Katharine McPhee goes from Starlet to ‘Depravity’

May 28, 2013

Truth be told, I enjoyed NBC’s short-lived series Smash. Perhaps not the second season, save for a few great songs from Jennifer Hudson, but the first season touched on the [...]


Smash Season 2 Episode 3: Tale of Jimmy cry-to-much and fair maiden Julia

February 20, 2013

“The Dramaturg” was a mix of too much predictability, an overdose of emo and an overall lack of personality. At least Jennifer Hudson was there to remind us that this [...]


9 Focus Points on the Smash Season 2 Premiere

February 5, 2013

Smash returns to NBC for its second season tonight, with a 2-hour premiere. After seeing watching the first two hours, I can attest that the beating heart of this soap-opera [...]

American Horror Story

Emmy Nominations – Who Got Served and Who Got Screwed Again

July 19, 2012

The 2012 Emmy nominations have been announced and we’ve got all of the major categories listed as well as our initial, emotional reactions. Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey [...]


Best (and Worst) Season Finales of 2011-2012 – Estrella Picks

May 30, 2012

It’s that time of year… network shows are going off the air (some for good) and the cable summer season is about to premiere. We decided to take a look [...]

30 Rock

Renewals, Pickups and Cancellations Roundup for ABC, NBC, CW and AMC

May 11, 2012

Dozens of shows learned their fate this week so we’re going to run down the latest as they came in on Friday evening. The headline news included series such as [...]


‘Smash’ – Episode 7: ‘The Workshop’ – Bernadette Peters Drops By To Sing A Song

March 20, 2012

So, the workshop happened. And Michael (Will Chase) is out as Joe DiMaggio. (Bye-bye, Michael. No more sneaking kisses with Julia in plain sight.) He wasn’t gelling with the show [...]


‘Smash’ Episodes 5 & 6 – Sex, Lies, and Temper Tantrums

March 13, 2012

Hey, there Smash fans! Sorry for the delay. Been busy at work on my own creative endeavors so I didn’t get the opportunity to catch last week’s “Let’s Be Bad” [...]


‘Smash’ Episode 4: ‘The Cost of Art’ – Passive Aggressive Cat Fight!

February 28, 2012

So, we’re finally getting to see the first round of the Smash plot that I so dreaded: the Ivy (Megan Hilty) vs. Karen (Katharine McPhee) title card fight. My worries [...]


‘Smash’ Episode 3: ‘Enter Mr. DiMaggio’ – The Hit NBC Series Starts To Have a Bit of Fun

February 21, 2012

So, it’s starting to look like Smash is slowly settling into the groove that it’s been looking for the past two episodes. For the most part, it’s a rather reassuring [...]