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Yep, sick again. (Thanks, compromised immune system!) At the moment, I've got a stuffed-up nose, sinus headache, and the beginnings of a sore throat. My boss was complaining he had a cold that started on Friday (he's the kind of wimp who calls out sick because of a cold), so I suspect that's where it came from.

In TV things, has anyone else seen the premieres for Smash and Touch yet? They're both available on Hulu, even though Smash doesn't actually air until after the Super Bowl. I was kinda excited about both, and liked the pilots, so yay! Anyone else have ~feelings?

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, Smash is a behind-the-scenes type drama following the development a new Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. It stars Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Anjelica Huston, and Katharine McPhee as the ingenue competing for the role of Marilyn. Broadway fans might also recognize Megan Hilty and Brian d'Arcy James. Y'all know how I'm a sucker for musicals, and the show appears to feature mostly original songs written for the show-within-a-show. \o/ I would love to see a musical TV show that's not Glee be successful, so here's hoping! Also, it cracked me up in the pilot when Debra Messing goes on a rant about how there are no original musicals on Broadway anymore (they're all based on movies or books or are revivals), and I started singing "Original Musical" from [title of show] to myself...

Touch mainly interested me because it stars Kiefer Sutherland, who is the reason I kept watching 24 way past its prime. He plays the widowed father of a young boy who's been diagnosed with autism and has never spoken. Kiefer believes, however, that his son has been misdiagnosed, that he's trying to find a way to communicate, and that he recognizes patterns in the universe the rest of us can't see. After seeing the first episode, I'm intrigued by the premise, wary of the potential "autism = magical powers" fail, and happy Kiefer is back on my screen.

Date: Feb. 2nd, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] per_aspera_ad_astra
Smash was good! I hope it continues. I am in agreement with you that it would great to see a musical tv show that is NOT Glee do well. This one seems to have a much more coherent plot, so we're already off on the right foot.

I too am intrigued by Touch, so now that I know I can already watch it online, I'll have to get to it!
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