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Old October 27 2012, 02:30 AM   #1
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Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

So this was a pilot for a Munsters remake and it didn't get picked up?

I don't see why. I thought it was pretty good. It was a decent update of the old show, and light years better than "The Munsters Today." It was actually kinda cool to see Grandpa and Lily acting like Dracula and Lilith instead of just hinting at their true identities. My biggest complaint is that Jerry O'Connell wasn't as dumb and goofy as the original Herman, but I can deal with that. O'Connell's never going to properly match Fred Gwynne's performance and shouldn't try.

Am I the only one who bothered to watch?
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Old October 27 2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

I plan on watching it when it's on in about 20 minutes here. I'll post my thoughts on it in the morning.
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Old October 27 2012, 02:41 AM   #3
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

haven't had time to sit down and watch it yet.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:06 AM   #4
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It just finished here, and I really enjoyed it. I would gladly watch it on a weekly basis if it got picked up. I know it was very different from the original series, but I think as a modern take on the concept it worked really well.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:17 AM   #5
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

My local NBC affiliate decided to air a local Halloween special instead that looked about as exciting as you'd imagine.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:24 AM   #6
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Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
My local NBC affiliate decided to air a local Halloween special instead that looked about as exciting as you'd imagine.
Sucks. Maybe NBC will offer it on their website for viewing in a day or two. It really is worth a look.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:28 AM   #7
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I recorded it; we're out this weekend,but I can watch it when I get back. The few short snippets I've seen of Eddie Izzard as Grandpa looked kind of cool.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:29 AM   #8
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All in all, not bad; but if it were picked up as a series I would suggest recasting Herman and and doing something with the character to make him less "ordinary". For me, Herman was the only one who didn't quite "fit".
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Old October 27 2012, 04:40 AM   #9
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The original Herman had the distinctive look of Universal's Frankenstein Monster. Making the Herman actor look more like that might help, but looking exactly like that didn't help John Schuck pull it off.
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Old October 27 2012, 04:42 AM   #10
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Grampa ... I'm going to start drinking again
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Old October 27 2012, 05:14 AM   #11
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I enjoyed it. A shame this will probably be the only ep.
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Old October 27 2012, 05:18 AM   #12
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Re: Mockingbird Lane - It didn't suck!

It slipped my mind to set the TiVo to record it. Maybe they'll put it up on XBox Video.
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Old October 27 2012, 05:55 AM   #13
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I thought it was fun, and the updated theme sounded great.
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Old October 27 2012, 06:02 AM   #14
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So, Mom's power was "the dramatic entrance"? lol.
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Old October 27 2012, 06:12 AM   #15
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"I have had many brides. They're all dead now . . . but we stay in touch."


I enjoyed it. A shame this will probably be the only ep.
Granpa did get some great lines in this.
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