ABC’s highly-touted new primetime soap, in the veil of a dramatic music series with a country flair, Nashville, finally premiered last night at 10EST/9CST!
If you tuned in, the show follows Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), who was once the hottest singer in town, but whose career is at a crossroads and seemingly stuck in neutral, or a decline! Rayna’s record company tells her they need her to drop her upcoming solo tour and open for young country crossover upstart bitch, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere)! But we also learn that troubled Juliette has an addict of a mother, and some other major troubles!
Meanwhile, against Rayna’s wishes, her powerful daddy, (Powers Boothe) lures her husband, Teddy (Eric Close) into throwing his hat into the mayoral race! And we learn that Rayna’s bandleader, Deacon (Charles Esten) – with whom she shares a romantic past – is considering a job offer from none other than connivving Juliette! But as in any good soap, there is a mighty little cliffhanger that might help our fading starlet, Rayna! That is when Nashville newcomers Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) perform at an open mic night an original song that just might revive Rayna’s stalled career.
Of course, there was much more to the first episode then detailed above including the appearance of former General Hospital star, Jonathan Jackson (Ex-Lucky) as Avery Barkley, but we want to throw this out to you! What did you think of the premiere of Nashville? Do you think the set-up offers twists and turns that will keep you coming back each week to see how the story progresses? Would you give the series premiere a thumbs-up? Or, a thumbs-down? Weigh-in!