Sep 302013
 

“Nashville” is not my cup of tea when it comes to music as I’m not much of a country music fan, however, the drama is engrossing and the performances are well done headlined by Connie Britton who really shined on “Friday Night Lights” and continues to do so in this series. The 5-disc DVD set has solid audio and video but the features are lacking yet if you enjoy the show, its well worth picking up.

 

 


“Nashville”: The Complete First Season (2012-13)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

 

Genre(s): Drama, Music
Buena Vista | TVPG – 903 min. – $45.99 | September 17, 2013

MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Various
Writer(s): Callie Khouri (created by)
Cast: Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Clare Bowen, Eric Close, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Powers Boothe

DISC INFO:
Features:
Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
Number of Discs: 5

Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Region(s): 1


THE SEASON

Season Outline: Rayna Jaymes (CONNIE BRITTON) is the Queen of Country, but there’s a new “royal” on the rise. Juliette Barnes (HAYDEN PANETTIERE) is a hot, young diva poised to known Rayne off her throne — both on the charts and in the heart of Rayna’s lead guitarist and former lover, Deacon Claybourne (CHARLES ESTEN). Meanwhile, another sultry love triangle heats up when Deacon’s niece Scarlett (CLARE BOWEN), a budding singer/songwriter, is torn between her boyfriend Avery (JONATHAN JACKSON) and her writing partner Gunnar (SAM PALLADIO). Adding more fuel to the fire is Rayna’s rich, scheming father (POWERS BOOTHE), whose political ambitions for Rayna’s husband hid sinister ulterior motives.

Episodes:
1. Pilot
2. I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)
3. Someday You’ll Call My Name
4. We Live in Two Different Worlds
5. Move It On Over
6. You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)
7. Lovesick Blues
8. Where He Leads Me
9. Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
10. I’m Sorry for You My Friend
11. You Win Again
12. I’ve Been Down That Road Before
13. There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight
14. Dear Brother
15. When You’re Tired of Breaking Other Hearts
16. I Saw the Light
17. My Heart Would Know
18. Take These Chains from My Heart
19. Why Don’t You Love Me
20. A Picture from Life’s Other Side
21. I’ll Never Get out of this World Alive

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5

The 5-disc release is housed in a standard DVD case and comes with a title-embossed semi-glossy slip cover.

“Nashville” Comes to Nashville (6:09) is a short featurette about the series shooting on location in Nashville and the great places they get to film in.

Stellas Go on “Tour” (8:41) – This featurette provides a tour of the set by sisters Maisy and Lennon Stella.

On the Record: B-Side (5:02) are introductions rising country singers and songwriters featured in the series.

Rounding out the features are some Deleted Scenes (6:54) and a Bloopers (2:09) reel.

VIDEO – 4.25/5

“Nashville” is presented with a nice looking 16×9 enhanced video offering bright colors and minimal pixilation. I’d imagine it pretty well matches with how the show looks on TV.

AUDIO – 4.5/5

The strong point of the Dolby Digital 5.1 track is obviously with the music which shines through while the dialogue levels are also crisp and clear.


OVERALL – 3.75/5

Overall, “Nashville” is not my cup of tea when it comes to music as I’m not much of a country music fan, however, the drama is engrossing and the performances are well done headlined by Connie Britton who really shined on “Friday Night Lights” and continues to do so in this series. The 5-disc DVD set has solid audio and video but the features are lacking yet if you enjoy the show, its well worth picking up.

 

 

Published: 09/30/2013

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