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Smash: Seaon 2 (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Save for some more great musical numbers, this season sees Smash descend into tangled plots and convoluted relationships.

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The second and final series of the musical drama sees "Bombshell" facing difficulties as its creative team prepares to mount the musical on Broadway, particularly when producer Eileen (Anjelica Huston) is ousted after authorities learn that she financed the show illegally. To complicate matters, "Bombshell" is also facing tough competition from another new musical called "Hit List," written by newcomers Kyle (Andy Mientus) and Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan), who were discovered by Karen (Katharine McPhee). Memorable guest spots include Jennifer Hudson and Jesse L. Martin, who both have multi-episode story arcs. Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Christian Borle and Megan Hilty also star.

Cast

Debra Messing
as Julia Houston
Anjelica Huston
as Eileen Rand
Katharine McPhee
as Karen Cartwright
Christian Borle
as Tom Levitt
Jack Davenport
as Derek Wills
Megan Hilty
as Ivy Lynn
Jennifer Hudson
as Veronica "Ronnie" Moore
Bernadette Peters
as Leigh Conroy
Sean Hayes
as Terry Falls
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Critic Reviews for Smash: Seaon 2

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (13)

Smash is also a little less "let's put on a show," more "let's figure out a TV narrative." That's the most practical direction, but it also makes it all feel a little more earthbound.

February 4, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Farewell, Smash, you'll always be our giant mess of a star.

August 8, 2013 | Full Review…

The music and lavish production numbers were almost always a treat.

May 24, 2013 | Full Review…

Smash's new direction was well set up in the first two hours.

February 5, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's moderately competent a decent amount of the time, I guess, but this house-trained, reined-in incarnation has left some of the magic behind.

February 5, 2013 | Full Review…

The slightly meta flavor is promising, because it mends the frayed bond between the show and its disenchanted viewers by proving that it actually listens to them.

February 5, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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