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The Munsters are back on NBC!

Posted on August 14 2017

This looks interesting! Seth Meyers reboots The Munsters with NBC. Not much info but some cool Getty photos that seem to give the reboot an interesting modern twist to the 1960's era black and white comedy featuring a Middle America Monster Family.

The original series starred actors actors Al Lewis as Grandpa, the ever sexy and alluring Yvonne De Carlo as Lily and Fred Gwynne as Herman Muntser.  The latest incarnation has Charity Wakefield as Marilyn, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Mason Cook as Eddie Munster, Portia De Rossi as Lily Munster and Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster.


I watched Munster reruns countless times a s a kid, it was right up there with The Addams family for spooky but innocent fun. The modern Munsters looks to have a mischievous and maybe more dark or cynical bent? Who knows. Its an NBC project so lets see where they take it.  If it was on AMC or Netflix you know the dark humor would seep into the script. So will NBC take some chances or play it safe?  It seems everything has been remade for TV or Cinema and sometimes is a lazy way of making new content, but I'm honestly excited to hear The Munsters are coming back.  Seth Myers probably has a few devilish tricks up his sleeve to make for some great laughs and in today's mixed up world there is no shortage of topics he can delve into to make some biting commentary but give us a few laughs.

I ran across the news from my daily email Your Daily Wrap by Getty Images. See all thats happening across the world in about 5 brilliant photos.  The lead off was the tense and tragic experience of racial protests in Charlottesville, so it was nice to see the last images had a bit of comic relief with the news of The Munsters.   It brought back memories of time well spent enjoying comedy from an era that was just as complex but wasn't allowed to show it in sitcoms. But looking back at old episodes I'm sure writers were able to write between the lines to get past the censors. We've always lived in challenging times and humor has been a great vehicle to call ou those who need calling out.  Seth Myers has a great cynical wit so lets see where he takes this project.  

Here's the Getty link if you want to see images from the new episodes.


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