Category Archives: TV

Smash Premiere Review Roundup

Critics who previewed “On Broadway,” the second-season opener of Smash that airs Feb. 5 at 9 p.m. on NBC (and has been available for online streaming since Jan. 14), have responded with mixed but promising notices. The creative team for … Continue reading

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Dr. Horrible: TV Reviews

Last night, CW presented the TV premiere of the 2008 Emmy-winning web musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. Of course, most critics weighed in on the musical when it first aired online four years ago, but below is a sampling of … Continue reading

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Broadway or Bust

Broadway or Bust, a new three-part miniseries documenting high school musical hopefuls, premiered on PBS this past Sunday with the episode “The Casting Call.” (If you missed it, you can watch the full episode online.) The program, produced by WGBH … Continue reading

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Glee Recap: Goodbye

As expected, “Goodbye,” the finale of Glee’s third season was awash in misty-eyed nostalgia, and director-writer Brad Falchuk wasted no time in prompting viewers to reach for their tissues. In the very first scene, we find Will (Matthew Morrison) watching … Continue reading

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Glee Recap: Nationals

From its first shot, “Nationals” (the second hour of Glee’s back-to-back episodes) leads with its heart and not its head. Logic be damned, writer Ali Adler is out to tug at our basal emotions. Everyone is on edge as they … Continue reading

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Glee Recap: Props

In the penultimate week of its third season, before several of its original characters say “Goodbye” (or at least graduate high school) next Tuesday, Glee offered a unique back-to-back offering: two hour-long episodes. The first hour of this doubleheader, “Props,” … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: Bombshell

Like Ivy (Megan Hilty), my dreams have been smashed. I’ve held fast through the emotional monsoons and the musical droughts of Smash this year, but the final harvest brought forth in the season finale episode, “Bombshell,” written by outgoing show … Continue reading

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Glee Recap: Prom-asaurus

It’s prom time again, and as usually happens, the idea is better than the execution. When Principle Figgins (Iqbal Theba) tells Brittany (Heather Morris) she must improve her feeble record as class president – or he will abolish the position … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: Previews

Don’t blink. There’s only one more night of Smash before hiatus and events are starting to hurtle toward the climax, not only of Bombshell’s opening but also of the season’s (sure-to-be cliffhanger) finale. Thankfully producer David Marshall Grant penned this … Continue reading

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Glee Recap: Choke

After two weeks of tribute shows, this week’s episode of Glee was thankfully unencumbered by retrofitted catalog songs, and it was refreshing to hear the nice balance of Broadway and pop songs that director Michael Uppendahl smoothly juggled amid the … Continue reading

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