Jun 132012

The Munsters is one of my all time favorite shows and I’m excited to hear that it’s being brought back, although as a remake. Director Bryan Fuller says “We want this show to be an American Harry Potter… To have that sense of a magical world that you get to go to with your family and find stories told in a fantastical way that are instantly relatable. It’s an American Horror Story that the whole family can watch.”

Of course, the original Munsters was far from being horrific. From Herman’s cooky head bolts and facial expressions to Grandpa’s crazy basement exploits, the show was pretty funny.

Portia de Rossi is going to play Lily Munster. This photo of Yvonne de Carlo and Portia de Rossi side by side gives a good idea of de Rossi’s potential likeness to the original character of Lily, albeit with some stage make up on. I can also see Portia quirking an eyebrow or two like Yvonne.

Mockingbird Lane - Remake of the Munsters

De Rossi will play alongside Jerry O’Connell as Herman, Eddie Izzard as Grandpa, Charity Wakefield as cousin Marilyn and Mason Cook as Eddie.

Audiences are assured that Mockingbird Lane will stay true to the original, but I’ll guess we’ll have to see. The remake will air on NBC.

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Mar 222012

Review of Young King Arthur - Dallas Children's Theater - Mina Frannea

Review of Young King Arthur at Dallas Children’s Theater

Arthur has many adventures as a young boy with the help of Merlin and other lovable characters

by Mina Frannea

Young King ArthurIn Young King Arthur, we get to know Arthur as a young boy learning about life with the help of mystical Merlin and other magical friends. Arthur has many adventures with his foster brother Kaythat are indirectly engineered by Merlin. Merlin uses these experiences to both guide Arthur and to assess his behavior so he can determine if Arthur will be a good King in the future. Continue reading »