Review: ‘Hart of Dixie’ starring Rachel Bilson premieres tonight Sep 26 on The CW



I previewed “Hart of Dixie” last week (thanks to Klout), and it premieres tonight, Monday, September 26, 2011, at 9/8C on The CW.  The premise is a bit cliche, country mouse/city mouse and life never goes as you plan it, and they overdo the southern living with sappy southern drawls and all.  I’m holding onto hope that Rachel Bilson who plays the lead character of Zoe evolves from some twenty-something, spoiled, assuming aspiring doctor to something much more rounded as the season progresses.  I do like that the mayor Lavon Hayes, played by Cress Wilson, is black and lives on a plantation which adds a strange clash to the small southern town of Bluebell, Alabama.  I give 2 out of 5 Ifelicious stars to episode one.

Watch the trailer…

Show summary…

Fast-talking New Yorker and brand new doctor Zoe Hart has it all figured out – after graduating top of her class from medical school, she’ll follow in her father’s footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to accept an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work with him at his small practice in Bluebell, Alabama. Zoe arrives in this small Gulf Coast town only to find that Harley has passed away and left his half of the medical practice to her in his will. She quickly finds that Southern hospitality isn’t always so hospitable – the other doctor in town, Brick Breeland, is less than pleased to be sharing the practice with this young outsider, and his daughter, Lemon, is a Southern belle whose sweet disposition turns sour when she meets Zoe. Zoe’s only allies are the mayor, former football star Lavon Hayes, her bad-boy neighbor Wade Kinsella, and handsome lawyer George Tucker – who just happens to be Lemon’s fiance. Zoe is out of her element and ready to pack her bags, but a surprise visit by her snobby New York mother leads to Zoe’s decision to stay in Bluebell for a while, discovering small-town life and a side of herself she hadn’t known was there.

The series stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, Jamie King as Lemon Breeland, Wilson Bethel as Wade Kinsella, Cress Williams as Lavon Hayes, McKaley Miller as Rose and Scott Porter as George Tucker. HART OF DIXIE is from Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Fake Empire, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, with executive producers Leila Gerstein (“Gossip Girl,” “Eli Stone”), Josh Schwartz (“Gossip Girl,” “Chuck,” “The O.C.”), Stephanie Savage (“Gossip Girl,” “The O.C.”), Len Goldstein and Jason Ensler (“Gossip Girl,” “Chuck”). The pilot was directed by Jason Ensler. (source:

So grab your plate of comfort food, pour a glass of sweet tea, and let me know what you think! ~Ifelicious

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