Carrie Underwood sounds just like Mandy Moore when she speaks.
but its TRUE.
I think people are comparing to the movie because it’s an easy frame of reference. I haven’t seen the musical live but once and I can’t recall it the same way I can the movie, which is SO iconic, you know? That’s all I meant by it. I think people will naturally compare because of the tv medium and because that is really what everyone has seen.
I think there are some fun standouts, I agree with you. Little Kurt is adorable as are many of the children, Christian Borle (Max) is doing well, as is Laura Benanti (Elsa) but they’re both Broadway vets. I think stunt casting Carrie was just to grab people who aren’t hardcore musical fans.
But I think they underestimated the appeal of The Sound of Music in general. They could have had anyone in that lead as long as she was fantastic and people would have LOVED her. I think people wanted to like Underwood too, it’s just difficult when her acting is so weak. Her vocals aren’t bad in my opinion, but she’s just not an actress.
But it’s enjoyable to an extent. It’s not the classic we love, but I am so happy to see it on tv.
Well see I have nothing much to say other than, I completely agree with everything you’ve just said. I feel a little bad for Carrie. I don’t think her vocals are bad either but it doesn’t have the power/ style of a theater voice ot theater acting. To be singing opposite some of these broadway vets the difference is clear. Doesn’t mean its bad. yeah. I have another issue which I can’t get out of my head: Carrie Underwood sounds just like Mandy Moore when she speaks. It bugs me. ITs a personal problem. hah
I may switch to Grey’s so I will say the pace of this has been an issue. Losing scenes like the children teasing Maria for the sake of the length (unless that was just in the movie, I DK) makes the bond with the children feel a lot less authentic.
I’m trying to think to the last time I saw the musical live and if it was more like this and I can’t remember. But I think people inevitably were going to compare this to the movie. That is what we know and adore.
I also think if you cast major broadway heavyweights (Audra McDonald) and have a star with no acting chops it’s hard.
I think a live audience would have been better than sound stages too. These feel soap-opera-esque.
What I am loving is that this is live. The effort is obvious. I hope we see it again next year with another musical and more Broadway vets (and less celeb casting, bless her heart!) but honestly the idea is so lovely and such a beautiful throwback. I just wish it had been better.
I guess I’m one of the few that went into it thinking of it as seeing it in a theater (which doesn’t include a lot of those scenes you’re talking about and builds the bonds in that theater way.. limited time, sets, etc). Its just such a completely different experience and the way I watch it is very different. This is the musical not the movie.
Don’t get me wrong, I agree with a lot of what you’re saying (and I’m I love the movie so much.. Die hard Had a VHS I watched till it died, recorded off TV when Easy Off was a common commercial, Carl Sagan was still doing little segments walking in the stars.. yeah I’m old). Anyway, This is so old school feeling in the Teleplay sorta way and a lot of the casting was great. I absolutely second the request for more broadway heavyweights and fewer name droppers (I’m sorry Carrie Underwood you seem great, but your vocals don’t feel made for this and yeah not totally buying it). Audra McDonald kills it no more to say there. I don’t watch anything that Stephen Moyer is in, never knew much about him, but I think he’s a huge surprise. I really think he’s kicking ass and taking names. Maybe its not having any expectations but he really has the tone (yeah no one is gonna be exact but I’m buying it so yeah…)
Ok. That’s all. Wanted to add my 2cents and say “What up!” to the only person on my dash also watching this. :D
netflix knows what’s up
As though we needed this reminder. You what else is coming up, Netflix? Tomorrow! I’ll be watching Netflix in preparation, during breaks, and while winding down. Then I’ll repeat.
More importantly, Netflix, feel free to contact me if you’re interested in my streaming show idea: ”Extreme Netflix” There are so many possibilities! Tablet Edition, Tumblr Edition, and of course the “I once got DVDs in the mail” Reunion specials (I hear a big fight breaks out in that one when Jessie’s roommate admits she accidentally sent Sam’s personal DVD to Netflix in the return envelope and blamed Joe).
I could list the ways my life has gotten out of control in the last year, but that would take ages and I’m tired. The cycle of health issues, low energy level, pain, anxiety, stress, mess induced panic has been growing exponentially every day. To say my apartment became a mess worthy of a spot on TLC is an understatement. I’ve tried and tried to take care of it myself and its just not physically possible.. and grew more impossible every day.
But over the past few weeks, wholegrainlofat has taken days, afternoons, despite her own health issue, and helped me clean this place out. Not only that, but she has been understanding of my anxiety at letting someone else take charge, understanding when I need to stop after an hour because I’m afraid of how many days I’ll lose if I use one more spoon, and generally been supportive, tolerant and judgement free (aside from the ever present friendship hateraid required when my friend).
Tonight I am not going to be too exhausted to clear off my bed again, cause there’s nothing on it! Tonight I’m going to SLEEP IN MY BED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER A WEEK! I don’t have dirty dishes in my sink, and there is a clear path from my bed to the bathroom and through the livingroom to Zoya’s terrarium.
I don’t know how to express the level of gratitude I’m feeling right now. I am so freaking lucky to have someone in my life that would use up some of their own, limited spoons, to help me in this way. I think most spoonies can understand the sort of impact this sort of help has on you… physically, mentally. @wholegrainlofat is the best ‘sister from another mother’ a girl could have. I am so thankful for all her help. that she’s in my life, and believe the whole universe of internets need to know how freaking awesome she is.