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Country Comfort is a 2021 family sitcom that is available for watching only on Netflix.

Bailey (Katharine McPhee) is an aspiring country singer who dreams of making it big. One fateful night, after her Jerkass boyfriend Boone dumps her and kicks her out of his band, she winds up at the home of widowed cowboy Beau and his five children; Tuck, Brody, Dylan, Cassidy, and Chloe. One thing leads to another, and the next thing Bailey knows, she's hired as their new nanny. Now she must juggle her new household duties with her ambitions of country stardom. On the way, she helps the kids overcome the recent loss of their mother and realize they are stronger than they know... and the kids help her realize that she is stronger than she knows, too.

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The show's only season premiered on March 19, 2021; Netflix announced its cancellation in July of the same year.

Country Comfort involves examples of:

  • Actor Allusion: During LeAnn Rimes' cameo as herself in the fifth episode, Beau comments that he hadn't noticed that she looks a lot like his wife. Beau is played by Rimes' real-life husband Eddie Cibrian.
  • Big Little Brother: Brody is the second oldest, but he is clearly taller than his older brother, Tuck.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: In the sixth episode, Cassidy points out how hypocritical on Beau's part it is to lie to her and her siblings to spend the night with Summer when she had just spent two weeks grounded for lying to him.
  • The Casanova: The oldest, Tuck, is popular with the ladies, so much so that his brother, Brody, begins to resent him for hogging all the girls' attention.
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  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every episode is named after a song, including "Teardrops on My Guitar", "My Girl" and "Bless the Broken Road".
  • Marry the Nanny: It's clear that Summer's fear of this is her motivation for wanting Bailey gone. Can't really blame her, as the current family situation has all the basic formulas for this trope; a young, attractive and recently-dumped woman becomes the nanny to a widowed single father and instantly bonds with his kids. Since the father's current love interest always ends up dumped by the end of this trope, Summer is desperate to get rid of Bailey to avoid the same fate.
  • Massive Numbered Siblings: Beau has five children.
  • Missing Mom: The children's mother passed away two years before the start of the series. Cassidy struggles the most with it. Their mother loved to sing and play country music. After she died, Cassidy was too upset to even hear, let alone play music. Everyone else stopped having music around, too, as not to upset her. It's only after Bailey comes into her life that Cassidy truly begins to heal and put herself out there again.
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  • Monochrome Casting: Perhaps due to the Deep South setting, the only non-white characters are Cassidy's friend Lilly and her mother — both of whom appear for a single scene in the entire show.
  • That Syncing Feeling: Summer wants to surprise Beau with a song at his birthday party, but since it turns out that she's not very good at singing, Bailey suggests lip-syncing while she provides the voice from backstage. Of course, the plan comes crashing down when Summer launches into an impromptu encore.
  • Wedding Episode: Most of the third episode revolves around Summer's sister's wedding.
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