Smash 1 Season 2012

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3. Enter Mr. DiMaggio PARENTAL_GUIDANCE

The search begins for a Joe DiMaggio to play opposite Marilyn - but everyone's first choice, Michael (guest star Will Chase), has a secret.

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Enter Mr. DiMaggio

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot The hit-making Broadway writing team of Julia Houston (Debra Messing) and Tom Levitt (Christian Borle) unites with producer Eileen Rand (Anjelica Huston) to create a new musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, and seasoned chorus girl Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) vies with newcomer Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) for the dream role.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    2. The Callback Ivy (Megan Hilty) and Karen (Katharine McPhee) jump through hoops for the brilliant but temperamental director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport) as they pursue the role of a lifetime.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    3. Enter Mr. DiMaggio The search begins for a Joe DiMaggio to play opposite Marilyn - but everyone's first choice, Michael (guest star Will Chase), has a secret.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    4. The Cost of Art Karen must learn to advance in the high-stakes world of Broadway, as Derek hosts a party for hot young star Lyle. Eileen tries a sly new strategy for raising funds, while Tom goes on a first date.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    5. Let's Be Bad Karen (Katharine McPhee) finds a new use for her acting talents as she joins Dev (Raza Jaffrey) at a high-powered government party. The drama between Michael (guest star Will Chase) and Julia (Debra Messing) heats up, as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) and Tom's (Christian Borle) ambitious assistant Ellis (Jaime Cepero) forge an alliance.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 43min 2012
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    6. Chemistry Ivy faces major problems as her voice begins to fail her. Julia struggles to avoid Michael - but she can't. Eileen explores her inner hipster at a downtown dive bar with her new pal Ellis, while Karen is an even bigger fish out of water, as she books a side gig at a bar mitzvah on Long Island.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    7. The Workshop Everything comes to a head as Eileen, Derek and the team present "Marilyn The Musical" to would-be investors. Ivy is under pressure to perform, while her mother, Broadway star Leigh Conroy, undermines her at every turn. Karen must decide between the workshop and a meeting with a big-time music producer. Julia and Michael must face up to the consequences of their actions.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    8. The Coup Grace Gummer and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic guest star.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    9. Hell on Earth The team begins their pursuit of a marquee star, as Eileen charges Tom and Julia with finding a title for the newly reinvigorated musical. Karen and Ivy find themselves in competition again -- this time for an orange juice commercial. Relationship troubles abound, as Frank makes an unwelcome discovery.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    10. Understudy The show has landed a star, the mercurial Rebecca Duvall, but Eileen is thrown into a panic when Rebecca gets stuck in Cuba. Derek puts Karen in as understudy, but she must learn to perform under extreme pressure as he threatens to break her will.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    11. The Movie Star "Bombshell" is turned upside-down by the arrival of movie star Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman).

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 42min 2012
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    12. Publicity Karen (Katharine McPhee) finds herself seduced by the glamorous life of new BFF Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman) -- but can Rebecca be trusted?

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    13. Tech "Bombshell" moves to Boston.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 42min 2012
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    14. Previews "Bombshell" faces its first audience just as a major crisis hits Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman). The team of Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) scramble to fix the show when the first preview falls short, and Frank (Brian D'Arcy James) must adjust to the unwelcome return of Michael Swift (Will Chase) to his life.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    15. Bombshell The big night is finally here. Tom (Christian Borle) and Julia (Debra Messing) race against time to save the show, while Derek (Jack Davenport) makes a decision that will change the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) forever.

    PARENTAL_GUIDANCE 43min 2012
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    Sneak Peek Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and the cast of SMASH pull back the curtain for a sneak peek at the real drama on Broadway.

    AGES_15_AND_OVER 6min 2012

Product Details

Genres Drama, Music
Director Michael Mayer
Season year 2012
Network NBC
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Liam86 on 25 Jun 2012
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Smash is without doubt one of the freshest and most ambitious new shows to come from The US in years.

The creation of a new Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe offers an exhilarating and dramatic backdrop to the complicated lives of the shows stars and creators. Particular mention must go to Wicked star Megan Hilty as Broadway star Ivy, Debra Messing as lyricist Julia and Anjelica Houston as tough Broadway producer Eileen.

A class act!
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Miss Samantha A. French on 2 Jun 2012
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Love. love, LOVE this show, it's been eviscerated by the critics, mostly I imagine because some guy called Steven Spielberg is attached to the project, it made it pretty high profile.
I waited to watch this until I knew it had been renewed, I hate getting into a show & then see it cancelled, luckily it has been. Now I'm not saying Smash is perfect, some of the story lines have gone a bit off course & I would agree that the whole show can feel a little un-even at times. That said; I forget all that when they do a musical number, the show has such high production values & plenty of talent, I happily do the horses to the '20th century mambo' - then try to get it in out of my head for days, so catchy...
As I said the casting is brilliant, there seems to be some dislike of Katharine Mcphee across the pond, as she was an 'idol' runner up, maybe she was super obnoxious on there, I don't know, I never saw it. Personally I think she plays the naivety of Karen Cartwright extremely well & think the US critics should perhaps give her a break, if nothing else she can certainly sing, the season finale was, well I wont spoil but amazing!
I love Debra Messing & Christian Borle's chacters, the collaborative writing team is very believable & arguably the most solid relationship in the whole show.
My favourite character though has to be Derek Wills, the Simon Cowell esque director/choreographer, played to perfection by fellow England native- Jack Davenport, I just can't get enough of Derek's snark & ultimately his dedication to the project.
I'm so pleased it's been re-newed for a second season & cannot wait to get my season 1 dvd, as I said there are weaknesses but the foundation is solid & I have confidence it will be made even better then it is now.
A fun show with great songs, extremely watchable & likable characters.... what's not to love?
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mike Hunt on 2 July 2012
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This is a great show that is still being shown by the Wonderful sky atlantic. Kind of an adult Glee. The music and lyrics displayed so far make me want to queue for tickets to a fictitious show! c'mon we all would if this transferred to the stage!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Craig A. Macdonald on 6 Sep 2012
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SMASH is an interesting show to try and review because of its polarising effect on the critics. It has been NBC's highest rated Drama series in recent years, had one of the most acclaimed pilot episodes.

And then things went a bit wrong.

I will say that I love SMASH, it is an exciting show with great new music, a wonderful premise and some brilliant acting. The first season is ultimately flawed however, with some unnecessary characters, some character decisions put in just to drive the drama, and some episodes which were not as high a standard as the pilot suggested. This is not to say it is not good, or enjoyable, because it definitely is. It's just flawed.

I still rate SMASH highly though. The reason for this? It, at times (not always), manages to capture that feeling of working in a live theatre production. That sense of ensemble, rivalry, camaraderie, last minute changes of direction, the struggle to rewrite, the inability to see flaws because they are so close to the production. That is what live theatre is about, and for large parts of the series, SMASH manages to bring this across, to capture that adrenaline-fuelled feeling of being in the theatre. Of creating for the stage. Of performing for large audiences and trying to make sure that the theatrical statement is realised. Bring in the fact that the music was written by the incredible Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman (Shaiman responsible for the Broadway hit musical Hairspray, based on the John Waters film, which was later turned back into a hit movie based on the musical) shows that the calibre of talent involved in this production is remarkably high.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By peekayinhk on 27 Nov 2012
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A TV show about a stage musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe was never going to be a darling of the purist critic circles, so there's no surprise that the reviews of Smash have been a bit savage. And if you're one of those people who really hates the theatre and musical numbers and theatrical types being grandiose and flamboyant, this show will be like taking a cheese grater to your eyelids. So all ye, abandon hope here...

BUT... if you have even a single theatrical cell in your genetic make-up, there's a huge amount to adore in this lavish, big-hearted, bitchy, smart and often quite tender version of Glee For Grown Ups. For starters, there are some fantastic original musical tracks, starting in the first episode when Megan Hilty bursts into "The National Pasttime", moving straight on to "Let Me be Your Star", and then carrying on through the rest of the series. It's a true testament to the writers that the original songs work a lot better than the covers which are loosely (sometimes very loosely) peppered throughout.

But it's the cast that makes Smash: the non-singing cast is excellent - Debra Messing, leaving 'Will and Grace' far behind, is a complete stand-out as the show's warm, kind-hearted but emotionally confused writer Julia, and she's strongly supported by Anjelica Huston and Jack Davenport as the driven, ruthless producer and director (respectively). On the musical front, Christian Borle showcases his brilliant Broadway pedigree as the composer Tom - he plays it natural and low-key on the acting front but delivers a true show-stopper when called to in a later episode.
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