Smash “The Cost of Art” Review

I’ve begun to have a strange split in my feelings about Smash. On one hand, I can’t help but get sucked into these characters as they try to get "Marilyn: The Musical" off the ground. On the other hand, I’m starting to resent how conveniently everything seems to be able to resolve itself in every episode. "The Cost of Art" gave us some really entertaining rehearsal related drama, but wrapped it up in a mostly happy ending sooner than I would have liked.

After last week’s review, a someone mentioned in the comments that their biggest Smash peeve was that everyone seemed overly supportive of one another. I wholeheartedly agreed, and added that I had hoped that the workshop process would bring out some of the more petty drama that happens behind the scenes of a theater production. The first half of tonight’s episode was strong because it did just that. Ivy Lynn’s diva attitude came out to play, the cliques fell into place, and the new kid stuck out like a sore thumb. Read more... 


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