Smash 1×04 – The Cost Of Art


Another entertaining offering. While Smash isn’t exactly a thrilling or particularly intelligent hour of television, its an amusing diversion that has so far managed to hold my attention throughout its first 4 episodes which is quite the accomplishment.

While I obviously adore Katharine McPhee, I think Karen is being painted a bit too much as our hero (and subsequently Ivy as the villain). It would do the writers good to make them both a little three dimensional. However, Karen did have my favorite moment of the show so far which was her fantastic dance / remix to Adele’s “Rumor Has It”.

All in all, an entertaining little episode of a show that definitely brings something different than the usual network television fare.

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