Smash – Season 1 – Episode 1 – Pilot

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Vidar, Norse god of silence, Teleblog with Vidar, Smash, NBC, Paul Telegdy, Michael Mayer, Theresa Rebeck, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d'Arcy James, Jaime Cepero, Anjelica Huston, Will Chase, Phillip Spaeth, Wesley Taylor, Savannah Wise, Kristine Covillo, Leslie Odom Jr, Blake Andrew Johnson, Annaleigh Ashford, Eisa Davis, Anne Senelly Kyle, Hale Appleman, Luis Ayala, Emory Cohen, Maddie Corman, Marc Daniels, Ben Hauck, Raymond Mamrak, Gil O'Brien, Hollywood Nick Pagani, Condola Rashad, Joe Rusnak, Finnerty Steeves, Steven Weisz, Jim Chory, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, David Marshall Grant, Rolin Jones, Michael Mayer, Neil Meron, Julie Rottenberg, Marc Shaiman, Steven Spielberg, Scott Wittman, Craig Zadan, Elisa Zuritsky, Leslie Jacobowitz, M. David Mullen, Allyson C. Johnson, Andrew Weisblum, Bernard Telsey, Cabo McMullen, Ellen Christiansen, Bettina Hastie, Molly Maginnis, Amanda Miller, Persefone Karakosta, Roland Cory McCutcheon, Cassandra Keating, Marcos Gonzalez Palma, Noreen R. Cheleden, Luis Nieves, Matt Power, Michael E. Steele, Christian Vendetti, Holly Watson, John Pollard, Joan Winters, Chris Barnes, Josh Einsohn, Mihal Freinquel, Laura Steinman, Matt Roozen, Peter Tadros, Shon Hedges, Erin Sullivan, Dan Evans Farkas, Andy Zulla, Jim Black, Brett Macias, Matthew Rush Sullivan, David Labutte, Krutika Mallikarjuna, Justin Brenneman, Josh Bergasse, Charlie Reeves, Sam Day, George Doherty, Kathryn Jones, Alex Martin, Dave Michaels, Joshua Shull, Christine Gee, Adam Donnelly, Jannett Roberts, Kara Ryan, Nick Adrian, Adam Baer, Marcus Bykowsky, Paul Contos, Lyman Creason, Andrea Greer, Terrill Ocona, Derek Peterson, Jason QuimbyUh-oh – “Smash” is not one.

(Vidar is sorry for that Variety-like opening line.)

While it is a pretty good show – better than most (once you get past the first painful ten minutes where everyone is trying too hard) – not very many people will watch it.

NBC and the creators have worked incredibly hard to produce a show no one will care about (outside of the families of the people working on the show).

In interviews, they call this an authentic show about what really happens during the making of a Broadway musical.

There is nothing authentic about it.

From the Earth tone color palette of the apartments and clothes, to the noiseless, clean streets of New York, to the very simple auditioning process, “Smash” is as much about the real Broadway as “Miss Saigon” is about the real Vietnam.

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Vidar, Norse god of silence, Teleblog with Vidar, Smash, NBC, Paul Telegdy, Michael Mayer, Theresa Rebeck, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d'Arcy James, Jaime Cepero, Anjelica Huston, Will Chase, Phillip Spaeth, Wesley Taylor, Savannah Wise, Kristine Covillo, Leslie Odom Jr, Blake Andrew Johnson, Annaleigh Ashford, Eisa Davis, Anne Senelly Kyle, Hale Appleman, Luis Ayala, Emory Cohen, Maddie Corman, Marc Daniels, Ben Hauck, Raymond Mamrak, Gil O'Brien, Hollywood Nick Pagani, Condola Rashad, Joe Rusnak, Finnerty Steeves, Steven Weisz, Jim Chory, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, David Marshall Grant, Rolin Jones, Michael Mayer, Neil Meron, Julie Rottenberg, Marc Shaiman, Steven Spielberg, Scott Wittman, Craig Zadan, Elisa Zuritsky, Leslie Jacobowitz, M. David Mullen, Allyson C. Johnson, Andrew Weisblum, Bernard Telsey, Cabo McMullen, Ellen Christiansen, Bettina Hastie, Molly Maginnis, Amanda Miller, Persefone Karakosta, Roland Cory McCutcheon, Cassandra Keating, Marcos Gonzalez Palma, Noreen R. Cheleden, Luis Nieves, Matt Power, Michael E. Steele, Christian Vendetti, Holly Watson, John Pollard, Joan Winters, Chris Barnes, Josh Einsohn, Mihal Freinquel, Laura Steinman, Matt Roozen, Peter Tadros, Shon Hedges, Erin Sullivan, Dan Evans Farkas, Andy Zulla, Jim Black, Brett Macias, Matthew Rush Sullivan, David Labutte, Krutika Mallikarjuna, Justin Brenneman, Josh Bergasse, Charlie Reeves, Sam Day, George Doherty, Kathryn Jones, Alex Martin, Dave Michaels, Joshua Shull, Christine Gee, Adam Donnelly, Jannett Roberts, Kara Ryan, Nick Adrian, Adam Baer, Marcus Bykowsky, Paul Contos, Lyman Creason, Andrea Greer, Terrill Ocona, Derek Peterson, Jason Quimby(Vidar knows Broadway – oh, yes.)

But Vidar - Norse God of Silence, Stealth & Revenge – you said it was a pretty good show?

It is.

But it is a fantasy – a dreamland depiction of Broadway – and doomed to fail much like Loki was doomed to fail at Ragnarok.  Ha!

The Good:

The Cast – All very able doing what was asked of them – with Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty in star-making performances.

The small scene with Megan Hilty alone in her tiny kitchen talking to her mom on the phone was the best and most realistic moment in the entire episode.

The Songs – They all worked well even though Vidar is completely sick of Marc Shaiman.  Is there no other composers available to write shows for Broadway?

However, the best musical moment in the “Pilot” was when Katharine McPhee sang “Beautiful” - not written by Marc Shaiman.

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Vidar, Norse god of silence, Teleblog with Vidar, Smash, NBC, Paul Telegdy, Michael Mayer, Theresa Rebeck, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d'Arcy James, Jaime Cepero, Anjelica Huston, Will Chase, Phillip Spaeth, Wesley Taylor, Savannah Wise, Kristine Covillo, Leslie Odom Jr, Blake Andrew Johnson, Annaleigh Ashford, Eisa Davis, Anne Senelly Kyle, Hale Appleman, Luis Ayala, Emory Cohen, Maddie Corman, Marc Daniels, Ben Hauck, Raymond Mamrak, Gil O'Brien, Hollywood Nick Pagani, Condola Rashad, Joe Rusnak, Finnerty Steeves, Steven Weisz, Jim Chory, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, David Marshall Grant, Rolin Jones, Michael Mayer, Neil Meron, Julie Rottenberg, Marc Shaiman, Steven Spielberg, Scott Wittman, Craig Zadan, Elisa Zuritsky, Leslie Jacobowitz, M. David Mullen, Allyson C. Johnson, Andrew Weisblum, Bernard Telsey, Cabo McMullen, Ellen Christiansen, Bettina Hastie, Molly Maginnis, Amanda Miller, Persefone Karakosta, Roland Cory McCutcheon, Cassandra Keating, Marcos Gonzalez Palma, Noreen R. Cheleden, Luis Nieves, Matt Power, Michael E. Steele, Christian Vendetti, Holly Watson, John Pollard, Joan Winters, Chris Barnes, Josh Einsohn, Mihal Freinquel, Laura Steinman, Matt Roozen, Peter Tadros, Shon Hedges, Erin Sullivan, Dan Evans Farkas, Andy Zulla, Jim Black, Brett Macias, Matthew Rush Sullivan, David Labutte, Krutika Mallikarjuna, Justin Brenneman, Josh Bergasse, Charlie Reeves, Sam Day, George Doherty, Kathryn Jones, Alex Martin, Dave Michaels, Joshua Shull, Christine Gee, Adam Donnelly, Jannett Roberts, Kara Ryan, Nick Adrian, Adam Baer, Marcus Bykowsky, Paul Contos, Lyman Creason, Andrea Greer, Terrill Ocona, Derek Peterson, Jason QuimbyMore moments like that and less “show tune” moments might turn “Smash” into a marginal hit – but then, it would be “Glee.”

The Bad:

The Writing – Clunky set-ups, jamming way too much information into the Pilot.  The characters are decent though all very vanilla.

Katharine McPhee’s overly perfect boyfriend knows more about Marilyn Monroe than anyone else?

Everyone was praising Marilyn Monroe so much one would think the estate of Marilyn Monroe told the producers they couldn’t say anything bad about her.  Too much of a love letter – not enough resistance to a corny idea for a musical.  Debra Messing’s adoption scenario is too forced and unbelievable.  Angelica Huston’s divorce proceedings is too forced and unbelievable.  etc. etc. etc.

The Production Design – Way too clean.  WAY TOO CLEAN!  Who in the world has lighting like these people have in their apartments?  And every street in New York – would it kill someone to throw a piece of trash in the streets?

NBC - Vidar believes the network has put too much behind the show which is so obviously not going to be watched by a large enough audience to justify the cost.  A broadcast network only gets the Super Bowl once every four years and “Smash” is the show you would like to launch given that enormous platform?  Yikes.

Vidar admires the conjones but questions the judgment.

———————-

All that said, Vidar will watch every episode and write faithfully about them.

Vidar, not an evil God, would like this show to succeed (but knows it won’t).

Good luck “Smash.”

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Teleblog With Vidar, Vidar, Norse God of Silence, American Idol, Bruce Gowers, Ken Warwick, Gregg Gelfand, John Pritchett, Nigel Lythgoe, Shane Drake, Simon Fuller, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Hicks, Elliott Yamin, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Fantasia Barrino, Crystal Bowersox, Katharine McPhee, Blake Lewis, Lee DeWyze, Chris Daughtry, David Archuleta, Adam Lambert, Casey James, Kellie Pickler, Michael Lynche, Vonzell Solomon, Melinda Doolittle, Kimberly Locke, Syesha Mercado, Danny Gokey, Aaron Kelly, Kris Allen, Ruben Studdard, Paris Bennett, Diana DeGarmo, Lakisha Jones, Brooke White, jason Castro, Matt Giraud, Jimmy Iovine, Jasmine Trias, Chris Richardson, Phil Stacey, Carly Smithson, Siobhan Magnus, Haley Reinhart, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Justin Guarini, Ace Young, La Toya London, George Huff, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Katie Stevens, Brian Dunkleman, John Stevens, Sanjaya Malakar, Tim Urban, James Durbin, Anwar Robinson, Kristy Lee Cook, Lil Rounds, Andrew Garcia, Bucky Covington, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Nadia Turner, Casey Abrams, Tamyra Gray, Mandisa Hundley, Haley Scarnato, Michael Johns, Jacob Lusk, Nikki McKibbin, Lisa Tucker, Nikko Smith, Ramiele Malubay, Scott MacIntyre, Gina Glocksen, Didi Benami, Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald, Carrie Underwood, Jon Peter Lewis, Mikalah Gordon, Jessica Sierra, Kevin Covais, Chris Sligh, Chikezie Eze, Megan Joy, Christina Christian, Lindsey Cardinale, Michael Sarver, Pia Toscano, R.J. Helton, Amanda Overmyer, Lacey Brown, Paige Miles, Naima Adedapo, Melissa McGhee, Matthew Rogers, Amy Adams, Camile Velasco, Stephanie Edwards, Tatiana Nicole Del Toro, Jasmine Murray, Thia Megia, Joshua Gracin, Will makar, Brandon Rogers, David Hernandez, A.J. Gil, Ayla Brown, Gedeon McKinney, Alexis Grace, Jorge Nunez, Todrick Hall, Ryan Starr, Bo Bice, Trenyce, Amanda Avila, Kinnik Sky, Jared Cotter, Sundance Head, Katelyn Epperly, Leah LaBelle, Heather Cox, David Radford, Alaina Alexander, Antonella Barba, Kady Malloy, Luke Menard, Nick Mitchell, Alex Lambert, Lilly Scott, Haeley Vaughn, Karen Rodrigguez, Jim Verraros, EJay Day, Matthew Metzger, Constantine Maroulis, Brenna Gethers, Jose Penala, Leslie Hunt, Sabrina Sloan, AJ Tabaldo, Asia'h Epperson, Danny Noriega, Ann Marie Boskovich, John Park, Jermaine Sellers, Ashthon Jones, Elizabeth Letendre, Lisa Leuschner, Marque Lynch, Tiara Purifoy, Susie Vulaca, Katie Webber, Eric Yoder, Edward Boddington, Janay Castine, Travis Tucker, Mario Vazquez, Patrick Hall, Becky O'Donohue, Rickey Minor, Nicholas Pedro, Matt Breitzke, Jesse Langseth, Nathaniel Marshall, Jackie Tohn, Michelle Delamor, Jannell Wheeler, Mark Thompson, Kimberly Caldwell, Clive Davis, Carmen Rasmusen, Rickey Smith, Anthony Fedorov, Scott Savol, Alexis Lopez, Ryan Nikole Parker, Bobby Bennett, Stevie Scott, Stacy Ferguson, Miley Cyrus, Junot Joyner, Robbie Carrico, Alexandrea Lushington, Alaina Whitaker, Jason Yeager, Casey Carlson, Stephen Fowler, Kai Kalama, Kristen McNamara, Joanna Pacitti, Jamar Rogers, Von Smith, Alexander Wagner-Trugman, Tyler Grady, Ashley Rodriguez, Jessica Cunningham, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Julia DeMato, Olivia Newton-John, Barry Manilow, Corey Clark, Alexandra Bachelier, Adriel Herrera, Jamar, Tenia Taylor, Smokey Robinson, Marisa Joy, Charly Lowry, Kara Master, Jonah Moananu, Heather Piccinini, John Preator, Briana Ramirez-Rial, Jesus Roman, Noel Roman, Ashley Thomas, Erskine Walcott, Lisa Wilson, Antonio Wheeler, David Brown, Aloha Mischeaux, Joseph Murena, Celena Rae, Annie Lennox, Ben Stiller, Teri Hatcher, Rudy Cardenas, Amanda Coluccio, Paul Kim, Amy Krebs, Nicole Tranquillo, Amy Jean Davis, Arianna Afsar, Felicia Barton, Kendall Beard, Ricky Braddy, Katrina Darrell, Misha Henson, Brent Keith, Taylor Vaifanua, Stevie Wright, Victoria Beckham, Barry Gibb, Tony Bennett, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jones, Shania Twain, Mary J Blige, Will Young, Jules Sanchez, Christopher Aaron, Kelli Glover, Angela Peel, Quentin Tarantino, Gladys Knight, Ashley Hartman, William Hung, Donna Summer, Nigel Lythgoe, Guy Sebastian, Nicole Tieri, Ben Hausbach, Rachel Zevita, Joely Fisher, Bono, Maroon 5, Camryn Manheim, Jennette McCurdy, Daughtry, Renaldo Lapuz, Alexis Cohen, Colton David Berry, Joanne Borgella, Mariah Carey, Garrett Haley, Natashia Williams, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Furney, Alicia Keys, Slash, Will i Am, Rose Flack, David Osmond, Jeanine Vailes, Joe Munoz, Kimberly Kerbow, Jovany Barreto, Jordan Dorsey, Clint Jun Gamboa, Erika Schiff, Kristin Chenoweth, Jon Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Peter Noone, Lulu, Avril Lavigne, Jewel Kilcher, Gene Simmons, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Carole Bayer Sager, Michael Buble, Shakira, David Foster, Ray Romano, Chris Bandano, Natalie Burge, Khaleef Chiles, Rodesia Eaves, Brad Estrin, Kristin Holt, Jazmin Lowery, Emmy Robbin, Tanesha Ross, Melanie Sanders, Mark Scott, Gil Sinuet, Justinn Waddell, Robin Gibb, Lionel Richie, Diane Warren, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, J.D. Adams, Rebecca Bond, Samantha Cohen, Equoia Coleman, Frenchie Davis, Meosha Denton, Patrick Forton, Jennifer Fuentes, Louis Gazzara, Charles Grigsby, Hadas, Kimberly Kelsey, Vanessa Olivarez, Bettis Richardson, Jack John Smalley, George Trice, Elton John, Gloria Estefan, Jae Tracie, Judd Harris, Melinda LIra, Sarah Mather, Jared Yates, Antonio Banderas, Jeff Beck, Anthony Fitzgerald, jack Black, Michael Chiklis, Celine Dion, Eric McCormack, Phil Bredesen, Dan Castellaneta, Jarrod Fowler, Denise Jackson, Rachel Jenkins, Sarah Krueger, Perla Meneses, Matt Sato, Jim Carrey, Dane Cook, Rascal Flatts, Sons of Sylvia, Janice Dickinson, Paul Stanley, Kobe Bryant, James Denton, Neil Diamond, Snoop Dogg, Fawn, Jimmy Kimmel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Brad Pitt, Ashley Tisdale, Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, Apl de ap, Lady Gaga, Queen Latifah, Taboo, Frankie Jordan, March Raducci, Randy Travis, Julissa Veloz, Leneshe Young, Rihanna, Josh Sussman, Justin Bieber, Harry Connick Jr, Amanda DeSimone, Bernadette DeSimone, Amedea DiRocco, Cornelius Edwards, Justin Gaston, Orianthi, Larry Platt, Mary Powers, Erica Rhodes, Charity Vance, Vanessa Wolfe, Marc Anthony, kendra Chantelle, Tim Halperin, Brett Loewenstern, Robbie Rosen, Lauren Turner, Stephen Werner, Tatynisa Wilson, Julie Zorrilla, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Ken Warwick, Patrick Lynn, Megan Michaels, Nigel Lythgoe, Katie Fennelly, Ron De Shay, Charles Boyd, Norm Betts, Brian Robinson, Simon Jones, Theo Dimitrious, Simon Lythgoe, Melanie Oberman, David Goffin, Jessica Kelly Toby Gorman, Sam Brenzel, Beth McNamara, Camilla Rahaman, Steven Schillaci, James Breen, Mike Yurchuk, Sarah Kane, Rebecca Dobkowitz, Kathleen Sheets, Clay Wolflick, Tom Brunell, Esther Frank, Jill Schwartz, Robert Gustafson, Charles Boyd, Cambrietta Frierson, Beth Van Dyke, Jerry D'Alessandro, Priya Balachandran, Matthew Watkins, Nikki Boella, Jennifer Bresnan, Billy Cooper, Brian Gadinsky, Mona Grenier, Tarvenia Jones, Andy Meyer, Tim Roddy, Hope Wilson, Jessica Jones, John Eritz, Aaron Weiner, James Wright, Chris Wagner, Tisha Fein, Nisa Ahmad, Suzie Weis, Dan Sacks, Nicola Gaha, Brent Wilson, Mark Gamsey, Jensen Oliver Moon, Ben Dolenc, Matt Cavanagh, Adam Cooper, Jonathan Hay, Ben Idorn, Pam Niedzwiadek, Nicole Slamer, Stephanie Lydecker, Marc Ambrose, John Bard Manulis, Colby Cote, Cam Frierson, Dean landon, Shawn Clement, Jack Elliot, Matt Vowles, Wes Hambright, Jeremy Sweet, Sean Peden, Jack Messitt, David Rutherford, Narumi Inatsugu, Andy Walmsley, James Yarnell, Steve Bass, Craig Gooder, Wylleen May, Alessandro Fadin, Christine Klages Staley, Chris Wagner, Michelle Baker, Mike Hofferth, Tyson Janisch, Reilly Oliver, Paul Cozzi, Barry Ward, Justin Healy, susana Santiago, Michelle LeTarte, Paula Frank, Melissa Wong, Michael Briggs, Brian Farguharson, Timothy Hamilton, Jenny Stanley, Tina Cannizzaro DeBone, Vicki Ariamal-Preto, Gregg Galfand, Tent Girl, Amy Brumfield, Phillip Phillips, W.T. Thompson, Ashlee Altise, David Leathers, Shane Bruce, Heejun Han, Reed Grimm, Samantha Novacek, Creighton Fraker, Eben Franckewitz, Travis Orlando, Erika Van Pelt, Hallie Day, Jane Carrey, Ali Shields, Ashley Robles, Kyle Crews, Jason "Wolf" Hamlin, Jenni Schick, Richie Law, Haley Smith, Alanna Snare, Shelby Tweten, Angie Zeiderman, Magic Cyclops, Curtis Gray, Tealana Hedgespeth, Jairon Jackson, Phony Vu, Skylar Laine, Pistol Annie, Baylie Brown, Bon Jovi, Kristine Osorio, Alejandro Cazares, Cortez Shaw, Ramiro Garcia, Brittany Zika, Jermaine Jones, Britnee Kellogg, Romeo Diahn, Jessica Phillips, Sara Bareilles, Brandi CarlisleVidar – The Norse God of Silence, Stealth & Revenge

P.S. – For an accurate depiction of Broadway and actors trying to make it in New York – please see “All That Jazz” and “Fame” (the first movie – not the crappy remake)

 

 

 

 

Related Posts

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Teleblog With Vidar, Vidar, Norse God of Silence, American Idol, Bruce Gowers, Ken Warwick, Gregg Gelfand, John Pritchett, Nigel Lythgoe, Shane Drake, Simon Fuller, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Hicks, Elliott Yamin, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Fantasia Barrino, Crystal Bowersox, Katharine McPhee, Blake Lewis, Lee DeWyze, Chris Daughtry, David Archuleta, Adam Lambert, Casey James, Kellie Pickler, Michael Lynche, Vonzell Solomon, Melinda Doolittle, Kimberly Locke, Syesha Mercado, Danny Gokey, Aaron Kelly, Kris Allen, Ruben Studdard, Paris Bennett, Diana DeGarmo, Lakisha Jones, Brooke White, jason Castro, Matt Giraud, Jimmy Iovine, Jasmine Trias, Chris Richardson, Phil Stacey, Carly Smithson, Siobhan Magnus, Haley Reinhart, Kelly Clarkson, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Justin Guarini, Ace Young, La Toya London, George Huff, Allison Iraheta, Anoop Desai, Katie Stevens, Brian Dunkleman, John Stevens, Sanjaya Malakar, Tim Urban, James Durbin, Anwar Robinson, Kristy Lee Cook, Lil Rounds, Andrew Garcia, Bucky Covington, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Nadia Turner, Casey Abrams, Tamyra Gray, Mandisa Hundley, Haley Scarnato, Michael Johns, Jacob Lusk, Nikki McKibbin, Lisa Tucker, Nikko Smith, Ramiele Malubay, Scott MacIntyre, Gina Glocksen, Didi Benami, Stefano Langone, Paul McDonald, Carrie Underwood, Jon Peter Lewis, Mikalah Gordon, Jessica Sierra, Kevin Covais, Chris Sligh, Chikezie Eze, Megan Joy, Christina Christian, Lindsey Cardinale, Michael Sarver, Pia Toscano, R.J. Helton, Amanda Overmyer, Lacey Brown, Paige Miles, Naima Adedapo, Melissa McGhee, Matthew Rogers, Amy Adams, Camile Velasco, Stephanie Edwards, Tatiana Nicole Del Toro, Jasmine Murray, Thia Megia, Joshua Gracin, Will makar, Brandon Rogers, David Hernandez, A.J. Gil, Ayla Brown, Gedeon McKinney, Alexis Grace, Jorge Nunez, Todrick Hall, Ryan Starr, Bo Bice, Trenyce, Amanda Avila, Kinnik Sky, Jared Cotter, Sundance Head, Katelyn Epperly, Leah LaBelle, Heather Cox, David Radford, Alaina Alexander, Antonella Barba, Kady Malloy, Luke Menard, Nick Mitchell, Alex Lambert, Lilly Scott, Haeley Vaughn, Karen Rodrigguez, Jim Verraros, EJay Day, Matthew Metzger, Constantine Maroulis, Brenna Gethers, Jose Penala, Leslie Hunt, Sabrina Sloan, AJ Tabaldo, Asia'h Epperson, Danny Noriega, Ann Marie Boskovich, John Park, Jermaine Sellers, Ashthon Jones, Elizabeth Letendre, Lisa Leuschner, Marque Lynch, Tiara Purifoy, Susie Vulaca, Katie Webber, Eric Yoder, Edward Boddington, Janay Castine, Travis Tucker, Mario Vazquez, Patrick Hall, Becky O'Donohue, Rickey Minor, Nicholas Pedro, Matt Breitzke, Jesse Langseth, Nathaniel Marshall, Jackie Tohn, Michelle Delamor, Jannell Wheeler, Mark Thompson, Kimberly Caldwell, Clive Davis, Carmen Rasmusen, Rickey Smith, Anthony Fedorov, Scott Savol, Alexis Lopez, Ryan Nikole Parker, Bobby Bennett, Stevie Scott, Stacy Ferguson, Miley Cyrus, Junot Joyner, Robbie Carrico, Alexandrea Lushington, Alaina Whitaker, Jason Yeager, Casey Carlson, Stephen Fowler, Kai Kalama, Kristen McNamara, Joanna Pacitti, Jamar Rogers, Von Smith, Alexander Wagner-Trugman, Tyler Grady, Ashley Rodriguez, Jessica Cunningham, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Julia DeMato, Olivia Newton-John, Barry Manilow, Corey Clark, Alexandra Bachelier, Adriel Herrera, Jamar, Tenia Taylor, Smokey Robinson, Marisa Joy, Charly Lowry, Kara Master, Jonah Moananu, Heather Piccinini, John Preator, Briana Ramirez-Rial, Jesus Roman, Noel Roman, Ashley Thomas, Erskine Walcott, Lisa Wilson, Antonio Wheeler, David Brown, Aloha Mischeaux, Joseph Murena, Celena Rae, Annie Lennox, Ben Stiller, Teri Hatcher, Rudy Cardenas, Amanda Coluccio, Paul Kim, Amy Krebs, Nicole Tranquillo, Amy Jean Davis, Arianna Afsar, Felicia Barton, Kendall Beard, Ricky Braddy, Katrina Darrell, Misha Henson, Brent Keith, Taylor Vaifanua, Stevie Wright, Victoria Beckham, Barry Gibb, Tony Bennett, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jones, Shania Twain, Mary J Blige, Will Young, Jules Sanchez, Christopher Aaron, Kelli Glover, Angela Peel, Quentin Tarantino, Gladys Knight, Ashley Hartman, William Hung, Donna Summer, Nigel Lythgoe, Guy Sebastian, Nicole Tieri, Ben Hausbach, Rachel Zevita, Joely Fisher, Bono, Maroon 5, Camryn Manheim, Jennette McCurdy, Daughtry, Renaldo Lapuz, Alexis Cohen, Colton David Berry, Joanne Borgella, Mariah Carey, Garrett Haley, Natashia Williams, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Furney, Alicia Keys, Slash, Will i Am, Rose Flack, David Osmond, Jeanine Vailes, Joe Munoz, Kimberly Kerbow, Jovany Barreto, Jordan Dorsey, Clint Jun Gamboa, Erika Schiff, Kristin Chenoweth, Jon Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Peter Noone, Lulu, Avril Lavigne, Jewel Kilcher, Gene Simmons, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Carole Bayer Sager, Michael Buble, Shakira, David Foster, Ray Romano, Chris Bandano, Natalie Burge, Khaleef Chiles, Rodesia Eaves, Brad Estrin, Kristin Holt, Jazmin Lowery, Emmy Robbin, Tanesha Ross, Melanie Sanders, Mark Scott, Gil Sinuet, Justinn Waddell, Robin Gibb, Lionel Richie, Diane Warren, Paul Anka, Neil Sedaka, J.D. Adams, Rebecca Bond, Samantha Cohen, Equoia Coleman, Frenchie Davis, Meosha Denton, Patrick Forton, Jennifer Fuentes, Louis Gazzara, Charles Grigsby, Hadas, Kimberly Kelsey, Vanessa Olivarez, Bettis Richardson, Jack John Smalley, George Trice, Elton John, Gloria Estefan, Jae Tracie, Judd Harris, Melinda LIra, Sarah Mather, Jared Yates, Antonio Banderas, Jeff Beck, Anthony Fitzgerald, jack Black, Michael Chiklis, Celine Dion, Eric McCormack, Phil Bredesen, Dan Castellaneta, Jarrod Fowler, Denise Jackson, Rachel Jenkins, Sarah Krueger, Perla Meneses, Matt Sato, Jim Carrey, Dane Cook, Rascal Flatts, Sons of Sylvia, Janice Dickinson, Paul Stanley, Kobe Bryant, James Denton, Neil Diamond, Snoop Dogg, Fawn, Jimmy Kimmel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dolly Parton, Brad Pitt, Ashley Tisdale, Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, Apl de ap, Lady Gaga, Queen Latifah, Taboo, Frankie Jordan, March Raducci, Randy Travis, Julissa Veloz, Leneshe Young, Rihanna, Josh Sussman, Justin Bieber, Harry Connick Jr, Amanda DeSimone, Bernadette DeSimone, Amedea DiRocco, Cornelius Edwards, Justin Gaston, Orianthi, Larry Platt, Mary Powers, Erica Rhodes, Charity Vance, Vanessa Wolfe, Marc Anthony, kendra Chantelle, Tim Halperin, Brett Loewenstern, Robbie Rosen, Lauren Turner, Stephen Werner, Tatynisa Wilson, Julie Zorrilla, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Ken Warwick, Patrick Lynn, Megan Michaels, Nigel Lythgoe, Katie Fennelly, Ron De Shay, Charles Boyd, Norm Betts, Brian Robinson, Simon Jones, Theo Dimitrious, Simon Lythgoe, Melanie Oberman, David Goffin, Jessica Kelly Toby Gorman, Sam Brenzel, Beth McNamara, Camilla Rahaman, Steven Schillaci, James Breen, Mike Yurchuk, Sarah Kane, Rebecca Dobkowitz, Kathleen Sheets, Clay Wolflick, Tom Brunell, Esther Frank, Jill Schwartz, Robert Gustafson, Charles Boyd, Cambrietta Frierson, Beth Van Dyke, Jerry D'Alessandro, Priya Balachandran, Matthew Watkins, Nikki Boella, Jennifer Bresnan, Billy Cooper, Brian Gadinsky, Mona Grenier, Tarvenia Jones, Andy Meyer, Tim Roddy, Hope Wilson, Jessica Jones, John Eritz, Aaron Weiner, James Wright, Chris Wagner, Tisha Fein, Nisa Ahmad, Suzie Weis, Dan Sacks, Nicola Gaha, Brent Wilson, Mark Gamsey, Jensen Oliver Moon, Ben Dolenc, Matt Cavanagh, Adam Cooper, Jonathan Hay, Ben Idorn, Pam Niedzwiadek, Nicole Slamer, Stephanie Lydecker, Marc Ambrose, John Bard Manulis, Colby Cote, Cam Frierson, Dean landon, Shawn Clement, Jack Elliot, Matt Vowles, Wes Hambright, Jeremy Sweet, Sean Peden, Jack Messitt, David Rutherford, Narumi Inatsugu, Andy Walmsley, James Yarnell, Steve Bass, Craig Gooder, Wylleen May, Alessandro Fadin, Christine Klages Staley, Chris Wagner, Michelle Baker, Mike Hofferth, Tyson Janisch, Reilly Oliver, Paul Cozzi, Barry Ward, Justin Healy, susana Santiago, Michelle LeTarte, Paula Frank, Melissa Wong, Michael Briggs, Brian Farguharson, Timothy Hamilton, Jenny Stanley, Tina Cannizzaro DeBone, Vicki Ariamal-Preto, Gregg Galfand, Tent Girl, Amy Brumfield, Phillip Phillips, W.T. Thompson, Ashlee Altise, David Leathers, Shane Bruce, Heejun Han, Reed Grimm, Samantha Novacek, Creighton Fraker, Eben Franckewitz, Travis Orlando, Erika Van Pelt, Hallie Day, Jane Carrey, Ali Shields, Ashley Robles, Kyle Crews, Jason "Wolf" Hamlin, Jenni Schick, Richie Law, Haley Smith, Alanna Snare, Shelby Tweten, Angie Zeiderman, Magic Cyclops, Curtis Gray, Tealana Hedgespeth, Jairon Jackson, Phony Vu, Skylar Laine, Pistol Annie, Baylie Brown, Bon Jovi, Kristine Osorio, Alejandro Cazares, Cortez Shaw, Ramiro Garcia, Brittany Zika, Jermaine Jones, Britnee Kellogg, Romeo Diahn, Jessica Phillips, Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlisle, Fenrir, Loki, Ragnarok, Johnny Keyser, Rachelle Lamb, Oliver McCrary, Reis Kloeckner, Ethan Jones, Mark Ingram, Lauren Gray, Richie Law, Colton Dixon, Skylar Laine, Cory Quinones, Gabi Carrubba, Jeremy Rosado, Ariel Sprague, Adam Brock, Angie Ziederman, Erika Van Pelt, Reed Grimm, Eben Franckiewicz, Brielle Von Hugel, Jermaine Jones, DeAndre Brackensick, Curtis Gray, Jessica Phillips, Courtney Williams, Peggi Blu, Heejun Han, Jairon Jackson, Neco Starr, Nick Boddington, Creighton Fraker, Schyler Dixon, Deandre Brackensick, Adam Brock, Colton Dixon, Creighton Fraker, Eben Franckewitz, Reed Grimm, Heejun Han, Joshua Ledet, Chase Likens, Aaron Marcellus, Phillip Phillips, Jeremy Rosado, Hollie Cavanagh, Jennifer Hirsh, Haley Johnsen, Skylar Laine, Shannon Magrane, Jessica Sanchez, Chelsea Sorrell, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Brielle Von Hugel, Jermaine Jones

American Idol – Sea...

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Vidar, Norse God of Silence, Teleblog with Vidar, Arrow, David Barrett, David Nutter, Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, George Papp, Mort Weisinger, Moira Kirland, Stephen Amell, Stephen Ameil, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, Sebastian Dunn, Jon Wallace, Blake Neely, Glen Winter, Andi Amaganian, Paul Karasick, David Rapaport, Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre, Maya Mani, Colleen Atwood, Tish Monaghan, Chris Rudolph, Jack Hardy, Doris Deutschmann, Adrien Van Viersen, Jessica Goodwin, David Gauthier, Matthew Enright, Jayson Castro, Mike Leeming, J. J. Makaro, Will Erichson, Simon Burnett, Jon Kraft, Scott Andrew Armstrong, A.J. Gillespie, Mike Page, Christian Cordella, Douglas J. Stewart, Isabel Bloor, Jessie Murray, Peter Rotter, Tom Trafalski, Shandi Leadbetter, Kelsey Chobotar, Daniel Biagi, The Green Arrow, DC Comics, Colin Salmon, Jamey Sheridan, Kathleen Gati, Roger Cross, Susanna Thompson, Darren Shalavi, DAvid Ramsey, Annie Ilonzeh, Brian Markinson, Laci Mailey, Nneka Croal, Hugo Steele, Babak Motamed, Noel Johansen, Simon Chin, Kelly Hu, Lini Evans, Emily Brett Rickards, Marcus Rosner, MIchael Rowe, Tobias Slezak, Lane Edwards, Kirby Morrow, John Barrowman, Emily Bett Rickards, Lee Vincent, Vincent Misiano, Kristin Windell, Simon Burnett, Link Baker, Tomas Cadrot, Sebastian Dunn, Chelah Horsdal, Shaker Paleja, Rebecca Rifai, Jeffrey C. Robinson, Melissa Roxburgh

Arrow – Season 1 &#...

Manka Bros., Khan Manka, Vidar, Norse God of Silence, Teleblog With Vidar, Glee, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Eric Stoltz, Bradley Buecker, Elodie Keene, Paris Barclay, John Scott, Carol banker, Adam Shankman, Tate Donovan, Ian Brennan, Matthew Hodgson, Ross Maxwell, Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr, jessalyn Gilsig, Darren Criss, Igbal Theba, Mike O'Malley, Chord Overstreet, Lauren Potter, Ashley Fink, Max Adler, Dijon Talton, Josh Sussman, Dot Jones, James Earl, Idina Menzel, Bill A Jones, Patrick Gallagher, Jonathan Groff, Romy Rosemont, Stephen Tobolowsky, Curt Mega, Dominic Barnes, Earlene Davis, Telly Leung, Riker Lynch, Titus Makin, Eddy Martin, Damian McGinty, Vanessa Lengies, Courtney Galiano, Taisha Monique Clark, Jacquelyn Dowsett, Doug Penikas, Nelson Beato, Nick Drago, Kent Avenido, Jeanine Anderson, Robin Trocki, Lamarcus Tinker, Rachael Markarian, Victoria Parsons, Jennifer Aspen, John Stamos, Ryan Heinke, Rock Anthony, Lauren Gottlieb, Lonnie Henderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlotte Ross, Cheyenne Jackson, Charice, Ethan Freedman, Aidan Freedman, Keong Sim, Ben Freedman, Jean Sincere, Mary Gillis, Raven Goodwin, Jolene Purdy, Grant Gustin, Kelly Connolly, Brittany Perry-Russell, Candace McKinney, Alexander Wenger, Megan McKenzie, Missy Morelli, Josh Groban, Eve, Molly Shannon, Michael Hitchcock, Daniel Roebuck, Kenneth Choi, Michael Loeffelholz, Eric Bruskotter, Lindsay Pearce, Olivia Newton-John, Tamlyn Tomita, Earnestine Phillips, Haley Holmes, Cathy Doe, Valerie Mahaffrey, Tonya Kay, Don Most, Danielle Towne, Comfort Fedoke, Rebecca Fox, Casper Smart, Cynthia Harmon, Galen Hooks, Jenny Robinson, Josh Brodis, Colleen Craig, Marty Dew, Christopher Higgins, Frances Manzo, Jessica Provencher, Steven Mango, Kendal Nicole, Tia Robinson, Amber Watson, Ryan Cleary, Makenzi Swicegood, Bradley Buecker, Dante Di Loreto, Alexis Martin Woodall, Zachary Woodlee, Kenneth J. Silverstein, Michael Novick, Mary Robinson, Jennifer Morrison, John Peter Kousakis, Allison Adler, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Robert Del Valle, Michael Hitchcock, Marti Noxon, Thomas Kuehl, James S. Levine, Christopher Baffa, Michael Goi, Joaquin Sedillo, Joe Leonard, Doc Buecker, John Roberts, Nathan Allen, Fabienne Bouville, Eric Dawson, Carol Kritzer, Mark Hutman, Michael Rizzo, Barbara Munch, Lou Eyrich, Ashley Contino, Karen Romero, Roger Udwin, Leo Bauer, Leah King, Amy Hughes, Shea Farrell, Mike Crotty, Angie Read, Mark Ballou, Scottie Gissel, Tim Davison, Matt Berberi, Nick Epper, George Halstead, Brooke Lipton, Peter Sands, Zachary Woodlee, Matthew Hodgson, Stacy Solomon, Bill Beck, Garrett Greer, Andrew McCulloch, Ryan Cochran, Chris Ruscillo, Will Pellegrini, Troy Terry, Megan Galiber, Alex Creasia, Barbara Brown, Heather Wagner, Lawrence Gaba, Woody Kane, Cristina Lageman, Karen Romero, Mark Bailey, Jessica Meyer, Elliot Gannon, Sean Buck

Glee – Season 1 ...

Comments

  1. Fantastic review, my friend. I will be watching this show. I don’t like gritty New York stuff. I like pretty New York stuff. Sounds like my cup of tea (or in your case, mead).

  2. Broadway Joe on February 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm said:

    Katherine McPhee is good singing the pop stuff because that’s her voice. Thats all fine. You lose the audience when they start singing show tunes only. That’s why “glee moved to popular music and abandoned most of the theater stuff.

  3. Molly Glover on February 2, 2012 at 6:04 pm said:

    Glee sort of greased the wheels for a show like this to work. And made it easier to promote during football and other “manly” things. Fox has been promoting things like American Idol and Glee for years on football. It’s not much of a stretch. It will get a big viewing Monday night and then it’s all about retention. I haven’t seen it yet. I will probably wait and watch it Monday night. Looks good though.

  4. Frank Napoli on February 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm said:

    I’ll watch. Katherien Macphee is hot.

  5. Hollywood Producer on February 4, 2012 at 7:39 am said:

    What rating does it need for NBC to be satisfied? I suppose they want it to win the time slot at the very least.

  6. Come on! on February 5, 2012 at 1:04 pm said:

    Crazy. The Smash previews on the Super Bowl look terrible. I want Super Bowl. I’m not watching this show. Stop.

  7. tonight’s ratings will be big. It’s next week when we’ll know if it’s a hit with audiences.

  8. Willard Percy Smith on February 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm said:

    Great review Vidar! I cant wait to see the show tonight. I’ll be one fo the few that will watch no matter how good or bad. I love broadway.

  9. heya, fine site, and a good understand! 1 for my favorites.

  10. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. A great read. I will definitely be back.

  11. Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?

  12. Fabulous Website Just Wonderful.

  13. Smash – Season 1 – Episode 1 – Pilot | Teleblog With Vidar I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble. You’re wonderful! Thanks! your article about Smash – Season 1 – Episode 1 – Pilot | Teleblog With VidarBest Regards Yoder

  14. Perfect just what I was searching for! .

  15. Lauren’s best performance.I think Haley and Lauren were the most teeantld. I don’t get why America doesn’t want a girl winner when’s they’re obviously the most teeantld (James, Casey, and Pia were awesome too)

  16. My passion for everything about Marilyn Monroe

    Yes, a lot of things have been written about Marilyn Monroe.

    She is unquestionably an American legend and the idol of millions of fellows around the globe.
    I am a giant fan of Marilyn, too. She was the most beautiful and sexy woman who
    lived on the Earth. She had so delightful smile,
    and she was so sweet and attractive.

    She was a symbol for many American girls which have been inspired so much by her.
    Marilyn Monroehad some extraordinary capability to make delightful
    influence to anyone she met in her life. Everybody was so fascinated by her
    when she appeared anywhere. She got a lot of attention from her fans and lovers of
    her movies. She was the real head turner. A lot of men were so unhappy that they can’t marry.
    There was only one man who was happy enough to gain her heart –
    President John. F. Kennedy. Marilyn had tremendous influence on him, indeed, and their relationship got
    truly magnificent dimension.

    They enjoyed each other so much every day and every second of their life

    Marilyn starred in so many movies and a lot of beautiful
    songs have been devoted to her. I am a collector of everything which is related with Marilyn.

    I was interested in some truly delightful porcelain figurine of
    Marilyn. I was searching over the Net pretty long time, and I found a lot of things about Marilyn Monroe.
    Finally, I found the company named WEXONMART Inc., which sells truly terrific porcelain figurine of Marilyn.
    So I purchased this figurine immediately. This terrific figurine
    says a lot about Marilyn Monroe. She will stay in our hearts forever.

    Craig Langridge

    Santa Barbara, CA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Current day month ye@r *

Protected by WP Anti Spam