Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Hart of Dixie: AKA: The CW Finally Gets a Feel Good Show
It's been a long time since the WB/CW had a real feel good hit. In fact although the WB thrived on them, 7th Heaven, Everwood, Gilmore Girls, to name a few, I'm not entirely sure the CW has had any.
Hart of Dixie seems to be the CW's attempt to remedy this travesty, and so far they're off to a good start. The show, which premiered last night, is the story of a young doctor, Zoe Hart, who's life suddenly isn't headed where it was supposed to anymore, she hits rock bottom & through a series of events ends up moving to Bluebell, Alabama.
It's pretty much your typical "fish out of water" story, but it's done with such charm and witt that you find yourself wishing you lived in a small southern town. Especially if the men all look like Scott Porter and Wilson Bethel. Side bar, how awesome is it to still have Scott Porter on tv? Of course my love of Mr. Porter dates back to his musical theatre days, Altar Boys anyone?
I also enjoyed that, Rachel Billson aside, everyone on the show looked like real people, not the still overly pretty versions of real people that tv seems to thrive on. It's nice to see a town where not everyone could be/is a model.
The pilot was cute and uplifting, definitely something I want to tune in for next week.