In the latest “Does this really need to happen?” news installment, the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters” will be remade for the modern era. Cue the fire blast from Spot the dragon and the eye rolling from moi.
Don’t burn me at the stake just yet – I’m not actually hating on “The Munsters.” The scripts were kitschy, the sets were detailed and gorgeous, and the Herman Munster and the other characters had way more depth than that other creepy family down the road. I’m just tired of series, toys and movies getting reboot after reboot. Knock it off, Hollywood!
But who knows? Maybe this Munsters-spawn will work. It’s been done before to questionable success in the 1980s, but maybe this Bryan Fuller producer guy can make people care about haunted houses and spooky families again. I guess his track record is pretty solid, if you count “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” and “Pushing Daisies” as solid.
Oh, who am I kidding? I love all of those shows, so Fuller will work some mojo, and I’ll probably end up eating Fruity Pebbles in front of the “New-New Munsters Today In Pieholeland” every week.