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Hart of Dixie: (Doctor) Summer Roberts Goes Country


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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 10:43 AM

I would normally be happy watching tape of Rachel Bilson eating lunch (eek, that sounded less creepy in my head). But I'm really skeptical of this. Anyone else?
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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 10:46 AM

I liked this better when it was a movie starring Michael J. Fox.
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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 10:47 AM

It was also another movie starring Reese Witherspoon (sort of)!
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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 11:19 AM

The premise for this looks boring as hell.
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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 11:48 AM

I hate Jaime King and I think she looks like an insect. Why do they keep trying to make her "happen?"
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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 8:15 PM

Summer Roberts and Jason Street? Together?

I'm in.
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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 8:25 PM

iTunes has the pilot available for free now if interested. I thought that there were some stereotypes that were overdone and it was predictable but there was also a sweetness and some charm. I will be watching a few more episodes before I decide.

I haven't seen Rachel Bilson in anything before and I liked her in the role. I know from reading reviews that many critics seemed to have a problem with her as a doctor. I didn't. Her character just finished residency so her character age is about the same as the actress. She wasn't presented as a doctor with years and years of experience, etc.

Edited by WindSprints, Sep 23, 2011 @ 8:30 PM.

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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 8:43 PM

iTunes has the pilot available for free now if interested. I thought that there were some stereotypes that were overdone and it was predictable but there was also a sweetness and some charm.

I haven't seen Rachel Bilson in anything before and I liked her in the role.

That's why they cast Rachel. She was the most redeeming thing in the otherwise vapid The OC (in a role which was originally intended to be a bit of a bitch, but the actress was so charming they changed it really quick to take advantage of how outrageously likeable she is).

The actress is 31, BTW. She just LOOKS younger.
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Posted Sep 23, 2011 @ 8:58 PM

The actress is 31, BTW. She just LOOKS younger.

The character should be around 30, assuming she followed the typical path. Approximate ages for college of 18-22, med school 22-26 followed by the 4 years of residency that she just finished on the show. The character is 30, give or take a year IMO.
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Posted Sep 24, 2011 @ 6:23 AM

It was slightly better than expected.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 8:59 PM

Any reports, East Coast? The West wants to know if we're wasting power on DVRing this show. lol
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:03 PM

Rachel Bilson has to be the least convincing doctor ever.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:04 PM

I liked it. Nice, light and frothy. It's a good break from other dramas that compete to see which can be the most dark and edgy or have the most convoluted mystery or subplot. Of course, I'm a big Rachel Bilson fan, so YMMV.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:12 PM

That was a cute guilty pleasure. I'm glad hey didn't drag out the big reveal at the end. Summer (she will always be Summer to me) didn't really have chemistry with either the mayor or the "bad boy" neighbor, so I'm curious to see how they slow down her inevitable hook-up with the lawyer, but I'll keep watching for now.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:12 PM

It was good light fun. Rachel Bilson isn't convincing as a Doctor in the least, but is convincing as a fish out of water which is more what the character is about more than anything. I like Scott Porter's character too which is good for a change cause I hated his character on The Good Wife.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:16 PM

I love Rachel Bilson, but I was not expecting much from this. And much of the show certainly lived up to those diminished expectations (seriously, the stereotyping was off the charts. Brick? Lemon?). But it managed to get mildly interesting and kind of fun in the latter half, starting from when she made out with the hot neighbor and her mom came to Alabama. The "twist" should've been predictable, but I somehow didn't think this show would go that obvious. I guess it does add a little bit of (soap opera) realism to the ridiculous plot.

One thing I can reeeally do without is the voiceover. Figure out another way to convey your exposition, please, writers.

Oh, and during her whole (deserved) tirade at her mother at the end, I really wanted her to just meta-whine "But Mom, Wilkes of Dixie just doesn't sound as cute!" I would've forgiven the fourth-wall-breaking for that.

Edited by Nerg, Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:19 PM.

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:24 PM

I thought it was cute. I was a little surprised about the relation between Zoe and Harley. I mean, it seemed obvious they were related somehow, but given his age, I figured he was some grandparent that one of her parents kept secret. But her actual father?

Also, the conversation between Lemon and the mayor, were they implying that those two were having some sort of affair? I guess they have to have something there so Zoe doesn't come off as a homewrecking hussy for inevitably getting involved with Street. If Lemon was cheating on her fiancee already, then by TV show rules, its perfectly fine for he and Zoe to shamelessly flirt with each other.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:31 PM

I liked it. Nice, light and frothy. It's a good break from other dramas that compete to see which can be the most dark and edgy or have the most convoluted mystery or subplot. Of course, I'm a big Rachel Bilson fan, so YMMV.


Word for word! Totally enjoyable froth and I love RB too so am biased. Every character was a characature but it was good fun so enjoy! I too am tired of dark, edgy and serious or convoluted mysteries that never get resolved (although I'm addicted to a couple of them).
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 9:58 PM

This was unremarkable but cute. It will probably get killed in the ratings, but I liked it.

Rachel Bilson is so tiny compared to her costars! There was one shot of Cress Williams escorting Rachel Bilson by the arm, and I swear to God he had almost a foot and a half on her.

Zoe's fashion choices killed my soul a little bit. She had from what I could tell not one but two pairs of formal shorts, and one of them she wore with a big scarf looped around her neck. Who does that?

Edited by Blue32, Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:33 PM.

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:05 PM

I didn't have much interest in this, but I like Scott Porter so I kind of watched, while flipping back to Rachel Maddow. Wasn't awful, but I didn't see the Mayor/Lemon story, hated Lemon's dad, so cliche, like the pregnancy story to a point when it became stupid. Not good, but certainly not bad. Liked that it made me feel good about being a Yankee, living in blue state, and never wanting to live in the south, or as least more south than North Carolina. So that was good
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:14 PM

I liked it. I thought it was charming in a way. Rachel Bilson was very likable in the role and I did buy her as a Doctor.

Scott Porter's light hair threw me off and it took me until the end to realize he was "Jason Street."

I didn't like Jamie King at all though. Something about her bugs me. Clearly Miss Lemon (Lemon, really? I'm from a small town in the south and we all had normal names), anyway, clearly Miss Lemon has been stepping out with the mayor.

I like the chemistry between Zoe and the lawyer until I found out he was engaged. That was rather a turnoff.

All in all, I thought the show was cute and nicely entertaining. I'll be back next week.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:15 PM

I'm shocked that she got cell phone service out there.

And when Mabel had her baby, I cried.

Dammit, I don't need another show. But, I'm in.

Edited by mochamajesty, Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:42 PM.

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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:39 PM

This was unremarkable but cute. It will probably get killed in the ratings, but I liked it.

Yes. To all of those points.
Rachel Bilson was the best thing about it. She's remarkably charming.
This show could tank early or build up to become a harmless little guilty pleasure.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:48 PM

I liked it and agree that it's light and frothy. I get tired of crime and dark secrets. This is nice. And Rachel Bilson is so endearing.

Though I can't believe she's walking all over town in those heels! Hopefully she gets a car or even a bike soon.

Loved her walking down the lane, downing the wine!

They are really showing her New York attitude and it seemed off in a few scenes (when she first met Fiancee of Street and when she went to complain about the electricity) since she's shown as being nice. I suppose it was there to show that she's an uncaring, career-driven workaholic, but I want less of the you-stupid-hicks attitude.

It can't be that tiny of a town if it supports two doctors. Still small eough not to have a bus stop though.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 11:22 PM

I thought it was cute. I was a little surprised about the relation between Zoe and Harley. I mean, it seemed obvious they were related somehow, but given his age, I figured he was some grandparent that one of her parents kept secret. But her actual father?


I find it highly unlikely and suspect that even 30 years ago, Dr. Hart's mother found Chancellor Arnold attractive enough to bang.

I really want to like this show. Otter, Summer Roberts, DuShaun Hardell, and Jason Street? That is truly a quad-fecta.
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Posted Sep 26, 2011 @ 11:45 PM

She needs to forget about Street and hang out with the hot neighbor. Wowser!!
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Posted Sep 27, 2011 @ 12:14 AM

I had higher hopes for this since I loved Bilson in the OC, and I love the city-girl-goes-country plotline, but I really found it fell pretty flat...the acting was pretty bad all around, cliches way overdone, and worst of all, I just didn't like Rachel's character at all. I was hoping she'd actually do a decent more serious persona for this role, considering she's supposed to be a doctor, but this was pretty much just Summer pretending to be a doctor, esp. with the Clueless-style voiceovers. The whole Elle Woods smart bimbo thing is really hard to buy and takes away from the show, imo. Kind of overdone and annoying. I'll keep watching for now, but I don't see it getting a whole lot better from here.
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Posted Sep 27, 2011 @ 12:28 AM

DuShaun Hardell? I remember those days but tend to think of him as Dr. Bailey's ex-husband. Is the mayor/Cress Williams a series regular?
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Posted Sep 27, 2011 @ 1:16 AM

Is there a Southern significance to the name Lemon? Because I really don't get why anyone would name their kid after a sour fruit. I mean, I don't get why they'd name her after any fruit to begin with, but at least Apple and Peach have some merit to them!

The show is basically cutesy fluff. The pilot was quite self-contained (a plus in my book) but don't know if subsequent episodes will keep up the form. I'm mainly watching for Wilson Bethel (Wade) so it was a disappointment how little he was on in the pilot. Zoe/George seems very choreographed as the endgame couple but I'd like to see one of the other potential love interests give George a serious run for his money.
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Posted Sep 27, 2011 @ 1:42 AM

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I liked it. I thought it was charming in a way. Rachel Bilson was very likable in the role and I did buy her as a Doctor.

Scott Porter's light hair threw me off and it took me until the end to realize he was "Jason Street."

I didn't like Jamie King at all though. Something about her bugs me. Clearly Miss Lemon (Lemon, really? I'm from a small town in the south and we all had normal names), anyway, clearly Miss Lemon has been stepping out with the mayor.

I like the chemistry between Zoe and the lawyer until I found out he was engaged. That was rather a turnoff.

All in all, I thought the show was cute and nicely entertaining. I'll be back next week.

Ditto to all of this. Well... I had a little trouble with RB as a doctor, except when she was delivering the the baby. Which brings me to my main reaction, so cliche. Really? The "we have to cut or we'll lose them both"...? This show was one cliché after another, but done so charmingly I fond my self enjoying the clichés like a book you've read a million times but still love.

The only moment I found really clunky and off putting was Jason Street's sudden need to exposit to Zoe his life and, in particular, his engagement. It wasn't like he owed her an explanation at all let alone an damn ode to sunsets, home, and first loves. He met her the day before.
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