Smash is…well, a smash hit!
Brilliant. That is the one word I can use to describe the newest musical drama Smash on NBC. Simply brilliant.
I took the time last night to watch the first episode of Smash using my “On Demand” feature on the DVR. I had no desire to watch it, even though I should have. The advertisements just weren’t luring me in. I, quite frankly, chose to watch it because I was cleaning and needed something on in the background. Once it started, I was slowly & seductively drawn in.
Now, before I go into details, you are probably wondering what this has to do with our theme on BoudoirBomshells.com …right? I’m getting there, trust me.
The Broadway show that Julia (Debra Messing) creates is based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. Once this was brought up, I was very skeptical and thought that the show was just trying to pull in viewers because everything lately has been Marilyn centered. Debra Messing’s character kept me watching because of one quote. As her character was arguing with her husband about wanting to be creatively involved in the production of the show, she said “You know what she [Marilyn] said in her last interview? ‘Please don’t make a joke out of me.’ There was something about her…how much she wanted to love and be loved.” Yes, that was the moment I stopped kind of paying attention and devoted all my focus to the program.
The songs are genius. The baseball song entitled “The National Pastime” is cute and the choreography is visually stunning. “Never Give All the Heart” is a beautiful ballad about Marilyn Monroe that is sung by the vocally breathtaking Ivy Lynn (played by Megan Hilty). Let’s not forget the modern songs though that are thrown into the mix. Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) belts out a mind-blowing version of Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful” in the first episode.
I cannot wait for the next episode of Smash to watch these two lovely ladies (Ivy & Karen) compete against each other for the lead role as Marilyn in the new Broadway production. This show is a “home run” and I recommend anyone who is in the least bit infatuated with Marilyn Monroe tune in!
Review By: Mary & Pepper Mint * The Mint Chocolate Chippies