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Smash Death Watch — It Gets Worse

It wasn’t like I actually sat down and watched. I was multi-tasking.

Here were just a few terrible moments:

  • Julia’s telling Tom (and the audience) that they are depressed, and this is the Chinese restaurant they go to when depressed, and this is what they order when they are depressed, and here they are again because – depressed. Does Tom have Alzheimer’s? Is that why Julia must tell him all this? Or is this yet again a sign of the writers’ laziness and contempt for an audience they think is too stupid to get it?
  • Julia’s “Oh my God,” at the news Jerry was paying Ellis. Has Grace just stopped trying?
  • The very special lesson that honesty is the best policy. Ivy tells Terry the truth about his performance and instead of firing her, the egomaniacal bully thanks her and changes his ways. And they all lived happily ever after.
  • New Guy saying he was going to “get high and go to work,” because heaven forbid we should forget that he uses DRUGS, or he should actually have to do any acting to show us that aspect of the character.

The list could go on and on. At this point almost every moment is bad, and not in a good way. Feel free to chime in if you think I missed any of the worst.