Okay, I went back and forth on several mummy TV shows to feature today, but I think I found a good one. And by “good one”, I mean it’s terrible. Let’s check out I Love Mummy, a UK-Canadian production from 2002.
A family inherits an old house which inexplicable contains the sarcophagus of a 3000 year old Egyptian prince in the attic.
The young son unwittingly opens the sarcophagus and out pops the wrapped up prince. And a chase around the kitchen table ensues.
After lots of screaming and the aforementioned chase around the kitchen table, we find out the prince is sort of a spoiled royal brat. We even flashback to ancient Egypt to see proof of his bratty behavior.
After he died while surfing down the exterior of the Sphinx, he became stuck in purgatory. He’ll have to stay stuck in purgatory until he completes a list (on a scroll, of course) of things he has to learn on his own. I wonder if this is where the idea for My Name is Earl came from.
Obviously the family is reluctant to take this responsibility on, but the young son has become “attached”. So he doofuses his way into making the family “keep” the undead pharaoh. Because, let’s not forget, he is undead.
The show is, in a word, awful. I didn’t expect any better, to be honest. But there are two things that make this show interesting. First, the daughter, Stephy, played by Kelly Turner, is crazy hot.
Second, the mummy, Nuff, is played by Elyes Gabel. You may not recognize that name, but he’s currently the star of that CBS show, Scorpion.
And after seeing both shows, I don’t think there’s that much a difference in quality between the two.
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