Tuesday, August 8, 2017
"Fade in on a girl with a hunger for fame."
Smash suffered from an identity crisis. Theresa Rebeck wanted a drama about the struggles of balancing her personal and creative life. NBC wanted a soap opera about the sex lives of Broadway artists. I wanted a show about the development of a new Broadway musical. It soon became clear that Bombshell, the fictional musical about Marilyn Monroe, was incomprehensible. I gave up on full episodes once Uma Thurman's smoothies became a plot point. I kept watching the songs from Bombshell. Here are some of my favorites:
Let Me Be Your Star
The 20th Century Fox Mambo
They Just Keep Moving the Line
Don't Forget Me
Oh, and I'm Team Ivy all the way.