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The Best Twitter Reactions to ABC’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live

On Tuesday night, The Little Mermaid was brought to life on an ABC broadcast, starring Auli’l Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, Shaggy as the sea crab Sebastian, Graham Philitwps portrayed Prince Eric, and finally, John Stamos brought Chef Louis to the stage. While a lot of effort clearly went into the production, the overall reaction was quite, well, mixed to say the least. Some loved it, others didn’t, but here are some of the funniest and best tweets that aired throughout the show! Let’s dive in and dredge them out from under the sea for your viewing pleasure.

 

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Let’s take a look at those who thought the show killed it first.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And then there were those who ribbed the more cheesy aspects of the show, as well as expressing some more “critical” feedback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems the consensus is that Queen Latifah was AMAZING but everything else was kinda meh. Ariel and Eric were seen as bland leads, while Shaggy’s outfit was criticized along with the general effects and puppetry on display. It seems the production was a bit of a misfire for the majority of the audience, although not all as plenty of viewers found things to like. Still, we can all live with Queen Latifah as Ursula and pray that the upcoming live action will do better by the source material, as well as featuring a more memorable lead and an equally memorable villain.

 

What were your reactions to the show? Did you think it was good or bad? Tell us in the comments!

 

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Cobie Smulders to Star In ‘Stumptown’

Variety reports that star of How I Met Your Mother and A Series of Unfortunate Events Cobie Smulders will lead ABC’s  upcoming adaption of the comic book series, Stumptown. 

The comic book series won the Eisner Award for Best Limited Series in 2011. It first launched in 2009 with four-issues—and then Oni Press revived Stumptown for five-issues in 2012. In 2014, it became to an ongoing series.

 

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Created by writer Greg Rucka and artist Matthew Southworth, Stumptown follows protagonist  Dex Parios (played by Smolders) who resides in Portland, Oregon and an ex-military private investigator with a gambling problem. With a complex past, Dex is uses her sharp intellect to try and solve other people’s problems while running away from her own.

This not Smolders’ first comic book adaptation. She was was an agent of S.H.E.I.L.D. in several of the Marvel movies, starting with 2012’s The Avengers, and is expected to return later this year in both Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. She also made guest appearances on ABC’s Marvel TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

 

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This will be Smulder’s first regular series role since she portrayed Robin Scherbatsky in How I Met Your Mother which finished its ninth and final season since 2014. Produced by ABC, Stumptown is written and executive produced by Jason Richman. Other executive producers include Greg Rucka, Matthew Southworth, Justin Greenwold, Ruben Fieischer and Dave Bernad.

 

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