Thanks to our friends at Hulu Plus we had the absolute privilege of watching the first hour of the two hour season premiere of Smash, due to premiere February 5 on NBC.
For those who missed the incredible first season Smash is a musical drama set on the bright lights of Broadway and revolves around the lives of producers, actors, writers and singers attempting to put together a musical around the life of Marilyn Monroe. The musical titled Bombshell was established last season and met some well received and critiqued preview shows at the end of season 1.
The star studded television show stars Katharine McPhee, Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Krysta Rodriguez. New roles in the second season will also include Jennifer Hudson, Jesse L. Martin, Jeremy Jordan, and Sean Hayes.
Season 2 kicks off with all of our unresolved storylines from last season still dangling, tempting us but still not delivering any resolutions. There are plenty of new cast to keep us distracted with the breathtaking b Jennifer Hudson playing a successful Broadway performer, a chatty bar tender who is more than he seems at first and his friendly gay sidekick. There are plenty of jaw dropping performances that take the show to the next level and outperform and outshine anything rival shows can offer.
Dev has officially left the series but the tension between Ivy and Karen is tense and could keep going well into the season. Meanwhile Bombshell faces extinction after several setbacks, the cast and crew are told to move on to other projects.
Putting two idol powerhouses like McPhee and Hudson is a rt risky move but it pays off, the duet between the two at a press event is hair- raising event that is one of the highlights of the episode.
If you haven't seen Smash before now is the perfect time to jump on board, if you are a fan you I'll love this season return full of drama, comedy and of course music.
Smash premieres Tuesday February 5
Review by Alaisdair Arrow Dewar