I am Vidar – the Norse God of Silence – and I hate “Smash.”
The latest episode in this endless train wreck – like that scene in “Spider-man” where it takes about 15 minutes for Spider-man to stop the train with his web – is “The Workshop.”
So am I supposed to believe that “Marilyn” sucks just because the characters all say it sucks? If that’s true, then why have we been blasted over and over again, week after week, with “crappy” Broadway type songs?
Is it going to be great (a “Smash” if you will) when the characters tell us it’s great?
Shouldn’t it suck because I, the audience, can see that it sucks? When, in three or four episodes, the characters tell me it’s finally great, I have a feeling it’s going to look and feel exactly the same.
Is it because all the backers and agents who showed up in stifling heat – who apparently can’t appreciate an appliance malfunction in New York City – witnessed Megan Hilty (as Ivy playing Marilyn) slip once? Or did they see Katharine McPhee fall off a dancing block? Was that the deal killer for them?
Ugh – this show is annoying in its simplicity. Can someone please fix it? Or not – and just stop doing it? Can the digital hard drives containing the latest precious footage be erased and replaced with “All That Jazz”?
And NBC has renewed it for another season.
I’m not going to go into details on this episode “The Workshop” because the greatest write-up possible has been already done by Rachel Shukert at New York Magazine. So read that one. It’s much better writing than anything on “Smash.”
Vidar – The Norse God of Silence, Stealth & Revenge