I cannot wait for you guys to see SMASH Monday at 10 p.m. on NBC. I've seen the first four episodes and I love, love, love this show. Going behind the scenes to see what it takes to make a Broadway show is absolutely fascinating. There's a great cast, good writing and tons of musical numbers. I had a few problems with the third episode, but they were right back on track with the fourth one. Watch this show!
THE RIVER, which premieres Tuesday at 10 p.m. on ABC, is an interesting experiment in horror for television. Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) is missing somewhere on the Amazon and his family, along with a mixed bag of crew members, is on the hunt for him. I've only seen the pilot, so I'm not comfortable reviewing it. But I am interested in seeing more. One thing that I hope they fix as they go on, is that none of the characters seem likeable. You need a hero/heroine you can relate to in a show like this. It's definitely worth checking out.
I don't like to comment on celebs. We all have lives. We all make mistakes. But as a mother, I feel like I have to say something about Demi Moore and her recent troubles. We all go through adversity, it's how we handle it that makes who we are. And when you have children, you need to suck it up and be a good example for them. So your heart gets broken, get over it. You don't starve yourself and do drugs. You pull out the Ben & Jerry's, whine to your friends and then go shopping. No man is worth killing yourself. And doing drugs, especially with your kids around, is just wrong.
That's it for me. If you're interested in writing a book or need to clean the one you wrote up, check out my class that begins Monday.