• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 10, 2012
Season #: 1, 2, 3
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 151 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 151

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  1. Nov 9, 2012
    4
    The show is flat and sexless. It demands to be on a pay channel. ABC has this show on a short leash, and its the breed of show that can only thrive if you set it free.
  2. IAC
    Nov 25, 2012
    6
    Good start, but by the fifth episode has already lost all sense of direction and conflict. First three eps had great tension between Connie and Hayden's characters, but that's been dropped by the wayside in favor of some uninspired political drama. This show needs to pick a direction and go with it, pony up and make some bolder choices. Great cast, great performances, great music (evenGood start, but by the fifth episode has already lost all sense of direction and conflict. First three eps had great tension between Connie and Hayden's characters, but that's been dropped by the wayside in favor of some uninspired political drama. This show needs to pick a direction and go with it, pony up and make some bolder choices. Great cast, great performances, great music (even if it's not your genre), but its taken a dip far too soon and needs to get back on track. Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2013
    6
    Nashville would have worked better as a miniseries than as an open-ended television show. The first season was great the tensions, the high drama, the villains, the surprisingly palatable country music.

    But as any soap opera goes on, it necessarily becomes more and more ridiculous trying to top itself. Eventually, everyone's slept with everyone; everyone's been everyone's friend and
    Nashville would have worked better as a miniseries than as an open-ended television show. The first season was great the tensions, the high drama, the villains, the surprisingly palatable country music.

    But as any soap opera goes on, it necessarily becomes more and more ridiculous trying to top itself. Eventually, everyone's slept with everyone; everyone's been everyone's friend and everyone's enemy; we've seen murders and suicides and near-death experiences and kinky sex and infidelity of every flavor and at that point, the characters and story border on the absurd.

    Even by Season 2, Nashville is starting to feel utterly ridiculous. It's definitely worth buying a box set of the first season, but you may want to do yourself a favor and just consider that to be the show in its entirety.
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Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 32
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 32
  3. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Oct 22, 2012
    100
    Nashville is the best new show of the fall. [29 Oct 2012, p.37]
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Oct 11, 2012
    88
    It's a sprawling story, held together with music--though unlike Glee or Smash, most of the songs are presented on this night in truncated bursts.... While that could mean trouble, set worries aside for one night, and simply enjoy the season's best, most enjoyable new hour.
  3. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Oct 11, 2012
    80
    Nashville feels fresh because it catches a different tone. The few ironic winks it makes do not disfigure its straight face for quality pulp, nor does the sincerity harden into hokum.