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May 28, 2013

So, Honestly: How Badly Did Arrested Development Disappoint You?

At some point maybe I'll write an actual review, but the thing was just so misconceived and badly executed on top of that it would take a lot of words, and I know that you Morons hate words.

There are some bad consequences that flow from this major misfire:

1. As far as Arrested Development itself, the perfect ending of Season 3 is now undone. In its place is now this sprawling mess, with no ending, with an unsolved murder (well, whatever, suspected murder) and the Michael and George Michael now apparently hating each other and alienated.

2. And because Season 4 -- if you can call it that -- was so bad, there will not be a Season 5, nor a movie; so the series now ends, forever, with Season 4, with the family completely disintegrated and even the one unshakable bond in the series -- Michael's and George-Michael's relationship -- now shattered.

3. As appealing as the idea is of Netflix or other alternative content providers picking up old, beloved shows and doing a batch of new episodes, the Arrested Development failure will tend to keep such ventures from happening. No Firefly for you, probably, not after this Hot Mess.

This Daily Beast article discusses some of the reasons for the failure.

Even the liberals are knocking the laugh-free attempts at political edginess, too.



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