I'm not into musicals, showtunes and British pop (not rock) so wasn't thrilled about the OC. I appreciate the effort it took to put such a big, live number together, and found it interesting conceptually, but thought it sucked big time in comparison to every Summer Olympic OS I've had the privilege to witnesses from the 1976 Montreal Games. I'd rate the OC at Beijing as the best among them.
Yimou >>> Boyle, period.
I always look forward to the athletes' parade, as do a billion people worldwide tuned into the OC, and absolutely hated the way they were hurried because of the expansive musical numbers. I also just hated the way ESPN and Star Sports kept cutting away to stupid Indian commercials throughout the parade. Frack them and their "short breaks"!
Anyway, let the Games begin.
Chaulo Bangladesh! GO USA!
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