'Smash': Why we're giving NBC's musical drama a callback


It may not be possible for any show to live up to the massive amount of hype NBC gave "Smash." But when you take away the millions of TV spots and billboards and the rest of the promotional avalanche, the show still has to be good. "Smash" is good.When we first watched the pilot back in the summer, one of the first things we said was, "Man, this is a really well-produced show." There's a polish to "Smash" that not a lot of shows have, especially in their first time out. As we got into it, though, what stood out more is how well-drawn several of the characters are at the outset. It's a pilot, so of course we're not going too deep in 43 or so minutes. But characters like Debra Messing's Julia and Christian Borle's Tom, Jack Davenport's Derek and Megan Hilty's Ivy, feel lived-in, and it feels very much like their relationships...



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