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Smash Season 2 Review “The Surprise Party”

We’ve reached the final stretch, Smash fans! Our weekly appointment with Broadway madness has been moved to Saturday evenings, and it’s only a matter of time before NBC swing the axe down on the struggling series. Still, there’s plenty for us to still enjoy in these last few episodes, and ‘Surprise Party’ didn’t disappoint in terms of soapy relationship drama. There was a disappointing lack of music in this episode and, sadly, the plot seemed to confirm a lot of criticisms critics and viewers have had about Smash in the past. Instead of grand musical productions and compelling industry drama, we were handed a whole hour of couples working out their issues – whether it was the friendship between Ivy and Tom or the unrequited yearnings of Derek for Karen. The fight between Tom and Ivy about her birthday party, in particular, felt very slight for a show all about the big feuds. READ MORE...
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