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Smash Season 2 Review “The Nominations” & “The Tonys”

So, it finally died. Smash, despite its memorial weekend reschedule, went out with an over-long, dreadfully boring and surprisingly song-light whimper, rather than the spectacular musical extravaganza it could easily have been. I cannot fathom why the team behind this show about Broadway musicals didn’t think it appropriate to, in their final hour, provide the show’s loyal and defensive audience with a show-stopping finale. The episodes centred on the race to the Tonys, and the slightly unlikely domination of both ‘Hit List’ and ‘Bombshell’ in awards season. There was an awkward sense throughout that the writers were desperately trying to balance awards out between the two shows, so as not to bring anyone down in a show essentially about two competing teams that shared an alarming amount of cast and crew members over the two seasons. Then again, the business of Broadway is one of the interesting things Smash always had on its side, and the Tonys seems like a fitting end to the series. READ MORE...

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