I love chick flicks and TV shows that center around a female main character and her journey. That is what I love about Hart of Dixie.
It’s about a young doctor from New York who moves to a small town in Alabama when her life in the city falls apart and she learns that the biological father she didn’t know existed died and left her his medical practice.
It’s really a great premise for a show.
And I’ve loved Rachel Bilson since The OC. She plays a different character here, but with the same spunk that made us love Summer. And, yes, I buy her as a doctor. I hate the assumption that a woman couldn’t possible be smart and good at her job if she is pretty and stylish.
Actually, my own doctor is beautiful and dresses pretty well, except for the whole lab coat thing. So, I know it’s possible.
The other characters on the show add to it’s lovability factor. At first I wanted Zoe, the main character, to hook up with Lavon because he is super hot and super sweet.
But I get the whole can’t cross the friendship line. And really, it’s my crush, not Zoe’s.
She has been going back and forth all season, mainly between two guys. There is Wade, the sexy guy with tons of potential who isn’t doing much with his life. Wade has a thing for Zoe, but she won’t even admit that there might be something there because he isn’t the right kind of guy. And he has a tendency to sleep with almost every woman he meets.
The guy she has a thing for is George, the educated lawyer from a good family who spent some time working in New York. So they have things in common. But, George is engaged to his high school sweetheart.
Right away Zoe and the fiance, Lemon, square off. They are totally different people and it makes sense that they wouldn’t become friends.
There were a few times during the season where they put their grudges aside and found common ground. I really liked those episodes.
But I get that TV is all about drama and conflict. I know they can’t all get along. Happy, happy all the time doesn’t pull in viewers. What would make them worry or scoot to the edge of their seats?
Towards the end of the season Zoe did something I just couldn’t agree with.
She decided that George was worth fighting over.
He and Lemon had some hard times and he was obviously attracted to Zoe. So she entered into a town contest that I honestly didn’t understand in order to be close to George. She wanted to show him that she was willing to do whatever it takes to “win” him.
That’s when my heart sank a little.
As if we should have to fight for a man to want us. To prove that we are worthy of love or attention.
We don’t have to prove anything to be worthy of love. We just have to be ourselves.
Not to mention the fact that he already had a fiance. Going after someone who is attached isn’t fair to us or to the woman in his life.
To see a man as a prize to be won after taking out the competition is no way to live. And certainly no way to love. We all deserve to be with someone who wants to be with us. No fight, no competition. No games at all.
Lavon said it best when he told Zoe, “He didn’t choose you.” Oh, that just makes me love Lavon even more!
Yes, I had my times of fighting over boys. Most of us did. It’s called middle school.
But as women we have to learn to put ourselves first and love ourselves completely, just as we are. There is no need to fight, especially among each other. We just need to know and recognize our own worth.
The only love we need to fight for is our own.
I hope that as the show continues, Zoe will learn just that.
Have you ever fought over a guy? How do you feel about TV shows that pit women against each other?