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Comment Archives: stories: Arts and Culture: Country Life

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I Can’t Get Over You to Save My Life’

Maddie Claybourne and the Known Teens.

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Posted by taterhead on 10/09/2014 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

Third Man so lonely
Stuck between Second and Fourth
Middle Child Syndrome

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Posted by Jeremy Wolff on 10/09/2014 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

when you are like me
(romance column editor)
you need to see death

Posted by billymack on 10/09/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I Can’t Get Over You to Save My Life’

I'm getting so tired of nothing actually happening on this show anymore. I loved the flashbacks in the last episode (was that 2 episodes ago?) but seriously, NOTHING HAPPENED in this episode!!!! Did they blow their wad when Rayna and Deacon got in the car accident? It's like they ran out of ideas and just keep moving the characters around like chess pieces in order to prolong the INEVITABLE Rayna/Deacon, Juliette/Avery and Scarlett/Gunnar reunions. Ugh. Soap operas are fine and all, but at least real soaps have five episodes a week to make stuff happen. I feel like I just sat through a five minute loop with just the characters changing. NO MORE NEW STUPID CHARACTERS.

I did think Charlotte Ross was an interesting obstacle for whatever episode she was on for ten minutes. Better than weaselly Derek Hough and cute but bland girl from Spy Kids.

Dammit, Luke Wheeler better show his true nefarious dark side pronto.

One good moment in this episode: Will gets some. Hooray!

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Posted by Lisa Stran White on 10/09/2014 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

Jack White set alight
Four wordsmiths to fight this night
Proving write makes might

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Posted by cjethomas on 10/09/2014 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I Can’t Get Over You to Save My Life’

bwa ha ha: "Scarlett, the actual unicorn from The Glass Menagerie"

too many funny lines to quote. Thanks again Ashley!

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Posted by Coco99 on 10/09/2014 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I Can’t Get Over You to Save My Life’

Everything has become so embarrassingly transparent on this show. As FormerTennesseanReader says, it has always been a soap opera, but they have given up any and all pretense of the characters having any remotely human motivation. Everything they do is solely to set up some ridiculous conflict.

And I love the way they just unceremoniously dump any characters who aren't "sexy" enough, Tandy being the latest example. "What do we do with her?" "I don't know. We can't think up any way to get her in bed with anyone, so let's just have her move away!"

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Posted by Sylvia Parker on 10/09/2014 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Nashville Recap: ‘I Can’t Get Over You to Save My Life’

The show has become pure soap opera. Sure, it's always been mostly soap opera, but for the first year and a half they also dealt with some real music-biz-in-Nashville issues. But they decided to move away from any substance somewhere in the middle of last season and now everybody is a caricature of their real-life counterparts. Maybe that's what the viewing audience wants. I know I'm nowhere close to their target audience and the producers don't give a crack what I think, but I'm guessing it will also be the death of the show.

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Posted by FormerTennesseanReader on 10/09/2014 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

four prepare their wit
for third man's three-man army---
a Nashville smash hit

Posted by Brett Seybert on 10/09/2014 at 11:18 AM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

whip-stitched, leather bound;
jacketed to hide the marks
from his master's hands

Posted by xmarx1 on 10/09/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

Imagine the suc-
cess I will have when I call
*my* book *HUGE* FAILURE.

Posted by mr. pink on 10/08/2014 at 11:48 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

Hey James Ellroy I
taunt you silly little man
Now I have to run

Posted by mr. pink on 10/08/2014 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

I dropped THE GOLDFINCH
on my foot minutes ago.
Call 9-1-1 please.

Posted by mr. pink on 10/08/2014 at 11:43 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

Patricia Lockwood
turned down an interview here.
Go Abraham Smith!

Posted by mr. pink on 10/08/2014 at 11:39 PM
Posted by Mark Mays on 10/08/2014 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

overhead light -
the words cannot pass
breathless lips

Posted by NashCat on 10/08/2014 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

slanted rays
dapple brittle page -
leaf turns

Posted by NashCat on 10/08/2014 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Flipping Channels: CW's The Flash Follows Its Arrow

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Posted by Corrine Florence on 10/08/2014 at 10:31 PM

Re: “Haiku Smackdown: Win Tickets to Saturday's Literary Death Match at Third Man Records

literary death
strangely comical to say
as words never die

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Posted by gwennie92 on 10/08/2014 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Free Tonight at Sarratt: Edward Yang's Yi Yi (A One and a Two)

That's the spirit! Country Life thanks you for your cinephilia.

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Posted by mr. pink on 10/07/2014 at 5:55 PM

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