Ok, so I think we all know by now that Bryan Fuller's veron of the Munsters is entirely different then the goofy group of Munsters that most of grew up with. But I guess the question to be begged is, "just how different?" Well for those of us who are intrigued enough to tune into this Friday's airing, we will soon be able to answer that very question. Check out the extended plot synops for the pilot-turned-special.
Sweet little Eddie Munster (Mason Cook) is a normal kid about to enter the horrors of puberty. Truth is, he's about to discover that for him becoming a teenager means growing hair in truly unexpected places -- as in all over his body -- every time the moon is full! Eddie's got it pretty good though. His loving, supportive, run-of-the-mill family includes his mom Lily (Portia de Ros), the daughter of Dracula; his dad Herman (Jerry O'Connell), who brings new meaning to "Frankenstein"; and Grandpa (Eddie Izzard), who would give Dracula a run for his money if he weren't actually Dracula! Of course then there's creepy coun Marilyn (Charity Wakefield), who's really the odd one because she's so completely normal.
Buying a house these days is a nightmare, so Herman and Lily are shocked that no one scooped up the rambling Victorian manon at 1313 Mockingbird Lane that was the te of a series of grisly hobo murders. Settling into their new place, they're quickly on to the mison at hand: to gently ease Eddie into the reality of his werewolf adolescence. But it's not always so easy to accept that your child is a little "different" from the rest of the kids. Meanwhile, Herman, who works as a funeral director, is suffering from a heart condition. nce he's made up mostly of spare parts, he knew his makeshift heart would eventually give out. No worries, though, because Grandpa, who is pretty good at procuring body parts, is on the case. All Herman cares about is finding a new heart with the same capacity to love Lily as much as he has for so many decades.
Mockingbird Lane airs this Friday on NBC at 8/7c.