I couldn't watch more than 10 minutes of it. It inspired me to watch the
original again. Indeed, it was a huge undertaking to try to recreate perfection.
Prrops to NBC for trying to being live theater to a nation of people who no
longer often see it. They'd have done better to get someone with stage
experience though, as Carrie just didn't look natural much of the time even
though her singing was awesome. Not bad. I hope they try another musical and
make adjustments to train a generation of performers not used to seeing musicals
like those of us who lived the 50's and 60's.
I thought it was hilarious. Carrie Underwood belting Do-Re-Me left me in
stitches. The Sharknado of televised musicals.
It didn't solve Maria's problem. Not sure why anyone would try to
recreate perfection. Better than anything else on network TV though.
I liked Carrie Underwood but I do agree she needs a little more experience on
stage. I questioned some of the cast choices since I know there are better
actor/singers outthere who would have improved it overall but it was so
refreshing knowing I didn't have toworry about anything
inappropriate. You must remember Julie Andrews version was a movie inwhich
they could shot each scene over and over until it was perfect. There was no way
a livestage performance could come across on TV as well as if you were
sitting in the audience. Thank you NBC for giving us something besides all
the trash on TV. I'd love to see more.
I saw the movie about 20 times, loved it, saw the play outdoors this summer and
loved it. Tried to watch a stage production on TV, didn't like it at all.
Live stage is not the same on a TV, it looks cheap and such. Also the first
song really bothered me, there was not the rich low altos shining through, it
was to strong in high voices and they kind of sounded shrieky at times. So we
stopped before we started.
Initially I had problems with this live television broadcast. But as I
continued to watch this performance, I recalled that this was a staged version,
not a movie version. As a Broadway performance, there was an increasing charm
and intimacy that I began to enjoy more and more. I am truly grateful to have
watched this production after all these years. As an adult now, after having
seen the movie as a child, I have gained a much greater appreciation for the
musical lyrics. I really enjoyed this experience on its own. Fine job,
considering the limitations of time and commercials.
It was fun and the kids liked it. Who cares about critics? Families watched it
and enjoyed it.