[Editor's Note: Stop reading this post now if you don't want to know what happened on the premiere of "Mockingbird Lane."]
Friday night may very well have been the final word on NBC's "Mockingbird Lane," which boasts one of the most expensive pilots this season.
This reboot of the classic sitcom "The Munsters" reportedly cost $10 million, and you could see every penny on screen. (And yes, the theme song survived.)
The show, written by Bryan Fuller – best known for short-lived gems like "Pushing Daisies" and "Wonderfalls – and directed by "X-Men's" Bryan Singer, mostly centered on Eddie Munster's coming-of-age.
Whereas most boys his age learn about the facts of life, Eddie had to learn that he's really a werewolf. (No, son, it wasn't a "baby bear" that terrorized your fellow boy scouts.)
The one "plain" member of the Munsters, niece Marilyn, was of course charged with finding the family a new home on 1313 Mockingbird Lane.
Jerry O'Connell's Herman Munster is the biggest departure from the original series, a dad who wants to do right by his family, if only his defective heart didn't keep getting in the way. (He is after all, the product of several dead bodies sewn together.)
Portia de Rossi's Lily Munster required the least amount of updating. Despite a couple of memorable entrances (her clothes are woven together by spiders at one point), there wasn't much for her to do. She mostly just worried about Eddie learning the truth.
Eddie Izzard stole every scene as Grandpa Munster (call him "D"), who is truly unapologetic for the family's lifestyle of eating anything or anyone, if it serves a purpose – and in some cases, hypnotizing the neighbors to help keep up the house.
Grandpa and Marilyn butting heads was interesting to watch. Despite her "plain" status, she's mostly quite supportive of the family's endeavors, but Grandpa isn't too fond of her.
Grandpa's scheme to invite Eddie's scoutmaster over in order to eat him didn't quite go as planned, since Lily objected, but Grandpa transformed into his natural, demonic-looking self and scared the poor guy. (He fell down into the basement and died.)
So, Eddie learned the truth from Herman. Herman got a new heart, and the scoutmaster's blood made Grandpa look 30 years younger. Plus, Eddie got a new pet dragon, Spot.
Dark humor? You bet. Though "Pushing Daisies" dealt with death, this show takes it a good deal further. And I have to guess that's what made NBC uncomfortable.
It's unlikely that we'll see more of "Mockingbird Lane," but stranger things have happened (season two of "Breaking In," anyone?). What I saw was a show that absolutely deserved a second chance. It wasn't the best pilot of the season, but it was far from the worst. If we get to see a second episode, I'll definitely check it out.
What did you think? Would you like to see more "Mockingbird Lane?" Share your thoughts on video, or comment below.
I thought the pilot was great, and if it had gone to series, would have exploded in popularity. The executives see a normal or below average initial performance and get skittish. But the fact was it was a smart show, a great reimagining of a series that was big in its own day, and if they'd have some nuts, would have paid great dividends. A coin with risk on one side often has reward on the other, and ML certainly would have given that reward.
I've watched the show on "Demand" several times, and love it.
The show would still work if most of the special effects were taken out. The key to my liking it was the dialog between the actors.
It would have been nice if another network (SYFY) would have picked it up.
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YES!!..it is worth saving..it wasn t so bad that didn t deserve at least one season..a little expensive if the pilot alone costs 10 millions..n maybe this is the reason of canceling..but i personally enjoyed the pilot..peace
I loved the show and would watch it again when it will airs. Please bring this show back.
I want to see the show~when is it coming back on?
OMG THAT WAS THE BEST SHOW EVER AND I AM 14. I LOVE OLD SHOWS TO. I LOVE CREEPY SHOWS. I LOVE OLD SHOWS LIKE HAPPY DAYS AND THOES KIND OF SHOWS. I HOPE THEY PUT IT BACK ON AIR. THAT WAS MY FAVORITE SHOW JUST BECAUSE OF THAT EPISODE. IT WAS AWSOME.LOVE IT. PPPPUUUUTTTT IIIITTTT BBAACCKK OONN AAIIRR.
I just watched the pilot and it really grabbed my attention, I would definately watch it again to see where the story leads to. What does it take for NBC to give this show a chance? It's better than half of the shows that NBC currently has.
We loved it - the dark humor, all of it - especially Eddie Izzard. We were soooo disappointed to learn that only the pilot had been made and that (as far as we know) the series hasn't been picked up yet. Please keep it going, keep the same writers, and keep the same cast - thanks!
Never saw the first episode, but I was interested in seeing the show, would have watched it, if they made it into a regular season but Nbc-ya is famous for canceling shows before they start remember the cape
i have an entire company that can do it
My family watched and recorded it the night of the premiere, and really enjoyed it, even my 12 year old daughter, who has watched it about 5 more times since then (Would have been more but my wife hid the disc on her so she would watch something different). Please bring this fantastic show back for a regular season.
I'm sure because I'm part of the "older" generation, my opinion may not b deemed as with it, but I feel u have to decide who will b ur audience? The old Munsters appealed to all age groups, it was fun! This new version which I liked in many ways, although a little too dark n bloody for me, seems to b confused on that aspect! I would never let my grand kids watch this and where was the humor? Seemed conflicted in those areas. Actors were great n special effects awesome! Love the idea, good luck!
I saw the pilot by chance, loved it, really sorry to hear it wasn't picked up and hoping it does get picked up by a network that can see what makes it extremely different is that it doesn't fit in a one stamp catagory and that makes a potentially good series. You have to follow it not knowing where the creator will take us, that to me would make it worth watching.
OK, NBC, let us remember the biggest mistake you have ever made in canceling a show, two words:
You thought that was not a good show either and cancelled it. Wished you would have re-thought that one now did'nt you. I stumbled on MockingBird Lane by mistake and had mixed feelings but did laugh. I think the show would be great at least one whole season; so we canbuy and rewatch over and again. It is good to find out how the origin of spot and the character's development. Since in the origin Marilyn actually looked different than the rest of the family you had a better feel of her character. The others were all believable except Herman but he can work on developing the character or recast. Better yet sell the rights to cable and let them get all the ratings. Just a thought.
lilly in again-
I LVOED IT SO MUCH !!!! i really hope they come out with more :D:D:D:D
I just watched 1313 Mockingbird Lane On-Demand and man I really really liked it and I'm so hoping that it gets picked up. I am 21 yrs old so I was not around for the original Munsters but, I have watched a handful of them and i loved it. Now this re-imagining was kinda awesome and come on we get hottie Jerry O'Connell and the hilarious Eddie Izzard it seems like a dream cast. I for one will be very upset if NBC does not pick it up for the coming season. Lastly, I want to address the issue of production costs, 10 million is a boat load of money just for a pilot. That being said its true that you could see that come through on screen, they just need to cut the budget a bit and then its all blue skies and rainbows.
I just watched 1313 Mockingbird Lane On-Demand and man i really really liked it and im so hoping that it gets picked up. I am 21yrs old so i was not around for the orignal munsters but i have watched a handful of them and i loved it, now this reimaging was kinda awesome and come on we get hottie Jerry O'Connell and the hilarious Eddie Izzard it seems like a dream cast. I for one will be very upset if NBC does not pick it up for the coming season. Lastly, I want to address the issue of production costs, 10 million is a boat load of money just for a pilot. That being said its true that you could see that come through on screen, they just need to cut the budget a bit and then its all blue skies and rainbows.
go for it
nice to see you
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I would set my timer to make sure I didn't miss this!!! put it in the Schedule NBC
Surprising, and terrific! Loved the Original when I was a kid and doubted this new version would be worth seeing at all. but I was wrong. What a great find. So refreshing to see a remake that didn't suck. How they up dated and handled the morbid aspect of the show was great. Today's audiences are watching programs like "DEXTER" and "The WALKING DEAD". If this show had any chance at all they had to be more dark and visual. They did a great job being truly evil and still being lovable at the same time. Please make more and don't water it down.
i loved the pilot , and i really wish , the network gives it at least a season , i love the effects , (Charity Wakefield) Marilyn, Grandpa (Eddie Izzard) ...IZZARD kept me hooked thru-out the PILOT
My wife and I watched the show and think it was awesome! They need to keep this series going and more people need to watch and just give it a chance.
The show is way too far on the darkside! Although billed as a comedy – they killed and ate the scoutmaster! Ouch! ...and he didn't even deserve it!
Tone it down!
I loved the old show and loved this pilot. NBC is stupid if they do not pick it up. If NBC does not pick it up maybe they should take it to SYFY Channel.
my family of 6 love this show we ready would like to see what happen.
I absolutely loved this show!!! I have been looking for it ever since, and I read some of the comments above and I have to agree with "Dan". Having the scoutmaster comeback and haunt Grandpa would be a great idea! I agree that bringing it back would be the best thing NBC could do! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!
My husband and I thought it was incredible and humorous. Granted my sense of humor is somewhat morbid.... I can understand why some people took offense, but really, if they don't like how bloody it is, either don't watch it or NBC can move show it on a late time slot. I would at least do a season....so I have enough episodes worth buying!
I thought it was one of the best [dark] comedies on TV and have been looking for it ever since. I want to see more! I really hope NBC doesn't cancel this one – why is it that all the quality programming ends up cancelled, while the cheap crap stays on? Surely there are more people in this country with discriminating taste than not!
Personally I loved it... but I love most programs featuring Eddie Izzard. If he's in it, it's usually weird and in an awesome sort of way! Also, if you like "dark / morbid" humor, or simply Eddie Izzard- definitely check out Bullet In the Face! It's a mini-series on where I recall to be, IFC. This was also taking a tremendous amount of heat for the violence / gore / humor, etc... It was even switched into later time slots, and the mini-series was shown in its entirety, in efforts to reduce the complaints. Essentially, it's an epic made-for-tv movie. Which did nothing to reduce the amount of viewers! Regardless, check it out! Truly fantastic and it further proves that society as a whole is delving deeper into the direction of dark and morbid comedies and dramas. NBC needs to stop being pansies and show it! If you watched my above mentioned series then you will see that things do get more eccentric, violent and bloody! It makes Mockingbird Lane look PG. Seriously, make more episodes, make more money- the capitalist way!
Too d ark for young viewers. Way too graphic. Almost appeared demonic. Certain scenes reminded me of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The show was not funny at all. Nothing like the original Munsters.
Interesting darkly fun show but the essentially evil murderous nature of Grandpa turns me off. It needs some balance to make it suitable as a comedy series. Perhaps a return of Scout Master Dave as a ghost or better yet an angel who follows Gramps around as an irritating conscience and won't let him claim more victims. Endlessly quoting the Scout Manual in order to make Grandpa...ahem...Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent. The last will be a bit of a stretch for a vampire but that's where the comedy comes in.
Do a season: Please! I can hardly wait to see the scoutmaster be transformed into Lurch!!!
Loved it! I want to see more of this show so badly. It is impossible to find a good show like this on tv now these days.
I loved the show, especial the details they put into the setting and wardrobe. I think the fact that they killed someone in the pilot just so they could get Herman a new heart was weird, but I would probably watch the show anyways.
I personally agree with this assessment and hope that NBC does continue the series. I enjoyed the original Munsters as a kid, and i truly enjoyed this modern day series. (That's a nice necklace, is that a... A.... What is that?)
I thought it was great a fresh remake why not for the younger gens. I know my kids would love it. bring it back!!!!!!
Please... carry it on. I loved it. Great special effects and an interesting twist to the original. I was really disappointed to see it discontinued. Come on NBC, give something a chance. You did the same thing to Dark Shadows... !! Didn't give it a chance.
The pilot was very good; I was very excited for the second episode...which never came. I decided to look up it's status and I found this article. This didn't even get a chance; one and done...so sad. Yet I see all this other tripe carry on for many episodes. Please give this show a real chance; more please. I think our best hope is to have a non network pick this up. If it finds it's way back to air I'll be watching it!
I am a big fan of the original show and was very skeptical about the remake, until I saw the pilot. When I watched the pilot I have to say Eddie Izzard's portrait of Grandpa was wonderful, and it brought the family out of its sitcom roots and into an enjoyable modern setting with a fun twist. I would love to see more of this show.
we loved it! keep it going!
I loved the pilot I never saw or heard of the munsters so watching this and what it's about was great. The effects were wonderful the cast was a delight and the show nothing short of PERFECTION!.I really want this show to be on television BRING IT BACK
Special Effects alone made it spectacular..the new"Spot " has endless possibilities,Grandpa more gruesome and less zany but it worked.. Marilyn stole the show ;she was pure perfection . Lily and Eddie were decent; but what was missing the mark for me, was Herman. I can forego the fact that he is a normal sized corpse and that he could pass as a living person but his personality was painful to watch and in no way close to the original. I loved the show and was eager to see more but as most things I like, will probably never make it,,Maybe they can do a movie..
If I hadn't seen the original Munsters perhaps I would have been OK with this. But unfortunately to have loved the comedic presence of the original show and it's cast I can't embrace this as a Munsters "reincarnation". I kept waiting to smile and laugh but it just wasn't there for me and that was the Munsters.
Well it wasn't like the original but I did enjoy the pilot the disadvantage was that it was shown on a Friday and the weekend of Halloween. I don't think people knew or had the time to watch the show. I think if it was on another night it would generate viewers come on if they still have Grimm which is a terrible show why not give this show another try.
We loved it. Please continue the show, thank you
Yes! I loved the show! Please make a long running show of this! The details are great, the show has wit and humor and edge, basically the next big hit on TV.
Just one more for the "DO IT!" column.
we don't have NBC on our antenna so I watched on the streaming inet. What a great show. Went looking for the next episode and ended up here. NBC used to be king of the hill, what happened? Bad decisions like not continuing to put together great shows like Mockingbird Lane.Good luck nbc, you are falling into obscurity.
I absolutely loved this show. It was awesome. I loved the graphics. Yes, I watched the Munsters when I was a child. Yes, this is the grown up versions and not for children, but it really hit the spot. I was nto expecting it to be so ghoulish and full of gore. But, I grew up and so should the show. I think the show would have an awesome cult following. I normally watch all of the shows on HULU; I am not big on being chained to the TV and certain times. Oh but I would wait for this one every week. I would be disappointed when there would be a repeat. I actually watched it more than once on HULU, and that my dear is an awesome feat in itself. I had no idea that it had not been picked up. So I kep looking for new episodes and today researched to find out what the problem was. Sooooo disappointed. Every time I fall in love with and NBC show (like the Playboy Club) it goes away. I never watch NBC, but this could have really changed things for me. It was so much better than 666 Park Place (learned that was cancelled today too). I really want to see more. AWWWWWW Shucks. I wish grandpa could eat the person that decided to pull the plug.
I'm with you I loved it and they always take off the good ones :(
I very much enjoyed the pilot, and I am greatly disappointed that it may not become a full fledged series. It was an adult version of the Munsters, which was fascinating and funny.
i am with you all the way i keep checking back on the web site every week hopeing i will see an update and another episode to watch, i was a big fan of the old show even thow it was well before my time. and the new twist on the show left me wanting more!!!!
Ok it was interesting. It might have been worth a second take. Here's the problem. The Munsters was a kids show. Mockingbird Lane was not. Not at all. I would leave the TV off if I had a 6 year old. Best case scenario for this one is a ten o'clock start time. Good nite kids.
Seriously? They didn't pick this show up. It's the best thing i've seen in years. Figures.. they put crap on like cupcake wars and who's the next great this or that.. but a show that actually is entertaining.. nope, can't have that.
I agree with most of these reviews... it was superbly done graphics-wise, wickedly fun dark humored but not overly grotesque (TrueBlood anyone?). WIth shows as popular as Breaking Bad, True Blood, American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy... cable is out maneuvering the networks in ratings. They need to stop holding themselves back. Networks have a BAD habit of killing REALLY good shoes (Firefly anyone?)...my husband would like to add Trauma to the list of shows NBC canceled too early.
If nothing else, this show needs to be picked up on a cable network and allowed the fun it was meant to be. I loved all the actors and I bet it would recoup the cost of the 1st episode if they would only give it a chance.
I want this show to come back it was perfect that sharktank changed it's time to 9 and I could watch this show it was a pretty good pilot and looked like it was going places. The role of grandpa was great he was amazing and it was so much fun to watch him he nailed the role.
What a disappointment to learn that this show will not be picked up by NBC. I loved watching it. Sure it is a bit quirky, but I found it very entertaining.
I would definitely watch again! I even thought what a great cast! NBC, you dropped the ball in my book if you don't bring this back.
Loved it.. caught it on Hulu.. went to set DVR cant find it.. really want to see what they do with Cousin It and Thing. Very good show please pick it up..
Just for the record, Cousin Itt and the Thing are from The Addams Family, not The Munsters, so you wouldn't be seeing either of them here.
this show saved my life. i was minutes away from suicide when this show came on my television i was so moved by this show i watched it 3 times in a row and decided to give life another try solely so i can see this series to its end. i was be devastated if this isnt made into a long and amazing series. i wish people could join together to show nbc that this show needs the attention it deserves. they have finally struck gold with this show and they need to know it.
NBC has all but faded into obscurity for me. The lackluster line up of shows held little appeal. I have no interest in faux reality thus the biggest loser lives up to its name; only trumped by The Trump himself. I saw a random commercial for Mockingbird Lane and sought out the source. I tried to set my DVR. I haven't watched anything on NBC in so long I didn't even know what channel it was. Only to find out this show didn't recieve the viewership hoped for. I would suggest advertising on different channels; I didn't even know it was premiereing except for a chance encounter. If you are that concerned about viewership think about a different day. This show may bring NBC out of obscurity. Jerry O'Connel is amazing, Eddie Izzard is inspired. Marilyn is too blond and too 60's makes her character unbelieveable; might think about jeans. Portia Rossi has just the right amount of surreal beauty and that boy makes a great Eddie. Great job reinventing the Munsters and appealing to a new generation though the older one might mourn for the days of yore.
Dear NBC do not be fool's so the pilot did not get a great review's but just like back when star trek aired but look at it today the star trek movies and show's it is so big you must not give up on mocking bird lane I'm a very big fan of the Munsters and have a lot of stuff I love the munsters and this show has a lot to offer the fans but you can't just give up this would be a great show if you aired it when all the season show's go off it will be great as a fill in in the summer when shows winter shows go of for the summer don't drop the ball on this if you do you are crazy shows like the munsters and Addams family were great shows but like I said about star trek the network drop it and the fans hit you with so meany letters that it came back and then the show took off very big if I could pay to air more of the mocking bird lane I would mocking bird land is going to be great NBC really think about this you will loose more that what you put in to the pilot and loosing this show would be a real crime you must read other peoples comments so don't be fools because if you just drop it you are fools just think about airing it in say April of 2013 at about 8pm and give it a chance again I think the show was very good so do not just drop it like a hot potato this would be very stupid!! in time Mockingbird Lane will produce more rating then any of these other shows like
30 Rock, Parenthood, Whitney, Guys with Kids, NBC Kids, It would be crazy for NBC to not continue with this very interesting show
Please do not disappoint the fans that have posted their comments if you do you are crazy and stupid.
Compared to the original series, this remake lacked the humor and was too serious with the graphic violence.
Finally got the chance to watch the pilot...Loved it. Casting is perfect with just the right balance of macabe and wit. I began searching the scheduled to set my DVR and...wait...not on the schedule? Seriously?
definitely yes ! loved it!
The pilot was fantastic! I understand that there is no way to make a $10M per episode show make any money though. But, I think if the producers back off the heavy special effects (that were really good nonetheless), they can bring the costs waaaay down and still have a great show. A great show really only needs great character development and a solid plot.
Aside from Masterpiece Mystery, this is the best thing I have seen on television this season. For a change, the network did not simply waste airtime.
Love it. Pick it up, please.
love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please bring it back.
I was skeptical about a reboot of The Munsters but this show won me over. I really like the characters and hope that they see fit to make this into a series. Please give this show a chance. It was well crafted on all levels and that is rare. I'm also not convinced that Marilyn is quite as "normal" as she seems and am intrigued to find out if I'm right.
I loved this show, there are very few shows I do actually watch on a regular basis, most stuff on TV is pretty uninspiring... Mockingbird Lane entertaining and refreshing. I really thought this take on the classic TV series the Monsters was very well done and very engaging. I really hope they give this show a chance.. I would watch it religiously
I thought the first pilot was good. It was an interesting outlook on a show I loved as a child. I hope we get to see more because I would definitely be a regular watcher! Great job!
My family greatly enjoy Mockingbird Lane. I liked that it was family orientated. There are very few shows on tv that are appropriate for kids to watch. Please bring it back!!!
Well, like many of you, we thoroughly enjoyed this. But of course the took it off... we liked it. 99.9% and I do mean 99.9% of the crap on the TV is garbage...to the point we cancelled TV service 3 years ago. Watched this off the internet. Bring it on back network... I do not care about your ratings... not everything has to be driven by that.
Listen to the fans please it's worth it we loved it 5 stars, I have told all my friends please this show has do much to offer
The most refreshing,interesting NEW entertaining intelligent, as far as horror/fiction goes. The pilot was like going to the movies. Keep it on and I'll be your BFF. Come on, even Ray Charles can see this is a keeper!
I loved.. loved.. loved the show. I had not ONCE heard an advertisement or pitch for this show. I watch nbc quite a bit. I watch nbc shows on line and live. Still nothing. I came on line to watch an episode of revolution that I missed and I saw it on the shows listed and I was like .. oh what is this and I am so glad I clicked on it. I loved the show. I ADORE Eddie Izzard. He again shows that he can be just brilliant. Please bring the show back for most episodes. At least for a full season to give it a fair shot!
YES! Please bring back mockingbird lane! I've been looking for it on tv ever since it premiered and keep getting disappointed when I dont see it :/ The special effects were fantastic and the plot line was great! It hooked me instantly. So please please PLEASE bring it back
very well done show please keep this one
I loved it and wish to see more. I loved watching the munsters .
Bring it back
I really enjoyed watching it. I looked for it to come back on the following week and it wasn't there. My kids even got hooked on it and wanted to see more. I use to watch the Munsters re-runs as a teenager. PLEASE BRING IT BACK. It would be a great show for after school like the Munsters was
Yes! Please! Would like to see more episodes!
I loved it. I am really upset that I am only going to get to see one episode. I loved the original Munsters but this was a new take, a more modern version. It had the the same characters but they were brought about in an all together different way. i loved it. I want more. Please do not end another show before it gets a chance. i am so tired of channels doing this. Why can you keep your stupid reality shows on for years but heck with good and fun TV. Please keep it on.Quirky and all.
Having been a great lover of the original Munster show, I thought this one was great. I was so disappointed when I found out that it was a one time show. I sooooooo hope they decide to continue it. Finally something that was not an ignorant reality show. If I wanted reality I would watch the news every night. Come on people.
HORRIBLE....maybe the worst TV show I have ever seen.
DOWN WITH YOU!!! :)
I hope grandpa eats you for breakfast
I too was looking forward to seeing the next episode. Like most good shows that push the boundaries, we will probably have to watch it on some cable channel that will pick it up. Probably SyFy.
They should make it into a series! I LOVED it! come on NBC! (:
Enjoyed mokingbird lane very much. Came online to see when the show would be on again and feel kindof bad to know you are making this a one hit wonder.
Television shows, especially Scifi and Fantasy shows have been trending darker for quite a while now and it hasn't always been my cup of tea. I personally feel we could use a little more of the optimistic side of humanity shown in the star trek or original stargate shows instead of the "dark" side of humanity we seem so fond of exploring now. However they occasionally find a good blend, usually involving a lot of well done dark humor and I thought that Mockingbird lane had this in spades. The pilot didn't complely blow me away but I found it very compelling and a lot of fun and well worth following. I truly hope NBC doesn't make the mistke of canceling this show before it has a chance to prove its worth and viability.
there needs to be more of this show!
I loved this remake. Hope to see more.
I absolutely want to see more of this show! This is why I really never watch network TV anymore. As soon as they come up with a truly interesting idea, they cancel it. I would very much like to see them to continue this one. Great actors and amazing effects!!!
Mockingbird Lane great,funny, creative, just a few words I would use to describe this QUIRKY pilot!Sad ,confused, disappointed, more words I would use to describe how I felt when my'New Favorite Show"didn't happen.Come on NBC this is a good little show, give it a couple of seasons let's see how it goes!!!!!!
i i actually enjoyed the show and was looking for it to come on again. i personally like the dark and funny humor to the show. so i am hoping that NBC does continue the show. i'm sure it will be a hit for them, and it is a great opening for the show GRIMM which is just awesome.
YO! TNT you listening?
Or AMC :)
Pirate Baying the first episode to watch AGAIN!
I grew up watching the Munsters as a child, loved the pilot, and I am a big fan of Eddie Izzard! So when is the next episode? Hope to see more.
OK guys, I am a very good christian, even known as a goodie two shoes and my kids had a hard time relating to me because I never did any drugs or smoked and such.
But I loved the original Munsters with Fred Gwynn and I love Mockingbird lane. True I was a little off when Herman didn't have his usual high forehead and bolts coming out of his neck. But looking more like a normal human (true most people don;t have a scare all the way around their neck, but hey.) would make for a lot less makeup which will keep the cost down for the future. Now that they have the majority of the cost done the future shows won't be as bad. I can assume that they can do a handfull of the morphing and then just repeat them will also keep the cost down. I would much rather have some repeated morphing then the shelve the series.
Please keep it going for the off season. I was really disappointing when it wasn't on again last Friday and still now knowing it won't be on tomorrow.
Thank you for your review. That helps me decide to watch it. Your description of yourself sounds like me minus the kids. I am have been watching through the munsters on netflix and I love it so I was a little worried they were gonna turn it into a supernatural desperate housewives. Thanks for the input.
I thought it was already a series..I was rather dissappointed to find out, it wont be coming back! I was really surprised at how well they redid this tv show..I use to watch it with my sister everytime it was on when we were young..and it was great, but this new updated version is amazing and nothing of what I was expecting..My kids and I sat together watching it and they were in awe of how great a show it was! We laughed and gasped together...Thought it was great.. Bring it back NBC..My kids and I want to sit around the tv together and have family night watching this great family show!!
IKBR! My 14 YO daughter & I watched it together, we both said how they gonna top that?
I'd watch a re-make of SHOWGIRLS is Eddie Izzard was going to be in it. But the thought of Munster remake was not appealing to me. I was EXTREMELY surprized by what I saw. Brilliant!! Not a remake, but a re-imaging.. BRAVO!
I thought the show was great. I didn't have any preconceived notions that it would be just like the original Munsters and was pleased to see that it was not. And yes it was dark at times, but I kind of expected that when I found out that Eddie Izzard was going to be in it. Anyone see the Riches? I do agree with other comments that if NBC does not want to pick up the series, let another network pick it up. It would be a shame to let this one die while other far less worthy shows get to live on and on.
eddie izzard as grampa was great, but thats the only positives i saw, it seems hermans more ashamed of being a munster and there being obliviously positive about who they were is part of what made the original great,jerry oconnell can definately pull of the loving father but none of the other unique characteristics you could throw in playing herman, lilly and eddie are almost as normal as marylin , i mean did someone tell portia that vampires dont have tans
well, my comment on Mockingbird Lane is this show is weird but I think I like it? I'm very interest to see where it will lead too.
I had mixed feelings about this show. It sounds like a lot of people think this show is too dark. I personally don't see it; I thought it was cute more than anything. (but then again, I watch "Dexter") I didn't see how this show was any worse than in the vampire/werewolf/zombie material that people are obsessed with right now. It seems more like it's playing into the genres that people are enjoying! I think it may have shot itself in the foot with the high budget, though– like hell NBC is going to fork over millions for this show to continue. If it did come back, I would enjoy it. I loved the old one, cute and campy. This one is cute and campy too but with some very creative twists and great special effects. I would love to see more of spot! Not to mention, I love that it's in the Bay Area (I liked how the Golden Gate peeks out just above the house!) Anyway, I think it would have a large audience if they "resurrected" the show. Hopefully they do!:)
This show was so awesome. I would love to watch it on a weekly basis The effects were pretty stunning for a tv show.
The show was great! It would be ashame if they cancelled before it started. This show would have a huge following. Look at how well Grim is doing and there is no humor there and not very good acting.
I want to see more! I love the original Munsters but this was a really cool twist with excellent sets and special effects. Bring it back!
i want this show back on the air. it was amazing i loved it. my whole family enjoyed it which rarely happens with teenagers. please make it a series
LOVED it I hardly ever watch NBC and do not like reality tv it's boring and for drons this was really well done and a great cast hope they get a move on and pick it up if not on NBC another station should
I pray I never have to see the show again. Worst show ever, and thats saying a lot.
I would love to see more of this show!
I loved it. Yes, it's dark, but that's why I loved it. I think the world is ready for a show like this. It doesn't tip-toe around the fact that these people are monsters, literally. Grimm and Once Upon a Time have already tackled this. If there is low viewership, it is because of its low advertising. I had no idea it existed until it showed up on Hulu. The need to do more PR, especially on geek and gamer sites. I'm in my twenties and I grew up watching the original on Nick at Night. I also grew up with other dark but humorous shows and movies like Beatlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Adam's Family. I truly hope it is saved.
I have mixed feelings about Mockingbird Lane. It seemed a little too dark and but I loved the changes to Herman and Eddie Izzard made Grandpa a much better character than the bungling wanna be magician of the original. I'd watch it if it comes back. BTW, I refuse to watch American Idol and all the other reality shows. Give me well written comedy or drama and I'll watch.
I'll have to check out the pilot but I have to say...I hadn't even heard of this show until I saw this article. Their advertising has been horrible! Granted, I really haven't watched much except for Grimm and Revolution on NBC...but I still have never seen a commercial for this show advertising it. Not on nbc, not on scify, not on Bravo or the USA Network, and I watch all of those channels.
I loved Mockingbird Lane! I thought Bryan Fuller did a great job re-imagining the show for this day and age. It was creepy and the dark humor makes it funnier than the original version. I did love old Munsters back when I was a kid, but I feel that this version is created for a more mature audience. I just saw this special since I had it recorded on my Hopper’s Primetime Anytime feature. A coworker at DISH told me that once enabled, my DVR automatically records three hours of the four major networks during primetime, so I don’t need to set timers for programs and can catch up when I have time for TV. I agree that Eddie Izzard stole the show, and I hope that NBC brings it back as a regular series!
This was a great show – this is clearly something that they need to keep showing. Please ensure that this does not get canx and that you continue it.
I loved it! Finally something campy and crazy like Firefly. But of course big TV KNOWS we really want stupid reality shows it can line it's pockets with so they don't like it. These are the same yoyos that cancelled Star Trek in the 60s, so they know nothing about what we want. They have been in mushroom land way to long and want CHEAP stuff they can foist on us with no budget costs and lots of return...greed and stupidity.... just like the politicians.
Bring it back, bring it back! I thought it was great. And yes, Eddie Izzard stole every scene and I loved watching him. My husband even loved it and he's the worlds fussiest tv watcher!
We loved that show! I thought the entire cast (especially Eddie Izard) was fantastic! Even my husband (worlds fussiest tv watcher) liked it! Bring it back, please
BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please. it was amazing and i would die to see more mockingbird lane!!!
This was a wonderfully creepy, snarky and funny show! I thought the writing was smart and campy. Eddie Izzard is one of the most underated funny men of our time! Please don't cancel!
I loved it!!!!!
oh...realllly? How so? Or are you just trying to stir up trouble to bring excitement to your pathetic life?
Ever consider for one second that YOU are conservative garbage. Oh how you wish you could tell all others how to live and what to watch and what you can and can't do in bed. You sir are " the thin edge of the wedge" that loves to attack and label anything it doesn't like, got any more labels like JEW, N***er, Hate or maybe hmmmm Hitler
Absolutely loved it. Was looking forward to seeing where the show was going. More please.
I loved this show I wish I could see more. What can we do all the want is reality junk goo stories are just a thing of the past. I am also bout fed up w2ith who want to dance sing are any thing elso.
I loved this show. If they dont pick it up then they are just making the same mistake that they made with Firefly!!!! listen to the people and give them what they want.
Loved it, please make at least a season & or a two hr movie!
Loved it. Want More!!!!
Loved the show. It was fun, whimsical and refreshing!!! I hope it is brought back for a full season!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love this show. Hope it continues. Too many great shows get canceled ( like Pushing Dasies)..
I thought this show was brilliant and fun! Cast was great ~ nice twist on an old familiar story ~ special effects were amazing, but if that's what is holding it back because of production cost, let them go! The show can stand on its own ... and it isn't another reality show!
Love this show! So does my daughter and her friends.
Yes! Just do justice to Herman!
um hell yeah keep the damn show!!!!!!!!
I can't believe they won't be continuing on with this pilot. I was completely entertained and was excited to see when the next episode would be aired only to find that there will not be a next episode. It's sad that shows like teen mom and housewives can survive but not something written and directed as creatively as Mockingbird Lane. Very disappointing.
LOVED LOVED LOVED this show!!! Just when I was giving up on television altogether (very little worth watching anymore), Mockingbird Lane airs! So different from any other show. I do hope a series is in the making.
This show was too much like The Addams Family. It seemed as if the characters were aspiring to be as grandiose when the original series had them living in a much smaller house. There were times when the background muzak was too dark &/or romantic, like in the Addams films. Could have been more funny & irreverent. I was hoping that Portia's Lily would wear a bat-charm on her necklace, but looked too aristocratic in her dinner wear. They should have just gone for The Addams as a sitcom than make a pale imitation.
I agree! And not the orginal Addams family but the early 90's remake. It needed to be sillier and have less adult themes, in my opinion. But then again, I wish they would stop remaking everything and have an orginal idea every once in a while.
i want to see more episodes. i think it i a good series to watch. i really liked the show. i know there were a lot more people who would want to see more
I missed the showing but watched it on my computer and really enjoyed the show so much and would hope that it can be saved. I felt the acting was terrific with a great script! Please keep it on!
I watched the pilot and was hooked from the start, yes please more Munster's! They really did a great job on the pilot.
We have another great show and they want to yank it already...I really liked this version of the Munster, they need to keep it on..very good show..come on people watch this show u will be surprised how well it is written...Love Grandpa !!!
I LOVED the show am going to be very disappointed if it's not on again. Please bring it back.
really loved the show, was hoping it was already a new series, i want more!!!!!!
I have to agree.... the Pilot was AMAZING. Yes it's a darker and edgier Munsters but the show itself is also time sensitive. I wouldn't want to watch some show about a family living in the 1960's with a Vampire Grandpa who you never see drink any blood and no one ever dies.... Forgive me but these are the times we live in!!! Wake up. The show was absolute genius and just the right amount of laughter. Bryan Fuller was the perfect person to bring on for this show.... Pushing Daisies would have survived if it hadn't been for the writers strike that took place during that time. And I believe if NBC controllers aren't complete and total morons... This show will survive too.
Great show, enteraining. A new twist on a great old show
Why bother making a pilot episode (especially one that expensive) if you were not going to continue the series? What a waste of money. Hopefully the show will continue. Should make for an interesting Friday night what with Grimm on as well. NBC make a decision already!
It was a complete and utter disgrace to the original, it wasn't funny what-so-ever and lacked every aspect of monsters trying to live like a "normal american family," absolutely dreadful.
Stupidist show I have seen in my life...morbid and not family friendly unless you like serial killer shows. I loved the original Munsters, they are playing to the choir. I like Herman,Eddie and Lily,,,hate the Uncle.............How much did you say the pilot cost? Wow, how dumb can people get!
So sorry you are a hater I just bet if I were to dig into YOUR normal American family it would be a nightmare that would put this show to shame. It's the normal closed minded people like you that give Americans a bad name. Don't like it HOORAY!!! Count the replies you are in the minority, your not the normal American anything THANK GOD!
I would love to see it continue. It was amazing. If they don't change their minds, I will be disappointed.
They need to make morre episodes! Best show!!!
Yes I agree grandpa was different than the original but I loved it. Yes it's a remake of the munsters but it had a different view it's own Munster likeness and I loved it. Please I would love to see more and just the way it is.
Only one word needs to be said of this series, writing, cast and the updated reboot, " GENIUS!!!! "
truly enjoyed the pilot–looking forward to seeing it weekly *crossing fingers*
Why does NBC cancel everything right away? Why is Jerry O'Connel such a reliable showkiller? Why is Eddie Izard so awesome and not in literally every show, ever? Why can't Portia De Rossi find steady work? I wish this show was coming back.
What does a show have to do to survive these days? Back in the day, when a show premiered, all the episodes for that show were shown for that season and if it sucked, there was no second season. They didn't just cut it off after 1 or 2 episodes. NBC is notorious for cancelling worthwhile shows quickly. I do agree "Grandpa" was a bit disturbing, but tone him down a little bit and the show will be great. I was looking forward to episode 2.
What does it say about a culture that "loves" to watch and finds humor in cannibalism? Maybe we are being desensitised by the act as it is becoming a more common reality in our society. Grusome and disturbing.
1 Your out voted
2 It is funny
3 Promotes cannibalism ...really? Have YOU noticed a rise in the partially eaten body count in your neighborhood, if you are really are afraid of cannibals running amok I would suggest you never travel over the Andes with a soccer team, look what they did!
4 Vote with your remote if you don't like it DON'T WATCH IT.
5 And lastly you are ignorant and closed minded. Have a nice day.
Liked all characters except Grandpa. Way too grotesque for prime time and the original Grandpa, even silly for the most part, was not changing to gruesome figures eating everything in site. I agree with another comment that the rest of the characters Eddie, Herman and Lily, looked like ordinary citizens. I did love Lili's white dress!!
Bring Grandpa down a notch or two, then I'll watch again.
Way too grotesque for prime time LOL REALLY have you ever seen the Kardisans NOW THATS too grotesque for prime time
I loved it. I will be very disappointed if it was only a special, because IT was special.
I didn't even no it was on, please try it again
2 Thumbs Up! MORE MUNSTERS PLEASE!
I really hope NBC gives it a chance. It took me a while to get use to the cast and accept them as something new and not the classic Frankenstein monster and goofy grandfather. Eddie Izzard really was fantastic in the role. Herman began to make sense to me. By the end of the episode, I wanted to see more.
I so wanna see more if this show! Loved it! Great cast!
Just now got a chance to watch Mockingbird Lane. I LOVED IT. Please show more
This show was one of the coolest things I have seen on TV in years. NBC, if you make it, we will buy it.
Funny and stylish – what a great new take on The Munsters!
This show is awesome. The characters are fleshed out and the actors are great. The aesthetics are amazing and the story had got me wondering what the next episodes (if ever made) will look like. I find it hard to believe that this show did not get picked up. this is a brilliant piece of art. Shame on America for not knowing what's awesome.
luv the new show .Hope they keep it on
THIS is what entertainment SHOULD be!!! MAN what a great show!!!!! Why anyone wouldnt keep this is beyond me!!
Watching the first five mins and i loved it. I would like to see more of the Munters... So hurry up NBC and put your big boy pants on, and show me the Munters.
If you guys really want to see this show back, then please go and post on http://www.facebook.com/nbc for them not to cancel it!
Unfunny, predictable and disgusting. I could not even watch the end.
Good! Don't! Change the channel dummy
I loved the pilot! I really hope they bring it back.... The problem was that i didn't know it was on until i by chance flipped to that channel. I normally don't watch NBC, but I would watch this!
I found the pilot vastly entertaining. I hope to see more of it in the future.
This is the only thing watchable on this channel, and they had to go and get rid of it. oh well another 10 yrs of just skipping over this channel when channel surfing.
i love this show so much and it would be so wrong to take this off the air
I love this show!!!!! I really hope they KEEP it !!! It's so amazing!!
OK I have concluded... I absolutely love Love LOVE Mockingbird Lane. I hope to gore that NBC picks it up. It helps if you look at it as a new concept and not a remake of the monsters.
I COMPLETLY LOVED IT!!!!!!!
OMG!! Please KEEP THIS SHOW!!! I WAS SOOOOOO EXCITED FOR THE NEXT EPISODE! I love this. I would be so upset if it were to cancel...
Loved it. When do we get more? Seriously, my entire family – from my 89-year-old granny to my 12-year-old cousin – watched this and loved it. Don't let it be one of those one-time things! PLEASE!!! It was great!!!!! Refreshing these days too!!!
I've watched it four times already! Hurry up and make more. What's the hold-up? You can see we all loved it.
The show was absolutely awesome and I was excited to watch the sitcom ... BRING IT BACK.
I was a fan of the old show. I was so excited to see the new one. My entire family and I watched it the very night it was on. I LOVED IT!!!! <3 I really hopr they bring this wonderful show back soon. It was such a great family show. So fresh and fun. It was nice to have something different from the boring old shows that have the same plot over and over. Revamps like this are just what we need. I loved this show.
While I agree with almost all your comments it might just be a little much for little kids and small minded adults
What is wrong with this world?? I loved pushing daisies and Dead like me! This was an awesome pilot, quirky and light hearted and a little out of the ordinary. The quirky TV seeker can not be so small that shows like this can't make it? Why? Why? Why? Please bring us more!!!!!!
I am a huge fan of the munsters, so when i saw the pilot for 1313 mockingbird ln, I had everyone I knew sitting down to watch it with me. I think it was refreshing to see something new that wasn't a 'look I'm gonna start drama' reality show. I love the witty banter between Eddie and grandpa. I also think Eddie izzard did a wonderful job of playing grandpa. I thought the show was going to come on tonight but I was disappointed and a little angry to see it wasn't. I was looking forward to watching it all week. I would love for there to be more episodes.
Loved the Pilot was looking foward for more and then I found out it was JUST a "PILOT" show :o( PLEASE bring it on it was funny and something different then all of the reality shows and the presidential stuff !!! I would definetly watch it on a weekly basis !!
Great 1st show.!!!!! Please give it a chance and give us more. I loved the original Munsters and own the whole series on dvd, but this remake was a good modern take on the Munster family today:-))
I thought it was great fun. I can't believe there is even a question about whether or not they make more.
LOVED IT!!!! Eddie Izzard is terrific as Grandpa/naked hairless bat. Please make it into a series!
Keep this show going, its great! A perfectly updated munsters.
I want to see more I liked it. Keep making and playing them. :)
we loved the show! i agree please keep the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
Loved it. since the big 3 may be squeemish run it on tnt or tbs... keep it going. loving the munsters all over again.
This show was fantastic. Such a great change from the rest of the crap on tv. Bring it back!!!
I will seriously be disappointed if there are no more episodes.
I am absolutely in love with it already and want to see more. I was very disappointed it wasn't on this evening.
Please continue the show, it's fantastic. More than I expected. Grandpa was fabulous. Hope to see new episodes soon.
NBC very surprised at your producers not to see the valuable GEM in your hands! In a day and age when TV shows led so little to be desired, it was refreshing and wonderful. I loved this show! I mean my husband and I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Mockingbird Lane. It was witty, funny, dark (good) sense of humor etc. etc. etc. I can not even start to express how hard we both laughed . It was clean dark sense of humor unlike the perverted, purely sadistic new version of American Horror. What a major disappointment that is worth taking out. that is a gem that went confused on what horror is. Mockingbird Lane reminded us of the Addams family movies in its wit and dark sense of humor, and besides the fact it was a remake of the old Munster made us want to watch it even more. The new version is nothing but a GEM! Bring it back please. Look forward to MORE!
Loved it!!! Loved Pushing Daisies too! Please make more!!!!!!!!!!
We loved this show! Eddie Izard was amazing! Its hard to believe that NBC cannot see the value in keeping this gem on the air. Its weird, funny, oddball dark humor left us wanting to see more. Besides, whats so awful about "dark comedy?" It reminded us of the 2 movie versions of Adamms Family. That anyone could find such gold in such a goofy TV show (The Munsters) is amazing in itself. NBC, listen up: More please!! Put something on the air worth watching!
I'm happy to see it come back. Hopefully it sticks around.
the pilot was awesome...I was looking forward to the 2nd episode this week...yet... It didn't air... I'm sad now
Loved this show!!! Hope there will be more to come.
I am so sick of reality shows. Entertain me with some smart humor! Eddie Izzard is in his element with the wit that Grandpa brings! I scheduled to watch it tonight and couldn't find it on and was very dissapointed. Bring it back for crying out loud why do they take the shows we like away and keep the crap like "Housewives" and Cardashians on?! Really, who cares what trivial and shallow thoughts go through their heads. Give me the Munsters! Give me Grandpa!
It would be foolish of the network to drop this show.
NBC should do a voting poll to see if they get enough votes to keep it on the air! I loved the show and I know not everyone shares my opinion but it looks like most of you do. NBC make it a series!
Loved it-Loved everything about it
This show should definitely be given a second chance. I've been spreading the word among friends and no one seems to have heard about it but as soon as they see the pilot, they're in love. As am I. This show is sure to be a hit. Give it a chance, NBC!!!!!
I really like this show, why stop after one episode? What an infuriating tease! I really love Brian Fullers style! I love Pushing Daisies and I really wish there had been more than two seasons. Come on, give this show an actual chance!
This was an Amazing pilot, the Munsters have always been my favorite show since I was very little, my mother who is 68 loved so much she keeps asking me if it's going to be on again...PLEASE KEEP GOING WITH MOCKINGBIRD LANE...LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE..
I would like to see this show continue. I can't say that the pilot wowed me, but no pilot ever has. And why tease us with only one episode? If it costs too much, cut back on the special effects. And I guarantee there's people out that don't know this show exists.
Best Show on a Friday nite in YEARS!!! Please KEEP THIS SHOW! Perfect right before Grimm too!
This was a refreshing, fun show. Compared to the nauseating shows such as "Honey BooBoo" and "The Housewives of (enter city), Mockingbird Lane was a relief from 'reality' tv. I'm tired of watching scripted garbage that are billed as 'reality shows'. I loved Eddie Izzard (unique character), and the storyline. I do not consider this a 're-make' in any sense of the word. If the Munsters would not have existed, this show would be highly rated and watched. Sometimes riding on the coat tails of another show is a great burden for a new series. This one stands alone in its own right.
NBC, don't screw it up:::Make MORE episodes of this enjoyable show.
Please continue this show! It was great and Eddie Izzard is amazing!!
I was shocked at first. It was not what I was expecting and the 7pm time slot concerned me for children who might be watching but I LOVED IT.! I pulled up this blog when I couldn't find it on tonight's schedule. I hope it is given a chance.
I loved it too. I would much rather watch this than yet another crime scene show, cop show, doctor show or reality show. I hope that someone decides to take a chance on this one and continue with more.
KEEP IT !!!!!!!! You have GOT to keep this show. It is wonderful I loved the special effects and the concept is its own but still a part of the original show. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!
We loved it. We were looking for another episode tonight and looked it up to find out no additional episodes are coming. Too bad it really was great. The whole family enjoyed it.
I had mixed feelings about this reboot/remake when I first read about the premise, but after watching the "pilot" episode I am absolutely on board with this show as a series. The clincher for me was that as the episode's running time ran down, I found myself anxious for it to not end yet. As the credits rolled, I was left definitely wanting more. I do hope that the network reconsiders and brings this back for more episodes.
We weren't expecting anything more than a Halloween spoof, but ended up thoroughly enjoying it and wanting to see more. I especially love Eddie Izzard as Grandpa!
I wasn't sold on the show from the promos that came out awhile back....but after watching the pilot I'm hoping they will find a way to save the series. Great cast and a great twist on the original Munsters.
LOVED the pilot, and didn't expect to! I was searching the TV listings to see when the next episode airs and found this blog. I sure hope the network picks up this show – the cast is superb, the humor is delightful, and I can't wait to see how Eddie and Spot bond and become friends.
Please Keep It On. I loved the premiere episode, and have been looking to see when the next episode will be.
Loved the pilot! Please make it a series. Please, please, please, please, please, etc.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This show is wonderful – please keep it on television!!
It was delicious. I hope a cable company will pick it up, because it will grow a healthy following. Especially with Eddie Izzard in it. If the suits can find a way to whittle the production costs down, that should be a real possibility. I can see the "Mockingbird Lane" cookbook flying off the shelves now.
We LOVED it! Please keep it around! And stop moving Go On around! I love that show too! But, back to Mockingbird Lane. I watched it with two of my teenagers and we loved it! Now, I can't find it anywhere on the schedule! What gives!!!
The show is GREAT! It has a great potential and I would love love love to see where it goes!
Mockingbird Lane was fantastic!!! Please don't cut the show! It deserves a chance to grow!!!
Great remake of an old show of fond characters.Great effects and set design.Like the premise of the characters and that the show was edgeyer and not cartoonish as the original . Hermans character is great and Grandpa is wicked cool. If the show doesn't become a series I'll have to watch the pilot again and again and again and.........
Great remake of an old show of fond characters. Great effects and set design . Characters premise is edgeyer and not so cartoonish as the old show. Herman was great and Grandpa is wicked cool ! If it doesn't become a series I'll have to watch the pilot again and again and again.....
LOVED THE SHOW!!!!! I WAS A BIG FAN OF THE OLD MUNSTERS AND THIS NEW VERSION LIVED UP TO THE ORIGINAL SHOW. I'M SO LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MANY MORE EPISODES. DON'T CANCEL THIS SHOW, PLEASE..........
I'M TIRED OF PEOPLE CANCELING ALL THESE NEW SHOWS AFTER THE FIRST PILOT.
I absolutly loved this show! I am a fan of the original and when I heard about this show I was so excited! Please, please bring this show back! I love it so much! I am excited to see where things will go and how the show will develop! Please don't cancel it! The cast is amazing and I think they will do well with the characters!
Liked it a lot, figured I would have a decent Friday nite line up with mockingbird lane, grimm and haven. Guess not yet.
Loved the show, loved the look, loved the acting, and really loved Eddy Izzard. Please continue NBC or whoever isbright enough to see and produce a smart and stylishly quirky show. When I read this show was going to be broadcast last week I alerted family and friends. Was hugely disappointed not to see it listed for tonight! Take us back the new and improved Mockingbird Lane.
i Loved the show... was looking for the next airing so i could record it. Didn't even know it was in question! i really hope that SOMEONE picks it up. Pleeeeeeezzzeeee!!! Wanna see more!
I definitely want to see more of this show. I thought the casting was good and I loved its look. I also liked very much Pushing Daisies. I think both shows were and are fun and creative. I very much hope they rethink canceling this show. I don't watch Greys Anatomy and hate every version of CSI. If we can give "The Neighbors" a shot why not give something that has great scenery and campy fun plot potential a chance?
I loved it, I almost didnt watch it because I knew it would not make the NBC cut, and it would make me angry if it was good. Its a shame Brian Fullers work is not appreciated . I have loved all his shows from wonderfalls, Dead like me, pushing daisies and now this. Eddie Izzard is my favorite . They cancelled the Riches and that upset me too. WHY! must they keep doing this to us.
I don't normally watch shows twice, especially new ones, but I LOVED the pilot! I really hope we get to see more. Pleeeeeeaaaaaase NBC???
I was a little unsure at first when the program started, It didn't take long to get into it. I would love to see it go further on and watch it develop. Eddie Izzard made the show. I am all for many more episodes.
i normally avoid blood and gore. safer for me. but the plot and the actors were so good I have already watched the pilot five times. This is coming from a girl who got scared watching the original The Blob, but is willing to watch the horror in this show because the plot in this show is WAY too good to drop! I would love to see new episodes of Mockingbird Lane.
Man oh man what a great show...This is going to be one of the best shows out there...fantastic remake with a new day twist....we need great comedy that is unusal but different...not gay humor...I can accept gays but I do not appreciate shows that are all about their life.. because I can not find any good humor shows to watch I watch and get bored or turn the channel...I like others miss the past and all the great family shows that were wierd but not demoralizing to me....
You actually sound like you can't accept gay people. I pity you.
P.S. There are less than a handful of shows with "gay humor" – plenty of others to pick from if you aren't secure enough in your manhood to enjoy them.
I loved the show and grandpa was great he really made the show funny I hope to see more of the show .how about every. Week
Yes! Our whole family liked it, and I thought the actors were terrific. I would love to see more of Eddie Izzard and Jerry O'Connell!
I loved this show! it's a refreshing change and it could go so many ways. It would be a shame to see it be canceled after one episode.
Loved the show, Eddie Izzard is a legend.
I'm already addicted to this show!
DITTO! Pleeeeeeeeeeeze make it a series....I would be a devoted 63-year-old journalist/librarian fan! Not the demographic you were expecting, eh? Well, my 26-yr-old daughter loves it too...told ME about it.
I was never a fan of the original, but love this show! Absolutely would love to see it picked up as a series.
Wow! I really had my doubts when I first heard about this. "Jerry O'Connell as Herman??!", then I finally (and accidentally) came across a preview and had to watch. I was always (still am) a HUGE Munsters fan, love dark comedies, and I was really surprised at how much I liked this. Granted, yes there are things I'm sure they'll update, change, etc., but either way PLEASE keep this series coming! I'll be watching just in case SyFi or some other channel picks it up. Do not want to miss.
Thoroughly enjoyed the Pilot, given half a chance to develop, they may have a decent hit on their hands. It's fresh and different, what more can one ask for.
I loved every minute of Mocking Bird Lane!! When we first see the camp set up i knew that instant that Eddie Munster would be in his true form!! I enjoyed every moment and Jerry O'Connor is easy on the eyes too.
Goose bumps were formed as soon as the the theme kicked in all the way to the revelation of Eddies new "pet" Spot the dragon!!! A fang-tastic pilot and i desperately hope to see a whole entire series to see what new revelations we can find out about the Munster's. Mocking Bird Heights will never be the same again. Whats that saying? Oh right...."there goes the neighbourhood"!!!
We loved it too and cannot believe it's being cancelled! With all the crap on tv... this is what they've decided to cut. Shame.
I loved this show! I watched it when it premiered before Grimm and again tonight on the computer. Please do the whole series! Why just show the pilot and tease us?
One thing I do agree with – the relationship between Grandpa & Herman was confusing. On one hand they are meant to hate each other, but then Grandpa is putting a new heart in Herman and bringing him back to life.
Also, Hermann's character needs a little more depth. Aside from having parts from many people, he seems just as normal as Marilyn. I got more of a feeling of uncomfortable ex spouses with Lily and Herman than passion when they first were together on the screen.
I still loved it. This show has so much potential. Please, some network, pick it up and run with it.
I loved it!!! I'm ready for more!!!!
Yes the effects, costumes, sets were good. But it lacked (pardon the pun) Heart. I would love to see this version retooled a bit and presented again. The balance between comedy and horror are off. I really like it going darker, but it went alittle too dark. The only way for that to work is to broaden the comey to balance it out. I think Eddie Izzard is a brilliant casting choice but did not seem to have any chemistry with Jerry O Connell who is supposed to be the other lead. Ensemble people!!!! Despite the innocence and corniness of the original it was still about something. It was a typical family sitcom with a twist and there were subtle critques of american society & social norms. What was this show about? Our society today has a lot more to reflect and critque than in the Mid-1960"s. Today's television can be alot edgier as well. I Really hope they refine this and bring this to the fall schedule!!
it's not up NBC's alley, then please FX or another cable network pick it up quick!
The pilot was fantastic! PLEASE don't cancel!
Wouldn't it be a little tricky to make a series any time soon, since Eddie Izzard is spending a large part of the next two years touring a new stage show? Seems to me that some members of the cast had made up their minds about the fate of Mockingbird Lane before the show even went on air!
YES. I can't stop thinking about this show. I love Fuller's stuff and they keep axing him! So frustrating. It's this kinda camp that will get folks who typically hate TV to actually watch it. Now THAT's good marketing!
Seriously, though. I loved it. So much more to learn. So many good visuals. Perfect.
I absolutely loved it! They were faithful enough to the original while adding new twists and elements, and the look of the show was so lovely. NBC, if you are paying any attention, PLEASE keep this show going. There is a Mockingbird Lane page on facebook, so I would suggest going there and Liking it so they can see they have support!
Amazing! I loved the pilot and really REALLY hope it's made into an ongoing series.
When you lower your standards everything is good...Put me to sleep..zzzzzzz Much better then reality tv crap, but that's not saying much.Give me the original Munster's any day...
I WANT MORE!
Grandpa stole the show. Herman though not as large as I was hoping had all the heart of the original character and I could convincingly believe that he could win Lilly's heart. Eddie's lycantropy was well handled, and I loved the treatment of Grandpa as an alcoholic. Including Spot as the means to keep Eddie from hurting anyone – awesome.
Left me with a ton of unanswered questions – how did Herman become a Munster – i know Grandpa is responsible for his current state – but what led to him becoming assembled of other people's parts? Does Herman have any issues with what he has become, or bear any resentment for his conditiion? Is Marilyn as emotionally disengaged as she appeared in the beginning? She came off almost like a sociopath in her first scene, but then later shows concern for the scoutmaster. Will Eddie gain control over his abilities?
I could see this show having a long life, bringing in new characters into the neighborhood, seeing them trying to keep Grandpa in check, perhaps watching Marilyn become something worse than all of them in her desire to fit in.
I really really hope they give Mockingbird Lane a full season pickup.
I liked the pilot very much. We need more funny shows on. When does it come on again? I don't want to miss it.
is the wasted space of the show–
Well DUH! She is supposed to be the straight guy to all the jokes, maybe you would like her better if she was nude
I liked the pilot. The show has potential. It deserves a chance. If nbc doesn't have the balls to go with a dark themed show, they should let another network have a try.
need to make it a series. loved the pilot
Mockingbird Lane's pilot show was great. I loved that they kept the idea but reinvented it with CGI and better clothing for Lily. I'd be disappointed if they didn't continue with the series considering the sht that's on tv right now. Very disappointed. I'm sick of seeing stupid uninteresting shows. Reality tv programs like jersey shores, any housewife show, kardashians, etc.
what was her name again? you know bimbo, flat(you know where), no personality, unattractive bimbo
Bimbo? WOW you must really hate that actress you can't even name or is it all women? What's wrong didn't mommie breastfeed you or what , you're really a sad excuse for a human being
This show was awful! I love Grimm, so it wasn't because of creepy, supernatural, scary content. The subject matter just wasn't funny and the characters were forgettable.
Love it !!!!
is the worst show in history.
Worse than "My Mother the car", "Jersey Shore", "Supertrain","The Powers of Matthew Star", "The Phoenix", "Millennium" , "Here comes Honey Boo Boo" and 100 others? You may want to brush up on your 'history'. The Munsters was never masterpiece theater, but far from the worst.
I LOVED it. I have told everyone I know about the pilot and I hope that this show gets picked up by someone...HBO? I always wondered why Grandpa didnk drink blood when I watched the origional show as a kid. PLEASE some network pikc up this show!
Best Pilot in 10 years. this is an amazing show, and it will be a loss to the library of recorded accomplishments if it is not fleshed out and run for all of us to enjoy. If NBC drops it, maybe AMC will pick it up?
i would really like to see more
Oh, please NBC – MAKE A SERIES!!! it was wonderful and paired off well with Grimm. I sure stuck around. I would love more episodes.
Whole family loved the show! Typical of executives making up our minds for us... The suits at NBC need a performance review, and I mean right now! You'd think spending $10 million on a pilot would get you at least a handful of shows! Maybe USA Network or even SyFy could pick it up. If not, I'd love to buy the set they built... imagine the listing description! :)
The opening dialogue between Marylin and the real estate fellow was quick, dry, witty, and dark (making it the best part of an opener whose dialogue was uneven).
This continued as the Marylin/Grandpa sections were delightfully sly and dark, while the Herman/Lily/Eddie interchanges were like a pained "Leave it to Beaver" episode, as the feel good family vibes clashed with the artfully dark tapastry already set.
The Herman/Grandpa relationship was confusing. They lacked the tension of the original series and at times blended from plot conflict to comic relief in a single scene. It was if the Herman character was torn between the new "good father" motiff and the old clunky Herman of the original show (the "buffoon father"). You cannot be both Ned Flanders and Homer Simpson.
All in all, I would watch it again, just to see if there is anything left (the only real plot advancement in the pilot was origin story we already knew). If they had to do it over again, a slower pace would have been much more useful – as Eddies personal changes in a new school and Herman's developing need for a fresh heart could both have carried through several episodes.
As is, Herman's story is already told, making him static from this point forward, Marylin is too reactive to do more than bring a boy over for dinner, Eddie's changes only carry weight as he tries to hide/resist them, and really, only Lily's character has any internal conflict left to mine.
Good for a short season (3-5 more episodes), then nail the coffin back shut for another generation.
Definitely worth saving. Hope it's not abandoned like many other really good shows - Human Target, Harry's Law. Lie to me, The River . . .
Loved the show. Does need work, but worth saving!
This show was wonderful and I'm not typically a scary show person. My family watched the show from beginning to end and chatted non-stop about how great it was during commercials. Definitely out of the box and something that should be kept! Perfect performance by Eddie Izzard, whom I've loved watching for years. Neat concept and great actors who did a wonderful job with their characters. I also loved Pushing Daisies, as did my family. KEEP THIS SHOW!!!
It looked like it needed 4 or 5 episodes to mature into itself and get all the tropes and rules out of the way on an the table, but I think this show could have actually become something quite good. It wasn't the original Munsters, but it was fun and interesting and looked to have some underlying turmoil and plot that could have been fun to follow.
Did not know it was coming on, caught it by accident. Very nicely done. Not for young children. The special effects, acting, set, all well done. Cant wait to see what Bryan and Bryan come up with next!
she was the first grandchild in her family and grew up with 5 uncles..they are more like her brothers then uncles.
since she is the oldest on her fathers side and grew up with mostly men until the other kids came along--
Marilyn is what we call more "corleone style" then the rest of the girls.
Marilyn began to express interest in the business world and or the "suits" - they are the men that taught her how to be the
fine fine actress she is today.
I loved the show.
Finally a show worth watching....it's so nice having something so fresh,even though it's a remake. I don't watch tv series that often but if they go ahead with this one I'll be all in!!!
Definitely a pleasant surprise. I didn't expect it to be so dark, and loved that it was. Come on, NBC! What else have you got for a Friday night??
I'd love to see this show continue forward. It didn't grab me right away like Pushing Daisies' pilot did but there is so much potential for Mockingbird Lane to have plenty of monstrous fun.
Mockingbird Lane caught all of my attention when I watched it on TV. The visual effect of spiders webbing a gown for Lily was breath taking. Every main characters were so different in their own ways forming an unique family. I loved the fact that not all the characters were nice and innocent. The blood thirsting Grandpa made the wannabe-vegetarian-werewolf Eddie even more adorable. While Grandpa played with words showing the bitter/dark/dry humors about the ongoing situations, Marilyn's simple responses were actually quite attractive in a mysterious way – there might be something more about this seemingly charming young lady. Herman was the clown because of his sensitive heart. Overall, I was tempted to know more about what will happen to this family, and what Marilyn might really be capable of.
I agree with the comments on there being more to Marilyn than there appears; this was my favorite part of the pilot. In the original series, the joke was that Marilyn was completely normal, bright and chirpy–essentially just like all the young girls on all the other sitcoms at the time. From this show, I got the feeling that she has her own darkness going on. It would be fun to see this developed if additional episodes are made.
Please make more of this show! Pretty please! Pretty please with a cherry on top! It is something different, it is charming and witty and dark and mischievous and all the things that are missing from our main stream pop culture generic tv dreck...
Please have the patience to stick with it and let them continue making it, this show is something worth saving and a television executive who gave Eddie Izzard more air time is a good chap in my book! Save the Munsters! Save Mockingbird Lane! Viva La Television! Or something...
bryan fuller is the man. i loved pushing daisies with a passion, and the munsters were classic. give that combination a couple of episodes to marinate, and i think it could be a pretty f-ing awesome show. i really enjoyed the pilot, smart writing, great casting, funny, weird. keep this sh- coming, please.
This show was the most delightful surprise I've experienced in the last decade of watching television. The acting was brilliant, the sets were gorgeous, and the writing was intelligent and very very funny. I rarely laugh out loud at a sitcom (and, therefore, I watch very few) but I laughed out loud several times while watching this pilot. My young adult sons watched this show with me and we were all delighted (P.S. Elisabeth...none of us are gay). Please NBC, humor us and give us at least a season of this very funny show.
LOVED IT....I really hope that they make a series out of it. I look forward to seeing more!
definitely a keeper! the sets, lighting, camerawork were all top notch; it was like watching a feature film! even the score was great! and how can you not love Eddie Izzard as Grandpa! there were a couple of awkward moments in the script, but there's always some strained dialog in a pilot as they try to fill in the backstory for the viewer. put this thing in production!
Great show! My knowledge on the original Munsters in slim, but there is some. I think that this show will be liked by many teenagers and young people that, though they may not know the original story, still find this show very entertaining, as I did.
If NBC doesn't want to keep it going or the writers don't know how, that would be terrible. It was really entertaining and I really want it to continue and explore all of the possibilities this pilot opened up. Keep the show!!
Absolutely amazing! Every scene was incredible and I can't wait to watch more. Easily could become my new favorite show
I watched the pilot and absolutely fell in LOVE with it. I really hope they give this show a second chance!
I really liked it. Thought it was pretty engaging, although a bit uneven, but most pilots are at the very least uneven. This one was entertaining, and Eddie Izzard and Portia de Rossi were excellent. The actress who played Marilyn was wonderful and gorgeous to boot. I would watch this if it became a regular series ... or, at least, I would record it on the DVR and watch it eventually!
Definitely reminded me much more of the Addams Family than the Munsters, but I always preferred the Addams Family anyway. I'm a huge fan of Bryan Fuller's other series, and I'm glad to see he hasn't lost his touch. I would love to see more of this show.
Loved it! Hoped it's picked up!
There is no way to have this show on more than one week. How are they going to eat a neighbor each week? Hell the premise of them going to a new house was because the kid ate his scouts mates and leader. (I know they ended up saying they weren't killed)
The premise of the original Munsters is that they realize the villagers always uprise and kill the monster. So they are going to get along in the modern world fighting their inner demons. They are trying not to get discovered. This idiotic interpretation has them "unapologetic-ally being what they are" no matter what the outcome might be. A Serial Killer that kills innocent citizens will have to be caught.
This show should never be shown again.
How do you think the original stayed on the air? They would create scenarios where they intermix with the regular folks and how they handle it...
I loved it! I think it should definitely come back. For those who don't like it I have news for you, you have a remote, change the channel and watch something else. There are people who really wanna see this show!
Reminded me how de Rossi is a waste of good p***y.
Anything you ever poked would automatically become a waste of good p**sy
OMG, it was horrible! We turned it off after about 10 minutes!
GREAT!!! Now go die
Original show was great.
This show was terrible. The things that mace the original funny and unique was missing and sorely needed. Reimaginings sometimes work but In this case resulted in a Tim Burton "esque" reject.
Turned it off after 25 minutes. Just awful!
The pilot was outstanding. I would definitely watch the series, and see it as a brilliant move for NBC. It takes a fresh look at a classic and does it in a much darker way. It pays homage to original, while providing us with a modern and more adult approach. Special effects and costumes were also amazing. Well done!
"Mockingbird Lane" was FANTASTIC!! It's a fresh new take on the original MUNSTERS show (which I used to watch). I like this version much better than the original. The writing is brilliant, as is the cast. Also love the sets and effects and the overall "look" of the show. NBC... KEEP THIS SERIES ON THE AIR!!
For those who didn't enjoy the show. That's okay. But instead of trying to remove a great show/series for those who enjoyed it and want the series to continue... I'm sure you have cable or satellite TV so for one hour a week you can select from thousands of other programs to watch. Let those of us who enjoyed the show FINALLY have a show with quality to watch!!!
no work tomorrow!!!! tonights show must go on at da bar!!!!!! Crank the music up!!!!!!
No really no!!!!!!!!! Can't figure who would give this show a green light
Definitely a gay show for gays. Seems like everyone who likes this show is either gay it maybe gay. .
Please.......I'm not GAY and I loved the show!!! Comments like that show your stupidity and mindlessness.......I agree with a previous post....If you don't like it...turn the FREAKING CHANNEL........
please we must have the show back!!!!! the munsters was a great show!!!! too funny!!!!!
thought show was done very well, would love to see more, please bring back
Had high hopes for it, but ended switching channels less than half way through. Nice try making it different in tone from the original, but it was boring. LIke very bad Tim Burton. Not funny, not even in the intended ironic way. No wonder it wasn't picked up right away.
Great show – definetely a keeper
I thought it was funny, and cute. It fits in with the tone of shows going on now, i.e. once upon a time, grimm, and the like. But on a lighter funny side. I would watch this.
You have to bring back the show!!!!!
and pray they continue the show
Cancel ASAP. I would not let it be called the "Munsters" either. It did not need a update in this disgusting way.
love this show....i wish the reruns were on....
Dear NBC – PLEASE pick up this show! It was fantastic. I thought it was a very clever remake and sad to find out it was only one episode. Oddly, it reminded me of Pushing Daisies when I was watching it. Now I understand why. That was a great show too.
stink–i would never watch this show...ever..
Me neither. I think it is for gays only.
I normally do not make comments on what others say, but please saying everything " must be for gays" or is "gay" is so 1990's. Get over it. So u don't like the show, move on.
and bring your computer...and we'll all blog together!
as we sit at the bar, watching football with my computer laughing and hoping the show never ends....
OMG the funniest thing I have seen on regular TV.
I was not expecting anything, the originals were cute , campy fun. I was more an Adams Family fan. But this was a great show. I figured it would be weak predictable TV. Wow was I shocked and laughed though the whole show.
Then my buddy told me they were not going to do more of them.
It would be such a great cast & chemistry go to waste for another cop show, or worse another reality show.
PLEASE SAVE THIS SHOW!
WOW!!! The Pilot was great!! I grew up watching retakes of The Munsters and always wished for a colored version with better effects but boy I never expected this!!
THIS WAS AMAZING!!! My friends and family (ages 14-50) all sat down after our prehalloween dinner and turned this on. Are we all so glad we saw this!
The writing, special effects, and characters were all spectacular! Anyone saying otherwise does not have appreciation for what that which once was a phenom.
Mockingbird Lane definitely deserves to be picked up for a series and seasons to come! Please NBC or any network PICK UP THIS SHOW!!!
Definitely bring back the show! I loved it!
Save the show!!!! The pilot was amazing! So entertaining and funny! I and all my friends and family would absolutely love if Mockingbird lane got picked up!!!
This is something I will watch everyday/episode!! I really really hope its picked up!!!
If this show was so good how come I didn't see it and now have diahreah a little bit? If it was a good show k would be slightly constipated.
I didn't watch it either. It seemed to give me bad diahreah. I'm a poopin like a monkey.
Agreed. I think all the positive comments are from lesbeans.
I believe though not sure, you may passed about three quarters of your brain while in the bathroom
Wish I had my trading glasses on. Maybe I could read some of these post. I missed the show so don't know too much about it. Knowing it is on network tv I can be pretty sure it isn't too awesome. But then I am s stupid ignorant loser. So I don't know. MOOOOOO IM A STUPID COW. BIT IS COWS HAVE FRE WORTIES.
MOOOOOO IM A STUPID COW. BIT IS COWS HAVE FRE WORTIES I couldn't agree more you disgusting bag of much needed donor organs
I watched the pilot and absolutely loved it. I love the dark comedy, action, drama type shows and this reboot has fulfilled what I was hoping for when I sat down to watch it. I really hope NBC brings it back. I would definitely watch it every week. Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, amazing.
wonderful remake–the original was hysterical...my favorite character was grandpa..i don't know why but i thought he was so funny.
Good Pilot..i REALLY saw it
Hotmail crushing is a felony, hacking is a felony, phone hacking is a felony...now stfu...Proper.
Both were bad shows in the 60's -
adams family sucked. too
You just now figured that out? Hey the 60's called they want you to pay attention to THIS century. You can go back into hibernation now
thing.....HACKING however does...
don't forget me!
i agree the munsters are the best....but sweetie they don't exist.
Im afraid you have led a very sheltered life, there are worse than Munsters out there
DEFINITELY WORTH SAVING. I was raised in a family that enjoyed shows such as The Addams Family and The Munsters so when I heard that they were rebooting this classic family, I've been anxious to see the turn out, and I was thoroughly impressed. The take on the family, the sets, the costumes. Amazingly done.
Keep this show going for at least 5-8 more episodes to see how it does. But I'm banking that it will surprise us all in a positive way.
are not a real family, they are a fake television family and now this worthless pilot was created. do you understand what is real and what is fake? There are no Munsters. Do you understand what is real and what is not real?
Sure we know the difference KardASSians and neurotic housewives are entertaining and REAL, right is that what your getting at?
They missed the most important part of the orginal show. They family didn't know they were different from everyone else in town.
1. their skin is green
2. one of them has electronic bolts going through his neck
3. lily is an ugly dog who wears black liptick and looks like she has been dead for 100 years
4. eddie looks like an idiot in his velvet shorts and is always playing with his dragon all day long.
5. they live in a filthy castle.
My audience is much larger then yours....entire bar, collegues, tech people, on and on and on...
My family of 5, two seniors, two adults and one child watched....and loved it... the first two minutes we were like " what the heck is this...but laughed are butts off. The storyline is pretty good...and we hope to see more...
stay on ..out for a few hrs. hme early...lol
is the worst show in history–it ran a short time in the 60's, the show is awful, people don't like it and it has bad ratings as it always did. you have to have the right press representing you...this has always been bad press because of the production.
we have enough on butt.
enjoy tv big butt
positive blogs because midge the only one here writing negative blogs...
you out smart us every time. barf.
especially eddie...he's the best character on the show
Fabulous in all departments......watched it first thing this morning and damn near had a heart attack....from laughing......
My opinion, after watching the show, was that it was a very well done re-telling of the original Munsters story. I thought that the actors played together beautifully as an ensemble; and I was thrilled to see the imaginative details like Spot the dragon and Lily's spider web gown brought to life with stunning effects. I truly hope NBC doesn't pull the rug out from under this show before it really gets a footing. I would really like to see more.
Also, to my fellow posters, if you didn't see the show, your opinion has no real value to anyone. Please take that morsel of logic back to the real world and think before you speak.
Don't listen to the trolls, Mockingbird Lane was great! My whole family loved it, including my six year old daughter. We missed it's premier on Saturday due to the NBC affiliate being down on Friday, but saw it on Hulu
Effects suck, there is nothing original, nothing turns me on and its basically a bad show. once was enuff
Loved it! NBC probably doesn't know what to do with it, but I loved it and would to see more of it!
I LOVED IT! I am completely surprised that there is buzz about the pilot being all we get. :( I really want to see more of Mockingbird Lane!
I thought it was awesome and hope to see more!!
Loved it!! I was bummed to find out it won't be continued
I enjoyed the show immensely. I like thE darkness of it as well as the subtle humor. Definitely would want see more, but am buying the iTunes version just in case!
Ok I just watched this show & I LOVED IT!!!!! Looking forward to the next episode!!!
If unfunny idiocy such as "The Office" and "My Name Is Earl" can last as long as they did, then "Mockingbird Lane" deserves at least the opportunity to see how the people respond. Even though "Grimm" has helped NBC, the network still needs to break its old habit of cancelling good shows and promoting garbage.
Maybe if the plot of "Mockingbird Lane" included having Lily or Marilyn compete on a reality show for singers, NBC would be more interested.
Loved it! The set was absolutly beautiful and what they did to bring the characters into the modern day was brilliant. If you were a 'doubting Thomas' like I was, do your self a favor and give this show a watch. You'll be glad you did! Good job on this one NBC!
It is starting to rain here on the east coast. Lots are worried about the hurricane. I'm really looking forward to it. I hope it rains and rains. I think storms are kind of exciting.
Loved the show. Really hope it makes it. It would be great if the networks would move away from the reality shows.
is mostly 1 person....
I LOVED IT!!! But at $10M a pop I will be surprised if it lasts very long.
Production cost will come down sustantially. Sets have been built, CG model for Spot is complete. GC Model for Grandpa is complete.
Weekly series will proobbaly have one or 2 effect per episope.
I liked it. I was hoping for a little more creepy, and a bit more humor, but i would definitely watch it again. It would be a good lead in for Grimm. Seems like the vast majority of people on here agree, too. NBC are you listening?
the dumb show only ran for 2 years....
the original munsters only ran for 2 years....there is too much hype on a crappy show...
shows sucks and 98% of it not written well.
My husband and I had to watch it separately, he got to see it when it premiered, I had to watch the next morning on NBC.com, but we agreed it is fantastic and we love it. We think it's a darkly funny, sweet update of the old classic. The Munsters was considered a weird and wild, nonconformist show, when it started out, too. If it could survive as many years, and as many movies (even with all that awful grey-blue and green grease paint, when it went to color) as it did, I think Mockingbird Lane could last at least a full season. We are HUGE Eddie Izzard fans, and we were completely thrilled to find out he was to play Grandpa Munster. He poured himself totally into it, and it showed! I don't think we should begrudge Portia's Lily for not doing much, you can't exactly pack personality punch for each character in an ensemble into one pilot. They didn't know when they were filming it that it would be their one chance. I'm sure she would have had plenty more coming for her character in later episodes. I really wish SyFy or Chiller would pick it up, or FX or AMC.
thank goodness i finally have the scoop from everyone on this show...won't even flip the remote control on...eddie's character was always a wimp.
script is bad, show is bad, producers are bad-not funny and will not watch the show.
its just a pack of nothing
bad show always was and continues to be.
the producer depends on other people endorsements to survive...cant do that...that's not good business.
continue to be awful.
This was a great show. I really enjoyed it. I would watch it if it is picked up. I thought that Portia was very funny. Herman and Grandpa were AWESOME! Just everyone was great. Like I said I would watch it and I am sure my son would too.
worst show in history–none of will ever watch this crappy production
It was good show, Eddie izzerd was great worth to keep it as long as it goes with grimm good show, as grimm had to grow on me with Monroe it was great to watch so will the show as it has Jerry O'Connell and Eddie izzard.. p.s. didn't like the mother thought she was too old looking to be with Herman.
one can lie and steal for ratings and live in an awful production–these are what we call cowards in the industry.
Best show ever on TV. I have so far watched it three times and each time I see and hear even more then before. Eddie Izzard is so wonderful.. He knows how to give his crazy lines like the true pro he is. They are funny every time I watch it. This show must be picked up. If not I would love to see as a series of moves. I am sorry for anyone who missed it.
is one ugly dog.
does everyone recognize it? sure...everyone knows why the show sucks and has poor ratings and the other shows
still remain in top rating form.
most producers have it and some producers can never full get it going.
this show doesn't have it anymore....from my observation in the last 2 days....all the other old shows
are still going strong. gee wonder why
do not have it–in the last 2 days i've noticed most of the old shows are right still on target.
the eddie character is a waste.
Great show......Finally something worth watching!!
Love Portia ,glad to see her back on tv. The effects were amazing.
nobody cares about "mocking bird lane"
I Loved the show As a Kid And I thought the reboot was a new twist to The Original Munsters and Very Promising compared to most shows i have seen iI would love love to see more of mockingbird lane.
i thought the pilot was promising and i hope to see where it goes. Other folks are correct in terms of Eddie Izzard taking each scene he was in. More than that, however, is that The Munsters (which I adored as a kid) always had this undertone of never getting the whole story. Mockingbird Lane promises more of this and yet, clues the audience in to what it has been missing - or choosing to deny. That, I think, is bloody brilliant.
I love this show. Finally, we get to see how spot looks like– a cool dragon. It's cool that Lily gets to wear glamorous gowns, Herman is actually good looking, kind hearted, loving and smart albeit butchered up and Eddie is such an adorable character one can sympathize with. Looking forward to Grandpa and Marilyn scenes as well.
The set design is fabulous and the pilot is pretty darn cute.
I would love to see where the show will go from the pilot. Aside from being a huge Bryan Fuller and Munsters fan, I am sick of all the predicable story-lines and reality TV show's being aired on every single station these days. The original Munsters thought outside the box, and while it was a little out there, it was successful and entertaining. If given the change, I think the new and completely different version can do the same thing. Especially with the supernatural craze currently rocking the entertainment world.
I hope NBC, or any network for that matter, decides to at least try out a few episodes and make a decision from there. Pilots are always so hard to go off of.
I would LOVE too see more of Mockingbird Lane!
I thought this was a great imagining though I was quite skeptical before I saw it. I do have to admit there was quite a bit of gore I had not expected, but my boyfriend and I thought the special effects were awesome. I would definitely watch this if it were to come on television weekly, but I see the problem here from the pilot. They spend 10 million dollars on this pilot and so many special effects that now any continuing episodes would have to live up to the pilot and because of this, I don't think this show will make it any further because it would just cost too much to make. They went overboard on the production costs and people would expect future graphical things to continue so here lies the hole this show sadly is falling into.
Totally agree with you on every point, Calia. WONDERFUL cast and effects, and the script for this pilot was excellent! BUT... Grandpa is going to have to quit "drinking" again, and the fact that they like to eat humans is going to eventually paint the whole premise into an inescapable corner. What with technology and modern forensics where they are developmentally, I can't see the family getting away with these shenanigans for long. Portraying law enforcement as bumbling fools is not an option in the premise being shown with this pilot, so the writers are going to have to pull virtual miracles out of their asses week after week.
Instead of this being produced as a weekly series, it should be carefully kept under wraps until the Halloween season, and THEN made as a "special presentation. At 10 MIL an hour, this is SCREAMING expensive right out of the gate. Don't get me wrong, I did appreciate every minute of the program, but really can't see it week after week... the QUALITY of the show would certainly have to suffer if it's tried the old fashioned way.
I do certainly like this show, and am hungry as Grandpa just as himself and Eddie would be in his "baby bear" persona to devour more and MORE of this, I would be content to wait 'til next season to repeat the joy I experienced while watching this!
I'm now off to a web site to watch it yet AGAIN. It's truly one of those hours that can be watched again and again, and each time you do you see more and more.
Bottom line is... it was MAGNIFICENT compared to 99% of the literal DREK that haunts our airwaves.
OMG. PLEASE NBC!!! let us keep this show!!! This was amazing!!!! AMAZING!!!! i was soooo happy to see this and then realise its a reboot of the MUNSTERS!!!! I'm inlove. inlove with this show.
KEEP IT I LOVED IT!!!!!!
It was FANTASTIC!!! loved it i need more =)
TERRIFIC SHOW! Favorite pilot of the season!
Portia de Rossi and Eddie Izzard turned in great performances. Bryan Fuller's writing and Bryan Singer's direction – a la Evil Dead 2 for TV – was INSPIRED! Every bit of the budget was on the screen and worth every penny. Congrats to Michael Wylie (Grimm) and his Art Department!
If NBC doesn't pick this up SOMEONE MUST!
LOVE IT!!!! More episodes please! This is a show totally worth watching. LOVE Eddie Izzard!!!
Something you like or not. I LOVED it. brought back childhood memories of the Munsters...surely I am not the only 40's something that loved the original show as a kid. This was a great story, great actors. Please keep the show going.
loved it; expect to see it in series soon. who spends $10 mil on a pilot without any network commitment??
For those that thought the show was slow, its due to the level of intelligence needed to understand the hysterically funny pun driven conversations. Even though Grandpa sucked and Herman needed some heart in this episode, it was easy to see Eddie sink his teeth into the roll and. I want to see more of this show.
I love it. It kindof reminded me of the dark humor on Dead like me. I missed the first airing of it and caught it on Hulu. I would add this to my weekly watch list of shows if it was made into a series. It was definatly better than Park Avenue 666.
Loved it. Hope they follow up on it.
Like the show, but Herman isn't Herman with him looking like the original and no one can do Herman besides the guy that played him, than the guy on Everybody Loves Raymond, he would have been the perfect Herman... Sorry
I think there is just one person here posting all the "I love it" comments. I didn't watch it but think it was average at best. Really nothing special. Kind of bland.
Agreed. I didn't see it either but also think it was boring and kind of lame.
If you didn't even watch it, how can you have an opinion about it? That doesn't even make sense.
I also didn't watch it, and thought it was awful. Oh wait...I thought it was really good. Oh wait...I thought it was a reboot of Friends. Oh wait...
This blog has way too many comments. I sure hope people don't expect us to read them all.
I LOVED IT!!! If it were to turn into a series i would just throw in a couple more jokes, but the production design was a 10!! I want a pet dragon!!
It was amusing, I enjoyed the puns and dark humor and Grandpa was great, Keep It!
It's a lot better than 2 1/2, which sucks now.
We watched the first episode and laughed and said eeuuww at the same time. We got a kick out of it. We told all our friends that missed it - now they want to see it. I think this show has great potential. Grampa... is especially creepy... in a more real and laughable way. Poor little Eddie....can't wait to see what the writters have lined up for him. We loved Herman's zipper- that was a different twist.... All in all - we hope it stays....
BLECH. BLECH. BLECH. I was interested, but the gore was disgusting. Why does everything have to be so graphic??? I thought the show could stand alone without all the blood, etc. WON'T watch it again.
NBC is notorious for completely ignoring older, intelligent viewers (e.g. Harry's Law). The 18-49 demographic is NOT the be-all, end-all!! If your grandkids are too timid for dark comedy, don't ruin the evening for the rest of us!!! My wife and I loved this pilot and hope to see more of this series.
LOOOOOOVED IT!! Finally a good Fall TV series show.
I want to see more of Mockingbird Lane! There truly isn't much I enjoy on TV anymore but this was great. I love Eddie Izzard! A comedy with edge...keep it coming!
The show Mockingbird Lane was fantastic. It kept my wife and I laughing and glued to the television to see what happens next. I really liked the effects that everyone took on. I think the so called reboot of the series is fantastic. It is all done with a moderization of the original. The show took the aspect of the original and twisted it with a darker humor on what monsters would do in modern society. This show could air for a long time from simple twists to things even more complex.
I don't think NBC would even would reconsider if they do they will just release a total of 13 episodes and be done with it, like Awake. Some people are saying there isn't any type of creativity, well half of other channels are playing crap like Vampire Diaries which is complete take on Twilight, and there are so many reality TV shows that compete with The Jersey Shore. I think it is nice to have something that has been in my life when I was a kid watching the old and turning it something modern with new type of effects and story.
The Creativity part of the series came from the imagination from Bryan Fuller who did well with Pushing Daisy, but like all his projects after two seasons he will get an award and call it quits, which is also a shame.
The best new show I've seen this season.
I enjoyed the pilot and had been looking forward to seeing it since I heard about it in EW over the summer. I thought it was an interesting and original take on the Munsters, in which the characters in this version did not appear as the dead ringers for the horror characters they portrayed in the original series. I had mixed emotions about their appearance, especially with Herman, but I realize that the blocked head and bolts look Herman had in the '60s needed to be updated. I really enjoyed Eddie Munster's werewolf scene and thought they did a good job balancing horror and comedy. I loved seeing Spot at the end as well. There are many other details only true fans could appreciate. By true fans, I mean people who either loved the original series or just the horror genre itself. I would say that this show is not for kids unless parents actually supervised them. The humor is as others have said pretty dark in nature, especially with Grandpa playing with his food. In my opinion, I think there are enough people who enjoy supernatural shows to watch this show faithfully. There aren't many shows in the horror genre. Walking Dead, Being Human, and maybe Supernatural have decent followings. Just don't dumb down the show.
No, you just didn't get it. What you "hate" is knowing you didn't get it and feeling stupid compared to the rest of us.
Would watch as a series. Enjoyed with my whole family.
LOVED THE EPISODE. I think it is worth a try. the issues would be who would be the writers? at 10 million for an hour episode of the "pilot" it wouldnt seem cost efficient to cost that much for each episode. So with the graphics cut backs and some cgi, would it work? I would watch and think its a sound investment. I was actually thinking it was a seasonal program. The story was left unfinished and was searching to program my tivo for Friday. I hope they do more and this is just the beginning and not just a Halloween footnote. heck with a 1.6 rating how could executives overlook this?
Loved it and really hope NBC will pick up the series. For the comments about kids not getting the dark humor of the show...well its not intended for children. But then again children's cartoon shows have all become dark in a sense these days. I mean have you seen what comes on Cartoon Network these days? I loved the show and yes it had low moments just like any other show. But hey its finer points more than made up for it.
My wife and I weren't fans of the original Munsters, but both of us LOVED Mockingbird Lane. I really hope NBC rethinks its decision and goes ahead with the series.
I never thought I would get such a laugh about seeing a werewolf terrorize a group of boy scouts, this show had some great moments. Not sure if it has legs either, but if there are any more episodes I'll be checking them out.
Loved it!! ....very cool special effects, sets, costumes, makeup, etc,etc...
Seriously hope NBC will reconsider. We'd be watching for sure.!
This show was extremely interesting. I LOVED it. The network should definitely give it a chance.
The historic networks continually underestimate the intellectual level of the average watcher. Hence the success of new networks like AMC, TNT, FX, Showtime, HBO and Fox. The day of the traditional sitcom is OVER!! And please, no more ridiculous unscripted series (there is no "reality" involved at all). This show has humor, heart, visual interest, and plays off the nostalgia of our youth. Granted, not for the youngest viewer, but neither was the original series!!
Please, keep this jewel!!
I really enjoyed it. I've been an Eddie Izzard and Jerry O'Connell fan for a while. I knew what to expect. The show would also change and develop over time. Maybe someone else will pick it up and reimburse NBC their $10,000,000. The direction they want to take the show might be better suited for another network.
NBC don't be silly!!!!! This was a terrific gem!!! We adored it, and you must please air it for years.
i want more!!!!!! more, more, more!!!!!!
I really love it! It made me soooo excited to watch it the other day. I was waiting for it a WHOLE week. I love that Grimm advertised it, to get people to watch it. I remember watching the Munsters in black and white and... well, this REVAMP brings the show a whole NEW diversity and charm. The animation also makes it more enjoyable to watch and get interested in it. I want to keep watching it... I was disappointed to find out that it was just a "test run"... can we please keep it?
Enjoyed the show hope it will be picked up by someone it would be a good fit with grimm. It is sad that the networks will not support something with creativity. It seems that NBC is only a reality network. Don't they realize you do not sell many DVD's or syndicate reality shows
I really enjoyed this show. I used to watch the original series but I liked the new one even better. Please bring it back!!!
What a hoot! So disappointed it won't be returning, hopefully a cable network will pick it up as I would love to see more. A very clever redo of the original series, we loved it!
I LOVED IT! It is worth saving. It is more graphic than the original but that's because they didn't have any sense of animation back then in the 1960s and it was more hokey. The REVAMP is more believable and more exciting. It's unique! Many people didn't think Grimm would be popular but it did and even Grimm is graphic in many areas, so people who complain that Mockingbird Lane is graphic or ruins their TV-show night are being hypocritical. I say give it a chance, at least a year contract for a trial basis. I WOULD love to watch this just before Grimm! It's better than watching some stupid Drama show like Desperate housewives, disrespectful TV-show like Honey boo boo. This is actually better than Vampire Dairies or True Blood–it's a better run show than any of them, ever.
I liked it cool special effects!, I'd like to see more of what kind of things happen!
I hope it gets another chance!
OMG.. The potential of this is huge. Such an amazing set, lighting etc. So deep and rich. It was like bringing Motion Picture film production to television. I liked the script and all the characters inter-played really well. I could just see all the different directions this could go in. I really want to know how the Dragon becomes part of the family. That evil happy look in Eddy's eyes. Marilyn would have a hard job taming this family. but its clear she's going to try and hopefully not get eaten in the process. I LOVED It Please give us more.
I thoroughly enjoyed this re-imaging of a show I grew up watching! If you think about it, everything DONE in this show was understated in the original. Grandpa was ALWAYS talking about eating someone in the original but because of the times, it wasn't heard of. My daughter and I watched it and enjoyed it immensely! Keep 'em coming!
Being a huge Munsters fan, I LOVED this! Sure it's a little different, but that's what made it so great (in my opinion)! Nothing could ever be exactly like the original; however, Mockingbird Lane did an amazing job still. I beg NBC to give us more!!
i hate the munsters...it sucks.
I loved it. I too watched the old series and all the made for television remakes. I really like this one. It is different and explains the Munsters in a real world setting that we did not get from the old series. I thought it was visually stunning as well. With all the things on television right now that people are keeping that are terrible, and the ending of great television shows, NBC needs to keep this one. At least run one season. I mean they picked up Animal Practice and then dropped it but at least it got 6 episodes. Plus, I do not watch Friday night tv. This is the first Friday show I have sat down and watched in a long time. This remake appeals to a darker audience, but ABC has their 666 Park Avenue which I am less impressed with then this show. I think this series will be a cult classic if they keep it for a season. I loved it.
Just got done watching Mockingbird Lane. It was morbid, graphic and unsuitable for children. It actually ruined my watching Grimm on Friday evening. For a "reboot" it was a horrible remake of the Munsters that I knew and loved. You took Grandpa and made him into a hideously gross and distorted character. Marilyn was a nondescript, creepy character. And the gore and the killing in the Pilot was unnecessary. What a waste of a budget for such a il-advised TV Pilot.
I much rather show this to children and think this is more suitable than Honey Boo Boo and 16 & Pregnant. This is fiction. Plus, have you ever read the original fairy tales that children are told now. People died in those stories to teach children lessons. Hansel and Gretel died in the original story to teach kids not to go into strangers homes. The prince didn't know snow white would wake up if he kissed her, he kissed a dead girl. And you have Twilight and Harry Potter now. This series was no darker than those. At least this show teaches a family dynamic of togetherness and love.
LOVED IT !!!!!! Watched it again today fantastic show, now where is the Munster's Coach ??
FANTASTIC!!! I grew up watching "The Munsters" on Tv.....this is a different beast....very dark comedy...very graphic...very entertaining...I thought the casting was "right on"...great set and costume design too...Would definitely watch every week.....PLEASE give us more!!!
I felt it was dark and needed a little more humor. I would probably watch again...maybe
Is everyone serious!! This show was terrible! it was slow..not funny..and Jerry O'connell was the worst Herman Munster! I mean in order to make a re-imagining of something so classic work you cant stray completely away from the things that worked so well in the first place with the original! The only thing that showed any sort of promise was Eddy Izzard as Grandpa..he was funny here and there,but overall this show was a disaster! I will definitely not be watching if they pick this series up! Ill stick with my seasons of the original and ill keep my Herman a goofy,bumbling,funny Frankenstein!
I watched the old series and yes its fond in my heart. But this. To be serious and with its slight humor I found that I want more of it. Yes it had it moments but geez no show can compete with the original. Look what they did with the batman franchise.
If the show is terrible for you Sarah I'm sorry. But I can't really stand watching some of the older show even Gilligan's Island without criticizing it for its campiness. I actually laughed in some places.
I found it terrible, too. Dark humor is not for children. Most young ones would not get it. Was too graphic for my grandkids
I agree with Sarah. The new Herman was dull and dreary. I was expecting the bubbly funny Herman. The new Grandpa was too grumpy and mean. I was expecting the cynical and witty Grandpa. The rest of the cast didn't really match the original characters persona either. This show was a disaster. If it continues; I will not be watching.
I especially loved the part where the spiders spun Lilly a dress. So magical. <3
Love this show! Adorable family. Such a nice change!
As a stand alone piece or if it is picked up eventually, I'll watch, but except for the character's names and the town/street, there is little resemblance to the original. It had more in common with: The Addams Family. As for why if may or may not be a series, unfortunately the networks want cheap and frankly the audience has been so dumbed down for years, they prefer a baloney sandwich to one a steak.
i absolutely loved it and would kill to see more episodes.
Loved it! Hope they pick it up and make it a regular show. Probably needs to be in the 10 pm slot but the cast was great and the visuals were stunning. Could back off on the human eating thing, but it was good and Eddie Izzard is perfect.
Loved Portia de Rossi also
I LOVED IT! They did such a good job with it! Loved it all, though Eddie Izzard did steal the show... big surprise there... but I loved Hermann's gentleness.... This show is just brilliant and I hope someone picks it up! It really deserves a chance!!!
What a different take on the show! Unlike the first version, here Grandpa is a serial killer, we see gaping open chest wounds where hearts have been removed, Marilyn is not sweetly oblivious but instead urges the guest, "Run! Run!" And all that is supposed to be balanced by a sappy father/son talk about being true to yourself. Well, the light moralizing does not balance the gore and evil. NOT a family show. No thank you.
I was a fan of the original and also of its counterpart – The Addams Family. Back then, the shows were clever, good natured, always funny and sometimes heartwarming, especially The Munsters. This remake was too dark and disturbing and quite a departure from the original. I set the DVR in anticipation of enjoying this and unfortunately, both my husband and I were really disappointed. I don't know who really wants to see animals and children getting attacked and eaten or an old man sucking the blood out of a man he's just murdered through a long clear catheter after he's just cut his heart out. Why would they think this was funny or entertaining? Well, it wasn't. There was not one likeable character in this whole episode. Not one. And, we were big fans of Eddie Izzard, Portia and Jerry. In this, nothing worked. The network heads were right in shelving this. I do not wish to see more.
I think they wasted a ridiculous amount of money on this, unnecessarily
I live in the uk and have been following the making of this series since it was first announced. The pilot was fantastic tv and has every making for a good show. But it's a shame NBC won't be making anymore. Someone give mr singer and fuller a chance to show us what they had planned. But one thing keep the cast. They all had such good on screen chemistry.
I thought it was incredibly funny and charming (in a dark way). I loved Pushing Daisies when it was on, and Mockingbird Lane definitely had a similar brand of humor and style. I hope NBC picks it up!!
I would love to see more! If NBC doesn't bring it back another network will. People are too into reality TV. God forbid they would have to sit and process some dark humor on a Friday evening.
I loved this show a lot. I really loved the new take on all the Munster charaters and of course Grandpa stole the show. My one slight quibble was that with the exception of the scoutmaster, the non Munsters were a little one dimensional. If the show is picked up (and I hope it is) I would like them to keep the adult themes and let the "normal" people be more developed.
Loved, I want to see it continue, either on NBC next to Grimm or on Mac or other cable networks
I loved this show! Please,please pick it up NBC!
Really liked it, and I was all prepared not to. Great cast, really want to know more about them, and to learn what else might happen on 1313 Mockingbird Lane!!
Love the show and want to see more!
I was a little unsure at first when the program started, It didn't take long to get into it. Yes, it is not the original Munster's, but for a modern day edge and twist it really has some thing going for it. I would love to see it go further on and watch it develop. There is something about this group of actors, director and producers that clicks rather well and should be allowed to continue. I am all for many more episodes.
Absolutely loved it, me and my husband both!!! And will positively tell all our friends.
Will put it in our Friday night must watch, if the powers that be decide to keep it on the air.
This pilot was well made and kept the spirit of the old show with some great 21st Century changes. Eddie Izzard was a hoot and Jerry O'Connell did his best acting in years! I think the 'Once Upon A Time" type of audience would love this, and it's not like NBC has too many hot shows to not have room. Animal Practice is gone- just get rid of Men With Kids or Whitney and there's your time slot!
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. IMHO NBC would be daft not to run with this quirky series. With a cast like O'Connell,De Rossi & Izzard you can't last.
LOVED IT! I have a brother in my house with special needs and he is a bit of a savant in certain subjects and the Munsters are one of them(dont ask lol). He enjoyed it said the house was better than the original house. I enjoyed the first time you see Herman it looks like he has Gwynnes square head and bolts but its a birdhouse or something behind him. Also the exchange between Eddie and Marilyn in which the "deer was depressed" but "it didnt look depressed i could swear it smiled" had me ROLLING! something about us aprents when we lie to kids and its obvious even we dont believe the lie lol. Anyway...loved it, hope it gets picked up. Maybe i only like it cuz it makes my family seem more normal BBBWWWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa
Loved the old 60s show; however, not sure enough was borrowed from it to warrant calling Mockingbird a "remake". The theme and basis of the humor was also uncertain. I would like to have seen an updated version of the Universal Studios look of vampires and Frankenstein. Perhaps they all could have been like the new Grandpa....hiding their true images from "normal" people and reverting back whenever they come home.
Loved it...They did an amazing job of modernizing a classic. The casting is perfect, the set is wonderful and story entertaining. As the article said, it was worth every penny of the investment and I can't wait to see full seasons.
Damn! I cannot believe I missed this one. I hope NBC runs it again. Please?
Never mind, I found it and watched it. I like it. Very Goreyesque.
Just loved it. Need more!
AMC should definitely pick this up! They have an amazing track record for taking shows that regular networks wouldn't touch and turn them into long running hits!
It was horrible. No discernible level of comedy, dark or otherwise. Dry dialogue and dryer performances. Ridiculous and nonsensical plot. It does not hold a candle to the original series. The only great thing about it is the beautiful set design.
Well, for one, pilots are never great. However this is clearly a dry dark comedy and I think it's smart to not copy the original show lest there by viewers who nitpick every scene for accuracy. Your not liking it doesn't make it a horrible show.
Thoroughly enjoyed the show! The new twist for each character is wonderful! Dark humor, but very funny! NBC needs to keep this one! Scheduling it right before or after Grimm is perfect! People who like Grimm, should love Mockingbird Lane!
The BEST pilot so far this season! It's VERY creative and funny with a little horror mixed in. The plot is reminiscent of the original version but updated and made more for adults and very entertaining. My husband and I LOVED this show!!! Please make more!
Do you only post the positive comments?
No, they don't. Your stupid comment is still there. Everyone just loved it unlike you :)
They posted your comment, maybe everone really did like it. Sorry the world does'nt agree with you. Anyway, i loved this show, and i also loved The Munsters. i hate that everone thinks that a revamp has to be exactly like the original. that would be totally boring. I already have the original series and was expecting a new take on the show. Hope any network picks it up.
Don't be stupid NBC! If you don't put Mockingbird Lane on as a weekly show, another station will...
I thought it was a little hit and miss but like a lot of pilots, it takes time for the story to build and by the end of it I decided it was pretty good and would like to see it continue. it struck me as it really should be on HBO showtime etc type of show. it's a little to bizarre for a network show and networks rarely take chances on something like this. but they should let people watch what was filmed and see how the ratings go at least. but, like most great shows, they cancel them early. deadwood, dead like me, rome, all cancelled too early. also, not that wild about the guy they got to play herman or his character in this version for that matter
I like Grandpa. Eddie Izzard made it. Loved the dark humor.
Enjoyed the show -agree it needs a chance to to continue!
Awesome. Loved the "depressed deer"!!
Show must be saved.
My family and I absolutely loved it! Brought back childhood memories for me and my 7 year old kept asking if there would be another one next week. I didin't believe they could update it effectively but I'm happy to admit that I was wrong!
My family loved it. Everyone one of us, 9 and 15 yr old old boys, husband and me. We have watched it twice and still haven't deleted it off the dvr.
Really good and hopefully it continues. Would like to see it on a Monday – Thursday night so more people will watch it. Might be a bit scary for small children so be warned parents. Eddie Iizzard was great and looking forward to another episode.
Loved it. We want more!
Excellent mix of dark humor and visual horror. Agree Izzard stole every scene by making you sympathetic to his twisted lifestyle. Would definitely follow the series if it continues.
I loved the show and so did my husband. NBC should make an intelligent decision and continue with the show.
They did a great job with this! Bring on a full season.
I thought it was rich. Well thought out and executed. Balanced light and dark humor fabulously.
much more engaging, and hugely more entertaining than the mass majority of the other shows that premiered this all. I hope it is picked up. It would definitely make Friday night tv worthwhile! enjoyed it greatly!
From 71 to 34, we all laughed until we cried and we normally do not like any of the NBC comedies. I thought it was better than the original Munsters. Eddie Izzard charmed you from scene one. BRING IT BACK!
I enjoyed the show! I myself was a fan of Pushing Daises! I would just stick some bolts in Herman's neck and make the Munster family distinctly different then Marilyn – They all looked like humans to me!!! I was happy when I read online that NBC was remaking the show and I was ready to watch it! I was not disappointed! NBC needs to give this show a chance! This show is exaclty what NBC needs to go head-to-head with ABC (Once Upon a Time) on Sunday Nights!!
I thought Mason Cook fit the part of a more modern Eddie quite well, and pulled it off without all the wardrobe and makeup poor Butch Patrick had to deal with.
I doubt they could have done better than Eddie Izzard to portray Grandpa. It's going to be hard to beat Al Lewis in that role.
As for the rest, I see some real potential for it, and though it may never be as endearing as the original (remakes seldom are) it did make me laugh and you can bet I am waiting to see what happens next.
I watched this show purely for nostalgia, but I was hooked from the first minute. The best dark comedy to appear in a very long time. I absolutely loved it! Bring it on!! More... more... more...
Loved it!!! Great script (love dark humor), terrific acting, spot-on timing & incredible sets. What a treat to see such a well produced show on a network. Please NBC, pick this show up! I'm sick of all the stupid, vacuous, poorly produced stuff on network (esp the reality shows). Mockingbird Lane is a breath of fresh air (from a remake - brilliant!!)
I really liked it, i'm a big fan of the original show and was pretty skeptical when the details of this remake started popping up but after seeing how it turned out it's something i'd watch on a weekly basis for sure.
Loved it! Want to see more!
I really liked Bryan Fuller's take on a modern day version of The Munsters.
I thought the show was great. The networks always pull the good shows and replace them with dumb downed scripts and silly nonsense. There are only so many comedies and dramas that I can watch without them all seeming the same. This show was a refreshing change. I really hope they keep it.
Really enjoyed this show, would be sorry if it didnot continue to be shown. Why is it that everytime a show isn't a reality show it gets cancelled.
I saw the pilot and would love to see where this show goes. I loved the effects and the storyline.
Are you serious? What does this have to do with critiquing the show? This is nothing but an asinine rant. Are you trying to save the heathens who like the show? Well, like most everyone here, I skipped over everything you said. Therefore, nothing you said mattered. Keep your idiotic rants to yourself and let the rest of us live in peace.
As for me, I am still undecided on the show. I rather expected to see an update of the original show and was surprised at the dark humor. I want to like it, but I have to see a few more episodes before I make up my mind.
TROLL!! I think you god is not the god of anyone here and must be bloody useless to need you!
agreed, off topic...i dont get what this has to do with the show. If you don't like it then if it comes back on, simply just dont watch it. Seems like a lot of people want it back
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