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20 Biggest Pop Culture Letdowns of 2012

C'mon, Gwen, this is the best you can do after four years?

(Newser) - It's the end of the year: time to look back on the things we loved —and the things that severely, severely disappointed us. Zap2it runs down the 20 biggest pop culture letdowns of 2012:
  • Tim Tebow: He was awesome with the Broncos, but since being traded to the
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Put the TV Musical Out of Its Misery

Glee, Smash prove the experiment has failed: Kevin Fallon

(Newser) - Just 10 weeks after debuting to much excitement , once-fawning critics are now universally disgusted with NBC's musical series Smash. And though it took a little longer in the case of predecessor Glee, that show too has gone "off the rails in such grand a fashion that even its... More »

Smash Opens to Rave Reviews

NBC musical dazzles critics... mostly

(Newser) - If you watched the Super Bowl, you just might have heard of Smash, NBC's new drama about the making of a Broadway musical. It premiered last night, and critics are (mostly) giving it a standing ovation:
  • The buzz has gotten so intense that the conversation isn't even about
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