Grease: Live! Reviews

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December 25, 2018
Still, regardless of its flaws, Grease: Live was fantastic television.
March 7, 2018
I'm telling the world now, I'd sell my entire immediate family down the river for five minutes alone with Doody.
February 9, 2016
Thrilling live musical is fun, has iffy messages galore.
February 4, 2016
If you hate musicals and hate Grease, Grease Live! sure wasn't going to change your mind all of the sudden. But for the multi-generational fanbase who admire this show, there was plenty to love about Grease Live!
February 2, 2016
If Grease Live had more moments to work with like "There Are Worse Things I Could Do," it might have been truly special - but there was only so much it could do when the musical itself didn't have anything else to give.
February 2, 2016
High school itself is the nineteen-fifties of our imagination, always easier in our memories than it was in reality. With Grease, we can pretend we still want to go back.
February 2, 2016
Even within the constrains of a live, televised event-which, let's be clear, Fox DOES know how to blow out, when it wants to-I couldn't help think that Grease: Live was just a dud.
February 2, 2016
Grease: Live opted for a more cinematic approach, connecting the dots between the live-to-tape soap operas of the 1940s and the "live music videos" you see at contemporary MTV awards shows.
February 2, 2016
The show successfully managed to combine all the nostalgic elements of Grease that everyone expected while creating a new experience.
February 1, 2016
Despite its innovative direction and talented cast, Grease: Live fell victim to its bland source material - and equally bland leads - leaving it unable to truly top other iterations of the modern TV musical.
February 1, 2016
It was a seamless, vibrant, energizing hit.
February 1, 2016
Fox raised the bar on TV musicals Sunday night with its ambitious, wildly energetic and mostly entertaining Grease: Live.
February 1, 2016
With this hectic, ambitious and hormonal Grease, Fox proved it could up the ante in the new mini-industry of musicals on TV.
February 1, 2016
An ambitious, exuberant and eye-boggling adaptation of Grease.
February 1, 2016
Thanks to exceptional work from director Thomas Kail and several sterling supporting performances, much of Grease Live! was as sweet and tasty as a root beer float.
February 1, 2016
It had all the infectiousness and emoji-big smiles you need from three hours of live musical entertainment.
February 1, 2016
This... was a show that was more about individual moments than about building a story.
February 1, 2016
Regardless of its flaws, Grease is a reason to look forward to the next round of live musicals on TV.
February 1, 2016
The show wasn't perfect, but it was great fun with touches of film nostalgia and musical theater earnestness.
February 1, 2016
The three-hour production (almost a third of it, seemingly, commercials) was filled with marvelous moments like this: theatrical reveals, cinematic dissolves, television tempos.
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