History YMMV / TheWiz

25th Feb '17 1:31:55 AM Chubzhac
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* ChewingTheScenery: Diana Ross portrays Dorothy as an overwrought wreck who will go into hysterics at the drop of a hat.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: It's terribly obvious how far out of his comfort zone Sidney Lumet was, showing no idea of how to stage musical numbers despite the songs themselves still being pretty good. The worst offender is filming "Ease on Down the Road" from ''behind'' the actors.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: SpecialEffectsFailure: It's terribly obvious how far out of his comfort zone Sidney Lumet was, showing no idea of how to stage musical numbers despite the songs themselves still being pretty good. The worst offender is filming "Ease on Down the Road" from ''behind'' the actors.
21st Feb '17 3:35:56 PM Chubzhac
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* UnfortunateImplications: It's has pointed out by more than a few people that the decision to turn the bright and colorful land of Oz into a filthy, demilitarized ghetto for the African American adaptation of the classic story is very questionable to say the least.
23rd Dec '16 4:18:45 PM dsneybuf
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* AwardSnub: Despite positive reviews, the telecast failed to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Program. It also failed to break the streak of NBC musicals earning zero Emmy nominations for acting. Instead, it had to settle for six technical nominations - before winning for Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program.

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* AwardSnub: Despite positive reviews, the telecast failed to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Program. It also failed to break the streak of NBC musicals earning zero Emmy nominations for acting. Instead, it had to settle for six technical nominations - -- before winning for Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program.
9th Dec '16 12:46:04 PM dsneybuf
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* GenreTurningPoint: The acclaim of this production prompted NBC to select musicals that seem old-fashioned, but cover topical racial issues (such as [[Theatre/{{Hairspray}} segregation]] and [[Theatre/ByeByeBirdie interracial marriage]]), for at least the next few years.
* GrowingTheBeard: For NBC's attempts to bring back the live TV musical. After its previous productions of ''The Sound of Music'' and ''Peter Pan'' were largely seen as hot messes buoyed by the occasional good performance, ''The Wiz'' got strong reviews just in time for other networks to try the concept out. After Creator/{{Fox}}'s January 2016 telecast of a new ''Film/{{Grease}}'' also earned a positive reception, ''The Wiz'' might very well mark another type of GenreTurningPoint for live TV musicals.

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* GenreTurningPoint: The acclaim of this production prompted NBC to select musicals that seem old-fashioned, but cover topical racial issues (such as [[Theatre/{{Hairspray}} segregation]] and [[Theatre/ByeByeBirdie interracial marriage]]), for at least the next few years.
* GrowingTheBeard: For NBC's attempts to bring back the live TV musical. After its previous productions of ''The Sound of Music'' and ''Peter Pan'' were largely seen as hot messes buoyed by the occasional good performance, ''The Wiz'' got strong reviews just in time for other networks to try the concept out. After Creator/{{Fox}}'s January 2016 telecast of a new ''Film/{{Grease}}'' also earned a positive reception, ''The Wiz'' might very well mark another type of a GenreTurningPoint for live TV musicals.
7th Dec '16 8:04:50 AM dsneybuf
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* GrowingTheBeard: For NBC's attempts to bring back the live TV musical. After its previous productions of ''The Sound of Music'' and ''Peter Pan'' were largely seen as hot messes buoyed by the occasional good performance, ''The Wiz'' got strong reviews just in time for other networks to try the concept out. After Creator/{{Fox}}'s January 2016 telecast of a new ''Film/{{Grease}}'' also earned a positive reception, ''The Wiz'' might very well mark a GenreTurningPoint for live TV musicals.

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* GenreTurningPoint: The acclaim of this production prompted NBC to select musicals that seem old-fashioned, but cover topical racial issues (such as [[Theatre/{{Hairspray}} segregation]] and [[Theatre/ByeByeBirdie interracial marriage]]), for at least the next few years.
* GrowingTheBeard: For NBC's attempts to bring back the live TV musical. After its previous productions of ''The Sound of Music'' and ''Peter Pan'' were largely seen as hot messes buoyed by the occasional good performance, ''The Wiz'' got strong reviews just in time for other networks to try the concept out. After Creator/{{Fox}}'s January 2016 telecast of a new ''Film/{{Grease}}'' also earned a positive reception, ''The Wiz'' might very well mark a another type of GenreTurningPoint for live TV musicals.
6th Dec '16 6:50:57 PM dsneybuf
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* AdaptationDisplacement: For one (fairly conservative) online reviewer, The Wiz Live was apparently tainted with the violence of black culture thus making it less family friendly from the "original 1939 version" due to Dorothy being prompted to murder the witch as opposed to stealing her broomstick. Ironically, that only occurred in the 1939 film which isn't the original Wizard Of Oz. In the original book, the Wizard really does tell Dorothy to straight up murder the Wicked Witch, who at that point wasn't even actively a threat to her. This act of violence wasn't added to the story of The Wiz Live due to it being a black casted show. It was always there from when the story was originally written.


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* OlderThanTheyThink: For one (fairly conservative) online reviewer, ''The Wiz Live!'' was apparently tainted with the violence of black culture, thus making it less family friendly from the "original 1939 version", due to Dorothy being prompted to murder the witch (as opposed to stealing her broomstick). Ironically, that only occurred in the 1939 film, which isn't the original ''Wizard Of Oz''. In the original book, the Wizard really does tell Dorothy to straight up murder the Wicked Witch, who at that point wasn't even actively a threat to her. This act of violence wasn't added to the story of ''The Wiz Live!'' due to it being a black casted show. It was always there from when the story was originally written.
22nd Oct '16 5:13:59 PM 4power4
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* AdaptationDisplacement: For one (fairly conservative) online reviewer, The Wiz Live was apparently tainted with the violence of black culture thus making it less family friendly from the "original 1939 version" due to Dorothy being prompted to murder the witch as opposed to stealing her broomstick. Ironically, that only occurred in the 1939 film which isn't the original Wizard Of Oz. In the original book, the Wizard really does tell Dorothy to straight up murder the Wicked Witch, who at that point wasn't even actively a threat to her. This act of violence wasn't added to the story of The Wiz Live due to it being a black casted show. It was always there from when the story was originally written.
10th Oct '16 1:41:32 PM dsneybuf
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Dorothy's arc, about learning to adapt to new environments, provides a contrast to the lesson of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz MGM's adaptation]] of ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'':
-->'''Dorothy (1939):''' If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with!
-->'''Dorothy (2015):''' Omaha is where I was born, but where I belong is with Aunt Em in Kansas...Home isn't where you live, it's where you love.

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Dorothy's arc, about learning to adapt to new environments, provides a contrast to the lesson of [[Film/TheWizardOfOz MGM's adaptation]] of ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'':
-->'''Dorothy --->'''Dorothy (1939):''' If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard. Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with!
-->'''Dorothy --->'''Dorothy (2015):''' Omaha is where I was born, but where I belong is with Aunt Em in Kansas...Home isn't where you live, it's where you love.love.
** Viewers who felt uncomfortable with past productions fat-shaming Evillene could find it refreshing for this one to depict some of the heroines as having plump figures, that none of the characters comment on.
12th Sep '16 8:35:16 AM dsneybuf
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* AwardSnub: Despite positive reviews, the telecast failed to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Program, settling for six technical nominations. It also failed to break the streak of NBC musicals earning zero Emmy nominations for acting.

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* AwardSnub: Despite positive reviews, the telecast failed to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Program, settling for six technical nominations.Program. It also failed to break the streak of NBC musicals earning zero Emmy nominations for acting. Instead, it had to settle for six technical nominations - before winning for Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program.
10th Aug '16 11:23:31 AM dsneybuf
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* AwardSnub: Despite positive reviews, the telecast failed to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Program, settling for six technical nominations.

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* AwardSnub: Despite positive reviews, the telecast failed to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class Program, settling for six technical nominations. It also failed to break the streak of NBC musicals earning zero Emmy nominations for acting.
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