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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture: Country Life

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

Vomited up puddle of candy corn! Ohhhhh Ashley. You never fail to impress. I am only glad Scarlett still exists so you may describe her insufferable antics.

I remember Coleman.

Juliette was EVERYTHING this episode, and you're right, Rayna is THE WORST. She actually deserves smarmalicious, waxed chested Luke. Her hair reached new levels of wavy chestnut perfection, however. God this show. THIS SHOW. What could even save it at this point?

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Posted by Lisa Stran White on 10/30/2014 at 9:37 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy’

As soon as "hire a nanny" was mentioned, I immediately thought "Teddy will skeez out on her and have sexy/scandal times". JB's firing of Zoe was classic JB! Scarlett needs some lessons on what you do and do not do while hanging out alone in the city. #blessherheart If I created a drinking game whereby I took a shot every time I heard "Highway 65" on this show, I would be stone cold passed out before the first commercial. This was a fun one to watch. Great recap!

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Posted by BradNash on 10/30/2014 at 9:15 AM

Re: “It's Baby Red Panda Day at the Nashville Zoo!

There needs to be a red panda workout gifset. :D
Pull-ups were never more adorable.

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Posted by lostinfont on 10/29/2014 at 12:31 PM

Re: “John Carpenter's Halloween? On Halloween? At a Real Drive-In?

That's awesome. (Way better than hearing John Goodman describe Murfreesboro as "a flyspeck horseshit town" in INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS.) Seeing HALLOWEEN in 1978 was a thrill because it hadn't yet been imitated to death: watching it then, I understood how my parents felt when they talked about seeing PSYCHO when it first came out.

And seeing it at a drive-in? Get outta town.

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Posted by mr. pink on 10/29/2014 at 11:33 AM

Re: “John Carpenter's Halloween? On Halloween? At a Real Drive-In?

Seeing Halloween II on opening night (Oct. 30, 1981) in Bowling Green, Kentucky was pretty great. The movie is littered with Bowling Green street and place names, because Carpenter grew up in B.G., and at the time, hardly anyone in Bowling Green knew who he was. Every time a place or street name was mentioned the audience was creeped out a little bit more, and by the end, people were totally freaking out.

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Posted by hepcatfox on 10/29/2014 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Road Happy'

My prediction (b/c homeless guy is Mykelti Williamson, who doesn't get hired for just two scenes) is that Homeless Magical Negro turns out to be a down-on-his-luck old famous singer from the day. Whose career will be resurrected.

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Posted by nm on 10/24/2014 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Road Happy'

The cray cray has been upped to alarming levels and not in a good way. 2 observations from this episode:

1. Juliette actually calls her assistant "Emily". To her face.

2. In the preview for next week, Maddie kisses Luke's son. I'm guessing that's the #dealbreaker for Rayna/Layna. #flowersintheattic

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Posted by Lisa Stran White on 10/23/2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Road Happy'

Glenn's toupee - from the Anne Murray collection? Not sure. Looks even more faux now that we've actually seen dat dome. I should have been more moved by Scarlett's interaction with the homeless man but I couldn't get past the terrible lines they gave that poor guy. He's been laying next to a fence, caterwauling about pizza for days but then suddenly becomes full-on perfectly sane when Scar' pays him a visit? Not sure where this storyline is going but I'm preparing to groan.

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Posted by BradNash on 10/23/2014 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Road Happy'

Uh oh someone has their panties in a wad. Satire must be beneath you.

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Posted by Chuck Schultz on 10/23/2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Road Happy'

You sure do spend a lot of time writing about a show that is so terribly un-hip by Scene standards. It's like the unsecure bully. The reason they are a bully in the first place because they don't like what they see in the mirror. Same with your quips on the Tennessean. Worry about turning out a good product before you go casting stones. I haven't enjoyed reading your garbage paper in several years.

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Posted by Andy on 10/23/2014 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Road Happy'

Good to see the A game back.. I'm sure it's hard to write a recap on a show that is now, not as good as that Nashville Housewives tried to be.

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Posted by Chuck Schultz on 10/23/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: 'Road Happy'

"Juliette smiles wanly", so perfect and would have been appropriate at least once in each episode.

"Scarlett, an old lady still in denial about Rock Hudson", another gem to add to the list.

Minor FYI - Character "Tammy" is actually character "Pam", though nobody seems to have called her by name since her first episode.

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Posted by sentfrompedestrianbridge on 10/23/2014 at 8:54 AM

Re: “Flipping Channels: Constantine, Grimm, and a Cosby Bio That Pulls Its Punches

A 'definitive and exacting' examination of any influential American cultural/economic/political/social American celebrity may possibly occur only when the same is deceased and his/her survivors and/or pre-death appointed estate overseer(s) have been thoroughly euthanized against filing any legal action to prevent such a in-depth-till-it-is-painful appraisal.

See the total silence on the REAL J.D. Salinger since his death about five years ago as a prime example of the second.

Sounds like Cosby is doing early prep for a similar treatment once he shakes off this mortal coil one day. Still a fascinating and thoughtful read, though.

Posted by Conslor on 10/22/2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Nashville Has Turned the Bicentennial Mall into a Winter Wonderland

I want a Winter Fest!

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Posted by Xena Warr on 10/22/2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Nashville Has Turned the Bicentennial Mall into a Winter Wonderland

Nashville ROCKS! Great pictures, Megan. :)

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Posted by celestealayne on 10/22/2014 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Literary Death Match a Knockout in Music City

Agreed! This was a wonderful thing to have here, thank you for bringing it. (And thanks, all, for catching and fixing my numbskull mistake.)

Posted by goose on 10/21/2014 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Selvage Opens Thursday at TSU's Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery

Very cool! Thanks for bringing and promoting it Laura Hutson.

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Posted by Denis.LeClair on 10/21/2014 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Last Days in Vietnam Director Rory Kennedy Q&A Via Skype Tonight at Belcourt

I guess now that John Seigenthaler's gone Rory Kennedy won't have any reason to visit Nashville.

Rory is a tremendously-talented filmmaker. I have seen previews of Last Days in Vietnam (which I hope to see in its entirety) and couldn't have been more pleased with the Ethel documentary.

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report

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Posted by Stacy Harris on 10/20/2014 at 7:50 PM
Posted by J. Kirkland on 10/20/2014 at 7:42 AM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘That’s Me Without You’

I've been watching this show from the beginning, and reading recaps on other sites. This is the first time I've found my way to this blog, and I actually am weirdly on the fence in terms of cosigning both the many comments saying how hilarious Ms. Spurgeon's snarky quips often are, but also the complaint about getting overly nasty.

Specifically, I thought the hatred for the road-tripping trio of Gunnar, Scarlett, and Avery went too far. I like all three characters, but I don't begrudge anyone feeling differently. However, this is just purely hateful: "Scarlett pulls over and now her car is dead, but I wish they were the ones who were dead." And it's not even cleverly witty, like so much else in the recap.

Also, just BTW: it wasn't Scarlett saying she thought she'd be with a better man (right to Avery's face?!? no way) but Avery saying it.

Posted by Alan Thomas on 10/20/2014 at 12:54 AM

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