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I had high hopes for this show, but for some reason it is not working for me. There is a lack of direction and characters are burdened with stereotypes which would have been okay if the story worked. I think that I am done with the show but hope that it gets better. If it does, maybe I will catch it later.
I have to agree with this review. I used to love Julia but in the span of a few episodes, they managed to ruin this character. The whole affair has just been done so wrong and unbelievable. I still like the show but I wish they didn't pursue an arc like that this way. I'd rather see more about the broadway world and what these kinds of people really go through. Like they probably could've done more with Karen's dilemma or something, I don't know. They've just put in a lot of time to this affair and it's not like it isn't anything we've seen before. It's been done over and over again and the ones that have been done are so much better. I hope writers and producers of the show improve on how they tackle these kinds of arcs.
I Love the affair! It's one of the best elements of the show. I love the show dearly and I thought this was a great episode! Best show I've seen in a long time! Got a kick out of her fridge!
I really do not mind the Julia and Micheal affair. It was five years ago, and so it is beleivable that she wants a baby. She was against him getting casted, and I think they work really well together. I hope that she leaves her husband. They seem tense. She even seemed like she was disconnected from the family in the pilot.
Isn't karen the star here she needs more screen time
I'm sorruy, but I'm getting so sick of the moments where Katherine McPhee 'stuns' the audience. she's simply not THAT good. Every thing she sings sounds like an american idol contestant singing someone else's song. It's like when she sang Shake It Out. All that did was show just how superior Florence is.
The behaviour between Julia and Michael isn't just stupid, it's totally unbelievable. Are we supposed to actually feel sorry for her?
Seriously, all the songs sound like, exactly the same
I loved derek's 'that's the least offensive thing I've said in days'.
like i wrote before i couldnt agree more with the review. The Kulia/Michael arc is one of the worst written arcs i have ever seen on TV it it potentially destroys the show.
It made Julia arguably the shows biggest star just plain ugly. You cant write such an affair between 2 leads that potentially destroys 2 families and not even give it a sufficient backstory. It was just put in our faces and it just doesnt work. All it does it take away from what could potentially make SMASH great whicht is the insight to a musical production.
Sure there can be affairs and stuff but this happened like 30 seconds after Michael appeared on Smash . Its just stupid.
I missed the s, "when her son started crying" at the end.
Also I agree Ivy was great and I don't get why they were dogging on her.
I love love love this show. I am fine with her affair. She is bored and he is exciting. Is it wrong, heck yes,are they being very careless, heck yes.
I do agree they should not of had it in this episode, it should of been all about the workshop and music and chorus and actors. Not the other characters and not the affair for sure. But I guess they had to get that we are going to fire him part in. I thought it was very real and heartbreaking when her on started crying at the end. That a was a big smack of reality right there. I am going all the way with this show. Those of you complaining, have you been watching the junk on TV? seriously.
This is good, quality and fun.
I still love this show, mainly due to Ivy and Karen, but you were spot on with your review. Everyone beating up on Ivy's spectacular workshop performance due to two tiny stumbles was utterly baffling.
Sorry Smash, I'm done. Not gonna ramble on about what shut me off. Have other shows I'm committed to. Byye.
Totally hit the nail on the head with Julia's affair. One minute she wants to adopt a child with her husband, the next minute she's openly flirting (and holding hands!) with her leading man on a busy Manhattan street. However, at the same time, I have to voice the utter ridiculousness that Michael is when it comes to the affair. He's just as involved in this affair, but could obviously care less about the consequences. He went to Julia's house and ended up kissing her on her front stoop, he calls her at home, shakes her HUSBAND's hand, threatens to "make a scene" if she doesn't talk to him. That's just kinda weird, and makes him just as unlikeable, IMHO, as Julia.
In other news, I'm still trying to figure out how I manage to care about the show while I can't stand most of the characters.
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