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#26 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

Well, as I said before it portends to be an excellent show, meaning five or six episodes in, it should hit its stride.

All I hope is that the show can keep over 80% of the ratings it had at 10:30. If not, then things are going to be very discouraging at NBC.

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#27 OFFLINE   Ira Lacher

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:03 AM

The worst thing the writers could do is overdistort reality. Anytime you get into "profession" shows this happens. Things really don't function in schools, newspaper city rooms, courtrooms, police stations, etc., the way they seem to be depicted in TV series. And there were a few notable things that stood out in the Smah pilot as well. (No way a stage manager would permit an actor to miss an entrance because he or she was chatting with a friend backstage!)

If the writers and producers really want to do a good series about New York theater, they have plenty to choose from: union corruption, ticket scalping, "angel" interference in the creative process, and a bunch of other stuff that doesn't necessarily involve far easier-to-write melodrama between competing actors or between actors and directors. I'll keep an open mind, for a while.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:09 AM

If the writers and producers really want to do a good series about New York theater, they have plenty to choose from: union corruption, ticket scalping, "angel" interference in the creative process, and a bunch of other stuff that doesn't necessarily involve far easier-to-write melodrama between competing actors or between actors and directors. I'll keep an open mind, for a while.


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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:28 PM

Great eye candy. Hope the series sticks around a while.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:36 AM

I am LOVING Smash. I think it is amazing so far!!!

The wife and I are loving Smash.

After watching the second episode I really don't know why anyone is watching something else live at 10:00 Monday. Really, "Hawaii Five-0" or "Castle"????

Yeah, if you're recording it or all 3 like we do, that's one thing.

But this may be one of the best productions to hit TV in many years. I hope NBC sticks with it. Right now the ratings are good.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:28 AM

[...] But this may be one of the best productions to hit TV in many years. I hope NBC sticks with it. Right now the ratings are good.



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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:06 AM

I'll give it a few more tries. But it still hasn't grabbed me. And I'm a theater nut.
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