Monday, May 27, 2013
Arrested Development Season 4 on Netflix: Hold out until episode 4
YES, it's rough at first. The first 3 episodes are overdone with "establishing" mechanisms. Netflix establishing it is now "theirs", and Netflix assuming some flood of new viewers will need the AD Universe reexplained. And YES it is painful and awkward and clumsy.
But then something magical happens to you about halfway through episode 4. At some point it's just Arrested Development again. And this persists and it's simply the awesome show you love and missed all over again. You will laugh out loud. You will have to pay attention or you will miss amazing jokes. It is smart again. : )
So HANG IN THERE. Do NOT give up on it.