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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Talking "Smash": Those Bollywood Nights

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Episode-12 Recap: “It's Like a Demented Fairy Tale” ( 4/24/2012 10:49:20 PM -08:00 )

'Smash' recap: Welcome to Bollywood
One of the reasons that “Smash's” pilot was so compelling (Remember that? Remember those halcyon days when this was still the most exciting show of the midseason and “Girls” was just a whisper on the wind?) was that it seemed this was a show that more
Los Angeles Times ( 4/24/2012 8:01:32 AM -08:00 )

'Smash,' Season 1, Episode 12, 'Publicity': TV Recap
By Josée Rose Karen got Derek's call to come in early to go over the material; he's worried that he hasn't been paying enough attention to her and wants to make sure she's staying on top of the material. Karen isn't worried because Linda, more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 4/24/2012 8:00:34 AM -08:00 )

Super Bollywood mash on 'Smash'
For several years I kept a small TV in the kitchen connected to nothing but its own antenna. It picked up a strange array of local signals, including on Saturday mornings, a UHF station that would broadcast Indian Bollywood musicals. more
Philadelphia Inquirer (blog) ( 4/24/2012 7:09:10 AM -08:00 )

'Smash' recap: Hooray for Bollywood
By Hillary Busis | Published Apr 24, 2012 Readers, if you care to find me, look toward the Eastern sky. After jamming to "A Thousand and One Nights," I have half a mind to book a plane ticket to Mumbai -- as I understand, it's a magical land filled more
Entertainment Weekly ( 4/23/2012 10:15:20 PM -08:00 )

'Smash': Raza Jaffrey Previews 'Publicity' Bollywood Song And Dance Number (VIDEO)
Raza Jaffrey doesn't get too many opportunities to show off his song and dance skills on "Smash," but that's about to change. His character, Dev Sundaram, boyfriend to Katharine McPhee's character Karen Cartwright, works in the mayor's office. more
Huffington Post ( 4/23/2012 2:10:50 PM -08:00 )

Couch Potato: NBC's 'Smash' Closes in on So-Bad-Its-Good
At the beginning of February, when NBC's doggedly promoted new series Smash was scheduled to hit television viewers over the head with its implied accurate depiction of what's needed to bring a new musical to Broadway, I wrote disparagingly about the more
Huffington Post (blog) ( 4/23/2012 8:14:26 AM -08:00 )

Spoiler Chat Daily: Scoop on Once Upon a Time's Shocking Death, a Smash Hookup
Spoiler Chat Daily: Scoop on Once Upon a TimeMake some room up in TV character heaven, Sheriff Graham, because one of your Once Upon a Time friends might be joining you by season's end! The ABC hit fantasy series isn't the only show possibly ramping up the death toll leading up to its season more
E! Online (blog) ( 4/23/2012 5:01:54 AM -08:00 )

Smash Preview: Bombshell Heads to Boston. Plus, Will Michael Return?
Rebecca Duvall has caused a lot of disruptions since she arrived on Smash. Her recent friendship and comments to Karen caused the ingenue to fight with her live-in boyfriend, Dev. And her constant "suggestions" for the musical have caused no end of more
TVOvermind ( 4/24/2012 3:38:52 PM -08:00 )

Smash: Rebecca the Diva
By Lily Sparks Follow 8 hours ago For me, part of the fun of watching television is thinking about the actual actors behind the characters, what they're thinking during a given scene, what fight they just had with the hairdresser, whether their more
TV.com (blog) ( 4/24/2012 3:31:58 PM -08:00 )

TV Review: SMASH – Season 1 – “Publicity”
By ANNE LOUISE BANNON / Contributing Writer You can't help wondering, sometimes, if SMASH creator Theresa Rebeck, who is also a playwright, has had more than one run-in with a movie actor. In “Publicity,” an episode she wrote, she's got more fun and more
Assignment X ( 4/24/2012 12:22:38 PM -08:00 )

Smash: The One With The Bollywood Number
By Rebecca Jane Stokes By the time Smash-o'clock arrived last night, and the greatest dramatic program since MASH began warming the screens of every good American last night, I was halfway down the bottle of a reasonably priced (10 bucks you guys!) more
FemPop Magazine ( 4/24/2012 12:04:39 PM -08:00 )

Talking "Smash": Those Bollywood Nights
Talking "Smash": Those Bollywood NightsWhile we're under the impression the creative team has yet to reach a final version of its Marilyn musical, the opening night of Bombshell is rapidly approaching. (Yay?) With Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman) in town for at least another week, last night's more
Popdust ( 4/24/2012 11:36:23 AM -08:00 )

'Smash' Recap: Uma Thurman and Katharine McPhee Love Bad 'Publicity'
By Laura Sassano Is there such a thing as bad publicity? We don't know, but there is such a thing as a boring episode of Smash. Things you need to know about this episode in order to watch the next episode: Julia (Debra Messing) and Favorited Frank more
OK! Magazine ( 4/24/2012 11:07:31 AM -08:00 )

Smash Recap: So, About That Bollywood Number
By Rachel Shukert Someone, I'm not sure who, said it's not so much that you change when you get famous, it's that the people around you change. Much in the same vein, it's a fact universally acknowledged that it's not always such a good idea to meet more
Vulture ( 4/24/2012 9:54:26 AM -08:00 )

Katharine McPhee Becomes a Bollywood Bombshell, Uma Thurman Is a Friend with
Katharine McPhee Becomes a Bollywood Bombshell, Uma Thurman Is a Friend withNBC's theater-loving Smash explores our media-crazed world, where there's no such thing as bad publicity. In this week's episode, aptly titled “Publicity,” Karen (Katharine McPhee) gets seduced into being a Page Six regular. more
Broadway.com ( 4/24/2012 9:45:19 AM -08:00 )

'Smash' Recap: Rebecca's Gal Pal And Hooray For Bollywood
Last week on Smash: The famous Rebecca Duvall arrived, Karen found out that Dev had lost the Press Secretary job he wanted and was drowning his sorrows with colleague RJ, Julia's son Leo was having problems at school, and Karen and Ivy reached a more
Starpulse.com ( 4/24/2012 9:19:19 AM -08:00 )

'Smash' Recap: "Publicity"
by Terron R. Moore I'm having a hard time coagulating my feelings on “Publicity” when everything about it—and everything about the good, the bad, and the ugly of Smash—culminates in this fantastically stupid, absolutely ridiculous Bollywood number that more
Ology ( 4/24/2012 9:01:21 AM -08:00 )

'Smash' Recap: Gal Pals Celeb-Style
The best episode of this season of Smash, "Publicity," shows how devious Ivy can be in keeping the enemy close, ie Karen, as she partners in crime with creepy Ellis to sabotage the "Iowa girl;" Rebecca and Karen become BFFs; and Julia's domestic more
Gather.com ( 4/24/2012 8:52:22 AM -08:00 )

Smash's Bollywood Number Fit Into The Show Better Than Marilyn Songs
by Natalie Zutter | Leave a comment | Share a Tip You know what was great on last night's Smash 1×12 “Publicity”? The Bollywood number “A Thousand and One Nights” that occurred about halfway through the episode. Obviously it was faux-Bollywood — the more
Crushable ( 4/24/2012 7:44:29 AM -08:00 )