What you didn’t see on NBC …

What did you think of the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday?

I loved it. I thought it was such an inspiring love letter both to the country of Great Britain and to the Olympic games themselves. Irreverent, cheekyl, thoughtful and moving, it was a joy to watch. I’m not a big sports watcher but I do love the spirit of the Olympics and am so happy that London is hosting!

I only wish that we could see the BBC’s full and commercial-free coverage. I wasn’t thrilled with NBC’s commercial breaks – or the fact that there were pieces that weren’t aired on American TV.

Thankfully YouTube has come to the rescue for some of what was missing!

Check out this smashing introduction featuring Benedict Cumberbatch (of “Sherlock” fame) that American audiences didn’t get to see, which kicked off the Olympic opening ceremony.


Posted on 30, July 2012, in sports, TV and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I did not know what to expect! In spite of the thousands of volunteers involved the secret was well kept.
    In fact it was a delight to watch (on The BBC with no commercial breaks thank goodness!) I particularly admired the transformation from rural idyll to the industry that followed!
    Did you notice the few seconds of ‘Muse’ with their Teignmouth connection?
    All in all something different and fantastic to see!

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