I like Nashville. Watched about 1 episode of Smash last year and deep sixed it.
However--there is also another interesting program (The Americans) that just started in that 10 pm slot on Wednesday, so now I'm torn. I know I can retrieve one and watch it on the computer later, but don't they just toss in extra commercials here and there?
The funniest thing about Nashville to me is that the characters have these great folksy Southern accents, and it turns out some of the actors are not American at all. So when I see and hear them in interviews with their real accents, I do a big double take.
I LOVE Nashville! I am not a country music person AT ALL, but I've even downloaded some of the music from the show...
Agree about the actors and their accents! Sam Palladio (Gunnar) is British and Clare Bowen (Scarlett) is Australian! That definitely blew my mind a bit. So did the fact that Chip Esten who plays Deacon used to be a pretty regular person on Whose Line Is It Anyway.
I don't watch all that much TV but when I find a show I like I watch it religiously. Right now thats Castle, Nashville, Revenge, and when it comes back, Breaking Bad.
I love Nashville. My brother is a country musician in Nashville and tells me many of his musician friends consider the songs from the tv show to be better than some of the commercial country stuff being produced right now.