Smash: Season 1 (2012)

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Season 1
Smash

Critics Consensus

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

79%

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 43

92%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 31
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Episodes

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Air date: Feb 6, 2012
2
Air date: Feb 13, 2012
3
Air date: Feb 20, 2012
4
Air date: Feb 27, 2012
5
Air date: Mar 5, 2012
6
Air date: Mar 12, 2012
7
Air date: Mar 19, 2012
8
Air date: Mar 26, 2012
9
Air date: Apr 2, 2012
10
Air date: Apr 9, 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…
Top Critic

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…

Audience Reviews for Smash: Season 1

  • Mar 14, 2018
    UNA IDEA INTERESANTE Y ÚNICA, UN CAST PERFECTO Y MÚSICA ALUCINANTE. HACÍAN DE SMASH UNA SERIE DIFERENTE Y CON UN CONCEPTO ÚNICO.
  • Jul 23, 2017
    Some actors give better performances than others, but over all this show is a must-see if you like musicals. The music is very memorable, and the powerful scenes are worth the occasional plot-bump.
  • Jul 12, 2017
    Although this show has your basic, over-the-top drama, the cast is super talented and pulls it off quite well. You have the superstar voice of Megan Hilty belting out original songs written just for this show, and you have oscar winner Anejlica Huston, and TV star Debra Messing, stealing just about every scene. Some of the subplots can become fluffy, but you will not find another show that portrays Broadway quite as well as this one. Musical fans, this is a must-watch!
  • Jun 28, 2015
    It's a musical show and the best thing about it are the music and the singing that goes along with them.
  • May 16, 2014
    Smash's first season integrated a fresh perspective for television. The incredible ensemble created vibrant numbers that captivated its audience. Very great first season!!!!!

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