Even if you’ve never watched Arrested Development, it’s safe to assume your Facebook feed has been appropriately cluttered with statuses about its new season. After cancellation and a hardcore seven year hiatus, fans have been anticipating the Bluths Netflix return. Now, in the dawn of Memorial day is seems that viewers are in an emotional hang-over.
Being from a proud family of marathoners, my brother and I watched the first three seasons within less than a week, and are tackling the fourth, but I respect that hardcore fans probably zipped through the entire season in one sitting by now. Some have been pleased, others are uncomfortable with the new format, and again, all opinions have been announced loudly via social media.
Quick recap of where everyone is in the first episode (spoilers ahead): Michael is reeking from the stench of failure after creating a ghost town, and is living in George Michael’s dorm room. George Sr. and Lucille are getting divorced (probably not.) Maeby has yet to serve much purpose (although there’s STILL something weird going on with her non-cousin, but I have yet to see what.) Gob and Buster haven’t changed a bit, nor has George Michael, who has not gotten any less awkward with age. Side note: I actually love Michael Cera and would love to have a competition to see who could out-awkward the other one day.
This season is also certainly chock full of celebrities, the first episode alone included Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen as a young Lucille and George Sr., as well as pretty much the entire cast of Workaholics (those guys are EVERYWHERE.)
So whether you’ve zipped through it or not, what do you think of the new season? Everything you expected, or an utter let down?
Something to think about while you’re waving American flags and chomping down frozen bananas later. Also, happy Memorial Day.
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