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I personally think that Ivy has a voice that fits a musical much more than Karen. Karen's voice is beautiful but has a more pop-ish quality to it, I find. And when I look at Ivy, I can't help but see a bit of Marilyn in her, something I just don't see when I look at Karen. Plus, during the 'Rumour has it' dancing scene, I thought that the other back up dancers were much better than Karen. So overall, I just think that Ivy is more fitting for this musical than Karen. (Also, I can imagine that it would be quite annoying to have someone blasting in your ear all the time while you're trying to sing a number.)
Beg to differ. Nick Jonas is now appearing on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Trying, and did the Anniversary performance of Les Ms. from London.
I usually don 't watch tv much but have been pulled into this show although i view it as nothing more than soap opera really. I do love the idea of it being about a Broadway show and how it progresses from an idea to stage. At first I liked Karen but I have since changed my mind about the Ivy character. Yes, she is insecure but so is Karen. I have feeling Karen will end up sleeping with Derek too. You can almost see where the story line is headed. I didn't think Ivy was particularly bitchy to Karen and like someone else mentioned, I think Karen is a bit self absorbed and even contradictory. I like both actresses and think they play their roles very well.
This puts me out of step with the rest of the viewers again. To me the one time I watched this overacted mess was one time to many. A waste of Ms Houstons talent.
Best episode yet as we have become familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of each character. I have never thought Karen was strong enough to be believable but I loved her speech to Jessica, defending herself and the subsequent change in the attitude of the other dancers toward her. I found the scenes with Nick Jonas rather icky. But if Eileen gets backing from him, I guess he was necessary for the story. I also like the way Ivy is gradually unraveling. Yes, she has talent, but without self-confidence, talent isn't enough.
Team Karen all the way.........
Ivy only got that part because she slept(and still is sleeping) with Derek........and she knows that now and is questioning it in her mind.......
I think that painting deal will come back to bite Eileen in the butt.
And Nick Jonas was no more singing in that scene than I was............
It's really picked up the pace now and I hope it stays that way.....
Eileen made a deal using a painting she was told legally belonged to Jerry. That is going to come back to bite her. Since she is financing the show using funds she used by using Jerry's picture, eventually Jerry will find out and claim the show is his. I think that painting is going to end up costing Eileen more than she realises. It's a ghost in the closet just waiting to come back and haunt her.
i think it's safe to say that i am hooked, i liked this episode
and yes Ivy was mean to Karen
and yes, Karen is a bit self-centered (it's how their characters were written)
I hope Karen will have some friends, she can't be alone in all this.
Omg! I hate Karen, she is so self-entitled, "she [Ivy] shouldn't be allowed to do this and you should all be helping me". How can her constant manipulation and I'm from Iowa bull last? I mean her boyfriend is obviously having problems and she just doesn't care. Then she has the nerve to insinuate Ivy only got the job for sleeping with the director. Nothing about her undeniable talent and years of experience!!
Huge improvement over last week. The songs were good and the cast looks more settled in their roles. The party was lame though. You can't throw such a small party for someone who is supposedly a big star.
I think Ivy deserves the part, but I think she's being overly mean to Karen. She should worry about her own performance, and focus less on being such a bitch. the Nick Jonas character just seemed kind of random
have always been TEAM KAREN!!!!!
This episode was much better than last week's! Definitely on Team Karen...I tried really hard to like Ivy, but her limited interactions with Karen this week were so unnecessary! Like Tom said in the pilot, is it too much to expect people to be both talented AND kind? She was obviously insecure, and Karen was new to the game, but it made it hard for me to like Ivy's character (and her little friends) when she was so snippy towards Karen. I really did like Nick Jonas in his role, and I'd love to see more of him! Here's hoping next week Eileen catches a break!
LOVED tonight's episode of SMASH! It was as good as the pilot! Hope the rest of the episodes are as good as this or better~
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