I haven't seen The Sound of Music Live (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) - obviously - but this really seems like a terrible idea.
Not that I have anything against Carrie Underwood, who's stepping into the role of Maria. But a televised stage production can't possibly live up to the classic 1965 film with which most viewers are familiar.
Theater is great, but theater is a different medium than TV. Stage productions on TV rarely work because they look, well, stagey.
And theater on TV tends to look, well, cheap.
Frankly, the whole "live" element to this feels like a gimmick. It's like going to a NASCAR event just waiting for the terrible accident.<