By now, we've all had a few days to soak in Wednesday night's season two premiere of 'Smash'. So let's talk about it.
By Jaye Hunt (unfortunately still watching this damn show)
I had a love/hate relationship with season one of 'Smash,' but who didn't? It was kind of all over the place. There were some musical numbers I'm still obsessed with, and there were… other things. But with the complete overhaul of the show between seasons, including the hiring of a new show runner, new songwriters, and a farewell to Julia's heinous scarves, I had high hopes for Wednesday's "On Broadway"/"The Fallout."
Some of it was incredible:
I would seriously see the crap out of this if it was ever on Broadway.
If Karen wasn't in this scene, it would be very similar to a dream I've had several times.
True story: I have watched this every day since the episode aired and I cry every time.
But then something else happened.
I honestly still don't know whether to laugh or cry.
There are no words. That is possibly the strangest thing I have ever witnessed on a television screen. When I first saw it, my mouth was hanging open in disbelief the entire time. Disbelief that this was real, disbelief that no one at 'Smash' said "Hey, this is really weird and terrible," and disbelief that just minutes ago, I had been enjoying this show.
So I don't know how to feel. This two-hour episode managed to be mostly much better than the first season, but there were still those moments that made me have to stop and think "why am I still watching this show?" For now, at least, those moments are outnumbered by much better ones, which means my plans to stop after season one have not been successful.
At least Ellis is gone. FOR NOW…
And now, the Cher Tweet of the Week:
JAYE HUNT actually kind of missed Leo in this episode, but is sure the feeling will go away the second he comes back onscreen and brings with him a wave of nausea.
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