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  • Terence Alfonso Ang
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     THERE IS A NEW FAMILY IN TOWN ON MOCKINGBIRD LANE AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME— Sweet little Eddie Munster (Mason Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he’s about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places — as in all over his body — every time the moon is full! Eddie’s got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (Portia de Rossi), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (Jerry O’Connell), who brings new meaning to “Frankenstein”; and Grandpa (Eddie Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren’t actually Dracula! Of course then there’s creepy cousin Marilyn (Charity Wakefield), who’s really the odd one because she’s so completely normal. This new, reimagined version of the classic 1960’s comedy “The Munsters” is based on executive producer Bryan Fuller’s (“Pushing Daisies,” “Heroes”) script and was directed by executive producer Bryan Singer (“X-Men” film series, “House”).

    Looks good….looks like it’s not gonna get picked up….and if it gets picked up, it’s gonna get cancelled after an episode or two….how sad NBC!!!

    October 26 people!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDmHcG8vq6Q 

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    BenitoDelicias
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    My main issue when this was announced was Jerry O’Connel. He shouldn’t be the lead on any show, he seems like a nice guy and isn’t really a bad actor, but I just didn’t see him carrying this show. 

    But then the first promotional shot was used in Deadline.com when they announced it might not go forward at all, and it looked very Bryan Fuller, very Pushing Daisies and I sort of became a bit more convinced, sadly it didn’t look good for the show.

    This thing they’re trying to do, debuting the Pilot on Halloween is a clear indication that they got at least some good feedback from the people that have seen it and pairing it with Grimm on Halloween seems like one of the few good ideas NBC is capable of from time to time. The trailer looks good, the style of the show looks great, so maybe it’ll work it. If it means we can have Portia DeRossi back, then pleaaase let it be good, she deserves better and clearly knows how to choose them with Arrested Development and the amazing Better Off Ted to her credit.

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    I cannot wait to  see it! It looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Those colors, costumes and that art decoration! I know NBC is killing it by putting it on Friday at 8PM without any promotion but it’s as good as it gets. And I  can take it. Who am I kidding? It’s a fucking shame we won’t see more episodes!

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    darioc
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    yeah definitely gonna be on the chopping block after an episode or two…I HOPE I’M WRONG!

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    Icky
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    They’re airing the pilot as some “halloween special” and have no intentions of producing more episodes. I suppose if the ratings and reaction are decent enough there’s a chance they’ll turn it into a full blown series.

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    Film Turtle
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    I read they spent $10 million clams on this pilot. And they were prepared to toss it all down the drain, unseen. It never ceases to amaze how this town will step over a dollar to pick up a dime.

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    BamaEd75
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    I like Bryan Fuller and LOVED Pushing Daisies, but I’ve had worries about this show from the get-go, and yes much of it was due to Jerry O’Connell. He just doesn’t seem to be leading man material, no matter how many times networks and producers of medioce/bad shows try to shove him down our throats (but he does seem like a very nice guy).

    Also, does anyone know if the show is supposed to be a comedy/drama/horror/somewhere in between? I couldn’t really tell.

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    Film Turtle
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    This debuts tonight at 8 PM. Anybody planning to watch?

    Eddie Izzard and the sets and costumes are getting good reviews. I wonder how this could qualify for the Emmys; I suppose Izzard could be an out-of-left-field nominee, but in what category? Movie/Mini performer? With the idiotic combination of the acting categories, it probably won’t happen.

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    BamaEd75
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    Nah, no plans to. Nothing is really compelling me to. I’ll do what I’ve been doing all week. I’ve been watching 24, season 4 (Shohreh Aghdashloo’s season) on DVD. BEHROOZ!

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    FrozenBarbie
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    #264031

    I’m going to watch, if for nothing else, Eddie Izzard… who I adore.

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    Terence Alfonso Ang
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    I think this wont get a series pickup…its very Pushing Daisies……

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    FrozenBarbie
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    I enjoyed it. Good fun, great visuals.  Eddie Izzard, as Grandpa, grooving to Muddy Waters (“I’m a Man”) while he sucks on a tube of blood was probably my favorite part.  I’d rather watch this than any trashy ABC soap, any day. So, that means it will never become a series. Eddie Izzard needs to be on my TV, somewhere….

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    Loooved it! Sooo good! I loved it so I’m sure it’s not gonna get picked up. Shame. The cast was quite fabulous. Btw, Marilyn and Lily looked gorgeous!

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    #264035

    “Mockingbird” actually performed decently in the ratings: 5.435 million viewers and a 1.5 in A18-49, which apparently gave a boost to “Grimm” following it. That demo actually beat or tied everything else for the night except “Grimm” and ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

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    gwendolynthemovie
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    Mockingbird Lane was seriously entertaining. It had twisted munster humor. Jerry O’Connell gave a solid performance as a re-imagined Herman Munster. No one could replace Fred Gwynne and they didn’t. They just gave us a different version. Which I give kudos for their re-imagination of the characters and not trying to give us new actors in the same mold of beloved characters. 

    Grade: A-

    Possible Emmy Nods:
    Supporting Actor – Eddie Izzard 
    Art-Direction
    Costumes
    Prosthetic Make-Up 
    Special Visual Effects (perhaps in the supporting category they now have) 

     

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