Tuesday, May 28, 2013
1846 - Smash: season two
I have to be quite honest - I can't really explain why I watch this series, or better yet, while it's kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. But I do. I'm a musical fan and so that's largely why. On the whole this show does more wrong than it does right. I don't have a favorite characters - in fact they're all, largely, unlikeable. A lot of people who review this series slag on Katherine McPhee - I don't mind her so much outside of her being seemingly "pure" yadda, yadda - but I really can't stand Angelica Huston. I think she's fine in something like.... The Witches, but I really just find that she kind of plays one-note characters a lot - the characters are often different, but she doesn't seem to know how to shade them with variance - it's puzzling. I want to like her, I just have difficulty.
I can't really recommend nor not recommend this. I'll say this - if you're a music theatre geek, watch it - you'll get a kick of the melodramatic behind the scenes stuff - any one else is probably best to just steer clear. It's hard to say if I'd have come back for a third season, but I think the show was best to get out now - I think it would be hard to sustain this much longer. Get out while the getting's... well... not terrible :)