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21 February 2012 @ 11:27 am
Quick thoughts on Smash last night  
I'm still overall really enjoying this show. :)

However, last night was pretty disappointing except for the final song ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith" -- I thought that was GORGEOUS!). I'm not going to ding the show that bad because I really enjoyed the first two episodes and I still really like Karen, Ivy, Derek, and the producers/show writers. It was just that last night was very disjointed, and Ellis (Tom's assistant) can DIAF anytime. And the ridiculously predictable shot of Ellis listening to Julia's confession about Michael just made me roll my eyes so hard. Then, there was a bit too much naivety in most of the characters that I was just, ugh!


Plus, I didn't like either non-Marilyn song. I know they are having two non-Marilyn songs per episode, and I'm fine with that, but have it fit seamlessly. I felt like the "Redneck Woman" was just thrown in there to provide another song, and I didn't know Michael (still don't) enough to care about listening to him growl through a Bruno Mars song. And so badly. Seriously, I was wondering why the heck they hired this guy, he sounded so karaoke lame, and then he rocked it out of the park in the Marilyn number.

So, yeah, I still really like the show, but this week not so much. I hope the other episodes are more like the first two!
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S.: coupling dogsartic_fox on February 21st, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
I'm watching for Jack Davenport :D
Arabian: What's not to Love? (Logan)arabian on February 21st, 2012 10:21 pm (UTC)
That sexy beast is a VERY good reason for watching. ;)
Barbarahtbthomas on February 22nd, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
The Twitter chatter among critics who are ahead of broadcast is that 103 is a bad episode, but 104 is great. So I'm hanging on to see if I agree. I was honestly expecting worse after what was said... ;) Low expectations, I guess.
Arabian: Annie02arabian on February 22nd, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Well, that's a relief then. Thanks for the information. :)
Vickiesarcasticcheese on February 22nd, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Ugh, Ellis needs to go away NAO.
Arabian: One Angry Loganarabian on February 22nd, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
YES!
A Girl Called Shannon: DC - Thinky Jenzimshan on February 23rd, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
I'm just loving this show, I thought the last one was definitely the weakest of the batch so far, but the first two were so good and the show overall feels so refreshing, that I didn't mind it much. 2nd ep after the pilot is always a weak spot anyway. Ellis is definitely their biggest what the F problem right now, I'm not really sure what they're trying to accomplish with him. I appreciate the rest of the characters have been given layers so why he's so one note childish is aggravating. The rest I'm really enjoying though, I think they really mined some great gold with the whole Ivy or Karen thing, it's a dilemma I feel like as a viewer I'm stuck in the middle of as well. They're juggling some interesting gender issues of the industry with the producer lady, and some tangled gray areas with the director's casting couch and Julia's family issues vs her affair with Micheal. I tend to think they can visit more of this at the 10 o'clock spot but at the same time, the 10 spot might have hurt the pilot's potential for opening numbers.

Mostly, I probably am enjoying it so much because it's MUSICALS in the age of Glee but without being anything like Glee at all. I quite irrationally have never been able to stand Glee, I love seeing something come up to challenge it. I love that they're using ORIGINAL music, and that their good enough I actually want to listen to the again after the episode. I'm really pulling for this to be a success for NBC, I could see them really doing alot with it in multi-media forms.
Arabian: musicarabian on February 25th, 2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
I enjoy aspects of Glee and still like their music, but overall, I'm enjoying this show much more. Ellis just ... yeah, he just sucks.

I think they really mined some great gold with the whole Ivy or Karen thing, it's a dilemma I feel like as a viewer I'm stuck in the middle of as well. They're juggling some interesting gender issues of the industry with the producer lady, and some tangled gray areas with the director's casting couch and Julia's family issues vs her affair with Micheal.

I agree with all of this, absolutely.

I keep meaning to track down the music from the show, especially the Marilyn songs, I'm loving them. (I didn't like the OTT and somewhat crude sexuality of the choreography for the first number, but I loved the song.)