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Old November 20 2012, 08:32 PM   #151
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

Well, there is only going to be one episode. They aired the pilot as a standalone special on Halloween.
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Old November 21 2012, 01:03 AM   #152
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

So it's that good.
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Old November 21 2012, 01:20 AM   #153
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

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So it's that good.
The network passed on taking it to series, but, if you read through this thread, gut feeling is that 90% of the thread reviewers enjoyed it to some degree, and I'm sure it's well over 50% that are disappointed it won't be going to series
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Old November 21 2012, 01:56 AM   #154
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It wasn't terrible, or as bad as I thought it would be, but I found most of the performances unremarkable, with the exception of Izzard. Certainly not as powerful a cast chemistry as Pushing Daisies had

I think they won me over with the premise, which was actually a tough sell for me, & they did deliver a snazzy looking pilot, but the overall execution, & performances fell flat, not to mention it being more graphic than a network would find acceptable in this type of series. I think had they played down the graphic gore just a bit, & had some of the cast be different, it might have worked

By different cast, I mean mostly Jerry O'Connell. I like the guy, but he just didn't do it for me, & I'm taking it as a completely separate entity from the original. He didn't work as the Herman he was supposed to be, mainly because, much like the original Herman, he was supposed to be the endearing one, & though they tried, O'Connell wasn't endearing enough, even though they robbed the character of almost all visual monstrosity

Which is the other problem with the character treatment. Herman is supposed to be the most visually monstrous. No, that doesn't mean he need look like Boris Karloff's Frankenstein, but he needs to be the one that draws attention more than the others

What they should have tried to do was get their hands on Brad Garrett, & dress him almost the exact same way they did O'Connell, & it would have been both more monstrous, & still more endearing, because Garrett would be very much more so on both accounts, without having to be as campy as Fred Gwynne

Just my opinion though
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Old December 28 2012, 01:54 AM   #155
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Mockingbird Lane dead at NBC: http://tvline.com/2012/12/27/mocking...-series-order/
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Old December 28 2012, 01:56 AM   #156
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I'm disappointed to hear that, but not at all surprised. It probably would have taken some pretty big numbers to get NBC to change their minds.
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Old December 28 2012, 02:13 AM   #157
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good riddance to bad rubbish.
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Old December 28 2012, 03:01 AM   #158
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

Pity. I enjoyed the character dynamics in that pilot episode. And I loved the updated Spot.
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Old December 28 2012, 03:08 AM   #159
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That's too bad. I'd have had some reason to turn the TV back on.
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Old December 28 2012, 04:05 AM   #160
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What they should have tried to do was get their hands on Brad Garrett, & dress him almost the exact same way they did O'Connell, & it would have been both more monstrous, & still more endearing, because Garrett would be very much more so on both accounts, without having to be as campy as Fred Gwynne
If anything I think they should've gotten Cheyenne Jackson who played scoutmaster Steve to play Herman. he had more of that big kid quality you want from the character
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Old December 28 2012, 04:40 AM   #161
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I think the show could have been a hit with some retooling. What a shame.
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Old December 28 2012, 08:58 PM   #162
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Most interesting new broadcast show this year so of course it's dead. (And yes that is damning with faint praise.)
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Old December 29 2012, 06:34 AM   #163
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No surprise there..http://www.trekbbs.com/showpost.php?...&postcount=155
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Old December 29 2012, 02:29 PM   #164
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I saw this on the front page of yahoo, they say it cost 10 million for one 1/2 hour episode? Wow just wow.

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Old December 29 2012, 06:45 PM   #165
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what's a "1/2 episode"?
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