Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her series, Big Girl Camera.

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Watch This: Smash

This weekend I spent some time catching up with my long-lost friend, the DVR. After having been in bed with a nasty sinus infection for the better part of 10 days, I was in the mood for something peppy.

Smash delivered.

I made sure to set my DVR to record Smash during NBC’s big pre-Superbowl push. Did you see those commercials? Of course you did, you couldn’t turn on NBC during the month of January without seeing Angelica Houston sauntering around New York City.

Here’s why I’m hooked on Smash after two episodes:

1. Lots of character driven story lines. There’s drama, humor, big dreams and musical numbers. Well done musical numbers.

2. There are no: doctors, cops, or dead bodies. I LOVE me some Castle, but I’m happy to have something to watch that doesn’t include the dialog “cause of death” or “victim”.

3. NBC seems to be making their mission to build fantastic set pieces. I want to climb inside the NYC apartments and offices of the Smash characters, every bit as much as I’d like to camp out with the Braverman’s of Parenthood.

It’s on tonight! Catch up on the first two episodes here.

P.S. Let me save you some time…because you’ll spend the first episode trying to figure out where you know this guy from.

It’s from here:

You’re welcome.


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  1. rani 02/20/2012 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks for showing me wear the guy was from…you are so right…I would have been thinking that all the way through!!!

    • Erin Oltmanns 02/21/2012 at 7:05 pm

      LOL! Yeah, I kept watching and thinking “WHERE have I heard that voice?!”

  2. Kim 02/20/2012 at 6:07 pm

    I am so loving Smash! I keep telling people that it’s like Glee but with actual story lines, ha! And I also love looking at the houses on Parenthood. 🙂 Jasmine had the most amazing flower/petal art work in her house a couple of weeks ago. I want to make it so badly!

    • Erin Oltmanns 02/21/2012 at 7:06 pm

      Yes! Glee, but with better story lines!