Their not-favorite things
Monumental Twitter hatred cascaded, abounded, yea, coruscated. Thousands "hate-tweeted" in real time as they watched The Sound of Music Live on NBC. They carpet-bombed all aspects, from the scenery to lead singer Carrie Underwood.
Anna Kendrick of Pitch Perfect was hilarious. "Maria is really the Brad Pitt of this relationship #SoooManyChildren," she tweeted, and "I'm glad Carrie wore her sensible pumps for the hike to Switzerland." Rob Lowe said one of the Nazis "looks like a young Al Gore." And Zach Braff tweeted that "The Nazis probably would have left them alone if they didn't yodel."
Kudos to Underwood - hey, no pressure here, acting one of the most sacred of all movie roles, live, on TV, going up against über-Maria Julie Andrews and every little girl's fantasy! Underwood did get Andrews' approval for the role, but one of the surviving Von Trapps said the family had wanted Anne Hathaway. ( Oh, snap!) And, crucially, Kym Karath, who played Gretl Von Trapp in the film, called some of the show "painful to watch."