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a charming and quirky light drama,
This review is from: Hart of Dixie: Season 1 (DVD)
I'm hooked. For me, this is almost as good as Gilmore Girls, and as good as Northern Exposure was (remember that one?)
This is a soap opera that's done light-handed. The show is interesting and the casting is well done and the characters are mostly a mixture of likable, charming, and quirky.
The main character (Zoe Hart) is a driven NY surgeon with a bit of tunnel vision and while she excels as a surgeon her people skills are sadly lacking. Because of this lack of people skills, her career game plan gets blown off track and she finds herself accepting an offer in an old-fashioned small Alabama town. She's the outsider and it's all uphill as she starts off with mistake after mistake - and being a small town, she's constantly under the grapevine magnifying glass. Fortunately she has a few people on her side, and little by little - episode by episode she is growing personally and professionally and also becoming part of this small, community complete with gators on the loose.
It's interesting in all kinds of quirky ways, and the love interests are all messed up and you have to wonder if, when and how things are going to work out -- and while there are some hot chemistry moments, they have (so far) managed to keep us from having to watch semi-porn.
For some reason this is labeled as comedy and I don't see it as such. It's more of a charming light drama, or soap. I guess you just have to see it for yourself - chances are it'll have you hooked quickly too. It's well done.
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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 2:53:41 PM PST
I agree. I really started getting hooked on this show. Been watching the new eps as well as catching up with last season on DVD. I love those quirky fish out of water shows like Northern Exposure (yes, I remember that show) or Men in Trees (was so disappointed when that got cancelled). It does have a Gilmore Girl vibe to it - the same gazebo and town square are used for both shows. Another FYI - The Rammer Jammer is Merlotte's from True Blood. Not as interesting dialogue as Gilmore Girls, but it has the same small town vibe that makes you want to crawl into the TV screen and hang out for awhile. P.S. I am team George. Wade is just the bad boy that you date or foll around with, but not serious relationship material.
Posted on Jun 6, 2014 9:36:26 AM PDT
S. Rhodes says:
I love that she's Jewish and trapped in the middle of the bible belt. Somehow this makes her antics amazing. Also a Football player as MAYOR! WHhHAT? This was a sleeper show and quickly became my favorite. The strong women who take care of themselves and Lemon's insistence that she needs NO MAN IF IT CAN'T BE WHAT SHE WANTS. She refuses to settle.
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