Mockingbird Lane

2 Overall Score
Cast: 2/10
Story: 1/10
Creative: 2/10

Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, FTW!!

Desperate Housewives meets The Munsters and Jerry O'Connell as Herman Munster.


What is this garbage?! Bryan Singer WTF? When you became Executive Producer on this show, did you just say fuck it and rewrite Desperate Housewives in to the world of The Munsters television series? Jerry O’Connell, really?! The last decent thing Jerry O’Connell did, besides Piranha, and Sliders was My Secret Identity, and that was in 1988.

I can’t believe that I sat through this pilot. If it wasn’t for Eddie Izzard as Grandpa I would have changed the channel without a thought, but Eddie really made this show. Jerry O’Connell played Herman Munster(how did anyone think he’d pull off Herman?) Portia de Rossi was okay as Lily Munster, and the special fx that they used to transform her in to Lily worked pretty perfect, same goes for Eddie Izzard as Grandpa.

Charity Wakefield played a good Marilyn, but she doesn’t have to act much as the shows eye candy. Mason Cook as Eddie Munster was a good choice. This kid did pretty well as an agitated Eddie soon to be puberty stricken werewolf. Lastly Cheyenne Jackson as concerned citizen, and heart skipping a beat over Lily and wanna be lover’s character Steve was pretty believable, but this still doesn’t mean the show didn’t suck.

I think for this show to make it, the cast has to be re-worked, mainly getting rid of Jerry O’Connell as Herman. I get it, everyone on television has to be good looking now a days, but you can’t mix hot with monster. I don’t care what you say, it doesn’t work. Remember the Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman TV series, Beauty and the Beast, Linda Hamilton was the hot one, and that was all the hot you needed, because we already knew that the Beast wasn’t gonna be good looking. I don’t care what Disney says, the Beast is the Beast is the Beast. Just listen to the name.

This brings me to the CW, and their new show Beauty & the Beast series which stars Kristin Kreuk, and Jay Ryan. Fuck that show! Kristin Kreuk sucked in Smallville, and then she attempted to play Chun Li in a Street Fighter movie, really? CW what are you thinking, leave Beauty and the Beast to Hamilton and Perlman, and Kristin Kreuk please just let Street Fighter be a video game, you didn’t do much better than Jean-Claude Van Dam in 1994.

I understand that this was a re-envisioned try at bringing back The Munsters to the new geek world community, I mean how many people who watched The Munsters as kids are still around? I mean, I’m here but I got to watch the re-runs in the 1970s. So I get it, who’s gonna remember the original series, so let’s make a new series, spiff it up with a cast of hot celebrities and give it a loose, menial plot for the pilot episode and hope that it catches on. That’s great and all, but you’re doing it wrong. Look I have never put together a TV show, but I’m a one of the last of the real geeks, and not part of this new breed of neo-comic book hipsters. So give me a live chicken and I’ll bite off it’s head, no but seriously why does good shit have to get ruined, what’s up with the cycle of pop culture progression? If you want to do it, do it right. Don’t half ass this shit because I waited for a good show and you gave me crap. Did this just turn in to an open letter to Bryan Singer? I’m shutting up now..

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Scott grew up in Miami, Florida interviewing punk, metal and hardcore bands, reading comic books, playing with Star Wars action figures, Shogun Warriors, and MEGO dolls. Scott's work has appeared in Flipside Magazine, Scrape Magazine, Zaphod Fanzine, El 'Zine De Eugene, Rational Enquirer, Maximum Rock and Roll, Rated Rookie Magazine, POPSmear Magazine, Crying Clown Fanzine, Slug & Lettuce, ThoraZine, Fact Sheet 5, 'Zine Guide, O/Z Magazine, Asian Trash Cinema, Asian Cult Cinema, Euro-Trash Cinema and more. He has two culinary degrees and attended art school for a Visual Arts degree with a minor in Music Journalism. Scott was the owner of Action Games & Comics in Clermont Florida from January 1999 til it's demise in December 2011. Scott can sometimes be seen flying across Florida at supersonic speeds, you just need a good eye to catch him.. :-)

One Comment on "Mockingbird Lane"

  1. slothonaut October 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    I agree, bad casting and plot.

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