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Primetime Show Reviews
"Hart of Dixie"
review by Suzanne
Mondays at 9/8c on The CW
I like this show, but the writing could be better. It is about
Dr. Zoe Hart, a heart surgeon from New York City. She gets offered a job in this
small coastal Alabama town, Blue Bell. She goes there and learns that the old
doctor who offered her the job is dead, and he left his practice to her. Then
she finds out that he was her real father, so she decides to stay, even though
she hates living there.
I used to live in Alabama (not in a small town like this one, and not on the
coast), and I hated it, too, so I do enjoy the show for that reason. In some
ways, the show seems accurate to a small town in Alabama, but in other ways it
really isn't. So it all depends on whether you like shows to be very realistic
It doesn't have many black people, or fat people, like a real Alabama town
would. I also didn't see any NASCAR posters or churches...religion is really big
down here and everyone uses phrases like "blessing" in their every-day life. And
I have to wonder where the tourists are, if it's a small coastal town. I wish at
least they would explain that. Also, they said the nearest "fancy coffee" is 11
miles away, which also makes no sense if they are on the coast. If they aren't a
tourist town, they would probably be near one. They don't all have Starbucks,
but they'd least have a Joe Muggs or a Seattle's best -- something! Even the gas
stations in the south have that, just like everywhere else. In the second
episode, she didn't recognize tick paralysis, and they kept saying that New York
doesn't have ticks. Wrong, guess again! Where do they think Lyme disease was
discovered? New York! A lot of New Yorkers hunt and fish, and they go to Long
Island and get ticks. And their dogs get ticks, too. I have to wonder who is
writing this show and why they aren't doing their homework.
I do like the actors, and the characters, and the basic story....I just wish
they wouldn't do stupid things sometimes. Like when Lemon was mad at her in the
second episode for running into her parade float. Why didn't she just say,
"there was a medical emergency, but I can't tell you who it was because of
doctor-patient confidentiality". That would have cleared the whole thing up. She
could also have said, look, I'm apologizing. Doesn't Jesus say something about
forgiveness?" Lemon would have had to have been nice to her right there, in
front of all those people.
Anyway, if you really like Rachel Bilson, then you will probably enjoy the show.
Also, if you are a Bama football fan, it has many Bama references and logos. The
town's mayor is a former pro football player who played for Bama, and the local
bar is the Rammer Jammer, among other things.
What I don't understand is that The CW had a great show last year, Hellcats,
that also took place in the south (Memphis), and they canceled it. Why replace
it with a show that is not nearly as good?
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