The title Hart of Dixie is a play on words. Rachel Bilson is Zoe Hart, a cardiothoracic or heart surgeon, and Alabama is the Heart of Dixie. Get it. Yeah, this show is not subtle. The career driven, city girl transplanted to the country is a familiar fish out of water story in both film and television. In this version, after pinning all her hopes on a prestigious fellowship she does not get, Dr. Hart accepts an offer to go south and work in a small town general practice.

You know going in that the New York City bred Zoe is going to be appalled by the folks and customs of Bluebell, Alabama. But, before you can say, “aww, shucks” she’ll realize that these are good people with old-fashioned values who need her just as much as she needs them. Continue reading »

Any marginally observant person who has taken a walk around New York City, especially downtown Manhattan will probably not have a hard time buying the premise of Person of Interest. Which is that essentially after 9/11, the government authorized the creation of an intricate system that employs the use of cameras, cell phones and online monitoring to detect possible terrorist activity.

The show jumps off from that point with Michael Emerson, so brilliant as Ben Linus on Lost, playing another elusive character. This time around he’s the billionaire architect of the government’s spy machine who’s gone off the grid after realizing his personal Frankenstein was also detecting everyday crimes that were considered irrelevant by the powers that be who are only interested in foiling terrorist plots. Continue reading »

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