I have never seen the original one before so i have nothing to compare it to. So i thought it was pretty good! I do have to admit that the way it looked on TV altered the experience a bit. In all though i LOVE Carrie Underwood i think she is an amazing singer!
I have to agree with your opinion of Carrie...she wows me soooo much! Loved her in the role and most of the other characters were well cast. The guy that played the Barons friend (don't remember his name) gave me the heebeejeebees! Lol