The Sound of Music Live!

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 5, 2013
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28

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  1. Dec 9, 2013
    5
    Everything was well done except the casting of Carrie Underwood. While she has a great voice and the songs were good, her acting was not. I didn't believe she was really Maria. She was trying really hard, but her acting was superficial. It was an amateur's idea of "good" acting. Scenes with her were like watching a high school stage production of Sound of Music. The rest of the showEverything was well done except the casting of Carrie Underwood. While she has a great voice and the songs were good, her acting was not. I didn't believe she was really Maria. She was trying really hard, but her acting was superficial. It was an amateur's idea of "good" acting. Scenes with her were like watching a high school stage production of Sound of Music. The rest of the show was much better quality than that. Expand
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    Dec 9, 2013
    50
    Carrie Underwood isn’t an actor and Stephen Moyer isn’t a singer and together they lacked chemistry as Maria and Captain Von Trapp..... The highpoint of the evening was Audra McDonald’s rendition of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and Laura Benanti as the Baroness lit up the screen.
  2. Reviewed by: Alessandra Stanley
    Dec 6, 2013
    50
    It wasn’t a singalong or a sacrilege or a slavish, shameless remake. It was a live performance of a legendary musical that felt muted and a little sad.
  3. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Dec 6, 2013
    50
    An ambitious--yet disappointingly stiff--staging of the original musical.