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Monday, August 29, 2011

New Show: Smash

NBC, Mondays, February 6, 2012

Starring: Katherine McPhee (American Idol, The House Bunny), Debra Messing (Will & Grace), Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean, Flashforward), Brian D’Arcy James (the Broadway shows The Wild Party, Shrek, and Next to Normal), Christian Borle (the musical Spamalot), Megan Hilty (Wicked), and Anjelica Huston (Ever After).

Plot: People putting on a Broadway Show about Marilyn Monroe.

Why We Are Excited: This. Cast. Is. Epic. One of us loves Katherine McPhee (one of us doesn’t like her because her music is boring, but that blogger will keep an open mind because Kat looks good in the preview.) Debra Messing is a grounding, likeable presence. Jack Davenport was one of only, like, three tolerable things about Flashforward. Megan Hilty was a great, hilarious Glinda when Ern saw her in Wicked. The real trick is going to be making her look less talented than McPhee. Anjelica Huston has an Academy Award. And if they don’t let Brian D’Arcy James sing, we will smash our TVs in a rage. (Then we will buy new, better ones.) Also, we love musicals and musical shows. This features original songs. We might get more of a theater sound, rather than top-40 Glee covers with heavy autotune.

Why We Are Not Excited: Glee already exists, and we both watch it, although it has been argued that Glee has an “angry undercurrent” now, and we think there is merit to that. Although Smash looks a lot different from Glee, they are both musical shows, and audiences might be sick of those. We also think that Jack Davenport's womanizer might annoy us. Haven't we had enough of those on TV?


Anticipation Score: 8.5/10

Be sure to click on the "##Upcoming Shows## link in the cloud so you can stay apprised. And let us know if you think you will be watching any of them!


  1. Glee after graduation in the "real" world.

    Plus Mcphee is hot, worth at least one episode.

  2. We'll give it about three. More if it hooks us. And yeah, she's a pretty girl.

  3. Ern--this is Tom (Schibler). that was my comment. I tried to comment using my gmail profile (twice), but it keeps me as "Unknown" (although I kind of like that.

  4. hahahahaha hey Tom

    Also, now that the Unknown is Known, I must say that I would be SHOCKED if you ever watched Smash.

  5. Whyyyyy would you get me all psyched up about it and then tell me it starts in Feb?! I will say, I'm thrilled there's another show like this... the question is, how long can they keep up the Marilyn show? Is this meant to be half a season and then the end? I'm guessing yes... Anyway, still looks entertaining for that half season!

  6. We CONSTANTLY forget about midseason shows when the new year comes around, so it's better to remind ourselves now.

    We think it takes a long time to make a show. The first season might just be the casting process.

  7. NBC (and CW) are such underrated networks (and under-watched, of course) Smash and Awake look really good. Up All Night was pretty good..and there current line-up Chuck, Community, Parenthood, Parks & Recreation, and Harry's Law are all great. I don't watch The Office or 30 Rock but I'm sure those are great as well..(from what I hear..) Lots of comments I see are "NBC = Nothing But Crap" etc.

  8. Agree with everything you said, except that we don't like Harry's Law. Kathy Bates is good and it's sometimes funny, but it is so unrealistic it makes us want to rip our heads off (especially since one of us is a law student).

  9. I usually don't like law shows so I guess the show was for people like myself. I like the characters and think it's funny at times...Plus, I never watched Boston Legal so this show feels pretty fresh to me. Definitely not award material or anything..The rest of NBC's line-up is award material, though. :P

  10. Yeah, it's strongest points are its humor and the weird/funny characters. Boston Legal is pretty funny.