Impressive. We watched the first hour (with the interminable NBC commercials and drivel) and it was GOOD. I liked it.
The smaller ‘scale’ (than London & Beijing) worked. Made it more approachable and intimate. Very clever. Way cool. Bravo Brazil. You exceed my expectations (which are always quite high for modern Olympic opening ceremonies). The NBC coverage is being DVRed as I write. I can ONLY tolerate Olympics on NBC if it is taped and I can skip the commercials and the fluff.
Ironically, thanks to our Roku and the “UK TV” channel we actually watched 25 minutes of it, on BBC 1, WITHOUT commercials — and with an interesting running commentary. However, it was NOT in HD (and I am a sucker for HD).
Enjoy. As we have done in the past we will probably watch the whole opening ceremony again a few months later for the sheer nostalgia.
Not sure about the plane! I know a fair amount about early aviation history and that was new to me. SMILE.
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