Selfishly ignoring my rabies-flecked post of a few days ago, the American public has gone and given Smash solid ratings for its pilot show, and believe it or not, I don’t begrudge it that. Despite what I said here, the “Smash” pilot wasn’t absolutely terrible, it was just mediocre. So why did I hate it? Because it seemed so bloody pleased with itself for being mediocre (though I am aware that in the humility sweepstakes, I live in what looks suspiciously like a glass house).
Case Study: "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath
This song, I think, needs no introduction. If you haven’t heard it before, hear it now. If you have, hear it again.