“Smash” is awful.
It didn’t start awful.
Episode 1 “Pilot” was very promising and was going to launch Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee into the stratosphere of TV stardom.
However, as it turns out, the show peaked in Episode 1.
In Episode 2, the show Jumped The Shark.
In Episode 3, the show became “Melrose Place” and really began to suck.
In Episode 4, the show sucked less but still nothing more than a cheap night time soap.
Last night, in Episode 5 – “Let’s Be Bad” – the show returned to full on sucking.
Vidar has one question to the writers (Theresa Rebeck, Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky) – is that all you’ve got? It took three writers to write that piece of shit – it took one to write “War & Peace.”
Even the musical numbers (the one thing the show had going for it) were terrible.
That little flapper number where Marilyn comes onto the movie set all doped up was painful to watch.
Vidar is a strong God but had to look away several times out of embarrassment for the cast.
What in Odin’s name was Katharine McPhee doing dancing around in her netherwear?
She has the expression of a bag of flour.
The gay men watching this show got nothing out of that. The straight Vidar watching this show got NOTHING OUT OF THAT!
Dead Bea Arthur would have been sexier doing that scene.
It shouldn’t have been written. It shouldn’t have been shot. It’s not Katharine McPhee’s fault (you can only do so much with a bag of flour!) – it just should never have existed.
It was more torturous than when us Norse Gods bound the evil Loki to rock in a cave near Franang’s Falls by his own intestines.
Vidar would have preferred this treatment than to have to witness that horrible scene. And. of course. the lame ass son of Debra Messing and the wannabe Science Teacher is watching from above.
No more… Vidar will not go into more details about this episode. There are plenty of other great websites for that. Rachel Shukert at New York Magazine does the best recap of this show.
Next week’s episode is called “Chemistry” – or as Vidar likes to call it – “More Of The Same Shit.”
Vidar – Norse God of Silence, Stealth & Revenge