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Have you guys watched the new series Smash? It's two episodes in, and I believe it airs on Mondays. Since that's The Bachelor night, I have to DVR other shows and catch up with them later (life is so hard). Anyway, I watched the first episode and was intrigued. I kind of liked it, but at the same time, I kind of hated it. Anyway, the other night, I was up for the third night in a row with The Sinus Infection From Hell, and so I figured I'd catch up on The Voice (love!) and Smash.
So, I was watching it and finally realized that it reminded me of another show I used to watch: Glee. Now, it really has nothing to do with the fact that both contain musical numbers in each episode. It has to do with the fact that every little thing on the show is blown WAY out of proportion. For instance, I haven't watched Glee since the second season. I stopped watching because Mr. Schue creeped me out, and so did his little bug-eyed guidance counselor girlfriend (why do her eyes have to be bugged out constantly? GAH!). Mr. Schue was a creeper to me because he looked just like that one puppet from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood that freaked me out when I was little. Her name was Lady Elaine Fairchilde, and she lived in that building that spun around like a carousel. Does anyone else remember her? Was anyone else a little frightened of her, or was I just a judgmental biotch even at the age of four?
Anyway, they creeped me out, but the show was also just too over-the-top. Don't get me wrong--there were some things I absolutely loved, especially how they really broke down the social hierarchy of high school. Unfortunately, it really IS like that. And it sucks.
But what I didn't like was the fact that EVERY LITTLE THING WAS A HUGE-ASS DEAL. I could not deal with the melodrama! I mean, I create enough drama in my own life, and to watch a show that just made my anxiety levels shoot through the roof just wasn't worth it.
And now we have Smash, which is causing me strife in just two short episodes. I'm sorry, but why does Debra Messing have to look like she's constipated for the entirety of the series? Just because she's not playing Grace anymore doesn't mean she has to be SO SERIOUS. Frankly, I'm not sure this role is right for her.
And then there's the whole, "OMG, I AM SO TORN OVER WHICH ACTRESS TO CHOOSE." And now that they've chosen an actress to play Marilyn Monroe, it's all, "OMG, WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THE OTHER ACTRESS?? LET ME LOOK ALL CONCERNED AND STRESSED THE ENTIRE TIME SO THAT I LOOK LIKE THE STEREOTYPICAL BROODING ARTIST."
And Anjelica Houston? Girlfriend, you've had so much plastic surgery that you now look like The Joker, a la Jack Nicholson. Nice going, girlfriend.
For those of you who have been watching, what are your thoughts? I think I will try to stick it out for the rest of the season, but seriously, if I continue to have heart palpitations and end up on Xanax, I'm probably going to have to turn the channel.