Before the death of everyone’s favourite media sharing site, I was able to get my hands on the pilot episode of NBC’s new musical comedy “Smash.” Simply put, it was smashing. (Pun completely intended.)
This show follows several characters. The two girls pictured above are actresses trying to make their way on Broadway: the brunette is “light,” a relative new-comer, and the blonde has been searching for her big break for much longer. Then there is the musical producer who just went through a big divorce, a writing duo who should be out of the game but get dragged back in, and a director that you’re supposed to hate for some reason but I’m too distracted by his beautiful accent to figure out why.
It’s fairly obvious this show has been created in response to Fox’s hit Glee, though likely aiming at a slightly older audience. The musical numbers were fun or moving and beautifully performed. I’d probably classify this as more of a musical drama than a musical comedy, or even a drama that just happens to have some musical numbers in it. So far random characters don’t begin walking around singing Katy Perry just because they feel like it, but this episode was all about auditions for a musical, so that may change.
My favourite part of this show is this guy here.
Okay, yeah, that’s a gif from him in Legally Blonde the musical and not Smash, but whatever. THE POINT IS…Christian Borle is awesomesauce and you should watch everything he is in, including Smash.
Smash premieres on NBC Monday February 6 at 10/9C. You can watch the pilot yourself here if you’re in America. If you’re not…well sucks to be us, doesn’t it? Maybe if you-know-what still existed you guys would watch the pilot and decide to continue watching the show. MAYBE sharing files actually helps people to discover new and awesome content that they will later decide to support financially. Maybe I should stop letting my bitterness creep into the end of my reviews…