NBC Smash is banking on its continuing success by parading a slew of celebrity guest stars, with NBC’s failing getting new innovative shows and attaining the success it once had it has poured a ridiculous amount of money into the show. Were it not for the fact that I am a fan of its regulars: Debra Messing, Jack Davenport and Anjelica Huston (all three are aging quite badly that even make-up can’t cover up), I wouldn’t watch the show at all. The writing is terrible – the characters need work because I absolutely refuse to believe that (From Season 1) Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) who has
claimed to be in the chorus for 10 years would be naive and stupid enough to think Derek Wills (Jack Davenport) would have acquired the reputation of bedding his leading ladies by simply sitting in their dressing rooms twiddling his thumbs. No! She would have known what he was, when she met him.
REALISM! Please give me some realism, real human emotion from real (believable!) people. Give me the cynical, over-the-hill striving Broadway babe trying to land the leading roll by sleeping her way to the top (so to speak) give me the ‘cut you bitch!’ attitude of a woman who believes she deserves to be a star.
I hope the writing for the Second Season is whole heartedly better than the last or this Show may not last for Season Three.
Oh, and someone please tell them that the ‘Justin Bieber gayboy’ look does not look good on a 40 year old man. (Sorry, Jack.) Change it, and change it quickly.