If you’ve been following this blog, you know I love “Smash.” However, I have to agree with Maggie’s article (linked above and here). The third episode is weird. It’s not the worst thing I’ve ever seen on TV, but for a show still trying to pull in an audience it’s an odd misstep. If you’re on the fence about the show, this one may push you over to giving up on it. With that said, episode 4 will bring you back in. There are good performances, lots of Anjelica Houston and drama.
Lots of people have been talking about a potential spin-off, which we’d all love to do. Claire [Holt], Joseph [Morgan] and I have talked about it. This family is so uniquely creepy, and the writers are slowly starting to humanize them and make them into truly compelling characters. I’ve always said that it would be neat to watch an R-rated version of this family, kind of like ‘The Sopranos.’ I see them as gangsters living in some sort of corporate vampire world, living in New York. There would be swearing and violence and all sorts of mischief. Forget ‘True Blood,’ this would be the best show ever.
Josh Bowman, who plays the (possibly) ill-fated Daniel Grayson, said: “It’s going to be a freaking ‘Revenge’ fest … It’s a crazy episode … phenomenally directed and very well-acted by the rest of the cast. We’re all really close now, so to see that chemistry all coming to life, that’s what’s making the show. Fans should expect to see fireworks. Literally.”
My roommate gasps SO MUCH during this show. Sometimes her reactions are as entertaining as “Revenge.”
When Leah heads to the lawyer’s office to drop Aleeah and Ali off with Corey, she’s about two sobs away from full-blown ugly cry. It’ll be her first night alone, and the loneliness hits her like a ton of slutty bricks. (Sold exclusively at Home-Wrecking Depot.)
I do believe that if Twitter and Facebook and these things had existed, there’s no way ‘Freaks and Geeks’ would have been canceled. The fans would have fought for it. Bill has really changed the game. You’re just at the mercy of the network and where they want to put their money, and if they want to throw all their money at ‘Whitney’ billboards, then that’s fine, but we can do all we can to promote the show ourselves.
Team Karen? Team Ivy? Did the right woman get the part?
It’s time for some “Smash” spoilers, y’all!
"There are so many other things that we will be competing for," Megan Hilty said. "And just like it is in reality when you do these big shows, it doesn’t matter who gets it initially because things change and people get replaced like that. [Snaps.] And that’s just the reality of the business."
“I was super excited about that. I was a little bit like, ‘Oh god, this whole record of hers is so epic and everybody is obsessed with it and everybody knows it. Everybody knows every little infliction she does and riff she does. I don’t want to sound like I’m just imitating her.’”—
I asked Katharine McPhee if she was nervous about covering Adele’s “Rumor Has It.”
“I was really nervous … I was battling if I wanted to go over there because she is such an icon and she is such an inspiration to me. But I went over there and I thanked her for letting us use her music and entrusting it with us on ‘Glee.’ And she said, ‘What show are you on, baby?’ I said ‘Glee’ and she said, ‘Oh, you’re welcome.’ And she rubbed my hand and she said, ‘God bless you’ and I walked away and I almost started crying.”—Amber Riley met Whitney Houston last Thursday and will sing “I Will Always Love You” on Tuesday’s “Glee.”