I promise I will get to the subjects I teased very soon, but I just want to quickly talk about two shows I’m loving right now.
1. Nashville: I watched several episodes of the first season by accident – one of those too-busy-or-lazy-to-change-the-channel situations where a show I regularly watch was on before it. I definitely enjoyed it, despite my history of not being a country music fan. Not only is the music on this show absolutely stellar) but the performances and writing are great.
I admit I haven’t kept up with the show since the early days, but I’ve gotten back into it this season, and it’s still great! Definitely worth a watch, if you’re looking for a new show.
2. My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I heard about how good this show was a couple of years ago on some random NPR podcast I was listening to. I never got around to actually checking it out until one of my local channels recently decided to start airing two episodes every weekend.
It’s amazing and I was hooked from minute one. It’s hilarious, clever, quirky, musical in a way that even non-lovers of musicals will appreciate (the musical numbers are unorthodox and awesome), and the characters, while all flawed, are super likeable. I’m still on Season 1, so there’s still time for the characters to start getting on my nerves…but that inevitably happens with most great shows anyway, right? Just trust me on this, and check it out.
P.S. Rachel Bloom (creator, writer and star of the show) is super talented and hot as hell. Women who are both funny and hot are my faves. 😍