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Smash Recap: Tech

I have a love-hate relationship with Smash. And this week it’s hate. It’s perverse that a show about a Broadway musical continues to shy away from Broadway music – and some weeks, any type of music. Last night’s episode was … Continue reading

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Glee Recap: Dance with Somebody

“Dance with Somebody,” directed by Paris Barclay and written by Ross Maxwell, is the quickly assembled tribute to Whitney Houston, who died a little over 10 weeks ago. The first of seven songs heard from Whitney’s catalog is “How Will … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: Publicity

“Publicity” marked the return of pilot episode writer Theresa Rebeck and director Michael Mayer, and it was one of the best episodes since the pilot. Of course, much of Smash still doesn’t make sense – Iowa-fresh Karen (Katharine McPhee) remains … Continue reading

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Glee Recap: Saturday Night Glee-ver

In the recent New Yorker, Adam Gopnick comments on “The Forty-Year Itch,” that “prime site of nostalgia” invoked by 40-something Hollywood suits fascinated by “the Edenic period preceding the fallen state” of their lives. Last night’s episode of Glee is … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: The Movie Star

Finally, in Episode 11, we meet Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman) – the cameo last week being little more than a publicity teaser ­– and as too often happens with marquee names, the star of Bombshell has the wattage but not … Continue reading

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