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NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« on: August 15, 2011, 03:22:46 AM »
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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 09:35:34 PM »
Wasn't the syndicated show "The Munsters Today" which aired in the late 1980s-early 1990s (25 years after the original), supposed to be more "edgy"?
I guess there truly is nothing new under the sun. "Edgy" remakes of originals have already been done.

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Whenever I've heard the term "more edgy" used in the past few decades, I've always considered it a euphamism for the producers/writers/directors publicly saying "I've got no talent or originality." Maybe they should just stand on the top of their office buildings and shout out their lack of ability. It would save them on their cell phone minutes....
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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 09:43:35 PM »
Think i'll puke in an envelope and send it to NBC.

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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 01:05:01 PM »
Strangely enough. I perfer the non edgier Addams Family with Carolyn Jones and John Astin, to the edgier movies.  I wish, instead of the Munsters, they would do an Edgier series featuring the Hewitt family from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  Every week, a new stranger could come across the farmhouse the Hewitts live in, and hilarity would ensue.  Imagine such comic possibilities, as Chotop slipping on human entrails, or Leatherface having to deal with his chainsaw breaking down, and it needing to be sent out for repasirs.
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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 08:28:19 PM »
I love the Munsters, I love the classic original Munsters, the " Munster's Today " was so/so, nothing amazing, but i've seen alot worse, if NBC does make this, i'll give it a shot, seeing i'm up for anything munsters related, but i'm not going to get my hopes up about this one at all so haha.

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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 09:25:49 PM »
Strangely enough. I perfer the non edgier Addams Family with Carolyn Jones and John Astin, to the edgier movies. 

Nothing strange about it. It was funny & original, unlike these pointless remakes.
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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2011, 10:41:14 AM »
I agree with all these comments. I can't think of any modern actors who have the ability to match Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis for comic timing and rapport. They just don't exist any more. An "edgier" Munsters???? Will Eddy join a street gang (the woof-woofs)?? Does Marilyn go hip-hop and call her family the "muthas"? Someone at NBC needs to get off the recreational pharmaceuticals for a while.  >:(
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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 03:52:10 AM »
  I wish, instead of the Munsters, they would do an Edgier series featuring the Hewitt family from Texas Chainsaw Massacre.  Every week, a new stranger could come across the farmhouse the Hewitts live in, and hilarity would ensue.  Imagine such comic possibilities, as Chotop slipping on human entrails, or Leatherface having to deal with his chainsaw breaking down, and it needing to be sent out for repasirs.
  Sounds like a new vehicle for Charlie Sheen to me.   :)
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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 08:18:09 AM »
Anyone else catch that in that same article they mention that NBC is developing a new Frankenstein series?!

http://www.tvguide.com/News/NBC-Frankenstein-Reboot-1036265.aspx

Not much in that article 'cept this blurb~

"NBC is developing a modern-day remake of Frankenstein, according to The Hollywood Reporter."

As far as the new Munsters show goes, I'll check it out if it ever gets out of the "in development" stage!  The Munsters Today was horrible but I thought the tv movies, Here Come The Munsters and The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas, they did in the 90's were pretty good.

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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 05:52:24 PM »
Oh no!  Why would they do that?  Another show I won't be watching.  Don't tell me let me guess - they'll have Herman hop into bed with every hot monsterette that comes his way.  Grandpa, too.

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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2011, 11:57:24 AM »
A review of the pilot was posted a couple of days ago.  It is full of spoilers.  I do think the review is legitimate.  Pilot scripts often change, so if it aires there might be changes.  The reviewer enjoyed the script. 

I read it carefully and it doesn't sound all that bad and may have potential.  It is darker and edgier than the original but it's not to farr off from who the Munsters were.  My impression is the writers put thought into who the characters are and the setting and there are some themes explored in the pilot, such as Eddie growing up which I found interesting.  "Being a Munster doesn't make you a monster."

Lilly's character could be really fun.  She has powers and her use of them made me laugh.  It wasn't anything smarmy just fun.

Maybe it's just me but this project could work and isn't as lousy as previously thought.

http://www.moviehole.net/201151033-exclusive-the-411-on-the-new-munsters-series 

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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 11:21:15 AM »
The pilot will be filmed from Feb 27 to March 19 in Vancouver.  We should get casting news shortly.

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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 11:38:15 AM »
>I can't think of any modern actors who have the ability to match Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis for comic timing and rapport. They just don't exist any more.<

Pauspy, I've met Gwynne & seen Lewis, and I think they were wonderful in the show.

But this idea that some folks have about nostalgic material that implies that good acting was somehow outlawed by Congress or eliminated by solar storms in recent years is just silly and not true.

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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2012, 01:32:59 PM »
So, Craig.

Any modern examples you can think of?

Sure, there are good actors out there-- but most are solo acts.

However, I have not seen many with the comic timing of Gwyn & Lewis; Burns & Allen;  Abbott & Costello; the Mark Brothers; Ritz Brothers or The Three Stooges.  They all worked on-stage as teams where they honed their skills.

Few actors/comedians work in teams anymore.
But that is not necessarily a drawback for this attempt at The Munsters.  The last attempt failed because Howard Morton and John Shuck were not funny alone or together.  And the premise that they were the "same" Munsters just  revived after 20 years did not work.  Maybe if they had spent some money on a script? ::)

This one is supposedly darker and "edgier"  meaning comic timing probably won't matter. 

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Re: NBC's The Munsters Reboot
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 04:01:51 PM »
Gwynne and Lewis both were in "Car 54 where are you", which I sometimes catch at work during my 2AM meal break, when they have the TV set on a nostalgia channel.  They both showed superb comic abilities in this show, and I'd be curious if any possible cast members would have the gift, formed by years of performing displayed by either Lewis or Gwynne.  Just my humble opinion.
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