I know it's well into the new TV season, but I'm finally ready to share my current list of addictions.
1. Smash - This has to be my favorite. I don't care how implausible the situation in which they breakout in song. I love it. Especially anything to do with the show within the show. Not to say there haven't been moments that make me go "Eww". The whole Julia and Michael affair was a giant "Ewwwww" moment, but they did end it quickly and put me out of my misery.
I love Tom, Julia, Karen, Ivy, Derek and of course, Eileen. How wonderful to see the glorious Angelica Houston on my screen each week. I love every time Eileen tosses a drink in her Ex's face. Wonderful moment.
They even made a brilliant evil character that you love to hate. Ellis is just so creepy and transparent. I'm sure he's going to create a lot of havoc in the new season.
Best part...hands down is Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe. Monroe is a recovering blutbad (werewolf) and the shows brilliant comic relief as he helps our hero, Nick Burkhardt decipher the mysteries and dangers of the supernatural world.
I LOVE Kara's clothing and did finally order some online this morning. Something from H&M and something from Macy's. (Would have loved something from Saks, but they are just out of my price range.)
Caity was all concerned that Jessica Simpson was one of the mentors, but she has proven herself to be far less annoying then her persona. And Nicole Ritchie is one very savvy young women. I am very impressed with her style and talents. There is definitely something there.
The final four singers were all incredibly talented. We aren't dealing with untried talent on this program. All of the final four performers are established and well trained. The winner of this season, Jermaine Paul, is just a wonderful singer and performer.
I will take a second here to mention that Christina Aguilera is such an annoying person (I am refraining from saying the "B" word here), that there were times I wanted to throw something at the TV. Between her not so subtle slams of her former Mickey Mouse Club co-star Tony Lucca and her proturding out-of-control iron orbs, she just comes off as the typical spoiled diva. But don't let that stop you from watching, the rest of the show is very entertaining. (OK...not that chick doing the backstage interviews. I don't ever want to hear "you're trending across the country" ever again. WTF does that mean anyway!!)
Are the special effects awful...yes. Can you tell that it's shot in front of a green screen...yes. But don't let that stop you from just enjoying a good story.
Do you watch any of these? What are your favs.