Nostalgia Friday: Hart of Dixie (Show)
What: Rachel Bilson, playing an uptight Jewish New York surgeon, is forced through a series of events to move to Blue Bell Alabama and take over her long un-known, and now dead, father’s practice. She is the outsider in a small southern town (that just to happens to look a lot like Stars Hollow CT). She lives in a carriage house on Lavon Hayes’ property, he is the mayor, and black (so they can prove the south isn’t as racist as northerners think). She falls for Jason Street—I mean George Tucker—who is engaged to the ultimate southern bell, Lemon (yes that is her name). And let us not forget Wade Kinsella, her neighbor, and the final vertex of this love triangle (dodecahedron) that is Blue Bell Alabama. He is a low class bartender, and has frequently visible, and well defined, abdominal muscles.
Why: This is one of my favorite 45 min fluff shows. I have yet to recommend it to someone who didn’t like it, and I have re-watched it many a time. It is bright, drama lite, and there are so many pretty clothes. This show isn’t really going to make you think about hard things, but it will keep you entertained and happy for the duration of your viewing. Escaping to Bluebell is one of my favorite things. This show got me through college.
Prescription: if you are going through a rough time, if you are overwhelmed by the stress of real life, then I prescribe a vacation to Bluebell, and a visit to Dr. Hart.