TV show that I could have on in the background while I worked on my blog or some other things, I found a show on Netflix called ‘Nashville’. In my attempt to find what the Australian Netflix says about the show, I have discovered that the one season they did have on their site has actually been taken down. So we will turn to IMDB for their explanation of the show:
‘A fading country music star comes into conflict with a rising young star.’
Detailed… But the site does give the series a 7.7 out of 10. I would say that is a pretty good effort.
In true Breanna fashion, once I had discovered this TV show I honestly could not stop watching it. I would watch it like my life depended on it. If I was not at work or out with my family and friends, I would be at home watching episode after episode without fail. My tired eyes would plead ‘not one more episode’ but my brain would take over and of course I watched another episode despite it being 3am.
What made me love this TV show so much was that you became so involved with the characters that you wanted to know what happened to them. You began loving some characters and moving to dislike others. With the music industry we have all heard stories about how hard it is for an artist to get their foot in the door and get noticed by someone. Well this entire series takes you through the journeys of a number of artists, some who have already made a name for themselves, and others who are just trying to get their music heard. Key Nashville icons are worked into the mix such as the Blue Bird Café, a café in Nashville that is widely known for country artists, such as Taylor Swift, getting noticed by big and small labels.
Another great thing about this series is that it does not shy away from the ugly or the bad. It shows the challenges that artists’ face within the industry in the rawest form. Topics such as alcoholism, drug addiction, postpartum depression, nervous break downs, legal battles and many more are littered throughout all four seasons. It is truly an eye opener into the world of the music industry, whether it be specifically country music or any other genre.
I will not lie, it did take about two or three episodes for me to really begin loving the show as I felt it started like it was recreating the history of how Taylor Swift begun her career, but it soon peels away from that direction and turns into an incredible show! I’d recommend it for anyone looking for a show that is both easy to watch (even while you are doing other things), makes you become so involved with the characters’ lives that you feel the emotions they are feeling, and don’t mind a cliff hanger or two at the end of some episodes.
There has been reports that the show will continue despite being dropped by the ABC network as it has been picked up the CMT network. This means that the cliff hanger that occurs in the very last moments of Season 4 Episode 21 will be resolved in Season 5… Thank goodness!!
So if you are looking for a new TV show to become absorbed in, certainly check out Nashville!
Let me know in the comments if you’ve watched any episodes of Nashville and what you thought of the show!