I would've been surprise if you didn't feel that way about it.Peg and I watched the entire thing last night.
So as not to disappoint Mr. Manuel-Miranda--and not be perceived as a thread-crapper--I will simply say we didn't care for it. At all.
One positive thing I will say is that the production was well recorded. The quality (PQ and SQ) was terrific. And I thought the direction of the production was spot-on in terms of maintaining a theater-like quality with the addition of multiple camera angles and close-ups. If only more Broadway productions had this same type of preservation.
The subject of the founding fathers never fails to entrance me. Put it in front of me and I will devour it. And I love musicals. But I can't abide Hamilton. Like you, Chris, I've tried and tried. It's a total fail for me.
All of it (not an easy experience for me). From my perspective, a clear majority of Hamilton is rap and there was maybe only one or two songs (out of dozens) that I didn't hate. But that's just me. I'm all for people liking Hamilton and being introduced to the stories of the amazing men who founded this nation. I've got other ways to hear those stories.
As I'm sure you know, there are complicated legal and contractual things with regards to the various unions that prevent this from being done more regularly. However, I think the pandemic might actually help this happen more often in the future.f only more Broadway productions had this same type of preservation.
As an aside, an actual movie (not live taping) of Come From Away is in development with director Christopher Ashley, who also did the stage version, returning to the helm. Of course, there are no dates or anything, but it's in the works. I hope, with that one, they might be able to actually film it in Gander, which would be a terrific asset for that story. In the meantime, you might like Memphis, which was also directed by Ashley onstage and got a great live taping with its original cast.How much would I love to rewatch Come From Away like that?!?!
I believe that English closed captioning is available -- Miranda tweeted that it would be -- but I didn't need them so couldn't tell you how to turn them on.I tried to find a way to engage closed-captioning for the stream but couldn't figure it out (if it was possible at all). It might have helped me and Peg to understand story development if we could have better understood the lyrics.
To turn on subtitles while playing content, please follow these steps:
- From within the video player, select the keyboard icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen
- Select your preferred language for subtitles.
Bummer. I was using an Apple 4kTV an couldn't figure out how to turn them on (either by using the device menu or through the Disney+ app).CC is available. Friends use it in their viewing.
Your ears aren't as experienced and wise as Mike's, which can make a difference in following fast-paced dialogue.Odd. I thought their diction was impeccable and didn't have any trouble understanding any of it.