First of all, thank-whatever, this is nothing
like Glee. If anything, the atmosphere overall is more like Parenthood - but, instead of talking loudly over each other and/or crying, these characters sing.
(only clunker was the assistant's idealistic speech about his high school musical, and that could have been saved by better delivery).
Totally agree. That 'soundbite ode' stood out so awkwardly.
The cast is pretty good, and Houston especially is magnificent - loved her reaction to her soon-to-be ex husband putdown during the lawyers-offices scene.
Though the whole world of musicals and Broadways is nothing that interests me on any emotional level whatsoever, I am looking forward to seeing this series, and especially uncovering the way they will portray MM as subject matter.
The idea of concentrating each season to a different musical-in-the-making is also quite sound, and allows much more creative freedom as well as decent, structured story ending to the started arcs, rather than milking the same thing/themes over and over again and prolonging the stories until they become ruined caricatures of themselves. In my book this is no small thing to look forward to.
Edited by wickedgirl, Jan 16, 2012 @ 10:42 PM.