Olympics! Finally over! I was so excited for the start and I loved watching. But, to be honest, I started to grow weary of it all be the middle of last week. I’m really excited that I’ll have a new Hell’s Kitchen and Master Chef to watch tonight instead.
Highlights for me? The US Gymnastics women, of course. And the US women’s soccer team. And Misty May and Kerry getting their third gold. Go, Women! And David Boudia’s unexpected 10-meter platform diving gold. That was amazing! Wow.
And watching the synchronized team swimming finals with my husband on Friday morning. The Brits were not winners, but they were my favorites for performing their routine as a story and making such faces as they went along. Awesome! Awesome awesome awesome. I’m just lucky I got to see it because it seemed sometimes that NBC went to great lengths to avoid showing us actual competition here in America. Especially if an American wasn’t involved.
NBC gets very low marks from me for their shoddy coverage, in fact. In their primetime coverage, they were showing me interviews and documentaries instead of actual events at times. WHAT? NBC, you do know people were still competing? And then…
Last night’s closing ceremonies? They didn’t show it live, so they had every chance to edit the coverage to show the most of everything despite commercial breaks but– they left off Kate Bush! Muse (who created the 2012 Olympics theme song)! And – oh no they didn’t- The Who! Yes, they decided to cut THE WHO from the primetime broadcast and show that performance sometime later, after midnight? Are you effing kidding me, NBC?
I think the entire production team must have been made up of men over sixty. And then, there’s no excuse for cutting The Who, for goodness sake.
What was your favorite part of the games, now that it’s over? What did you think of NBC’s Olympics coverage? And if you didn’t have to suffer through NBC’s coverage, were you satisfied with the 2012 London Olympics experience? Are you just glad it’s over?