Smash 1.01 "Pilot" Series Premiere Review - A Second Opinion

Smash pulls the curtain up on its series premiere on NBC tonight, starring American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee as one of two aspiring starlets looking to nab the lead role in a Broadway musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe.  For all its surrounding buzz, there's certainly a lot of promise for this bold new series, whose pilot alone should be enough to separate it from those unfair Glee comparisons it gets.

Once upon a time, I was a New York City actor myself, looking to make my mark on the great white way and just as full of hope as the two young starlets vying for the role of Marilyn Monroe in NBC’s Smash.  I know what you’re thinking.  You didn’t come here for a LOST-style flashback of my life back in the 1940’s past, you came here to talk about the pitfalls and the promise of NBC’s latest pilot, and that’s what you want to hear about! Read More...


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