The Munsters Remake
One of the weirdest families ever on TV, second only to the Addams family, are set to make a comeback. It’s The Munsters, which I literally just realised was a play on the word monsters (more evidence that my observation skills are not akin to those of Sherlock Holmes).
We live in an age were nothing is ever truly over. Bands and TV shows make dramatic comebacks after years of being thought fondly about, only to destroy their reputation with a, usually short, return. Maybe this time will be different, but probably not.
The original show was made in the 60s and followed a family of monsters that try to live normal lives and could never understand why people were afraid of them. The family was made up of Herman (the father), Lily (the mother), Eddie (the son), Marilyn (the niece) and grandpa (really you need an explanation). Each of them is a type of monster; Lily and grandpa are vampires, Eddie is a werewolf, Herman is a sort of Frankenstein’s monster and Marilyn, perhaps most frightening of all, is a human.
This new version of the show will start filming in February 2012. No cast have been announced yet, but some information about the plot has been leaked. The pilot will show ten year old Eddie, who doesn’t know he’s a werewolf, transform while on a camping trip with his school. This then forces the family to move and Eddie discovers that his family isn’t normal after all (I’m not the only one who isn’t observant). Also, Marilyn has an eating disorder; she only eats suicide victims, which sounds a really dark. This time around the show will be an hour long drama rather than a 30 minute sitcom. Oh and did I mention Bryan Singer is directing the pilot, which means it’s got to be good.
Putting scepticism aside for a second, I have to say this does sound like an interesting viewing experience, one that I will be watching at least once; to pull it apart piece by piece if it’s bad, but hopefully it will be good. Though there are a lot of examples that would suggest otherwise.
What do you think? Do you remember the original? Will you watch the pilot? Are my observation skills really not up to the Sherlock Holmes standard? Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below. Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow and click the like button.