Are you ****ting me? THIS is the look they are going with? Just when I think I can maybe live with this...they pull the rug out. The whole purpose of the Munsters was the shock of how they clashed visually with a 'normal' world. Nothing at all. So McConnell is like a Crichton type frankenstein apparently. Jayzus. Why are you trying to shoehorn the Munsters into what could be a good idea. It invalidates the whole thing. **** this I'm out.
It's not like The Munsters was a brilliant property to begin with...
Jonathan Rhys Meyers To Star in DRACULA Series for NBC | Collider
According to Deadline, the Dracula of this series will arrive in London posing as an American entrepreneur who claims to want to bring modern science to Victorian society (sounds like a steampunk dream!) However, similar to the Count of Monte Cristo, his actual desire is to wreck havoc on the people who ruined his life centuries earlier (are those people still alive? Hmm). Of course there is a woman, and she is – naturally – an almost a perfect reincarnation of his dead wife.
NBC, desperate to get out of their fourth spot in the ratings, seems to be pandering to anything considered hot at the moment. Dracula is the third straight-to-series commitment from the network in as many months (the other two are Hannibal and Neil Cross’ Crossbones). But as Greenblatt recently intimated (not an actual quote) at the NBC TCA panel, “We did your shows, now we’re going to make shows people watch”, which can more or less be translated to “thanks for the love, but it doesn’t pay the bills. And it sucks being No. 4. So, dumb shows here we come!” Still, the project may have value, and having Meyers as the star is a good start
I am loving how terrible all these new shows sound - because I watch way too much of what is already on. NBC should fire everyone in charge of greenlighting pilots, then fill those positions, then fire everyone again, because that is how awful they are at picking pilots.
NBC's new shows lately tend to be awful whether they were chosen from pilots or bought on spec. I would have to think if there is anything watchable on that network outside of the Thursday night comedies, most of which only have a few seasons left at most. Maybe they'll bring Deal Or No Deal back and put it on four nights a week.