'Mockingbird Lane' finally axed
In limbo no more, 'Munsters' reboot hits end of the road
The original "Munsters" only ran for two seasons back in the mid-'60s, so "Mockingbird Lane" wasn't that far behind its longevity. The much-beleaguered NBC reboot (read: anticipated sitcom that drained tremendous network resources) aired as a one-off Halloween special back in October, with its future beyond that debut uncertain.
I loved the original Munsters and The Addams family which both aired when we were kids. I recorded this show and my husband and I anticipated that we would really like it. We did not. At all. My husband even asked me to turn it off and erase it after just a few minutes in as it was so repugnant, but I insisted that we give it a chance and so we watched the whole thing through, hoping it would redeem itself by the end. It did not.
How disappointing. I really like Portia, Jerry and Izzy, but in this, I could feel nothing but distaste for each of their characters. Only the little boy had potential in being a character you could identify with, but by the end that was gone, too.
This show did not have any of the original good natured humor, warmth and sweet family dynamic that the original had in spades. Instead, it was macabre, depraved, gory and frankly, disturbing. What were they thinking here? There was not one character that you could get behind or feel anything for. We're glad the network executives had the good sense to see that this was not redeemable.
Good! we have way too many remakes as it is, and they are generally bad compared to the originals. The occasional cameo tribute, like when the George Lopez show did a one-shot portraying the Munsters very well, is more than enough