The problem with watching this on Hulu is that I totally missed all the promos insisting that SOMEONE WOULD DIE this week. Only one of the eventual candidates surprised me.
I thought at first that Will’s train staredown was a revisit of the thrill rides he and Gunnar went on last season to feel more alive. But I’m not so sure. I really wish the writers would at least read through the previous week’s script before diving into a new episode, thus writing each character consistently. I have a feeling that they don’t have a story arc planned for anyone and are just winging it at this point, which is disappointing.
“Maybe Walt grew up and fathered a kid and that kid is Brent. Let’s decide that’s true.” This is everything.
Seriously, if three episodes into this show you would have told me that Juliette and Avery are the two characters I like and care about the most (well, plus Deacon), I would have said you are crazy pants. I was openly rooting for Avery’s death last season (when he burned his masters or whatever… definitely had wished he had gone down with them).
And that Rayna is the snooziest and so saintly unlikable?
Just not what I predicted when I got into this show. But I keep watching, I suppose.
First, I really wish you’d gotten a screencap of Scarlett’s shoes at Deacon’s concert because they were sneakers tied with ribbons and I really just cannot with her anymore…
Second, does anyone else think they are setting up Juliette to defect to Rayna’s label? I felt like they made a number of pointed remarks about Rayna needing another big established country star to anchor her label and they also laid the groundwork for some major discord between Juliette and Oliver Hudson. I think that would be a really interesting twist.
Finally, can someone please write a Will/Walt fan fiction already? We’ll probably need to borrow the time machine from the GFY time travel countryside murder mystery, but I don’t think anyone is going to complain. Am I right?
I wish I had gotten that TOO.
That was my thought too (that Juliette would invest in Rayna’s label)! Especially after that fight with Jeff! That would bring the two of them back together! Then they could sign Deacon, Gunnar, Avery, AND Zoey (let’s not forget she sings in church)! Let the recording begin!
Ooh, and Contrivance can have Scarlett and Zoey recording a hit duet that results in tons of Awkward.
WHY OH WHY OH WHYYYYY COULDN’T THEY KILL SCARLETTTTTT?????
However, the duet with Juliette and Avery made the whole episode worth watching.
I’ve only been reading the recaps and haven’t watched the show since the first episode but after reading about the duet I had to see it. Wow, that was good. I might have to start DVR’ing the show and pick and choose what scenes to watch after reading the recaps.
Gunnar is tintin’s doppelganger.
I really like Will’s storyline and I find myself really wishing that Juiliette would win for once. I mean she isn’t perfect by any stretch of the imagination but she feels so human that I find myself rooting for her even with all the mistakes she makes. Please give her a single well adjusted cute guy and refrain from running her through the ringer for once.
I’ve come to the conclusion that this show is super good at setting things up and REALLY TERRIBLE at follow-through. Every week, I’m like, “Ooh, yes, THAT! Go that direction! Tell that story!” And then the next week, it’s forgotten. Makes it awfully hard to get invested.
Except for, basically, Deacon & Juliette. The other characters are interesting as they pass into and out of their orbits, but not so much on their own. (I also have a soft spot for Will, though I don’t think the writers know what story they want to tell for him. But the actor is so great that he makes the character compelling. And, oh man, Will singing at Brent, “What if I was willing?” Broke my heart.)
I can’t help but feel that the writers are missing or avoiding really writing the closeted gay rising star in Country Music storyline.
Yes. This. Exactly. The writers had a juicy potential storyline with the fake pregnancy but instead of having Teddy discover it (at least whilst his kinda cray wife is alive to be confronted), they kill her, so now when he *does* find out (and he will), he’ll still feel bad because she’s dead and we won’t get any satisfaction out of that discovery.
Also, Layla is absurd. You feel a little bad for her because she’s clearly crazy about her closeted gay rising country star quote-unquote boyfriend, but then she does something that makes you hate her all over again.
Lastly, Scarlett “relaxing” in her hotel room–who has time to do their hair in intricate fishtail braids when they’re relaxing? My hair looks like Sideshow Bob’s when I’m alone.
I was hoping Deacon would die so Charles “Chip” Esten could be free to go back on Whose Line is It Anyway?, which is selfish of me I know but I can’t help it. He was an awesome duet partner with Wayne Brady.
My mind’s just been blown after looking this up on YouTube. I can’t imagine Deacon the same after watching this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPQdSuuKHPw
Gunnar’s swoop is at Luke Perry (circa 90210) level awesomeness!
Your fugcap nailed everything that is both right & wrong with this show, and the writers need to take your storyline suggestions so hard.
Gunnar’s hair is doing what Ed Grimley’s hair did on SCTV. The swoop gets bigger every week.