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(TVLine)   NBC's next live-action musical disaster will be Peter Pan   (tvline.com) divider line 28
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2014-01-20 12:07:00 AM  
The Peter Pan story line is pretty rich. Good vs evil, love and hate, youthful innocence coming to understand aging and death, well defined characters, safety and danger, magic and mystery. There's a lot of potential here.
 
2014-01-20 12:49:16 AM  
"Get ready for flying children,"

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Ready!
 
2014-01-20 02:44:22 AM  
Approves
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2014-01-20 02:49:25 AM  
18 million viewers is a disaster?
 
2014-01-20 05:12:56 AM  

mediablitz: 18 million viewers is a disaster?


Yeah, I didn't watch The Sound of Music myself, but I know it was an unmitigated success. I probably will watch this one.
 
2014-01-20 05:28:39 AM  

mediablitz: 18 million viewers is a disaster?


From what I remembered, it was almost universally loathed. And I'm not talking about just critics. I saw social media posts from friends that are big Carrie Underwood fans, and even they thought that she sucked.

I know anectotal evidence is not evidence at all. I'm just pointing out that I can't think of anyone who watched it that actually liked it. Because of the bad word of mouth Sound of Music generated, I find it a little surprising that Peter Pan got greenlit.
It's like when a movie has great opening weekend box office, but bad reviews and bad word of mouth cause it to drop steeply. Then the sequel comes out, and completely tanks.

For good or ill, the live Sound of Music will serve as a yardstick for the live Peter Pan broadcast. People may have tuned into Sound of Music, but if they didn't like it, they will avoid this new one like the plague.
 
2014-01-20 05:55:22 AM  
Why is Fark so obsessed with network TV?

/this keeps me up at night.
 
2014-01-20 05:56:51 AM  

stoli n coke: mediablitz: 18 million viewers is a disaster?

From what I remembered, it was almost universally loathed. And I'm not talking about just critics. I saw social media posts from friends that are big Carrie Underwood fans, and even they thought that she sucked.

I know anectotal evidence is not evidence at all. I'm just pointing out that I can't think of anyone who watched it that actually liked it. Because of the bad word of mouth Sound of Music generated, I find it a little surprising that Peter Pan got greenlit.
It's like when a movie has great opening weekend box office, but bad reviews and bad word of mouth cause it to drop steeply. Then the sequel comes out, and completely tanks.

For good or ill, the live Sound of Music will serve as a yardstick for the live Peter Pan broadcast. People may have tuned into Sound of Music, but if they didn't like it, they will avoid this new one like the plague.


When they cast Kelly Pickler to play Peter Pan those fans will rush back and watch.
 
2014-01-20 06:06:05 AM  
I just hope it was as good as The Sound of Music.  Those of us who actually watched it liked it a lot.
 
2014-01-20 06:26:16 AM  
Fark that.  Watch this instead.
 
2014-01-20 07:03:10 AM  
My impression was that it was panned mostly by people who spend a lot of time on the internet(who would prefer a live version of Dr. Horrible instead) and some critics for some things,but for people who watch network TV as their main source of entertainment, that it was decent enough... With the biggest complaint being that it didn't exactly follow the movie (because, well, it's the stage version,not the movie version).

So it seems like if they follow the version of Peter Pan that is mostly known (the Disney version,which actually would be a problem) they will be okay and have a decent family show.

//didn't actually watch Sound of Music so I have no horse to ride as to how good it actually was
 
2014-01-20 07:17:32 AM  

Notabunny: The Peter Pan story line is pretty rich. Good vs evil, love and hate, youthful innocence coming to understand aging and death, well defined characters, safety and danger, magic and mystery. There's a lot of potential here.


Also, Tim Curry bellowing "Long dongs, hammer and tongs."
 
2014-01-20 07:34:03 AM  
It's going to be really awkward if there's a flying malfunction during the show.
 
2014-01-20 08:11:57 AM  
"Peter Pan" is probably the most common subject matter for new musicals there is. At any given moment there are always at least a half dozen scripts shifting around with the Peter Pan universe as the subject.

Undoubtably this will be the classic 1954 version. But greater things are possible. So it's best to just wait and see what they come up with before attacking it outright.
 
2014-01-20 08:17:38 AM  
I kind go liked The Sound of Music. Carrie Underwood's acting left a lot to be desired, but NBC definitely needed a big name to get a green light and viewership, so at least the went with someone who could sing.

I'm hoping that this time around there won't be as much pressure to get a BIG NAME and they can get someone actually trained in musical theatre.
 
2014-01-20 08:23:43 AM  
They haven't cast the part of Peter yet?
This looks like a job for.... Johnny Weir or Chris Colfer.

/ Won't be watching this one either, NBC.
 
2014-01-20 08:39:36 AM  
As long as there's plenty of this.

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2014-01-20 09:06:41 AM  

Archimedes' Principal: They haven't cast the part of Peter yet?
This looks like a job for.... Johnny Weir or Chris Colfer.

/ Won't be watching this one either, NBC.


I was thinking Justin Bieber.
 
2014-01-20 09:26:45 AM  
Okay, I'll ask about the elephant in the room...

How are they gonna handle the scenes with the...(ugh)...Native Americans?
 
2014-01-20 10:12:56 AM  

rjakobi: Okay, I'll ask about the elephant in the room...

How are they gonna handle the scenes with the...(ugh)...Native Americans?


By casting Johnny Depp, of course!
 
2014-01-20 11:22:12 AM  
I called casting back on 12/10: Miley Cyrus (Peter) and Sacha Baron Cohen (Hook).

/you won't be able to unsee it. I'm talkin' Super Bowl numbers.
 
2014-01-20 11:40:15 AM  

stoli n coke: I'm just pointing out that I can't think of anyone who watched it that actually liked it


I liked it for the fact that it opened the door to more productions.
 
2014-01-20 11:49:56 AM  

Sybarite: As long as there's plenty of this.

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swap cartoon Tinker-Bell for the live blue fairy from Once Upon a Time and you have a hit
 
2014-01-20 03:12:38 PM  

Cheron: Sybarite: As long as there's plenty of this.

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swap cartoon Tinker-Bell for the live blue fairy from Once Upon a Time and you have a hit


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THIS!

Loved her in BSG as well...
 
2014-01-20 03:22:42 PM  
Will they be able to hoist the entire girth of Clay Aiken for the flying scenes?
 
2014-01-20 03:35:50 PM  

CarnySaur: rjakobi: Okay, I'll ask about the elephant in the room...

How are they gonna handle the scenes with the...(ugh)...Native Americans?

By casting Johnny Depp, of course!


LOL.
 
2014-01-20 08:50:02 PM  
Does the role as originally composed require a female singer?  Miley is well trained but has a terrible range.  Bieber, despite being a massive douche, is actually pretty talented and could pull it off, I think.  Sacha Baron Cohen as Hook would be pretty sweet too.
 
2014-01-21 09:37:27 AM  
Judy Dench as Peter Pan?
 
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