So, apparently people are really passionate about "The Sound of Music" and Carrie Underwood. Who knew?
Underwood starred in the live television production of "The Sound of Music" on Thursday night, and the Boston.com live blog was teeming with strong opinions from viewers of all ages.
1. A common misunderstanding seemed to be that the TV production was based on the 1965 Julie Andrews film, but it was really based on the 1959 Broadway play. At least one fan issued a correction:
This is the original Broadway version of Sound of Music, not the movie version. Calm down, everyone!— Natalie Howard (@NatHow124) December 6, 2013
Okay..Just because you can sing, doesn't mean you can also act. I'm not sure why Carrie was cast as Maria, but it's amusing at this point.— Haley Martin (@Haleyx8) December 6, 2013
3. Liesl, played by Ariane Rinehart, was a fan favorite. Rinehart's only other credits on IMDB are for a guest spot in Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" video and two productions which have yet to premiere.
4. It's hard to cover up an Oklahoma accent like Underwood's.
Did they explain to Carrie Underwood that an "Austrian" accent is not the same as an "Austin" accent. #SoundofMusic— Will Bishop (@wbishop1213) December 6, 2013
5. You can take Stephen Moyer out of "True Blood," but you can't take the "True Blood" out of the minds of TV fans.
Every time Stephen Moyer stares at @carrieunderwood I'm waiting for him to say "sookie" and have his fangs pop out haha can't handle it— Holly M (@Hope4Holly) December 6, 2013
6. Whether they think the production was a success or not, people want more live theater from NBC.
Great Sound of Music special. @carrieunderwood did an incredible job. Good job NBC need to do more.— Steven Amend (@snamend) December 6, 2013
7. Audra McDonald could do no wrong as Mother Abbess.
audra mcdonald is literally so flawless #soundofmusiclive— Langley Dunn (@langloohoo) December 6, 2013
If nothing else, "The Sound of Music" will be a fresh water cooler topic (if people even have water coolers at work anymore).
Let us know what else you thought of the production in the comments.
[Photo: Will Hart/AP/NBC]
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