Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Peter Pan Live

I know this aired on December 4th,but I was in Germany then and have just gotten around to watching it on my DVR. Before I left I did see the Making Of... special. I have to say that I did not like this program at all. From start to finish it was just off-putting. I will never understand why they never cast a male to play Peter Pan. They can find 30 year olds to play high school students and yet can't find a man to play a boy.
Allison Williams had a decent voice, but still looked and sang like a woman. Christopher Walken, while pretty creepy looking in real life, didn't have that when he played Captain Hook.
While I did like the sets and scenery I didn't care for the songs.
I did watch "The Sound of Music Live" last year and the only issue I had with that was with Carrie Underwood's acting. The rest was pretty good. I can  not say the same with "Peter Pan Live." It was just one bad thing after the other. I like the story of Peter Pan too. I even dressed up as him for Halloween when I was younger. My brother was Captain Hook and my sister was Tinker Bell. Watching this Live version just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I hope that if NBC does this again next year they will A) pick a good musical and B) put more time into the casting and songs.

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