Unlike the super-campy last few Brady Bunch movies, the new TV series will allegedly be a continuation of the original beloved sitcom. The youngest Brady sibling, Bobby, all grown up and divorced, will re-marry and create an extended family of his own.
The Little Rascals redux will be more in line with the lackluster movie instead of the original black-and-white shorts, but maybe it will surprise me. Directed by Alex Zamm, who brought us the Carrot Top movie Chairman of the Board and some direct-to-DVD sequels of Inspector Gadget, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and Tooth Fairy, I don't blame anyone who sets their expectations low.
My friend Debbie posted a great essay on her blog rightfully stating that not all reboots are necessarily bad, and I confess I'm eager to see the upcoming new Godzilla and Superman restart The Man of Steel. Reboots of Bionic Woman and Charlie's Angels were just some of a long stream of failures, but then the remakes of Battlestar Galactic and the recent relaunch of Dallas were undeniable successes, so I hold out hope that the Munsters re-imagining Mockingbird Lane might work. If not, they'll just tap into the same well again until they get it right.