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Arrested Development Season 4 Review: Same Bluths, Same Humor, Ambitious Storytelling  image
Arrested Development Season 4 Review: Same Bluths, Same Humor, Ambitious Storytelling
In bringing back Arrested Development for a fourth season after seven years off the air, series creator Mitch Hurwitz might have written the new season in similar fashion to the original series, with most of the character stories intertwined and all set in the present day, if not set immediately after the third season's events. However, given the limited availability of the cast, that likely wasn't an option.
Kelly West 2013-05-27
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 9 - Smashed image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 9 - Smashed
Tobias has earned his bad luck streak after years and years of terrible decisions Ė like turning down a comfy $120K per year job working for Lucille Austero (Liza Minnelli) Ė but this episode actually has things looking somewhat bright for the idiot. A brief-yet-terrifying stint in prison leads Tobias to reconsider Lucille 2ís earlier offer and becomes a therapist and analyst at the Austerity rehab clinic.
Eric Eisenberg 2013-05-27
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 8 - Red Hairing image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 8 - Red Hairing
This episode clocked in at 37-minutes! It's another way the fourth/Netflix season is departing from the original/expected television structure and it allows the writers more time to unfold the stories as they see fit. The series' revival has been breaking molds on several fronts, and before long we'll begin to debate the for better and for worse of it all. But for now it's predominantly exciting and still surprising.
Kristy Puchko 2013-05-27
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 7 - Colony Collapse image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 7 - Colony Collapse
I must confess, I'm conflicted by the new format. Focusing on each character rather than a particular plot arc or theme means that some of my favorite characters (Buster, Lucille) are being largely sidelined or are totally absent from eps. However, at this point in the season, the separate character threads are beginning to knit together, and already I'm hungry to rewatch and spot the jokes and references that didn't land the first time.
Kristy Puchko 2013-05-27
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 6 - Double Crossers image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 6 - Double Crossers
Six episodes in and we're still being kept in the dark about what Gob is up to. Gob's just one of the lead characters who has yet to be featured in his own episode, and we're due for an update on him, but Ep. 6 took us back to George Sr.'s story, as he crossed paths with Terry Crews' Herbert Love, a politician who's advocating low taxes for high income earners
Kelly West 2013-05-27
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 5 - A New Start image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 5 - A New Start
There aren't many television shows that can retroactively affect an audiences' appreciation of previous episodes but almost every new installment of the fourth season Arrested Development has (mister) managed to elevate the the first impression of those that came before. Is the new structure still jarring? Sure. The pacing a little bit off? Maeby. Does it still have the same wit that made the initial run such a critical and cult success? Most definitely.
Jesse Carp 2013-05-26
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 4 - The B Team image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 4 - The B Team
This new season is really giving us a different world than the one weíd grown to love, but Iíve already grown to love this one, in spite of the differences that Iím sure some people out there are already moaning about.
Nick Venable 2013-05-26
Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz Shares A Thank You Letter With Fans And Enemies image
Arrested Development's Mitch Hurwitz Shares A Thank You Letter With Fans And Enemies
"It's been our great joy to bring this to you on Netflix, where you can access it whenever and however you want," Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurtwitz said, in the thank you letter he wrote to his fans and enemies this weekend. "Except, you know it's really meant to be watched in order. And you really should watch them all, because they build and I'm just saying, 'eventually,' if you can. All 15."
Kelly West 2013-05-26
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 3 - Indian Takers image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 3 - Indian Takers
Watching these new episodes of Arrested Development is like a game. The series has always been big on foreshadowing and setting us up for what's ahead for the characters with little clues, but Season 4 is already taking that to the next level. It's to the point where there are multiple scenes playing out in front of us. Take Gob's moaning and groaning in "Borderline Personalities."
Kelly West 2013-05-26
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 2 - Borderline Personalities image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 2 - Borderline Personalities
When Arrested Development was first in development, the part of George Sr. was not supposed to be a regular character on the series. It wasnít until Jeffrey Tambor got the part and proved how well he could mix with the rest of the cast that the Bluth patriarch became one of the main parts of the show - and one of the best parts at that. Tamborís talent and the writing staffís skill harmonized to create some of the most memorable elements of the first three seasons...
Eric Eisenberg 2013-05-26
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 1 - Flight Of The Phoenix image
Arrested Development Season 4 Watch: Episode 1 - Flight Of The Phoenix
The marathons are over. At least, the old marathons. Itís time to begin something that most of us thought could never be attempted. For today, Netflix has granted us Season 4 of the greatest modern (and often post-modern) comedy series to ever grace our TV screen, so that we may new begin new marathons.
Nick Venable 2013-05-26
Arrested Development At Its Best: Season 3's Most Memorable Episodes image
Arrested Development At Its Best: Season 3's Most Memorable Episodes
I only chose four episodes here since it was regrettably a shorter season and I was short on time, though I had initially intended to only do three. You can't blame a guy who meant to only cover two episodes. Come on!
Nick Venable 2013-05-25
Arrested Development At Its Best: Season 2's Most Memorable Episodes image
Arrested Development At Its Best: Season 2's Most Memorable Episodes
You know why Arrested Development is amazing? Well, because of its first season, of course. But Iím talking about its second season. This shortened second season. Michael! I mean...Fox! (Takes a deep breath) Anyway, itís because Mitch Hurwitz & Co. filled almost every second of airtime with something that delivers in either a visual or verbal or emotional comedic sensibility. For instance, the first two episodes of this second season bear titles similar to those of Friends episodes...
Nick Venable 2013-05-24
Arrested Expectations: Predictions, Ideas And Unlikely Theories For Arrested Development Season 4  image
Arrested Expectations: Predictions, Ideas And Unlikely Theories For Arrested Development Season 4
"I'll be honest, I really feel like we all should just lower our expectations," Mitch Hurwitz joked this week. "That would really be great for me." The series creator of Arrested Development is well aware of fans hopes for the new season. But he and star Jessica Walter both sounded optimistic about about Season 4 when they spoke to the press yesterday.
TV Blend 2013-05-24
Arrested Development Interactive Poster Includes 5 Hidden Clips From Season 4 image
Arrested Development Interactive Poster Includes 5 Hidden Clips From Season 4
Those hoping for a throwback to some of the original humor and recurring jokes in the first three seasons of Arrested Development are likely to be pleased with one of the new clips from Season 4, as it takes us back to that bit of beads-bee confusion from the comedy's original run. Remember when Lindsay was saying beads only Gob thought she was saying bees? It's happening again. except this time it's Gob saying bees and George hearing beads. He's made a huge mistake, and something tells me that one's going to sting.
Kelly West 2013-05-24
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