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Wednesday, January 16 2013

The Best TV Shows of 2012

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.


Wednesday, February 4 2015

'Nashville' Is No Conventional Melodrama

Forget the chit-chat about Nashville being a "sudsy" soap; as season three continues to show, this is a complex, feminist show that forges a new sort of sincerity.

Monday, September 30 2013

If the Music in 'Nashville' Takes You, Go With It

From Rayna’s classic hits and her new country-rock hybrid sound to Deacon’s crooning love songs and Juliette’s addictive pop crowd-pleasers, there’s something for everyone in Nashville.

Wednesday, October 10 2012

'Nashville' Revives the Vanishing Art of the Ensemble Drama

In Nashville, country star Rayna faces her vulnerability and finds resolve.


Thursday, May 16 2013

On Screen and Off, Female Power Drives the ABC Series ‘Nashville’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Callie Khouri’s office is laden with secrets. An emerald-green silk chaise, a Craftsman-style lamp and scattered family heirlooms lend Southern-belle intrigue

Tuesday, October 9 2012

‘Nashville’ rises above country soap opera to be must-watch drama

You don’t have to be a fan of country music to like “Nashville.” Then again, you don’t have to be a fan of

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