Netflix’s 'Frankenstein’s Monster's Monster, Frankenstein' promises to be an irreverent mockumentary for all comedy nerds
The mockumentary features David Harbour (of 'Stranger Things' fame) playing a fictional version of himself and his father.
The first time when we watched the really vague teaser for 'Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein'-- a Netflix special starring David Harbour-- it had us pretty confused for all of its eccentricities.
The mockumentary features David Harbour (of 'Stranger Things' fame) playing a fictional version of himself and his father and trying to uncover the air of mystery around his father.
The show follows Harbour as he uncovers lost footage from his father's televised stage play, 'Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein'.
Official Netflix synopsis described the special as "Expect the unexpected in this over-the-top and often dramatic(ish) reimagined tale of mystery and suspense." And that is exactly what 'Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein' delivers.
Harbour delves into the enigmatic history of his legendary acting family, as he examines his father's legacy and role in a made-for-television play. When Harbour finds lost footage of his father's disastrous televised stage play of a literary classic, he uncovers shocking family secrets.
You'd want to assume that these family secrets are along the lines of scandalous, but before they reach that benchmark, we must point out that these are more bizarre than scandalous.
David Harbour Sr is an actor. If he were to give a piece of advice to a young, up and coming actor, that would be impossible for him because he has three – "Enunciate. Enunciate. ENUNCIATE."
From the trailer, it is clear that the ridiculous mockumentary is satire gold, padded with humorous bits that would crack any comedy nerd up – and maybe even taking notes. Moreover, it really is a joy to see Harbour play this lighthearted role, which for some weird reason is seemingly very him. We are used to him getting beaten up and worked up over the various happenings in Hawkins, this is surely a welcome change.
Directed by Daniel Gray Longino ("Kroll Show" and "PEN15") and written by John Levenstein ("Arrested Development" and "Kroll Show"), Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein launches globally on Netflix on July 16, 2019.