Hart Of Dixie is a 2011 television series airing on The CW, starring Rachel Bilson of The O.C. fame.Zoe Hart is a young, aggressive and driven New York female surgeon who seems to have it all.... and loses it really fast, when her doctor boyfriend of six years dumps her for being a workaholic and she doesn't get a cardiothoracic fellowship, which she finds out she'll have to work for a year as a general practice doctor to get.She decides to take on the offer of an Alabama practice doctor, Harley Wilkes, who for some reason kept on trying to get her to work at his practice, and travels all the way to Bluebell, the town he hailed from, where she finds herself a bit uncomfortable...
This series provides examples of the following tropes:
All Love Is Unrequited: The first season definitely has some shades of it, with the only somewhat requited pairing in the Love Dodecahedron being Lemon and George, who aren't really that happy together.
Beauty Contest: Lemon and Zoe push Magnolia and Rose to compete against each other in one in "Hairdos & Holidays."
Belligerent Sexual Tension: Zoe and Wade qualify as this, especially since Wade refuses to fix the generator they share because he doesn't want to stop arguing with her. Lavon helpfully points this out to Wade.
Betty and Veronica: Lemon is torn between her longtime fiance George (Betty) and Lavon (Veronica), the man she had an affair with and is still attracted to.
Zoe is also torn between her crush, the respectable lawyer George (Betty) and the hot guy next door, Wade (Veronica).
In season 3, Zoe's new NY boyfriend Joel takes George's place as the Betty in this scenario.
Friends with Benefits: Zoe and Wade have a similar arrangement to this in the early episodes of season 2, though it is strongly implied they both have deeper feelings for each other.
Gypsy Curse: Some of the women of Bluebell believe they are under a gypsy curse not to have children until after Lemon marries. She later releases them from the curse.
Hide Your Pregnancy: Jamie King was pregnant during filming for season 3, and Lemon suddenly only wears loose clothing and is stuck behind everything from flower bouquets to a particularly large plate of cookies. The most egregious hiding attempt was a scene in a restaurant that has Lemon sitting behind a table at a foot higher than all the other nearby tables.
Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Most season one episodes, with the exceptions of the pilot and the season finale "The Big Day," are named "Thing & Thing," usually with a rhyme or alliteration. Examples are "Hairdos & Holidays," "Homecoming & Coming Home," "The Undead & The Unsaid"... from season two the writers go with country songs ("I Fall To Pieces," "Suspicious Minds," "If It Makes You Happy").
Lovable Alpha Bitch: Lemon. She is definitely the queen bee of her group of friends, but they adore her.
Love Triangle: George, Lemon and Lavon. Kind of subverted because George is oblivious to Lemon and Lavon.
the season 3 finale hints that the triangle of George, Lemon, and Lavon may resume again
Love Dodecahedron: Lavon is in love with Lemon who is engaged to George who has a crush on Zoe who likes George too, but also kind of likes Wade who loves Zoe. Also Zoe dates Judson who slept with her friend Gigi.
Later on, Lavon dates Lemon's best friend Annabeth and George is in a relationship with Wade's ex-wife Tansy.
Missing Mom: Lemon and Magnolia's mom left the family when Magnolia was little so she could make it big as an actress. In "Hairdos And Holidays," Lemon finds out that her mother is actually doing a play in a nearby town, so she decides to see how she's doing, and she finds out her mother has a new family, and presumably left her, Magnolia and Brick for them. This incident also starts her reciprocated interest in Lavon.
Talk Likea Pirate: Part of Bluebell's annual "Planksgiving" celebration in "The Pirate & The Practice."
Teens Are Short: Teenaged Magnolia is a solid 5 inches shorter than her older sister Lemon.
The Prankster: Lemon was this in high school and is still able to concoct a good revenge scheme.
Product Placement: After several failed attempts by Brick and Shelby to bribe Magnolia, she finally caves after receiving a brand-new Toyota Rav-4. The scene also involves a closeup of the various features in the navigation/console screen.
Those Two Guys: The three gossiping old ladies often seen passing remarks about Zoe.
Tsundere: Wade is sort of type 2, being mostly amicable, but with Zoe triggering his tsuntsun side more often than not (and vice versa).
Wham Episode: "Bachelorettes & Bullets": Zoe starts something with a marine biologist, Jesse Kinsella. Lemon and George break up after she comes clean about the affair she had with Lamont.
"Blue Christmas": Zoe and Wade finally get into together in a real relationship, Wade talks to Crazy Earl about his mother's death and Crazy Earl's alcoholism (all overheard by Zoe), Lavon proposes to Ruby, Lemon tells Ruby about her affair with Lavon, Ruby dumps Lavon, and George finds Brick and his (George's) ex-girlfriend hooking up in Santa's workshop
What the Hell, Hero?: Wade manages to deliver one to both Jesse and Zoe at the same time in "Bachelorettes & Bullets." Zoe gets one of those by George, too at the end of the episode, as does Lemon.
Zoe gets two, one from Lavon and the other from Rose's mother in "The Race & The Relationship."