Way back in 2010 we told you that NBC was working with Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) to reboot the old TV classic The Munsters. And after eons of development, they're ready to air the one-hour pilot on October 26th to see if this show has any legs. They've released the first look at the show so here we go:
The cast is filled with people that I love: Eddie Izzard, Portia de Rossi, and Cheyenne Jackson! Jerry O'Connell, yeah he's ok. Butch Patrick, the original Eddie Munster, is listed on IMDB as having a credit so that's kind of fun. The kid playing little Eddie looks like a little Eddie Munster so that's cool.
Here's my problem with what I know of this reboot right now: it's kind of being billed as a dramedy. The whole point of the original was that it was silly because the Munsters thought THEY were normal, and the "normal" people in the world were weird. It was light-hearted and sweet and it was about a kind, loving family who were treated poorly because they were different. And this preview looked... I dunno, like Eddie Izzard's gonna eat the neighbors or something. And his makeup is terrible. And did Grandpa Sam make Herman Munster for his daughter Lily? That's the spin on the reboot and that doesn't sound right.
Anyway, what are your thoughts on this? Will you check out Mockingbird Lane?