Eddie Izzard was on Craig Ferguson's show promoting the new Munsters last night (Izzard plays Grandpa), so I gave it a shot. The basic premise is to take the two-dimensional cartoon characters and try to flesh them out in a continuity-based format. Beautiful sets. Decent CGI for network television (they showed Spot). A fair amount of gore. MANY missed opportunities for humor.
Unlike the movie versions of the Addams Family, these new characters don't resemble the originals in any way. Ultimately, I think the end product would have been better served by simply coming up with a new horror-themed family rather than trying to re-jigger well known icons.
Interesting that the pilot was directed by Bryan Singer. Written by a guy who wrote a lot of episodes of one of the Star Trek knockoffs and, surprisingly, the cartoon adaptation of Mike Mignola's The Amazing Screw-On Head.
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If one wants the credit, one has to cease being a ghost and become a leader or innovator." — Bob Kane