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Old October 30 2012, 04:42 AM   #106
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

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If not for the budget, I think this would make a great show for a network like USA (part of the NBC-Universal family).
USA has a very narrow show type - dramas with quirky lead characters - basically, they've never gotten over Monk and keep repeating that show ad nauseum. Given the overall success they've had with this approach, I can't argue with the logic.

Mockingbird Lane is too unique and not the right kind of quirky. Plus I'd be surprised to see something so strongly genre on USA.

Dare I mention that the dreaded SyFy is also part of the Universal family?
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Old October 30 2012, 04:46 AM   #107
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Drat. I missed this because I was off in my "cabin in the woods," with no TV and no Internet. I'll have to catch this when I get back from traveling around Frankenstorm. Glad to see it's getting decent reviews.
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Old October 30 2012, 09:50 AM   #108
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BTW, found this curio the other night, an unaired test episode for the original Munsters...in color! Also, with spastic canned laughter.
Nice find. I'll watch that later, too.

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Dare I mention that the dreaded SyFy is also part of the Universal family?
Good point. They used to re-run Grimm, didn't they? Even if they don't pick up Mockingbird Lane, maybe they'll re-run it.
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Old October 30 2012, 04:19 PM   #109
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I missed this because I was off in my "cabin in the woods,"
Is it just like the one in the movie?
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Old October 30 2012, 05:52 PM   #110
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I enjoyed evey minute of Mockingbid Lane. Yeah, it was a darker, less goofy take on The Munsters but I like it that way. It keeps in mind that, though these people are one happy family, they are monsters as well. That should never be ignored or taken lightly. I love all the characters, especially Jerry's Herman and Eddie's Grandpa. The interplay between them was funny as hell. I wish this was a weekly series. I would be among its avid viewers.
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Old November 3 2012, 02:45 AM   #111
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I missed this because I was off in my "cabin in the woods,"
Is it just like the one in the movie?
No, not at all. And, while it is in the woods, it's not really a cabin, either. It does lack TV, Internet, and cell phone access, though. Just keeping in the spirit of Halloween.
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Old November 3 2012, 09:23 PM   #112
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I watched it with my wife despite our better judgement and it was just awful...it needed a total rewrite, how'd it even get a green light?? The jokes about a serial murderer living there early in the show were tasteless, and just demonstrated they didn't know what direction to go dramatically/comedy-wise. What a bomb this was. One of THE worst pilots made in 15 years. Not surprised it didn't make it to series at all.

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Old November 3 2012, 09:39 PM   #113
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I guess you just don't get dark humor. It was actually pretty sublime.
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Old November 3 2012, 09:56 PM   #114
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I guess you just don't get dark humor. It was actually pretty sublime.

It wasnt dark, it was stupid. Pointless, tasteless, spastic, confused, endlessly moronic. Happily in the trash heap of TV history, as it should be.

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Old November 3 2012, 10:12 PM   #115
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Opinion noted. Not agreed with.
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Old November 3 2012, 11:20 PM   #116
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I watched it with my wife despite our better judgement and it was just awful...it needed a total rewrite, how'd it even get a green light?? The jokes about a serial murderer living there early in the show were tasteless, and just demonstrated they didn't know what direction to go dramatically/comedy-wise. What a bomb this was. One of THE worst pilots made in 15 years. Not surprised it didn't make it to series at all.

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Compared to, say, the aborted Wonder Woman pilot or that unwatchable Justice League pilot from a few years back?

This was very slickly done, witty, and professional by comparison. You may have found the humor tasteless, but I thought the whole bit with the dead hobos in the walls was hilarious--in a sick way.

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Old November 4 2012, 02:19 AM   #117
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I mostly watch shows on cable now, which makes Mockingbird Lane look tame by comparison. South Park, Archer, Dexter back when it was archly funny...
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Old November 4 2012, 02:27 AM   #118
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^Yep, because MockingBird Lane was all about the shock factor.
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Old November 4 2012, 03:32 AM   #119
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It wasnt[sic] dark, it was stupid. Pointless, tasteless, spastic, confused, endlessly moronic.
You're mistaken.
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Old November 4 2012, 05:02 AM   #120
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I thought it was great and really enjoyed it. I think that some people just expect everything to be co-written by Shakespeare, Homer and Dickens.
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