Faith Hill & Elvis specials on NBC

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MickeS, Nov 28, 2002.

  1. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2000
    Messages:
    5,058
    Likes Received:
    1
    I was looking forward to both of these after seeing the promos, as I thought they were going to be two hours (well 90 minutes after commercials) of musical performances. Boy, was I wrong. The musical numbers themselves in both programs were OK, thankfully, but the rest of it...

    AWFUL shows! Several of the Faith Hill numbers were interrupted by "behind the scenes" clips. I don't give a damn what they were talking about during production, I tuned in to see and hear Faith sing! As if that wasn't bad enough, there was even more behind the scenes clips between songs, taking away time from the actual music. Pointless blather and not an interesting word about the music.

    Same with the Elvis show: a bunch of celebrities with a sometimes unclear connection to Elvis (John Corbett? Carson Daly?) talking about the usual crap: how he was the first rock'n'roll artist, how women wanted him and men wanted to be him, how he broke racial barriers and challenged the decency rules in media. Yawn. We've heard it all before! And if they do one more show where they compare him to white rappers today, I think I'm gonna slit my wrists. Especially if the rapper in case happens to be Kid Rock (a word of advice, pal: Elvis you're not).

    The musical numbers were few and far between, and some of them were only a few seconds long. I would much have preferred hearing Dixie Chicks version of an Elvis song to being forced to listen to Bono's laughingly pretentious poem about the man...

    The numbers that were in were good though, I loved Norah Jones' cover of "Are you lonesome tonight" for example.

    Now that I think about it, both specials seemed more like promos for a DVD than real specials. I wonder if there'll be DVDs out soon with these two shows?

    All in all, two very disappointing hours...
     
  2. DougR

    DougR Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 1999
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    But Faith Hill sure looked GREAT in HDTV ! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Danny Tse

    Danny Tse Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    3,185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Micke,

    Totally agree with your comments about the Norah Jones' version of "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" My reaction upon hearing the song was "They should release this as a single!"
     
  4. Mike I

    Mike I Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2000
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    0
     

Share This Page