I never watched 'The Munsters', the show that 'Mockingbird lane' is based on.
A quick search told me it is a black and white tv show from the 60's,
so the likelihood that I will ever watch it is small. Therefore I can't
make any comparison between the two, but I can say this:
Mockingbird lane was great dark fun and a feast for the eyes!
I only had two concerns with the pilot:
I expected Portia's character 'Lily' to be fiercer or sultrier,
but mostly she was just a caring mother, even a little bland.
And Eddie Izzard's subtle acting, that I usually adore,
was unfortunately being hindered by a mask
making him look ancient for most of the episode.
It was difficult finding good screen-shots on-line but I think this could have been
a stellar show right up my alley, had it been given the chance.
As it looks now though, it won't get picked up :(
That does not stop anyone who has 40 minutes to spare
from enjoying the beautiful gothic/vintage interior decor
and the breathtaking dresses of the first episode though