I love this show and according to the end of episode 15 there is a 2 hour finale screening on the 26th of May. you have been a bit premature in labeling it Ended!! We still have 2 hours to go! The episodes are called The Nominations and The Tonys.
I am very disappointed this has ended. I really enjoyed it. Oh well, I can add it to the list of shows that I loved but the networks didn't - The Finder, The Secret Circle, Last Resort, Vegas, Chaos (that's going back a bit!), Animal Practice, Eureka (but that had a good run), Go On, The New Normal and now Smash. Off to have a sob in the corner...
Why would NBC cancel the most exciting program on television? I just don't get it. In response to one reviewer's unkind remarks about Katharine McPhee, I assume this person never saw her sing beautifully with Andrea Bocelli, do an amazing performance on the Chris Botti special on the Public Broadcasting network, or win runner-up on American Idol which everyone knows she should have won. She's also incredibly beautiful. Yes, Megan Hilty is a wonderful singer and great looking as well. They both are immensely talented--love the episodes where they sing together. I just hope that NBC will NOT cancel one of the very few programs that I enjoy watching.
WHY do i ever watch a show on the NothingButCanceled network? remember what happened to "harry's law?" first season, great. second year, totally different, nearly unrecognizable from the first. then the idiots at the peacock shuffled it ALL over the week---finally to saturday, where networks surely move shows they want to kill. result: canceled. now the DUMMIES at nbc are repeating the pattern with "smash," one of the freshest, most entertaining works in an era when all we really have are reality shows ad nauseum bookending one good program out of fifty. it is akin to rodgers and hammerstein meets 2013. all i can say is thank god "nashville" is on abc or it would be last thing: so the nbc "execs" aren't watching? who CARES??? all they should care about is if WE are we were.
I really like the show. Since coming back it's fresh and much better. I record it on Saturdays and then watch it later when some other god awful show is playing on NBC. Move this show to a good timeslot and let it soar.
It is so sad to think that Smash might not be renewed. I love, love, love the show. I can't even imagine what dumb, mindless reality show will be taking it place. NBC wake up! Move the show back to Sunday!
I can't wait for the next episode of this show each week. The cast is outstanding--so much talent! I especially enjoy the musical performances, as I am a huge Katharine McPhee (Karen) fan. Ivy is perfect in the role of Marilyn, and Derek (Jack Davenport) is a superb actor and very appealing. The show's concept is unique and exciting. Who doesn't love a great musical? Anjelica and Debra are two of the most talented actresses in show business. Tom (Bombshell director) is just adorable-- wonderful actor and singer. Jimmy is fantastic as well. What about all the stars who have made guest appearances on Smash--Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, Uma Thurman? I just love everything about Smash--hope it's around many more seasons!
when smash came on it was to be a show (musical)good voices new songs young wanabees looking for sucess. but we got an old worn out woman and her ex bickering,gay lovers,a wife who strayed and a director who tried to bed all the girlsannd you showed it ther wrong time slot now to muddy up the situation a salt and pepper love affair send allthat junk packing go back to the music if i had wanted a story withththad all the crap you projected i would watch young and restless they have 40years of it
I don't know what's his part in the story... I thinl that he is not the man that karen needs in her life... I still see smash because I love jake davenport so much, but each time jeremi jordan show causes me off the TV.. Sorry for my english I'm from Venezuela.
smash has some problems every show has but every time i watch this show all i want to do is be there with them and that is what makes this show ao great. i have fun waching it and isnt it what its all about?!
What's going on with Smash ? I loved last season when they concentrated on the plot of making of Bombshell, the rehearsals and stories between characters. They have lost it this season, the plot is a mess. What happened to the writers ? Did they hire someone else ? I can see this is the end of the road for Smash....
I was happy to read that I am not the only one who finds the background noise (NY street, music) a problem. I am 67 and loved Smash last year. This year, I will probably not watch it because I have so much trouble discerning what the actors are saying amid all the maybe-realistic, but unpleasant noise. Also, so far, I'm disappointed in the choppy story-lines. Disappointed this year, sorry to say..........
Its hard to concentrate on the characters because of the loud background noise this season. In my opinion, your target audience is not 12 year old boys. Please consider turning it down. Attract with good writing and
music. An example of this noise is the conversation on the streets of New York by two of your characters. We know the subways, buses and taxies are there. But I can not hear the dialog for the sound effects.
In addition, thank g-- I have a DVR so I speed through the commercials. Which are still loud, by the way.
Is the deal with sponsors that you'll make the music louder so the commercials can stay at their same rude volume?
Smash has lost it's way. This was a wonderful show. I loved it, but it has sold out. It has been transformed into a boring mess with a bunch of arbitrary musical numbers strung together by a corny, disorganized plot.
I can't believe this. I lived for this show last season. Ivy. They have completely deconstructed her and turned her into this boring, plain, beige character. Where is the hot mess of last season? Tom. He is barely present and when he is he just follows Julia around like a dog. Derek is a whiner. There are several different storylines cooking and not one of them is very interesting. I like the addition of Jennifer Hudson, but again her story is boring. The story with the two guys writing the musical is interesting but Jeremy Jordan's character is so unsympathetic that I cringe when he comes onscreen. The only positive thing I can say about this season is that Leo is gone. I think it will be canned very soon.
This show can't go any lower. What a disaster -- all those talented people on the screen, and the writing seems to have been done by a bunch of high school drama club geeks with bad hangovers. The dialogue is ridiculous in its bitchiness, the characters obnoxious, the plotting absurd. I suspect all the favorable notes on the web are the product of "guerilla marketing" by the backers of the show. No one who really enjoys Broadway can find this fiasco appealing in any way.
I love the show, but I wish they would feature Megan Hilty more, and the other girl less. (The other girl being Katherine Mcphee). She just doesn't in my opinion have the range or acting chops of Megan Hilty. Plus, when Megan sings Marilyn, there isn't a dry in the house. KM doesn't have that same ability, yet the show seems to promote her above Megan. I'd be happy to hear if anyone agrees with me on this. Aside from this one frustration, I love the show.
It is not perfect... Nothing is... But it is just like its songs ORIGINAL... It does some covers, but the main songs are new, fresh, great lyrics, and all broadway is about. This show needs to stay alive....
Last night in OZ viewed S1 Eps 15, what a great show, love the dancing, singing and acting, but please remember these guys and dolls are all supposed to be trying to make it into the Broadway scene. I also can't wait until next season. I have always loved anything Marilyn such a sad case of exploitation, wanting to be loved is very sad, and it all shows through the main characters, they are all wanting some form of notice and love. It has to be a success.
I just love this show, I hope the writers have a romance between Karen and derek. Love the music, dancing and actors. Can't wait for next season. Karen deserved the part and although I think Ivy is great, she could never do a Marilyn like Karen. For those that think katherine McPhee struggles with songs open up your ears , that woman has a voice that so many wish they had and her breathing in her songs especially when playing Marilyn is what makes the songs so believable. Maybe your not a real Marilyn fan either because you cannot see what these great writers have done. Love the show so glad it will be back.
This was one the new shows that I started watching and I must admit I really liked it from the start. It was just so fresh and loved how it captured so well the whole show business experience. That being said, as much as I love it's a mess and so uneven. There was always potential ( just look at the pilot), some season highs ( the whole Ivy vs Karen battle, Bernadette Peters as a diva mom, Rebecca Duvall) and a lot lows ( Julia's affair with Michael, Leo and Ellis existence, the whole adoption thing, Leo missing.....). It clearly didn't know what it wanted to be, is it a musical soap....? Smash clearly worked at its best when the focus was on the making of Marilyn and not all the other crap. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for drama ( mean I love soaps) but make it interesting and natural and not forced and if they still want do this at least have the right balance of soap and show business. Smash is good but it can even better, a juicy, gossipy backstage road-to-Broadway drama. Scrap what doesn't work (Ellis, for one) and find a way to balance the suds with the show biz.
I turned 50 years old yesterday and while I think about the television shows I have loved in the years (Big Brother, Buffy, the Law & Order series - all of them, etc) SMASH has now become the BEST thing I have ever seen on the "tube" we call television! I can honestly say that for the past 15 weeks, I have watched every episode over and over and over again. There hasn't been a single moment of this show that I haven't enjoyed. The characters have been outstanding and real. I've never been a big fan of Angelica Houston, however, she has changed my mind about her while watching this series. I don't like the character of Ellis, but he was written for us not to like him. He is such a slimy character, lol, I hope he gets his just desserts next season. Katherine McPhee has the most beautiful voice and I thoroughly loved her as Marilyn. I was grateful it was her and not Ivy who got the job. Ivy was mean and hateful throughout the entire season to Karen and I was very happy to see that she got what she deserved, not only from Karen, but also from Derek.
I cannot wait for January 7, 2013... That will definitely be a day that I will be in front of my television!!!!