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Smash: First Two Episodes

ZOË RICE: I came to Smash with mixed expectations. On the one hand, I’m a sucker for a musical number, and before Glee became unbearable I was an early fan. A new TV show with the promise of awesome – dare we hope Fame-like? – musical numbers meant at least a tingle of excitement. On the other hand…theater people. Don’t get me wrong; to use the cliche, some of my best friends are theater people. But man, some of them can be pretentious. And inauthentic. And so “on” all the time. Would the Smash characters be just like that?

JESSICA BADER: I’ve been excited about Smash ever since that day last year when I decided to sit down and watch the trailer videos for all of the new network TV shows. A show about the making of a Broadway musical? With original songs from Marc Shaiman? What’s not to like (other than the whole not-premiering-until-February-sweeps thing)? Yet, I can’t help but feel like both the show and what’s expected of it are a bit too much. Continue reading

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Robbie Keane: Past, Present and Future

KAREN PATEL: Inter Milan, Leeds United (during their success in the early 2000′s), Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Celtic… Robbie Keane’s CV is impressive. A product of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ (Wolves) youth academy, Keane’s talent was apparent from the beginning. He quickly established himself in the Wolves’ starting line-up and scored 11 goals in 45 appearances. His debut season in 1997/98 was actually the first season I began to follow soccer, so I have witnessed the highs and lows of Keane’s career.

HOWARD MEGDAL: As a recent convert to Tottenham Hotspur, I was fortunate enough to see the club in a pair of matches at Red Bull Arena, just 30 minutes from my house. As a reward, Robbie Keane, the long-tenured member of Spurs, showed me his goal-scoring prowess in both the Thursday and Sunday contests. In other words, I got to experience what Spurs fans had 121 times coming into this season. I felt an immediate sense of continuity between my experience and that of the long-time diehards. Continue reading

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