When NBC announced it was creating a musical television show a few months ago, people immediately envisioned some knock-off version of Glee. Smash proved to be different, focusing on original Broadway-inspired songs more than mainstream covers.
The show, about the creation of a musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, premiered last night after millions of dollars in shameless self-promotion by NBC. If you missed it, you can watch the pilot on Hulu.
This show definitely has all the elements to be a hit, but NBC doesn't have the best luck.