They tried to reboot The Munsters a few years ago in a typically "gritty" way, with Jerry O'Connell playing Herman and Portia de Rossi playing Lily Munster. This was doomed to failure, because a serious version of The Munsters is just some monsters being monsters. It's like trying to reboot Austin Powers In Goldmember as a straightforward spy drama. It's the kind of thing you make when you're a TV executive but you're just now hearing about the concept of TV and storytelling for the first time. "They made a show about funny monsters? But wouldn't it be better if they were, and I want you sitting down for this, scaaaaary monsters?"
I defended the honor of the original Munsters series against a reboot that had no justifiable place in the entirety of the genre of fiction. And now I hear news of another Munsters reboot, and this time it would be a comedy (showing that whoever was making it had at least read the Wikipedia article for The Munsters). And then I learned that it would be about the Munsters "struggling to fit in in hipster Brooklyn." That's where I live. So after years of support, we're getting a Munsters series that makes fun of me.
First of all, while a lot of people I've talked to think it's really cool to have TV shows and movies shot in your neighborhood, let me tell you that it's not super great. The crews block the sidewalks, mess with the subway routes, and for a few days everyone who parks in the area has to move their cars to some other block. There is maybe a half of a spot left to park in all of New York City anyway, so whenever a new show begins production, I get to play another exciting round of "Hope This Apartment Complex Doesn't Catch On Fire" as I sneak my car next to a hydrant. The Munsters, a show I devoted my childhood to, is doing this to me.
Secondly, do we really need a show in which a Frankenstein makes fun of millennials for 20 minutes each week? I get that there are a lot of entertainment things that we don't need. We don't necessarily need another Fast & Furious movie, but by god, we're probably gonna get eight more of those, and I will likely enjoy every single one. But picture a Munsters show were Herman gets a man bun, Eddie gets really into East Coast hip hop (His parents are horrified by the crass lyrics, which is funny, BECAUSE THEY'RE MONSTERS. GET IT?), Grandpa is played by Larry David, Lily Munster makes jokes about yoga, and no one lives in a mansion because HAHA GENTRIFICATION MAKES IT HARD TO AFFORD A CASTLE IN BROOKLYN THESE DAYS AT LEAST IT'S NOT QUEENS AM I RIGHT YOU'RE LITERALLY MADE FROM DEAD BODY PARTS, HERMAN, BUT YOU STILL DRINK THE SOY MOCHA CHAI VEGAN NON-DAIRY ICED LATTE. NOW HERE'S THE OPENING THEME BY THE BLACK KEYS.