Days later, I still can’t get over the fact that NBC killed Kyle in Smash. Just when I was slowly falling in love with his character, they decided that he should emulate Jonathan Larson, the composer/playwright who died right before Rent’s first preview. It was sudden and unexpected just like Larson’s death. I felt like they didn’t show enough of Kyle’s character until the end which is a big shame. However, while it saddens me that he’s not part of the show anymore, I do understand why they did it.
I just wish they also developed Tom and Kyle’s relationship before the accident happened. The last episode, “The Phenomenon”, showed clips on their relationship and it was endearing.
(Tom serenading Kyle with Billy Joel’s Vienna.)
On a side note, Derek and Karen tried to get it on but failed. Maybe there just isn’t enough spark. Also.. I would love for them to kill Jimmy because his character irritates me to no end.
Broadway and musical enthusiasts are waiting for the day when Smash Season 2 finally premieres. You don’t have to wait any longer because NBC announced its 2-hour season premiere this February 5. Yes, you’ve read right. It’s 2 hours of pure Broadway drama, new salacious characters and a lot of music. With Joshua Safran taking over, you will expect more musical sequences and a bigger theatrical worldview.
Rumors are, not only is Jennifer Hudson joining the bandwagon, but Liza Minnelli (Sally Bowles, Cabaret), Jess L. Martin (Tom Collins, Rent), Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland, Will & Grace) will also guest star in the show. Anyone waiting for Megan Mullally and Eric McCormack to come on? I’m secretly hoping for more Broadway stars to share their talents.