Blu-ray Review “Nashville: The Complete First Season”

nashville-dvdStarring: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Robert Ray Wisdom and Powers Boothe
Created by Callie Khouri
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013
Run Time: 903 minutes

Season: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2.5 out of 5 stars

I have to admit, I was drawn to “Nashville” due to my love to country music but I was immediately pushed back by Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. I am really not a fan of either of these actresses. So due to that I kind of steered clear from this show during its first season. It received some success from critics and fans, which made me consider checking it out on DVD. It is a decent show, certainly not the best thing on television. Besides just country music, I consider myself a music buff and I enjoy shows that add that extra factor within the normal (and sometimes boring) drama. Overall after watching this show, I will not be setting the DVR for season two but I am glad that I checked it out for sure.

Official Premise: Behind the music of Nashville lies a captivating web of betrayal, heartbreak and rivalry. Rayna Jaymes is the reigning Queen of Country, yet hot young diva Juliette Barnes is poised to knock her off her throne. Adding more fuel to the fire is Rayna’s rich, scheming father, whose political ambitions for Rayna’s husband hide sinister ulterior motives. Surrender to a seductive mix of music, intrigue and passion with “Nashville: The Complete First Season,” including all 22 tantalizing episodes.

One thing I have to give this show is the music, despite my like of the cast, the show still has some pretty good music. In fact, if you are a fan of this show then you will know this already, they even released two albums with “The Music of Nashville” with 11 songs on each. So I like it when a show break out of just being a show and expands its grips, sort of like “Glee”. I am a country fan, so the music appeals to me but it may not appeal to everyone, as a main selling point

The special features are decent but lacking any commentary tracks, which would have a nice bonus. “Nashville” Comes to Nashville is a tour of the city and its historical locations with the cast. “On The Record: The ‘B’ Side” is an inside scoop of the stories from the writers and musicians who create the show’s music. “The Stellas Go On ‘Tour'” looks into the show with Lennon Stella (Maddy) and Maisy Stella (Daphne). There are a few Deleted Scenes including some compelling drama from the hit series. Lastly there are never-before-seen outtakes from the set.

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