If you're not into the Broadway behind-the-scenes-ness of it all, then you still won't like "Smash." But if you are, this episode establishes a tone that I hope continues through the remainder of the first season.
Though I didn't speak up when I first overheard the offending comments, part of me feels it's my obligation to educate these two young actors and let them know there is no "woman" in a gay relationship -- and no "man" in a lesbian one.
"Smash" has music, dancing, lots of entertaining backstage bitchery and a very talented "American Idol" runner-up ... Truth be told, I got a lump in my throat at the end of the second episode -- an achievement for any show so early in its run.
I thought I saw in these actors the revelation of truth about big dreams and the difficulty of creativity and ambition. Smash is as much about the making of a person's character as it is about the making of a Broadway play and a star.