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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hart of Dixie - We Are Truly On the Fence. Tell Us, Should We Give the Second Episode a Shot?

The first half of this episode sucked. The second half almost sucked us in. Maybe we weren’t digging the juvenile, stupid voiceover in the beginning. We definitely weren’t digging Dr. Zoe Hart’s snotty attitude. This show is nothing like Gilmore Girls or The O.C., so we wish people would stop comparing it to that. Bluebell, Alabama is a virtual Utopia with kind neighbors, pretty scenery, tame alligators, and no confederate flags. We’ve been to Alabama, and that’s not the impression it left on us. We're not saying it was an awful state or anything. We actually liked it. But there was a little more poverty and no one wore hoop skirts that we saw (unfortunately).

(Spoilers in this paragraph) We liked that the Mayor has a history with Dr. Hart’s new rival, Lemon. Scott Porter looks really different, doesn’t he? Thicker in the face. We even ended up liking the drama with Dr. Hart’s dad. The pregnancy case really helped us to start liking the show at least a little. But how is Alabama her only option? She could have tried for a surgery fellowship anywhere else. Did she just not want to go through application processes and possible rejections?

But, overall, it was just too cutesy for us, and not as touching as things like that should be. It’s an inoffensive, mild, simple show, much like the town it is set in, so we would be able to stand watching another episode. The doctor in a small town thing has been done to death, and better (hello Everwood). But, at this point, we don’t know about this one. Help us out with some opinions?

Episode grade: C+


  1. Wow, this pilot was a stinker -- like a mediocre mid-90s era rom-com. You're right about it being "too cutesy" and not believable. The whole thing just felt sort, from the stupid title to the contrived premise to the "he was your father" reveal at the end. Ick.

    Somehow, though, I'm also on the fence about whether to watch another episode, though! How is that possible? There's not much good about it on paper! Are we holding on to Rachel Bilson's charm possibly redeeming a terrible show? What have you decided?

    If I keep watching, this will easily replace "One Tree Hill" as the most embarrassing show on my schedule.

  2. Still haven't decided. For some reason, we think that it can get better, and that if it does, the small-town thing and Rachel Bilson will charm us. Agree with everything you said.