The Little Mermaid Live! Reviews

November 7, 2019
The characters needed room to grow as the story developed, and we didn't get that story development. Instead, the production seemed to rely on viewers having already seen the animated movie.
November 6, 2019
What was live was good, what wasn't became diminished by expectations and comparisons - that's not an ideal blend.
November 6, 2019
I hate to be a crab about it, but ABC's hybrid 30th-anniversary presentation of The Little Mermaid-part movie, part gussied-up concert-felt more sink than swim.
November 6, 2019
Ultimately, "The Little Mermaid Live!" didn't work as a TV show but it may have succeeded as a tribute. It could send you back to watch the movie without the intrusions of commercials and live actors.
November 6, 2019
It felt like watching The Little Mermaid with regular interruptions for commercials and karaoke.
November 6, 2019
Watching the show became an inevitable sine wave of delight and boredom.
November 6, 2019
It was a solid, full-throated effort by the actors and chorus members, but a spectacular failure of a live TV event that couldn't get past its own awkwardness.