They killed Kyle!

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.

Smash - Season 2

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.

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This week’s favorites on the Voice!

Michelle Chamuel’s rendition of “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry was mind blowing. She’s a dorky rock star (which is almost unheard of) and she called the judges “humans” which makes me love her more. It was a surprise that she picked Usher as I thought she was much better suited with Adam Levine but oh well, we shall see what she brings to the stage.

Finally, Midas Whale gave people a reason to pay attention to folk music. Not only are they musically talented, they also know how to speak Spanish and can actually do some stand-up comedy. Pretty interesting duo. I’m curious how Adam will incorporate their genre into the mix.

Noah (youtube: only1noah) was the one who created this arrangement and while I believe Noah still did a better job, I think Christian Porter’s smooth moves added a certain charm and made me want to ravish him.. Uhm, I mean, clap for him.

Smash is back!

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.

Here’s the preview for the show. Enjoy!