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The show or the music is available in iTunes?
Edit: Story-wise, were the characters properly established? This is my concern after the other broadway-ish show.
Okay I agree with the others. The pilot was good. [spoiler start]All the actors were perfect for the roles. Katherine McPhee was a very good choice. She can act, she has a beautiful voice, and she has a pretty face. Gotta see if she can dance. Debra Messing and her partner are perfect for their roles, businesswoman too (okay I don't know their names yet LOL) and the director - perfect. Not feeling the blonde - I think her voice is a wee bit too much but I can understand if others think she's good. She just doesn't appeal to me. The performances were really good too, some bordering on awesome. The opening number though will garner two kinds of reactions, I'm guessing - first one is "oh it's one of the most memorable performances on AI yeah good choice" and second is "aysus, cheap tactic". For the performances, I thought - "Hey! They're singing because they really have to within the story but I wonder how long they can keep this up" and of course they weren't able to - Katherine sang in the shower on her way to the callback. Hehe. But it's all good. [spoiler end]
The one thing I wasn't too hot on was [spoiler start]the "competition" between the two ladies, mainly because I think I'll get tired of it at some point. It's just the two of them singing - even the season preview at the end showed this. It was still okay for the pilot, but that will grow old, so hopefully there will be performances by others too (but, who?).[spoiler end]
The pace was very, very fast, which is a concern for character development but [spoiler start]the pilot gave some background on most of the main characters (except for the Debra's partner and the director). So hopefully they'll keep that up in the future episodes.[spoiler end]
All in all, the show seems promising. Looking forward to the future episodes!
Finally saw the pilot and admittedly the first few parts bored me, maybe because I'm not really familiar with the world of broadway but as it progresses it picked up and the last part blew me away. And the season preview they had in the end for the upcoming episodes made me anticipate to watch this show more.
Casting was good on Smash. Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty are perfect for the roles . The pilot did a nice job of introducing Ivy and Karen. If they will do the competition aspect of the show well I think it will break our hearts too whoever gets the shaft. In the pilot you can both root for them.
And nice to see Debra Messing again on TV! She's at ease with the role I must say.
To be honest though the show's appeal is niche and will likely struggle in the ratings in the US but I think Katharine's character will be like the "outsider's view" of the broadway world and will likely help us be familiar with the premise, I think her character's story will be the key to get the show appeal to a broader audience.
Anyway, looking forward to see more episodes of this show
I got excited after seeing the season preview.
I agree with the earlier posts that the pilot started really slow. It did pick up somewhere in the middle and on the last few sequences.
ahh kaya pala napanuod niyo na.. Asa itunes...
I'm not really a fan of musicals but I'm a fan of songs.
With Glee, I usually don't enjoy it when they do original music but with Smash it's different.
Siguro nadala lang ako sa emotions ni Kat and the blond girl (can't remember their characters' names yet). Galing nilang dalawa!
Me too not really a fan of musical theater and admittedly ang pinaka rason ko talaga bakit excited ako dito kasi nandito si Katharine McPhee but the pilot episode was good enough and nagka interes na din ako sa maging takbo ng story, it's something different I must say so I hope this will work out
I'm glad Katherine McPhee finally got a break and yeah sana matalo nila yung Glee lol
^ Wish ko sana mag-rate ang show kasi sayang ang potential. Di naman nila kailangan talunin ang Glee. Iba naman ang target audience ng Smash and magkaiba naman sila ng timeslot.
twice ko na pinanood ang pilot nito.goosebumps all over.perfect nga sila Katherine Mcphee at Megan Hilty for their roles.mabagal nga ang pacing during the first part of the show, but I was kind of expecting that.naexcite naman ako doon sa last part.may feel ng CHICAGO itong show na ito.aliw ang assistant ni Tom, talagang may drawer for tea.
sana ito ang itapat sa Glee para magkaalaman na!LOL.they should take advantage of Glee's gradual demise.
I don't think GLEE holds a candle to this! This show clearly has a direction panned out while GLEE depends on how their viewers want the show to progress.
The production numbers are pretty classy in this show. What gave me the goosebumps was not the pilot episode but the preview for what to expect in the future episodes. Katharine McPhee was just awesome on this. She reminds me so much of A Walk to Remember's Mandy Moore especially with her audition piece.
It has a lot of potential, music-wise and plot-wise. I love how the numbers are solidly ingrained in the presentation of the pilot and let me say this... clearly this is miles better than Glee.
I'm particularly excited at the time when Eileen throws some water on her ex-husband she just divorced. FIERCE. Looks like the future showdown between Karen and Ivy will be fierce oh and did I say I like how this is being shot, the cinematography is good.
2nd Avenue will feature the show this Feb 2012.
This is so going in my weekly logs.
Just watched the pilot too! The ending song (Let Me Be Your Star) was stunning!!!
I saw a commercial of this on Jack TV. But it will be shown on 2nd Avenua pala. Or both?
I was going to wait for the premier but I'm so jealous of those of you who have already seen it! Can someone PM where else (aside from iTunes) I can watch this? Thank you!