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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The message is murky when it comes to characters' ethical choices. Positive choices don't always pay off, while negative choices often yield rewards. Other themes explore the harsh realities of the music business and the influence of political power.
Positive Role Models
The main characters function as foils in almost every way, and the show derives drama from their differences. Rayna represents an older, wiser, and more principled mindset while Juliette is younger, impulsive, and unscrupulous -- but neither character is wholly "good" or "bad." Both have flaws and virtues, although Juliette is definitely painted as the villain.
Violence & Scariness
Some heated arguing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual activity is suggested with steamy kissing and bare shoulders under sheets, etc., but there's nothing overt. One of the main characters (a teen girl) is extremely promiscuous and sleeps with multiple partners.
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Audible language includes "hell," "damn," "shut up," etc.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some social drinking with allusions to characters' past overindulgences.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Nashville is aimed at families with older kids and will probably appeal to both parents and teens. But there are some sexually charged scenes, albeit brief, that include steamy kissing and suggested nudity, along with a teen character who sleeps with multiple partners. Language is mild, with audible words like "hell," "damn," and "shut up," and there's some social drinking with allusions to alcoholism.
Is It Any Good?
If you can't take Glee's syrupy pop sweetness or bear the Broadway razzle-dazzle of Smash, Nashville just might be the place for you. Being a country music fan isn't a prerequisite either, thanks to an ear-pleasing soundtrack that mixes lots of different country styles -- from alt-country rock to straight-up CMA hits. Listen up, and your ears will thank you.
Nashville also earns points for casting talented leads who can not only talk the talk, but also sing their own notes. Britton is more than believable as a once-unstoppable country queen, and Panettiere is pitch-perfect as her chart-topping rival. But Bowen and Palladio's beautifully haunting blend is the real find -- and we dare you to catch their Southern accents slipping.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.