Advanced Smash Review: Does It Meet Expectations?

In case you hadn't turned on a television or opened a magazine in weeks, NBC premieres Smash on February 6.

The network is admittedly placing a lot of stock in this musical drama, running ads everywhere it can, including every commercial break of last night's Golden Globes. It's also making the Smash pilot available in many markets On Demand, or online; even running it on a few airlines.

But will all the marketing payoff? Does the series actually meet expectations for a network desperately in need of a hit? Based on the premiere, which I screened a few weeks ago, the answer is actually an unequivocal YES. Read More...


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