Is 'Smash' Anything To Sing About?
This January, NBC made the pilot episode of Smash globally available in order to give us Gleeks a sneak peek at forty-eight minutes of a thoroughly modern musical that succeeds in carving out a bolder, brighter and newer direction.
But in a day and age when shows are judged on premiere ratings, I'm curious how much of a hit Smash will take on opening night. Although if the number of times I've watched the pilot is any indication (9 times and counting), NBC will have a smash hit come Tuesday morning. Simply put, Smash has the goods -- heart, humor and a chorus line of hypnotic characters that you will root for, sympathize with and sing along to!
An act which will require repeat viewings since the majority of the show's tunes are original compositions, written expressly for the Marilyn musical Smash revolves around. But thanks to Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (composers of all the original songs), hitting the iTunes Top 10 shouldn’t be any problem. In fact, the pilot ends on as energizing a denouement as I've ever seen thanks to Let Me Be Your Star – which could become Smash's very own Don't Stop Believin'.
And those who tune in to week two will find a myriad of additional reasons to keep believing that Smash is poised to be the bright, shining star NBC so desperately needs right now.
Smash premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC.