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Old 03-15-2013, 09:11 AM   #496
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I was just thinking, "Which one is Jimmy?"

I think the show has gotten progressively worse with each episode. And this week they ALL were so WHINEY!!! Jimmy & Kyle (or whatever their names are,) are sooooo unrealistic. Jimmy acts like a spoiled schoolboy. he keeps complaining that they won't give him their break, but anytime he gets within inches of anyone who has the clout & means to actually help them he's rude, whiny & petulant. They actually gave him his break, got his song out there, and he's STILL rude and whiny.

Then regarding the making of Bombshell, I can't believe this is how people who create a Broadway show actually act like.

And Karen, she has a chance to be in a Broadway show, and she gives it up to do some small showcase with Mr. Whiney Petulant. REALLY???? And why is she helping someone else's Broadway career when her own isn't really established yet and she needs to concentrate on her own?

I find it all so implausible that ALL these people actually would act this way if this was real life.

The writers can't even write THIS show to be a hit. Do they even know what it's like to have written a Broadway show that's a hit?

And as for actor, Jeremy Jordan, they show commercials of him in real life here, promoting some charity thing about getting music back into schools post Hurricane Sandy. He is so warm & personable and cute in the commercial. Where is THAT guy in Smash? It almost seems like his twin brother did the commercial instead because he isn't bringing any of that commercial guy to the screen, even when he & Karen are supposed to be falling for each other.
Yes, exactly!

I have no idea of what it would take to get a show to Broadway, but I'm fairly sure this isn't it!!

I did see that commerical with Jeremy Jordan, and he does look so much younger. I guess whining ages you (must remember that for myself!!)

I don't understand the disconnect. The show had a strong production team familiar with the politics of Broadway. Maybe the politics are so boring they had to make things up? If nothing else, I still find Eileen and Jerry fascinating. And of course Jack Davenport can do no wrong.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:14 AM   #497
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I'm with everyone else. I don't know what happened this season. I liked last year and I know it didn't perform great so they 'retooled' the show, hired a different show runner...it is worse. Last season Bombshell was the central character. You cared about the show.

Here? Jennifer Hudson? What was the point? Shawn Hayes, again point? I don't hate Jimmy and Kyle because I knew they had to move away from Bombshell but for a show about going to Broadway...Bombshell isn't even there yet!

I like soapy dramas, I still watch the new 90210 (which is better than this) this show had Nashville (set on Broadway and got on air first) potential and it is painful to watch.

I'll DVR it and I'll likely watch but only because there isn't much on right now.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #498
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I'm with everyone else. I don't know what happened this season. I liked last year and I know it didn't perform great so they 'retooled' the show, hired a different show runner...it is worse. Last season Bombshell was the central character. You cared about the show.

Here? Jennifer Hudson? What was the point? Shawn Hayes, again point? I don't hate Jimmy and Kyle because I knew they had to move away from Bombshell but for a show about going to Broadway...Bombshell isn't even there yet!

I like soapy dramas, I still watch the new 90210 (which is better than this) this show had Nashville (set on Broadway and got on air first) potential and it is painful to watch.

I'll DVR it and I'll likely watch but only because there isn't much on right now.
I think they are overthinking the storyline.

Ivy is no longer in Bombshell -- what can we do to keep her character relevant? We will invent (yet another) Broadway show that she will appear in. [She could have stayed on as Derek's girlfriend/muse/advisor on all things Broadway]

Dev is no longer in the show -- what can we do with Karen? We will invent a roommate! [They could have said she living alone and subletting from her cousin, which is how she could afford to live alone in Manhattan.] [Or, as they did on "Friends", just put her in a huge apartment and never mention rent.]

Jimmy and Kyle -- Show #3! [Why?]

We'll just assume that Jennifer Hudson or her agent knew someone who wrote her in. There was absolutely no reason for her to appear on the show. She did nothing to forward the story.

It's frustrating, but I like the musical numbers!
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I think they are overthinking the storyline.

Ivy is no longer in Bombshell -- what can we do to keep her character relevant? We will invent (yet another) Broadway show that she will appear in. [She could have stayed on as Derek's girlfriend/muse/advisor on all things Broadway]

Dev is no longer in the show -- what can we do with Karen? We will invent a roommate! [They could have said she living alone and subletting from her cousin, which is how she could afford to live alone in Manhattan.] [Or, as they did on "Friends", just put her in a huge apartment and never mention rent.]

Jimmy and Kyle -- Show #3! [Why?]

We'll just assume that Jennifer Hudson or her agent knew someone who wrote her in. There was absolutely no reason for her to appear on the show. She did nothing to forward the story.

It's frustrating, but I like the musical numbers!
They brought in young performers to try and bring in a young audience, like Glee fans.

And those of us who've seen spoilers know Ivy isn't done yet with Bombshell.

Re: the Friends apt., I always though they said it was Monica's grandmother's place.
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I think we can stick a fork in it now. In April the network is moving the show to Saturdays. Pretty sure that means the show is done as of this season.
....I think you're probably right...
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...I'll miss you, strange little show about Broadway with the many insider references...


....I really liked that about the show too...
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Someone needs to tell this (below) to Jimmy. Then maybe he wont be so angry, jaded and bitter at all of what 25(???) for all he doesn't have yet.


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Made me cry. What a pro. Worth watching just for her song tonight.
She was great! The scripts are a disappointment this year, though. I am glad to see Jamie Sheridan, though! Love him.
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I think the actor playing Jimmie is just a bad actor. He can sing but he makes this character so sullen, so unpleasant and unapealing. A better actor could give some sympathy. Personally I can't imagine why the writers would make such an entitled annoying character.

I'm sure it's hard to find actors who can act and sing but this cast is not good.
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Made me cry. What a pro. Worth watching just for her song tonight.
Me too. In fact, I sent a text to my dd, off at college, telling her that Bernadette Peters had just sung a song to Ivy that I would sing to her. The two of us have had similar moments, sorry to say!

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I think the actor playing Jimmie is just a bad actor. He can sing but he makes this character so sullen, so unpleasant and unapealing. A better actor could give some sympathy. Personally I can't imagine why the writers would make such an entitled annoying character.

I'm sure it's hard to find actors who can act and sing but this cast is not good.
I don't think he's a bad actor. In fact, considering the events of last night, he is acting pretty much the way one would think he would, given that background.
But I do have to agree that the writing has been less than stellar. I used to care if I missed a week, not so much anymore.
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She wasn't enough for me to save the show. When they announced that the show is moving to another day, I cancelled the show from my DVR schedule. This week is the last for me.


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I think the actor playing Jimmie is just a bad actor. He can sing but he makes this character so sullen, so unpleasant and unapealing. A better actor could give some sympathy. Personally I can't imagine why the writers would make such an entitled annoying character.

I'm sure it's hard to find actors who can act and sing but this cast is not good.
Yeah, his story line is what clinched it for me. When I saw them going in the "drug addict" direction, which means he will be on MORE than he annoyingly already is, I said I had enough of watching him. How and WHY did HE become one of the leads of this show?
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