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#21 ScottS

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 05:26 AM

Right.  The first half was trying to cram some mediocre historical fiction into a hip hop context.  For someone who likes hip hop, I can see enjoying the creativity.  I didn't.  The second half was more of the same, but with more interesting lyrics and characters.



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Posted 04 July 2020 - 05:31 AM

I actually like hip hop music.
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#23 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:04 AM

It seems like there's a weird sort of "virtue signaling" happening with Hamilton but on more of a "I'm hip and cool" level. Like, you either have seen Hamilton, you really want to see Hamilton, or else you're uncool and out of touch. I'm kind of indifferent about it. The wife wants to watch it so I probably will. She's into musicals in general though.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:07 AM

I guess I'm uncool and out of touch. I have zero desire to see it.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:15 AM

I guess I'm uncool and out of touch. I have zero desire to see it.


Same. My wife said she will just watch it when I am not around. Fine by me.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:35 AM

I hate musicals. Would rather fold laundry or something.
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#27 Stains_not_here_man

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 06:40 AM

I don't really like musicals either, with the exception of Little Shop of Horrors and The Music Man.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:04 AM

I really enjoyed it. The only problem for me in the first part was some of the artists rap was not very clear, so the humor and sometimes plot didn't always come through. The King George III stole the first half and You'll be Back was awesome. The second half was much more clear for me and as a result I was much more into it.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:56 AM

I really enjoyed it. The only problem for me in the first part was some of the artists rap was not very clear, so the humor and sometimes plot didn't always come through. The King George III stole the first half and You'll be Back was awesome. The second half was much more clear for me and as a result I was much more into it.

I agree with this assessment.


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#30 jimdkc

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:59 AM

I just can't seem to force myself to have even the tiniest bit of interest in this...


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#31 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:14 AM

The first half is not interesting, and the "blackwashing" of history annoyed the crap out of me. The second half is much better.

The women steal the show. Renee Goldsberry's Angelica is the star of the show. And her sister is fantastic in the second half.

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:19 AM

The first half is not interesting, and the "blackwashing" of history annoyed the crap out of me. The second half is much better.

The women steal the show. Renee Goldsberry's Angelica is the star of the show. And her sister is fantastic in the second half.

 

I do find it weird when something historical is so.... not.  were there white slaves?


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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:21 AM

It seems like there's a weird sort of "virtue signaling" happening with Hamilton but on more of a "I'm hip and cool" level. Like, you either have seen Hamilton, you really want to see Hamilton, or else you're uncool and out of touch. I'm kind of indifferent about it. The wife wants to watch it so I probably will. She's into musicals in general though.

it's free on Disney. That is what is driving the interest
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#34 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:26 AM

I do find it weird when something historical is so.... not. were there white slaves?


The only whites are the comic relief bad guys.

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:31 AM

That seems kind of racist.
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#36 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:36 AM

A major role, King George III was white. The cast didn't bother me. You had to be great, not good at raping the parts. It would seem really odd black group of artists to make this play happen and then turn it over to white people to play the roles. It was never meant to be accurate, and I never heard it advertised that way.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:37 AM

A major role, King George III was white. The cast didn't bother me. You had to be great, not good at raping the parts. It would seem really odd black group of artists to make this play happen and then turn it over to white people to play the roles. It was never meant to be accurate, and I never heard it advertised that way.

 

good point on the music.  


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#38 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:40 AM

King George is not a major role. He is the Narrator role. He does have a great song, but it is as I described - comic relief bad guy.

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 09:52 AM

I really don't see it that way. You'll be Back is one of the most critically acclaimed songs in the play. I think the role is great. The whole play is comedy.
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Posted 04 July 2020 - 10:36 AM

I really don't see it that way. You'll be Back is one of the most critically acclaimed songs in the play. I think the role is great. The whole play is comedy.

You're not wrong. I'm saying that if things were the other way around, there would be no chance given for any of those explanations.


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