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Last-Minute SongsIn the Smash-verse, it’s never too late to add a new musical number before a show begins or — as in the Season 1 finale — while that show is actually going on. And last minute additions aren’t just limited to songs! Hours before the curtain rises on another performance of Hit List, Jimmy and Julia come up with the remarkably inane idea of live-tweeting the entire audience during the show, which essentially encourages the crowd to leave their cell phones on despite the potential for disruption. Or maybe this is just they’re way of acknowledging that the audience will be constantly checking their phones throughout Hit List anyway because the show is so boring.Read more: Smash: What We’ll Miss About It

Last-Minute Songs
In the Smash-verse, it’s never too late to add a new musical number before a show begins or — as in the Season 1 finale — while that show is actually going on. And last minute additions aren’t just limited to songs! Hours before the curtain rises on another performance of Hit List, Jimmy and Julia come up with the remarkably inane idea of live-tweeting the entire audience during the show, which essentially encourages the crowd to leave their cell phones on despite the potential for disruption. Or maybe this is just they’re way of acknowledging that the audience will be constantly checking their phones throughout Hit List anyway because the show is so boring.

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Smash: What We’ll Miss About It

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Trying to Guess What Hit List Is Actually AboutIs it a romantic comedy? A tale of doomed love a la Rome and Juliet? A satire about the price of fame, as Jimmy and Kyle keep insisting? Who knows?! We like to think that the audience is watching a different show every night, one with just enough content to run all of 30 minutes that mainly consist of Karen and Jimmy staring blankly at each other in between Rent-inspired songs. (Thanks to this terrific article, we now have a full synopsis of Hit List, but honestly, our guessing game is still more fun.)
Read more: Smash: What We’ll Miss About It

Trying to Guess What Hit List Is Actually About
Is it a romantic comedy? A tale of doomed love a la Rome and Juliet? A satire about the price of fame, as Jimmy and Kyle keep insisting? Who knows?! We like to think that the audience is watching a different show every night, one with just enough content to run all of 30 minutes that mainly consist of Karen and Jimmy staring blankly at each other in between Rent-inspired songs. (Thanks to this terrific article, we now have a full synopsis of Hit List, but honestly, our guessing game is still more fun.)

Read more: Smash: What We’ll Miss About It

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Krysta Rodriguez (Ana from Smash) looks so much like Aubrey Plaza (April from Parks and Recreation) and I thought I was super later to the party on pointing this out but no one seems as passionately concerned as I do.
Here are pictures of each of them folded into themselves for proof.

Krysta Rodriguez (Ana from Smash) looks so much like Aubrey Plaza (April from Parks and Recreation) and I thought I was super later to the party on pointing this out but no one seems as passionately concerned as I do.

Here are pictures of each of them folded into themselves for proof.

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"Derek blasts into the room and says he’s found an understudy for the next time Jimmy goes AWOL. And then he reads Jimmy the riot act and threatens to replace him with Sam if he fucks up the big show tonight. Jeremy Jordan’s expression at that point is just amazing. He looks like someone slapped him in the head with a large fish."

- Sara Brady, Smash 2x13 “The Producers” Weecap

"Derek blasts into the room and says he’s found an understudy for the next time Jimmy goes AWOL. And then he reads Jimmy the riot act and threatens to replace him with Sam if he fucks up the big show tonight. Jeremy Jordan’s expression at that point is just amazing. He looks like someone slapped him in the head with a large fish."

- Sara Brady, Smash 2x13 “The Producers” Weecap

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2. Smash Getting Better  With Ellis gone and Jennifer Hudson coming in, the show may actually improve. That sounds like a good thing, but we got so used to this show being outright awful that by improving, it may become dull, or god forbid, decent. And then it won’t be any fun at all to hate-watch.
Read more: TWoP 10: What We’re Dreading About the Midseason 2013

2. Smash Getting Better
With Ellis gone and Jennifer Hudson coming in, the show may actually improve. That sounds like a good thing, but we got so used to this show being outright awful that by improving, it may become dull, or god forbid, decent. And then it won’t be any fun at all to hate-watch.

Read more: TWoP 10: What We’re Dreading About the Midseason 2013

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SmashReturns: February 5 at 9 PM on NBCWhat to Expect: After what feels like forever — Julia and Tom could have written 30 musicals by now! — Smash is now awesomely lighter Ellis, Dev, Frank (Mr. Julia) and Michael (Will Chase). Other delightful tidbits: The Season 2 premiere will be two hours long and former Gossip Girl showrunner Josh Safran has replaced Theresa Rebeck, while Jeremy Jordan, Jesse L. Martin and Jennifer Hudson have all joined the cast .Will We Watch It? Hell yeah, it’s one of our very favorite shows to hate-watch.
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Returns: February 5 at 9 PM on NBC
What to Expect: After what feels like forever — Julia and Tom could have written 30 musicals by now! — Smash is now awesomely lighter Ellis, Dev, Frank (Mr. Julia) and Michael (Will Chase). Other delightful tidbits: The Season 2 premiere will be two hours long and former Gossip Girl showrunner Josh Safran has replaced Theresa Rebeck, while Jeremy Jordan, Jesse L. Martin and Jennifer Hudson have all joined the cast .
Will We Watch It? Hell yeah, it’s one of our very favorite shows to hate-watch.

Read more: Winter Preview 2013: Returning TV Shows

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8. Smash It was our absolute favorite show to hate-watch in 2012, and we can’t wait for more. From Julia’s ugly wardrobe to the really terrible songs to watching supposed musical theater professionals trying to slap together numbers in the most implausible ways, it’s really just the gift that keeps on giving.
Read more: Midseason Shows We’re Looking Forward To

8. Smash
It was our absolute favorite show to hate-watch in 2012, and we can’t wait for more. From Julia’s ugly wardrobe to the really terrible songs to watching supposed musical theater professionals trying to slap together numbers in the most implausible ways, it’s really just the gift that keeps on giving.

Read more: Midseason Shows We’re Looking Forward To