"Grandmama: Resurrection is the easy part, getting rid of the living dead is the trick.
Wednesday: That would explain Keith Richard's."
And we start the article with a quote! A quote from another program I've been recently inspired by the approaching Halloween season to pick back up and begin to re-watch, the series in question? The New Addams Family;
I've always loved the Addams Family, I've always typically loved all the freaky families such as The Munsters as well
I'm fairly definitively sure however since the question is probably on your minds that The Addams Family did in fact come first. Whereas The Munsters aired in 1964 and The Addams' aired in 1977, there had been Addams Family comic strips around since the 30s featured in The New Yorker.
Nevertheless, I digress. I think neither is superior to the other, I love them both. They're both their own entities in the sense that whereas the Addams' seem to be partially human at least in the nature that they're humanish looking The Munsters with exception of Lily's Sisters daughter, Marilyn were pretty much completely inhuman and were in fact preternatural creatures such as a Frankensteins monster and a wolf-man. True that the Addams' display a level of preternatural nature which is clearly inhuman and possibly paranormal but they were still human-like and they seemed to indicate they could die, that much is clear from the grave-yard of past Addams' and the fact that in the first episode of The New Addams Family they actually resurrected one of them. Interestingly the series aired at the end of the 90s when The Addams Family and related media seemed to be having a surge of popularity (the lead up to the 'mall goth' craze I believe) from 1998 to 1999, alas the Addams would have enjoyed Y2K, they didn't make it that far..
The series is funny enough, it's actually a little gem and I know something about little gems because The Addams Family has been done badly in the past and this series was actually very very good. Good enough that they won several awards during their run and even survived after it's final episode in the form of re-runs.. Contrary to popular belief, networks typically do not re-run unpopular or bad television shows.. Anyway.. To specify, the series actually won several awards which follow;
Leo Awards 2000:
|Best Editing - Picture of a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series||Michele Conroy |
For episode "Tale of Long John Addams"
|Best Overall Sound in a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series||Rick Bal, Chester Biolowas, Vince Renaud, and Jo Rossi|
|Best Screenwriter of a Music, Comedy or Variety Program or Series||Rich Hosek and Arnold Rudnick |
For episode "Tale Of Long John Addams"
|Best Sound||Greg Stewart|
As I mentioned, the series was consistently funny and had several gems throughout it's run, the characters were true to the Addams' design and in particular I loved Wednesday who was extra grim and evil as compared to earlier incarnations, more true to the movie Wednesday which I had come to love. She was the first Daria if Daria were far less passive aggressive and I liked that, that quiet violence was always very amusing to watch. As a point on characters they had also several references and a catchy dance-music tune for their theme song, a version of the song Istanbul;
Honestly I like this theme-song better than I did the old one. The one from the animated series was good of course and I enjoyed the animated series, but the animated series isn't the subject of today's post. Impressively not only did they have all this innovation while keeping things the same but they also had the original Gomez Addams playing Gomez Addams' grandfather! The great John Astin!
John Astin who by the way in closing this part of the article I will add is awesomely a Buddhist (I am as well so I find that too cool. Gomez Addams is a Buddhist! Much of Buddhism is about suffering, after all.) moving onto dinner, however.. I told you it was coming, I told you there would be more fishy goodness to feast your eyes upon and YAY BEHOLD FOR I HAVE DELIVERED!
Two pictures today, count them! TWO! One picture! AH-AH-AH! Two picture! AH-AH-AH! TWO! Two pictures! Aaand there's really no reason for that other than I took two photographs from two different angles, I liked them both and I decided to use them both. What did I cook? Well another round of Japanese Restaurant commercials left me with a desire and fever to cook fish. These Japanese commercials seem to have the strange effect of subliminal messaging on me, every time I start watching them I start craving cooking something I've seen from them. Tonight's? Gyo to Ebi Baga (Fish and Shrimp Burger), the fish? Pan fried with butter like before, a sweet spice cheese sauce with mushrooms and bell peppers topped by a unique Shoga Tartar (Ginger Tartar) sauce. Naturally I baked the burger bun myself, dough and all made from scratch and the things in the back? Sweet potato fries drizzled with that special plum-pineapple sweet sauce I've made which I'm quite proud of. The rest of it? The usual fare.. Ume no raisu purin (Plum Rice Pudding) and an Anpan (Japanese Sweet Roll), the dinner got a pretty impressive rating from James who had no complaints and loved it. I'm glad because I put a lot of work into it.. Sadly, work is where he is.. I'm feeling quite lonely as I write this blog post, the sense of.. Emptiness in the apartment is pretty oppressive.. I really hope some people start leaving comments on my blog, I'd certainly feel less.. Alone... But.. Yeah.. Anyway, I've managed to depress myself.. So I'm going to sign off now and find something to occupy my time and mind hopefully.