The Sound of Hope and Fear (and Music)

Okay, so maybe the title for this post is too dramatic.  It’s just that I’ve been a fan of The Sound of Music for years and years.  It was one of my all-time favorites as a kid, which is saying something for a movie that required a kid to switch from one VHS tape to another.  That’s commitment.  Imagine my excitement when a new version is made.

image from, also check out those mountains!

You’ve heard about the live version that Carrie Underwood is starring in tonight, right?  It’s on NBC from 8-11 PM EST, in case you didn’t know.  I like Carrie Underwood just fine, and I love The Sound of Music, so what’s not to like?

The Sound of Music  - Season 2013
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I’m really nervous about it though.  (As nervous as you can reasonably be in regards to a TV show.)  Julie Andrews is irreplaceable in that role, and Christopher Plummer makes a pretty fantastic Captain von Trapp.  And what about the 24 adorable von Trapp children?  How are they ever going to find a Brigitta who’s half as cute as the movie original?  And the scenery and the nuns with their awesome auto mechanic skills.  I’m not willing to write off the live version yet, but the Julie Andrews version sets a really high bar.  I guess we’ll find out how the new version stacks up in a few hours.  No pressure, Carrie.

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