Smash review – 2×11: ‘The Dress Rehearsal’

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As Bombshell goes into previews, technical difficulties arise and so do ticket sales with the help of a little full frontal. Meanwhile Hit List has some major structural changes a few hours before a big preview. So is Derek (Jack Continue reading

Smash review – 2×09: ‘The Parents’

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Bernadette Peters returns to reprise her role as Leigh, Ivy’s (Megan Hilty) star-stealing mom, while Dylan Baker swings by to judge Karen (Katherine McPhee) for being a sexually active woman. Can’t these kids catch a break?! Let’s bitch it out… Continue reading

Smash review – 2×08: ‘The Bells and Whistles’

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Last week Smash left us with the possibility of a cringe inducing romance. This week, they bring back the yawn inducing one. Sam’s (Leslie Odom Jr.) back. Luckily for us, there’s drama involved. Let’s dish. Like this:Like Loading…

He Said/She Said: Smash recap – 1×15: ‘Bombshell’

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Karen Cartwright (Katherine McPhee). That’s who was chosen to portray Marilyn Monroe in ‘Bombshell’ as the NBC show Smash closed out its freshman season last night. Looking back, Smash turned out to be more of a shin-splint marathon rather than Continue reading

Smash recap – 1×14: ‘Previews’

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With only one more episode left in the season, Smash manages to get through some significant plot points in its penultimate episode. Unfortunately, many of them are predictable, but true to Smash form, some stronger moments manage to balance it Continue reading

Smash recap – 1×13: ‘Tech’

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After a strong episode last week, Smash disappoints with a fairly lukewarm offering, primarily brought down by some head-scratching moments and very questionable motivations. Let’s take a closer look after the jump: Like this:Like Loading…

Smash recap – 1×12: ‘Publicity’

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After looking at the previews for last night’s episode a few weeks ago, I’ll admit that I was dreading the latest episode of Smash. Surprisingly enough, I thought it was one of, if not the best, episodes of the series Continue reading

Smash recap – 1×11: ‘The Movie Star’

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It was another frustrating episode this week on Smash, riddled with plot points that no one really cares about. There were a couple of saving graces, but on the whole, this episode was a dud. Let’s bitch it out. Like Continue reading

Smash recap – 1×10: ‘Understudy’

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It was another ho-hum episode on Smash this week, but it did deliver the best musical number of the entire series thus far. Let’s bitch it out. Like this:Like Loading…

Smash recap: 1×09 – ‘Hell on Earth’

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This week Smash continues to figure out what kind of show it wants to be but ultimately, it feels like a game of high and low: we get some really good stuff, but that’s balanced out with some really horrible Continue reading