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'Munsters' remake pilot ordered by NBC


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#21 OFFLINE   renbutler

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:35 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.


I was instinctively bashing this announcement until I saw this. Dead Like Me was television at its finest. Quirky, emotional, gruesome, hilarious -- DLM had it all.

If The Munsters has any of DLM's flavor, I'll be checking it out.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:45 AM

Pushing Daisies was not quite my style, and so I'd be ok skipping this one.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:32 PM

On a hopeful note, it could be like the 2004 Battlestar Galactica was a darker, more complex reboot of the fairly cheesy late 70s version, or like this year's Once Upon a Time is a re-imagining of classic fairytales.

These guys are good and they take risks. Give 'em a chance to actually write an produce something before condemning them.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:38 PM

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.


How about the life of a forum mod? Would they buy that?

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:40 PM

Pushing Daisies was not quite my style, and so I'd be ok skipping this one.

I liked Pushing Daises. It was off the wall, but it had a nice cuteness to it.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:43 PM

How about the life of a forum mod? Would they buy that?


The events that took place on some threads a few days ago might make for a mini series on what you suggest.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 02:48 PM

I'll watch if they bring back the Munster Koach and Dragula

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:54 PM

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:


Either that, or it will somehow be really, really good and they'll cancel it anyways.

No, two words, as cj9788 and balboadave said: Bryan Fuller. I'd watch even if he were remaking a used-car commercial.


I have no idea who that is. If it's the director, I never pay attention to who directs a show. Or produces it. Or writes it.



On a hopeful note, it could be like the 2004 Battlestar Galactica was a darker, more complex reboot of the fairly cheesy late 70s version,


Another one I've never watched because of the darker, more complex treatment.

Same with the Batman movies. Darker, less campy doesn't mean better.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:37 PM

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Same with the Batman movies. Darker, less campy doesn't mean better.

Yes, different does not mean better, BUT at least in the case of Batman, the movies were more true to the comics that spawn them than the TV show ever was. That aside, for the most part, I agree with you. Changing it just to change it ruins the whole nostalgia factor!
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

Wonder what would happen if NBC just took all the good shows it has one USA and ran them on NBC where they would get a much larger potential audience. It is funny I watch 1 show on NBC and probably 6 on USA. I'd also recommend what is on SciFi but I think all the good shows are gone from it now. IIRc didn't they show 1 or 2 episodes of BSG on NBC when it first started to get more people exposed to it?

Seems like they are just grasping for straws now, might be better to go full reality shows all night every night. For some reason plenty of people seem to like them.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

I have no idea who that is. If it's the director, I never pay attention to who directs a show. Or produces it. Or writes it.



To each his own. If there is a show I really like I find out who created/produced it to see if there are any other works that I may have missed. In Bryan Fullers case Dead Like Me is what opened my eyes to his creative mind, I started to watch Hero's and Pushing Up Daises because Bryan Fuller had a part in their production.

In the 70's/80's when I was just a kid if it was a Norman Lear production or a Witt/Thomas/Harris production I knew it was going to be good and I was seldomly let down.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:03 PM

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.


OK, A remake of "My Mother the Car"

This time it's an electric car (NBC loves green)
And in a hilarious twist his uncle is an electric chair (voice like Paul Lynde)
You can keep the change

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 02:49 PM

OK, A remake of "My Mother the Car"

This time it's an electric car (NBC loves green)
And in a hilarious twist his uncle is an electric chair (voice like Paul Lynde)

Now that's a show I didn't like. It would take a hell of a lot of special effects to get me to tune in in order to take another look.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:12 PM

Problem for me is that what made The Munsters to me was Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis. I just can't imagine the characters being anyone else.

Being HD B&W would be interesting, but unfortunately there are people that won't watch a movie if it's not color, or silent (and they miss out on a lot). It would cause lower ratings just by that.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:34 PM

Problem for me is that what made The Munsters to me was Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis. I just can't imagine the characters being anyone else.

Being HD B&W would be interesting, but unfortunately there are people that won't watch a movie if it's not color, or silent (and they miss out on a lot). It would cause lower ratings just by that.


I can see different actors if it is more spooky than humorous, but don't make my tv artsy fartsy French Film b/w. Re-imagine it in color or don't bother me with it.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:50 PM

Wonder what would happen if NBC just took all the good shows it has one USA and ran them on NBC where they would get a much larger potential audience.


If I remember correctly, a few years ago (2008?) NBC tried this, running Battlestar Galactica on NBC on Saturdays and using Psych and Monk on Sundays. From what I remember, the ratings were bad enough that they killed the experiment fairly quickly.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 02:15 PM

While we are at it why not bring back Mr. Ed

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:48 PM

Yes, different does not mean better, BUT at least in the case of Batman, the movies were more true to the comics that spawn them than the TV show ever was. That aside, for the most part, I agree with you. Changing it just to change it ruins the whole nostalgia factor!


I dunno. Did you read the 50s and early 60s Batman comics. Very campy. Batman didn't get dark until the Dark Knight.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 03:58 PM

I dunno. Did you read the 50s and early 60s Batman comics. Very campy. Batman didn't get dark until the Dark Knight.


If you go back to 1939 and the 40's, when Batman first came out, Batman was pretty dark. He got campy when they re-invented him in the 50's and 60's and that led to the TV Show with Adam West which was super campy and still one of my favorite shows ever.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 04:05 PM

Problem for me is that what made The Munsters to me was Fred Gwynne and Al Lewis. I just can't imagine the characters being anyone else.

Being HD B&W would be interesting, but unfortunately there are people that won't watch a movie if it's not color, or silent (and they miss out on a lot). It would cause lower ratings just by that.


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