Can we talk about SMASH?
Now I know that a lot of people hate-watched SMASH last season and a lot more made fun of it, but I loved SMASH. It was a weekly event for my sister and me; we couldn’t wait for the new episodes to come out. And now this year…meh. Worse than “meh”, actually. Now it’s more like “SMASH? Oh yeah, I forgot about that show.” Last night I realized that there were three unwatched episodes in my Hulu queue. I almost didn’t care enough to watch them but out of loyalty for my love of last season, I had to try. I know that part of the problem is me, but a big part of the problem is the show, itself. Allow me to make a list of the problems.
1. & 2. Katharine McPhee’s BOOBS. Holy crap. Someone went out and bought themselves a pair of presents over the hiatus. Boobs appear to be the costume designer’s theme over the three episodes I’ve seen so far. Hoisted, squished, cleaved: the boobs are everywhere and they are distracting. Cover those girls up, I can’t hear you sing.
3. Actually that last part there was a lie. I CAN hear you sing, and in fact SHHHHH!!!! Sheesh! It’s all scream-singing and belting it this season. Now this is definitely a Lisa problem, not a SMASH problem since I’m the kind of lady who enjoys turning off the volume and watching movies in closed captioning. (So what? I like the quiet), so when Jennifer Hudson shows up to shatter the glass of my TV screen, I reflexively hit the mute button until her scene ends. It’s like I told Mariah Carey (in my head): just because you can do that with your voice, it doesn’t mean that you should.
4. I love Anjelica Houston, I do. She’s a talented actress, but she is completely incapable of acting out a fake phone conversation and this season she spends half of her time yelling at someone on the phone. It drives me bananas.
5. WHO AM I SUPPOSED TO ROOT FOR?? Everyone is despicable. No one is nice and I really dislike everyone and their whiny, rude ways.
So tell me what you think. Am I right? Am I wrong? Is this season as terrible as I think it is? Should I keep watching or jump ship like I did with Glee?