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5TimeWSChamps
05-13-2013, 12:17 AM
Trailer released tonight on Youtube. New episodes are out on 5/26.

Can't Wait

5TimeWSChamps
05-25-2013, 06:14 AM
Less than 21 hours

reds1869
05-25-2013, 11:11 AM
Happy Birthday to me! Can't wait to spend tomorrow evening watching Arrested Development after another Reds win.

Brutus
05-25-2013, 11:48 PM
Just over 3 hours. I'll stay up to watch a few tonight. Tomorrow it's binge AD.

dougdirt
05-26-2013, 02:07 AM
Just over 3 hours. I'll stay up to watch a few tonight. Tomorrow it's binge AD.

Same here.

I am kind of mad though. Why do I have to wait until 3am just so the west coast can get it at midnight? Why can't they just get it at 9pm so I could be multiple episodes in at this point?

5TimeWSChamps
05-26-2013, 05:43 AM
Made it through S4E5 tonight.

Episode 4 was absolutely incredible

Brutus
05-27-2013, 05:03 AM
I thought the first 4-5 episodes were a little sluggish. But I'm through episode 9 now, and for anyone having doubts after the first few... stick with it. You will be rewarded.

What amazing scripting.

5TimeWSChamps
05-27-2013, 06:42 AM
Just finished.

There will be another season, guaranteed

reds1869
05-27-2013, 08:27 AM
I'm loving it so far. Feels like meeting up with an old friend.

RBA
05-27-2013, 12:35 PM
Just finished.

There will be another season, guaranteed

I thought the plan was this series was a lead up to a movie.

Tom Servo
05-27-2013, 01:25 PM
The first two episodes had me worried, because I just wasn't laughing. But it has just gotten better and better since.

marcshoe
05-27-2013, 03:38 PM
Pacing myself. Just finished episode five and realized I'm going to have to rethink that vanity license plate I ordered.

Strikes Out Looking
05-27-2013, 10:06 PM
My son stayed up and watched the entire season in one sitting yesterday. I've seen the first four, I'll watch the rest next week after I visit a sweat lodge.

marcshoe
05-27-2013, 10:42 PM
My son stayed up and watched the entire season in one sitting yesterday. I've seen the first four, I'll watch the rest next week after I visit a sweat lodge.

Be sure to bring your own lemonade.

757690
05-27-2013, 11:33 PM
The first two episodes had me worried, because I just wasn't laughing. But it has just gotten better and better since.

I'm having a hard time getting through the first two episode. Extremely disappointing. So should I just jump to episode three, or do I need to watch the second one to know what's going on?

Brutus
05-27-2013, 11:48 PM
I'm having a hard time getting through the first two episode. Extremely disappointing. So should I just jump to episode three, or do I need to watch the second one to know what's going on?

Keep watching... in order. It will pay off later. Just keep going.

You will appreciate the later episodes far, far more if you watch all of them in order.

marcshoe
05-27-2013, 11:49 PM
There are payoffs later. Everything fits together.

I just finished episode ten.

marcshoe
05-28-2013, 10:15 PM
Just finished. I was a little disappointed with the ending until the "Next time on Arrested Development" bit. That was a little more of a punch (pun intended.)

5TimeWSChamps
05-29-2013, 02:11 AM
Same

WMR
05-31-2013, 09:59 AM
It has been somewhat panned by critics. Interested to see eventual subscriber gains it provides netflix.

Strikes Out Looking
06-12-2013, 08:47 PM
I actually enjoyed the middle episodes better than the ending. By the end I was tired of the story not really advancing much.

And there wasn't a rousing chicken dance.

marcshoe
06-12-2013, 10:26 PM
It was hard to advance the story much, since all of the episodes covered pretty much the same time frame. I would imagine that's where the negative reactions are coming in. Well, that and the fact that (take that Strunk and White!) expectations were so high they couldn't be met.

WMR
06-12-2013, 10:27 PM
Sticking with the former plot style would have been better, IMO.

757690
06-13-2013, 12:44 AM
It seemed to me that they just didn't have enough good material to spread throughout 15 episodes. They had maybe 5 episodes worth of solid material.

And the new format didn't work at all. It made it too complicated and confusing, which resulted in the narrator, who usually had some of the best lines, reduced to simply explaining what was going on and keeping eveyone caught up on what had happened.

I've said it before, most TV shows only have three good years in them, which is why I was always hesitant about this 4th season.

WMR
06-13-2013, 02:39 AM
It seemed to me that they just didn't have enough good material to spread throughout 15 episodes. They had maybe 5 episodes worth of solid material.

And the new format didn't work at all. It made it too complicated and confusing, which resulted in the narrator, who usually had some of the best lines, reduced to simply explaining what was going on and keeping eveyone caught up on what had happened.

I've said it before, most TV shows only have three good years in them, which is why I was always hesitant about this 4th season.

They only had 6 years... :facepalm:

RedEye
06-17-2013, 01:54 PM
I just watched episode 5 and don't think I will make it through to the end. The novelistic HBO-style plotting is bogging down the meta-hijinks that I most enjoyed about the first three seasons. It is also strange that the characters seem to appear so rarely as an ensemble. When they are by themselves, most of these people are pretty insufferable -- we need the banter between them in order to make the show funny.

top6
06-17-2013, 03:05 PM
From what I understand, the new format and most of the problems are the result of the limited availability of the actors. They had little or no time when they were all together. Some (such as I assume Tony Hale / Buster) were contractually limited from appearing in more than a certain number of episodes. This is why they chose to focus on 1 character per episode, and also sort of explains why they told it all out of order.

It is actually somewhat impressive that they were able to make it sort of work. And some of the jokes really grew on me as the season unfolded. Ultimately it was not as good as the original series, however, and I don't really understand the choice to leave things open ended and not really advance the plot unless they are sure they can do a movie.

cincyinco
06-20-2013, 04:04 AM
I dunno, I absolutely loved it. Thought it was pretty brilliant how they tied everything together. But, I'm easily amused. I thought it was clever, and well done. Vanity license plate joke was my favorite recurring joke by far. As well as the fantastic 4 jokes. Loved all the cameos that came along with this season.

Only thing I didn't care for, was the open ending. Will they do another season, or a movie? The last episode ended and I kept looking for additional episodes to play, sure that there had to be 1 or 2 more left in the season...