Response to “Smash” Creator Theresa Rebeck Emailed Me:
I watched the first couple of episodes of the first season and had to stop for the simple fact that the characters did not talk like real people (and did not talk like people in the theatre actually do) and everything seemed un-realistic. That goes directly to the writing and, hence, Ms. Rebeck. And, if you’ve ever read any of her plays, you know how truly trite her writing is. Can’t imagine how it could’ve gotten worse without her.