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The Smash After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of NBC's Smash.

Show Summary: A successful songwriting duo of industry veterans, Julia and Tom, have an opportunity to create another Broadway hit, but making it to opening night isn't easy. When tenacious producer Eileen joins the project, a musical based on the life of iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, a rivalry for the lead role percolates between a beautiful novice and a stage veteran who is hoping to catch her big break. While the production is being prepped for opening night, real life has a tendency to get in the way: Julia and her husband are in the midst of a complicated adoption; the producer's divorce proceedings could threaten the production's finances; and the director could derail everything if he puts the star in a compromising position.

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    • 4.6 • 48 Ratings

The Smash After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of NBC's Smash.

Show Summary: A successful songwriting duo of industry veterans, Julia and Tom, have an opportunity to create another Broadway hit, but making it to opening night isn't easy. When tenacious producer Eileen joins the project, a musical based on the life of iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, a rivalry for the lead role percolates between a beautiful novice and a stage veteran who is hoping to catch her big break. While the production is being prepped for opening night, real life has a tendency to get in the way: Julia and her husband are in the midst of a complicated adoption; the producer's divorce proceedings could threaten the production's finances; and the director could derail everything if he puts the star in a compromising position.

    2016 Tonys Discussion | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    2016 Tonys Discussion | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    AFTERBUZZ TV -- 2016 Tonys edition, is a weekly "after show" for fans of 2016 Tonys. In this show, hosts Briana Phipps, Angela Struck, Drexel Heard, and Jacque Borowski discuss the 2016 Tonys.

    ABOUT 2016 TONYS:


    The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® got their start in 1947 when the Wing established an awards program to celebrate excellence in the theatre.

    Named for Antoinette Perry, an actress, director, producer, and the dynamic wartime leader of the American Theatre Wing who had recently passed away, the Tony Awards made their official debut at a dinner in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947. Vera Allen, Perry's successor as chairwoman of the Wing, presided over an evening that included dining, dancing, and a program of entertainment. The dress code was black tie optional, and the performers who took to the stage included Mickey Rooney, Herb Shriner, Ethel Waters, and David Wayne. Eleve
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    • 55 min
    Smash S:2 | The Nominations; The Tonys E:16 & E:17 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    Smash S:2 | The Nominations; The Tonys E:16 & E:17 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    AFTERBUZZ TV – Smash edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of NBC’s Smash. In this show, host Tamara Berg breaks down the episode in which Tom has a run-in with an influential Tony voter; Ivy receives distracting news; Derek's past impacts the ``Hit List'' team. The night of the Tony Awards arrives; Jimmy is faced with a final reckoning. There to help Tamara are co-hosts Marisa Serafini, Kendra Kabasele, John Comerford, and Kristin Carole. It’s Smash’s “The Nominations; The Tonys” podcast!

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Smash S:2 | The Transfer E:15 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    Smash S:2 | The Transfer E:15 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    AFTERBUZZ TV – Smash edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of NBC’s Smash. In this show, host Tamara Berg breaks down the episode in which tom pulls out all the stops during a Houston & Levitt tribute night; Ivy worries that performing a risque number will damage her reputation; a betrayal leaves the cast of ``Hit List'' shaken. There to help Tamara are co-hosts Sarah Mendoza, Kendra Kabasele, Kristin Carole, and Marisa Serafini. It’s Smash’s “The Transfer” podcast!

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    • 1 hr
    Smash S:2 | The Phenomenon E:14 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    Smash S:2 | The Phenomenon E:14 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    AFTERBUZZ TV – Smash edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of NBC’s Smash. In this show, host Tamara Berg breaks down the episode in which J``Bombshell'' and ``Hit List'' are bonded by an unexpected event. There to help Tamara are co-hosts Sarah Mendoza, Kendra Kabasele, Kristin Carole and Marisa Serafini. It’s Smash’s “The Phenomenon” podcast!

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Smash S:2 | The Producers E:13 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    Smash S:2 | The Producers E:13 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    AFTERBUZZ TV – Smash edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of NBC’s Smash. In this show, host Tamara Berg breaks down the episode in which Jimmy threatens ``Hit List's'' future; Tom and Julia's partnership is strained; Ivy, Eileen and the team run themselves ragged. There to help Tamara are co-hosts Sarah Mendoza, Marisa Serafini, Kendra Kabasele, and Kristin Carole. It’s Smash’s “The Producers” podcast!

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Smash S:2 | Opening Night E:12 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    Smash S:2 | Opening Night E:12 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

    AFTERBUZZ TV – Smash edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of NBC’s Smash. In this show, host Tamara Berg breaks down the episode in which Ivy gets support from an unexpected place when she is overcome by nerves on opening night; Tom and Julia consider their next project; Eileen's problems with Richard come to a head; Jimmy talks to Karen about his past. There to help Tamara are co-hosts Sarah Mendoza, Kendra Kabasele, and Kristin Carole. It’s Smash’s “Opening Night” podcast!

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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

thefalloficarus ,

My favorite after buzz show!

Hey guys! First I wanted to say you all are my favorite afterbuzz show, hands down. You have really interesting conversations about the show, you have good insights on the characters, and I think you have fairly balanced opinions. I look forward to hearing your podcast as much as I look forward to watching the show. Keep up the great work!

On the show side of things, I like that we finally saw some regret in Karen this week. She obviously doesn't fully regret leaving Bombshell to be with Jimmy the Jerk, but we finally saw that first real flash of "I have up something huge". For someone who believed in Bombshell so much that she gave up a potential recording contract in the first season, just so she could sing in the ensemble, I thought it was ridiculous how quickly she just gave up on the show. It was such a deviation from her character last season and NOT in the good way.

It was also really nice seeing Leo this week. I was actually really upset with his complete departure from the show before and I thought it was sad that the new direction the show decided to take, was Julia basically abandoning him. Yes she and her husband split, but a mom like julia doesn't just move out on her children. Especially when she and Leo had such a good relationship by the end of last year. There were bumps in the road, but in the end Leo and she always made up and he was always ready to forgive her. I don't think Julia would give in so quickly on her child and I think they took too many liberties on her character in that respect. They rushed to get her away from her "bad" storylines from last season. I'm glad she is growing and moving on from all the affair drama, but I wish they had handled that whole departure a little more gracefully.

And my last comment for this review is, poor Derek. I feel like he has lost his mojo this season. I have rooted for he and Karen even since the beginning of season 1, so I was glad to see him taking the creep-vibe down a notch and becoming a real boy this season. To that end though, I feel like he has gone beyond normal man to just sort of sad and lonely. He was being run through the mill at the beginning of the season and no one stood up for him. Karen and Ivy stood by him, but even Karen left him for Jimmy (which seems like such an insult. Dev and she had history and I genuinely liked Dev until the end, but Jimmy is and always will be a whiny man child.) Now even Ivy has pushed him away. I think his most obvious cry for help was thinking Ana was the diva (especially after she got poor reviews at the fringe). Even his directing is suffering. I feel like he needs to start getting his groove back (and he needs to squarely put Jimmy in his place as his first act of business). Last season Derek wouldn't have put up with half the crap Jimmy and Karen have pulled (don't even get me started on what a bad influence Jimmy has been on Karen). I don't think Derek needs to be the villain to be strong, and I think everyone would enjoy watching Jimmy brought down a peg in the process.

GGAmber ,

Reliving the show

I found this podcast long after Smash was cancelled, and now I am reliving the series by listening to each of these episodes. Thanks!

Just.Fiona ,

Derek + Karen!

I don't understand why I why I NEED them to be together so much. So much of what happened in the past makes me dislike Derek, and yet… I am obsessed with the notion of them ending up together (or at least making out). Perhaps this is just my own personal bias (and the type of person that I tend to be attracted to). I just feel like he really cares about her. He does not show this is good ways that often, so I understand those who don't see it. They have such scintillating chemistry. I don't know… I just obsessed.

Love the show! (SMASH, and this podcast). It is my morning ritual to download this the morning after SMASH and listen to in on my way to class. Much giggling. And, it's nice to get other peoples views on the show. Thank you.

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