The premise of the game, an homage to horror and science fiction B movies , follows a group of teenagers who venture into a dilapidated mansion to rescue their kidnapped friend. Young Splatalot! Freelance Police. The meteor itself is seldom referenced in the show, although it is prominently featured in the opening credits of the first season via an expository newspaper clipping, revealing it to have been discovered underneath the mansion by Fred's grandfather Louis Edison. Loveaholics Ache o amor da sua vida! In a retrospective review, PC Gamer magazine offered a predominantly negative opinion, noting the series "has roughly as much to do with the original game as a chipmunk's arsehole resembles Sweden" and calling the two episodes they had seen "comedy vacuums" and "at best generic and at worst, awful", though admitting they couldn't conclusively judge the entire series on so few episodes. Ache o amor verdadeiro! Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick , the designers of the original Maniac Mansion , have never made any public comment on their opinion of the television series. While ostensibly an adaptation of the computer game, Maniac Mansion shares several superficial similarities with its source material, though is vastly different in terms of plot, tone and characterization. YTV TV channel s Canadian teen sitcoms Canadian television series debuts Canadian television series endings s American teen sitcoms American television series debuts American television series endings Television programs based on video games YTV shows The Family Channel shows English-language television programs Television series by Lucasfilm Television series produced in Toronto.