February 4, 2012 11:29 PM

‘Smash’: A TV drama mashed up with original songs

As TV series go, “Smash” does a smashing job of abstaining from the usual: no courtrooms, no operating rooms, no interrogation rooms. Meanwhile, this new NBC musical drama puts a bright, sexy sheen on one of filmdom’s most timeless tropes: Hey, kids, let’s put on a show!

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