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OT: Yet Another Munsters Reboot
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 10:42:56 PM »
Variety has reported that yet another version of The Munsters is in the works for a possible NBC series. No casting as yet but it would be about the culture clash that an offbeat family faces in hipster Brooklyn. Seth Myers is producing this one.

Fourth time the charm?
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Re: ‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 10:55:38 PM »
I finally got some MUNSTERS discs at one of the local shops here and enjoyed some of the shows for the first time in around 35 years.  They hold up quite well, I think.

Lily was meant to be Dracula's daughter, not the Bride of Frankenstein, though.

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Re: ‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 11:02:49 PM »
Fourth time the charm?

I enjoyed the 2012 pilot that NBC actually showed as a Halloween special. And I suspect Seth Meyers might bring the right sensibility to this new version. But only time will tell, I suppose...

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Re: ‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 11:07:19 PM »
Lily was meant to be Dracula's daughter, not the Bride of Frankenstein, though.

Sadly, what else should we expect from this generation of reporters when it comes to shows that were most likely done decades before they were even born?  [sad3]  We're actually just lucky they got the other correlations correct.

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Re: ‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 04:36:19 AM »
Every time they've tried to "reboot" the iconic original it has failed.  There are some series that simply can't be remade; the originals held all the charms from actors/actresses to scripting to anything else.  It cannot be replicated.  So many of the lines in the original were hysterical because they rang true with the "offbeat family" thinking they are normal and living in a normal world.

Here are some, paraphrasing here:

Grandpa:  (Howls like a wolf.)  "I'm feeling the call of the wild."
Lilly:  "Don't even think of it, Father.  The last time you ended up in Kansas City with that police dog."

Grandpa:  "OK, Herman this is on the driving test.  Two cars stop at an intersection at the same time.  Who goes first?"
Herman:  "The one with the bigger car?"
Grandpa:  "No, no, no.  That's just in California."

I still crack up.

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Re: ‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 05:18:18 AM »
The Munsters Today lasted 3 seasons and 73 eps, which is actually a season longer than the original and a few eps longer than the original show's original run...

Was it as good as the original? Well, that's a different story. But I watched it once and a while and definitely got some laughs out of it.

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Re: ‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 10:23:49 PM »
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Re: ‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 03:03:04 AM »
I didn't realize, MB, that The Munsters Today lasted that long, with a couple more episodes than the original series.  I only saw maybe three, four max, episodes and it just wasn't the same.  There simply was no way to capture the essence of how the original cast portrayed the characters (Lee Meriwether came the closest as Lilly).  Herman was too much of a baffoon.  Fred Gwynne found that perfect balance between that and still showing strength.  Sometimes, everything in a show or movie flows perfectly because everything, from casting to whatever, blends.  It can't be replicated.

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Re: ‘Munsters’ Reboot in Development at NBC With Seth Meyers Producing
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 04:00:22 AM »
I'm betting a lot of the viewers of The Munsters Today were kids that had never even see the original. And I'm betting that if this new version gets picked up, it's going to be even more so of a similar situation with the original (and even The Munsters Today). It's practically only people like us who remember the original, and we're not the targeted audience for a new version of anything because as far as TV is concerned anyone over 50 might as well be dead.  [easter_rolleyes]  So, many of us have already been in that grave for more than 10 years...