Posts tagged "Smash"

Smash Recap - The Parents

Smash Recap - The Parents
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Smash Season 2, Ep. 9 – “The Parents”. You know, if you’re gonna get kicked out of prime time, going out with a moving balled by Bernadette Peters and some awesome aerial artistry isn’t a bad way to go about it. Creating more uninteresting back story... Read more »

Smash Recap - Bells and Whistles

Smash Recap - Bells and Whistles
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Smash Season 2, Ep. 8 – “The Bells and Whistles”. This week’s episode of Smash is brought to you by the number too many and the lesson compromise. As in, how many plots about the necessity of compromise does it take to really send the message home? Too many,... Read more »

Smash Recap - Musical Chairs

Smash Recap - Musical Chairs
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen  Smash Season 2, Ep. 7 – “Musical Chairs”. It’s disappointing that the episode immediately following the news Smash is being moved to Saturdays (a death knell so loud and ominous it is literally unprecedented) would be so exemplary of why this show doesn’t deserve a second... Read more »
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Smash Recap - The Fringe

Smash Recap - The Fringe
What do audience’s respond to more, intellectual, thought out entertainment or campy spectacle that’s not “technically” good? If you live in the Smash universe (and who wouldn’t want to live in a universe where musical delusions are common and you can still eat lunch outside in the middle of New York winter?) it’s clearly the... Read more »

Smash Recap - The Song

Smash Recap - The Song
Look, I get that the people working on Smash don’t like Teresa Rebeck, but in working out those issues through their writing, they’ve managed to create a show void of any strong female character. And as fun as that is, perhaps it’s time to reign in the rage. This week Julia was subjected to more... Read more »

Smash Recap - The Dramaturg

Smash Recap - The Dramaturg
SCENE: A small, dingy writers room cramped with EXPERT SCRIPT SAVERS all staring blankly at the walls. They’ve been here for days. SCRIPT SAVER #1 What if, for this struggling series about a musical in which the musical numbers are fantastic, but everyone openly mocks the story and the dialogue so we’ve been hired to... Read more »
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Smash Recap - Season 2 Premiere

Smash Recap - Season 2 Premiere
The time has come to answer the question we’ve all been waiting to answer with bated breath; is Smash really any better? After all the dropped characters and the fired show runners has this critically acclaimed turned publically ridiculed show turned itself around? To quote another musical, the answer is yes…and no. The exclusion of... Read more »
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