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Smash "On Broadway"/"The Fallout" (S02E01 and S02E02, 2/5/2013) - Spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by LoadStar, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also

    Sep 14, 2003
    Sums up how I felt.
  2. Squeak

    Squeak An Inert Gas

    May 12, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    That's funny...my wife and I thought the only really good stuff in the episodes was Jimmy's stuff. Then again, we LOVE Rent.

    No boob job -- just good architecture.

    Sure looked like it to us. In some of the scenes, her face was puffier than before. But then the next scene she would look normal. Not sure what was going on there.

    Either way, the two episodes have started to border on the land of ridiculousness. Some of the situations they are on just are beyond belief. I want the show back that showed the process behind how the musical is made.
  3. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    It might just be correlative rather than causative.
  4. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Why should he?
    Everyone's ok with his harassment.
    It's expected.


    I did almost vomit when Karen and Derek "had their moment" but I managed to control myself.

    Honestly, these two episodes basically bored me because I've stopped caring about almost all of the characters.
  5. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

    Jul 31, 2001
    This. Exactly.

    Who are we supposed to root for? At least season one had an underdog. Now we have Karen who's apparently already annointed as a star... a sexual harrassing director, a bitchy prima-donna who's trying to find humility, and an obnoxious bartender, song writer who is a snob, a depressed cheating wife. Oh, and a producer who can't acknowledge her mistakes and acts entitled (for some reason I can't understand).

    I guess there's the gay songwriter... I like him. But he seems to have no ambition except to take the easy path in all situations.

    I'm rooting for the cute roommate who sleeps around. :D
  6. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    I got a kick out of the "Would I Lie To You" number. A throwback to the Robert Palmer mannequin band. :)
  7. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

    Sep 27, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    I'm not really thrilled with it this time around. I agree with others, I was underwhelmed. We'll see, but I may be cancelling.
  8. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    Wasn't too bad, wasn't too good. It was nice that they were able to wash away so many of the 1st season problems basically in a few lines.

    But are they just creating new ones? I agree that Karen was much less likable during these sessions. And why would a no-name singer like Karen really be "discovering" this new writing talent? That is so implausible.

    What was NBC thinking when premiering a 2-hour season premiere on 2/5 and then being off for several weeks until 2/19? It was off the air for so long...wait the extra weeks and premiere it where it can have a consistent timeslot.
  9. stellie93

    stellie93 Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I noticed the freckles too, and I don't remember ever seeing them last year. She always seemed to have a pure white Marilyn complexion and a Marilyn figure. She may have gained a few pounds tho--not out of character if she's depressed and all.

    I know nothing about how broadway works, but what was the deal with the girl part of the writers duo getting bad reviews and him getting good ones. I thought they were a team? Then I thought maybe he did the music and she did the lyrics, but I thought he said," they liked your lyrics, tho" And if the show was such a success, how could they hate her part so much? :confused:
  10. wprager

    wprager Active Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    I wonder if the "evil assistant" was on the receiving end of that text message sent by Jerry.
  11. wprager

    wprager Active Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    I still think they should get both Ivy and Karen to play Marilyn/Norma Jean. I know it's not an original idea but it's not like they are doing anything ground breaking anyway.
  12. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    I was thinking she wrote the dialog and he wrote the music. Then I googled "musical the book" and came up with this page because I think they were saying she wrote "the book":

    So it seems like she basically writes the plot.
  13. stellie93

    stellie93 Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Thanks--that makes sense. In Bombshell, I would think the plot would be the most difficult, since everyone knows all about the story. And I guess if the songs are great it could be a hit with a sketchy "book."
  14. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Active Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO
    I'm sorry everyone, whenever I like a season 1 show and then they retool it for season 2; it then gets cancelled. This Karen was so different than Karen 1.0, Disappointed in the direction but will watch ep 3

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