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'Munsters' remake pilot ordered by NBC


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#1 OFFLINE   frederic1943

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:15 PM

TV’s original American horror story is taking another step toward returning to primetime: NBC has ordered a pilot of Bryan Fuller’s remake of the classic TV show The Munsters.

The new version of the half-hour sitcom is bring re-imagined by the Pushing Daises creator as an hour-long series exploring how the monster house came about, and will have a darker and less campy feel than the black-and-white original.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:37 PM

I was not a huge fan of the original.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:26 AM

NBC is buying scripts and/or pilots for anything and everything. Think of a twist on a old TV show, and you too may be able to make a few bucks.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:34 AM

I will watch it because of Bryan Fuller his Pushing Up Dasies and Dead Like Me were great shows that died too soon. I would like to see what kind of quirky take Fuller will bring to The Munsters.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:45 AM

Bryan Fuller was also responsible for Heroes when it was still good, and the brilliant but underrated Wonderfalls. The Munsters was a weak answer to the popularity of The Addams Family when it came out, but it had its charm. But in Bryan Fuller's hands, the re-imagining should be very good. The drawback is it's not likely to appeal to a wide audience, so we'll be lucky to get a full season. I'll still watch every episode that airs though.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:51 AM

will have a darker and less campy feel


Well, that can't be good.

Why do they insist on ruining everything?
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:01 AM

Agreed, there isn't a single thing about this project that bodes well.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:40 AM

Well, that can't be good.

Why do they insist on ruining everything?


It's a TV classic, leave it alone, campy worked at the time.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:05 AM

I was not a huge fan of the original.


nor was I fan of the late 80's remake, "Munsters Today"

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:14 AM

It appears the TV industry has given up on creativity and prefers resurrecting shows from the past.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:53 AM

And the movie industry is the same way. It's just laziness!:nono:

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:06 AM

Not sure if it is laziness.... or risk/reward.

Lately it seems when you try to make something new, creative, and out of the box...
It get's canceled after two or three shows, and has no time to adjust and gain legs.

Remakes, it get the burst of activity up front, that can carry it long enough to that second set of 4 episodes where they can make adjustments.

Take Knight Rider for example.... sucked for the first 4 or so shows, got a little bit better. Went on hiatus, they overhauled it basically bringing back the original formula... was canceled, but aired the handfull of new episodes and was REALLY good... but the cancilation was already dead....

Stargate SG-U... same thing.

Show have NO CHANCE now adays, if they don't bring in high ratings in the first 4 episodes (if not the first two). And with all the reality fluff filler crap out there right now... it is an easy trigger to pull for these networks.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:08 AM

As for the OP/Topic...

Let's see... let's take away what made the Munsters... the Munsters (The sappy/comedy/campy aspects).... and what do you get?

A show with the names of characters, and that is it....
As the GREEN faces are going to look horrible.

If they really want to ge cute... do it in HD B/W... now that would be something to see and at least check out.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:35 AM

Although I liked Munsters, Go Home! which was the Munsters movie, because you finally saw the characters in color.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:52 AM

I will try it for sure but three letters will screw it up: NBC. Because of that, it will fail and I won't give it much thought. But I liked the original and will give it a shot. I want to see NBC succeed, I do, but with all there cancelizations and dropping good shows, I haven't given NBC a shot for at least 2 years now. So why should I start, :grin:
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:58 AM

As for the OP/Topic...

Let's see... let's take away what made the Munsters... the Munsters (The sappy/comedy/campy aspects).... and what do you get?

A show with the names of characters, and that is it....
As the GREEN faces are going to look horrible.

If they really want to ge cute... do it in HD B/W... now that would be something to see and at least check out.


I'm with you! Take a sappy/comedy/campy show and take those things away and it isn't that show anymore and most likely will suck!

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:41 AM

It appears the TV industry has given up on creativity and prefers resurrecting shows from the past.


And ruining them in the process...
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:43 AM

I'm with you! Take a sappy/comedy/campy show and take those things away and it isn't that show anymore and most likely will suck!


Ditto
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:20 AM

Agreed, there isn't a single thing about this project that bodes well.


No, two words, as cj9788 and balboadave said: Bryan Fuller. I'd watch even if he were remaking a used-car commercial.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:30 AM

Oh, dear. What else can I say.
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