Previously on “Smash”: “Let me be your star!” Scarves. “I’m in tech.” Ellis. “He’s taking advantage of her.” “He’s a TERRIBLE HUMAN BEING!” “The incomparable Rebecca Duvall.” “You’re fired, is what you are, Ellis.” “Where’s Karen Cartwright?” “You’re a star.” This “Smash” hit piece.
Some choice moments …
6. Ivy and Karen pressing the elevator button at the same time, but not realizing they’re standing next to each other until that very moment.
22. Jimmy’s lack of sideburns.
32. “But even you can’t hate me as much as I hate myself for what I did.”
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.