Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Smash is Giving me a Rash

I have a special place in my heart for the train wreck that is Smash.

I have seen every single episode, sometimes only to scream at the TV and heap hate on Ellis (the most pointless and awful sociopathic villain to ever appear on the small screen).

For those of you who haven't seen this week's episode yet, get on it, we need to deconstruct the madness. 

This season is off to a better start, with a few exceptions.  The new Karen (Katharine McPhee) love interest Jimmy Collins (played by a dead-eyed Jeremy Jordan) has absolutely no discernible spark and his overly dramatic, out of all proportion, reactions to...EVERYTHING have grown pretty boring.  So many eye rolls.

On the whole, I am very happy with the season, and the direction they are taking, although sticking Ivy (Megan Hilty) into a different show and having her randomly run into Karen is stretching itself pretty thin.  Also Ivy's whole plot line is (to put it in rage-a-holic fashion) yawn, yawn, yawn.

Eileen (Angelica Houston), who spent last season tossing multiple drinks into her estranged husband's face has had a sudden change of heart (pod person?) and is agreeing with the schmuck on almost everything. Where's Cher when you need a good "snap out of it" slap.

Do you think the show is on the right track, or about to go off the rails?  Please let me know in the comments below.

No comments: