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'Munsters' remake pilot ordered by NBC

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by frederic1943, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. renbutler

    renbutler Godfather

    Oct 17, 2008
    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.
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    Pushing Daisies was not quite my style, and so I'd be ok skipping this one.
  3. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    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.
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    How about the life of a forum mod? Would they buy that?
  5. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    I liked Pushing Daises. It was off the wall, but it had a nice cuteness to it.
  6. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    The events that took place on some threads a few days ago might make for a mini series on what you suggest.
  7. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    Sep 3, 2004
    I'll watch if they bring back the Munster Koach and Dragula

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  8. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    Either that, or it will somehow be really, really good and they'll cancel it anyways.

    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.

    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.
  9. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Godfather

    Jul 9, 2007
    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!
  10. Galaxie6411

    Galaxie6411 Icon

    Aug 26, 2007
    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.
  11. cj9788

    cj9788 Hall Of Fame

    May 14, 2003

    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.
  12. Kentstater

    Kentstater Godfather

    Jun 18, 2004
    SE Michigan
    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)
  13. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    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.
  14. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    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.
  15. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

    Nov 13, 2006
    Fort Pierce, FL
    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.
  16. mreposter

    mreposter Hall Of Fame

    Jul 29, 2006
    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.
  17. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    While we are at it why not bring back Mr. Ed

  18. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    I dunno. Did you read the 50s and early 60s Batman comics. Very campy. Batman didn't get dark until the Dark Knight.
  19. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    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.
  20. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    Not John Schuck? LOL

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