Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Quote of the Day


"NBC has been in last place for years, because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing, but now they finally have a new and exciting plan for climbing out of the cellar. And that plan is to rip off ‘Glee’. So last night ‘Smash’ premiered, and began the tale of two actresses fighting it out to play Marilyn Monroe in a Broadway play. In one corner, there’s young, inexperienced Broadway dreamer Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) and in the next is Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty), a stage veteran who is more than ready for her chance to shine. And now there’s a whole 'Team Karen' and 'Team Ivy' movement so people can support their favorite. So which team are you? Who do you think should get that part? That was rhetorical of course, and please believe me when I tell you that if you answered it, I hate you."

-- Brendon at What Would Tyler Durden Do? on NBC's latest desperate grab for cultural relevance and a vehicle for non-stop shameless cross-promotion

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Smash is a massive steaming pile of corporate shit, but this is pretty hilarious coming from a guy whose blog started out as a copycat of The Superficial and rips content off them daily. Apparently "Brendon" isn't clever enough to have a sense of irony.

Chez said...

Brendon apparently worked at the Superficial for a bit. I'm a much bigger fan of the Superficial overall, but this made me laugh.

pea said...

it sounds like All About Eve, but shit.

brink said...

Smash is more like watching the video evidence in the court case from when the new Fame molested Glee on a casting couch.

Steven Spielberg reminds everyone that a producer with a star struck boner is unhealthy for good television.

At least it's not a reality show?

Matt Osborne said...

The marketing is too damn obvious.

Lily said...

Maybe if NBC put any effort and money into advertising and promoting the shows they have that are actually good instead of putting them on hiatus they wouldn't have to sink to this level of desperation.

Signed,
another bitter Community fan

em said...

NBC has been dead to me since they let Leno fucked over Conan (bitter Conan fan here). So, yeah. They can still go fuck themselves.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen the film Burlesque, nor have I watched Smash but judging from the ads, aren't they the same thing. Except of course, NBC wouldn't dare put a Burlesque show in prime time so they set it on Broadway.

JohnF said...

Why did Anonymous #1 put "Brendon" in quotes?