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"Yes, that's good. Now can you say, 'What the fuck is that, some sort of fucking dome?' ... Yes, but more incredulous ... Fine, fine, we'll call you."
Musical drama Smash premieres tonight at 10 on Sky Atlantic. If you like drama, singing, beautiful people being magnificent bastards and Marilyn Monroe then you have come to the right place. Step inside, the overture has just begun.
It's literally that easy to write poster taglines, but you don't see them that often for TV shows. 'Mad Men 5: MEN WILL BE MAD'. 'Coronation Street: A STREET WILL BE CROWNED'. 'Party of Five: FIVE WILL PARTY'. I ruined it. :`(
"Smash!" said Steven Spielberg to me, getting all up in my grill, a little unnecessarily. "SMASH!" If I'm honest I hadn't the foggiest what he was on about at the time, but it actually makes sense with hindsight.
Is anyone still watching Terra Nova? What's happening? How many of them have been eaten by dinosaurs yet? Let me guess, the main characters tend to narrowly escape every time, right?
Man, oh man. Someone's got some money to spend. Four million dollars an episode, Steven Spielberg on board as exec producer, and a shit-tonne of CGI dinosaurs. Welcome to Terra Nova.
DISCLAIMER: there is no God. There are
sharks, though: a friend of mine's seen one. Of course, he also claims he saw Jesus in a Findus Crispy Pancake but that's beside the point.
An dinosaur show AND an alien show? What, is Spielberg just getting people to remake all his films for TV and picking up a cheque for it? What's next, a Schindler's List game show? (*double-checks whether Matt made essentially the same joke when he posted the trailer*) Oh.
Over 80% of the world's population is killed in an alien invasion, but the weedy doctor from ER survives? Pffft.
"Gosh, thanks awfully for being executive producer on our show, Mr Spielberg. Do you want any creative input?" "Not really. Other than it should basically be Jurassic Park with a strong ecological slant." "Right you are, then. Anything else you want turning into a series?" "Oooh, how about The Terminal? ... Hello? ... Hello?"