10 reasons Smash shouldn’t have been cancelled

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  • smash lover

    I agree. I loved Smash for the music, dancing and albeit, sometimes trite and predictable, the story line. I cared about the characters and really loved watching Megan Hilty and Katherine McPhee. I wish it could be picked up by another network or live on through Netflix!

  • Addams fan

    I agree! Anjelica Huston and Krysta Rodriguez made the show even better. Can’t believe it was cancelled-all the crap that’s on TV now and they couldn’t make a third season for a genuinely good show?

  • Nessa

    I agree with pretty much everything but “a role as meaty as Karen”? It was the blandest character in the show, even the chorus kids were more entertaining, and seemed more layered than Karen (which was one of SMASH’s biggest mistakes, forcing a Mary Sue character as the lead and the “star”, when it had many other characters that were much more interesting).
    I’m not attacking McPhee’s acting ability, but maybe if she had been given a better role, I would have cared more for her.

    • Pip_EntFocus

      It’s interesting how different people perceive the same thing in different ways. I really felt Karen had progression from the meek and mild lacking in confidence Karen of season 1 to the feistier, ballsier Karen in season 2. The moment in season 1 where she performed Touch Me was a really turning point. Karen was my favourite character. I loved her!

      • loyalt

        I agree with you…I loved Karen! She was truly nice in a cut-throat business and kept true to herself and values. That is NOT bland or boring. She was a great contrast to the other “do whatever is needed to get the role” people and Kathryn played her very well. I would say the same about Sam.

  • anna

    Loved this show and will miss it so much. The musical numbers were always brilliant and it was great to see talent like Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Christian Borle, Jeremy Jordan etc performing on it. It was my little bit of Broadway in my home. I just wish they had made the character of Jimmy more likeable, Jeremy Jordan is super talented (and charming in real life!) and I think it would have made some viewers engage more with the new characters if they had (I still loved it though!). I loved the introduction of Hit List into Season two and how it contrasted with Bombshell. The new music was great and introduced some great new broadway songwriters like Joe Iconis and Pasek and Paul. I think its a real shame there will be no season 3. But I look forward to seeing what the actors from this show do in the future.

  • Ron Hoffman

    What a great series, and yes, there are so many developments to go in the story that it seems a total waste to not continue this show. Come on, Netflix.

  • [email protected]

    Agree. Smash needs a 3rd act

  • La_croe

    Yes yes yes!!! Smash should have another season more – how would these tv execs see how the show would truly fair when at first sight of trouble they decided to cancel it?! the show offers so much more to look forward to and its a fresh perspective from all the other shows that come across live tv….give SMASH another chance!

  • loyalt

    I am really going to miss Smash! I can’t believe NBC gets rid of the good shows and keeps/creates more stuff like competitions and reality shows. This was original, entertaining and would have grown with more time. The music, the actors and the concept were all great!

  • JoAnn Daniels

    I’m so sad it’s cancelled, one of my favorite all time shows, thought they could really expand the series hoping it gets picked up from someone else.

  • cathy

    I did enjoy “SMASH”. I did not know the show existed till the 2nd season. It was nice for us people who will never get to a Broadway play to experience the thrill.

  • carola99

    I WOULD HAVE LOVED ANOTHER SEASON BUT ONLY WITHOUT JEREMY JORDAN´S CHARACTER. HE AND ANDY MIENTUS RUINED THE SHOW.
    NO ONE CARED ABOUT KAREN AND JIMMY´S ROMANCE, IT WAS NOT BELIEVABLE. ALSO THE DEREK/IVY ENDING WAS SO FORCED, HE WAS IN LOVE WITH KAREN ALL THE TIME NOT IVY, SO IT DID NOT MAKE SENSE.
    I ACTUALLY WAS ROOTING FOR KAREN & DEREK TO GET TOGETHER, THEIR ONSCREEN CHEMISTRY IS AMAZING. HOPE KAT & JACK WORK TOGETHER AGAIN.