Category Archives: Smash

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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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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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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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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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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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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