Smash: Season 1 (2012)



Critic Consensus: Dynamic showstoppers and a unique take on the show business industry make Smash a must-see adult program.


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Air date: Feb 6, 2012
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Smash is a musical drama that celebrates the beauty and heartbreak of the Broadway theater as it follows a cross-section of dreamers and schemers who all have one common desire -- to be a "smash."

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Critic Reviews for Smash Season 1

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (27)

Smash weaves all of its burning questions, players' plights and wowza showstoppers with wit and excitement. Break a leg, gang!

Sep 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The trouble with Smash isn't the razzle-dazzle, then, it's the nuts and bolts.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, none of that interesting struggle (for success in the Big Apple.) can be found in Smash - NBC's pabulum take on The Great White Way.

Feb 6, 2012 | Full Review…

I would gladly pay $75 for an orchestra seat to see the show-within-a-show. The way things are going, I would pay $100 if the purchase exempted me from having to watch any more of the show itself.

Feb 6, 2012 | Full Review…
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As long as it's well sung, there's always room for the lullabye of Broadway.

Feb 6, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Smash will strike you as almost unbearably tedious and pretentious.

Feb 6, 2012 | Full Review…

We want this show to work, but sometimes we think we want it to work more than the actual creators of the show do.

Jun 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Smash is to Glee as Broadway is to community theatre. You can enjoy the latter and have a blast seeing it, but it's not the same as a production like this one that really hums on every professional level.

Feb 6, 2012 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Smash does a very good job of establishing the world these characters inhabit and their distinctive roles in getting this musical off the ground, and, in the process, investing you in their stories and struggles.

Feb 6, 2012 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

It's a quality show for sure, but at least initially, it lacks the magnetism of the Hollywood icon it pays homage to.

Feb 6, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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