What a surprise package Smash is turning out to be. One of my favourite new shows of 2012 so far.
The two leading ladies in this, Katharine McPhee (Karen Cartwright) and Megan Hilty (Ivy) have been fabulous new discoveries, while Jack Davenport makes such an icy bastard director as Derek.
Then there is Anjelica Huston as the uber-chic producer Eileen, her sneaky squirrel assistant Ellis as Jaime Cepero. Debra Messing has been great in a dramatic role (but personally I think upstaged by McPhee and Hilty).
The original songs written for the Marilyn musical have been fab, especially 20th Century Mambo and Let Me Be Your Star.
In the next episode Uma Thurman steps in as the new Marilyn -and no spoilers, but you just know Karen is the one true Marilyn, still waiting for her moment to shine.
9:35pm Monday on W.