While most people were ready to commit to TV shows and loved them no matter what they did, I was breaking up with TV shows like a serial dater on JDate. Arrested Development was the one show that did not disappoint.
The strong, silent professionals who actually do all of the shoe-work in education are distracted by, of all things, what got them in the profession in the first place. It's their work with children and young persons that is most important, so that's where their attentions rest.
The new season is, like a Bluth-constructed house, built on a shaky and unsuitable foundation.
That said, it's only logical to assume that with a modern cocktail of Red Bull and botox, our other favorite B-listers from the 90s and early 2000s will be charged up and ready to once again grace the Small Screen.
The unenthusiastic reaction that many had for the show is not due to Mitch Hurwitz and his co-conspirators' failure to deliver, but instead, can be placed squarely on the knee-jerk reaction of an online crowd that favors the idea of reunions and revivals over delivery of them.
There is a lot to like about Zombie "Arrested Development." Each cast member is still at the top of their respective game (or better, as in the cases of Alia Shawkat, Will Arnett and Season 4 MVP Michael Cera); the jokes, when they land, are funnier than they have any right to be; the world-building is impressively Simpsonian. Everything presented in this resurrected version of "Arrested Development" points to a show that still very clearly has gas left in the tank. Further adventures of the Bluth family -- whether on Netflix or the big screen -- are more than welcome. Which doesn't make Season 4 any less disappointing.
The Internet has unquestionably reformed how we consume. If only we approached everything with the same curiosity and attention that we give to Arrested Development, that would be a world full of openness, positivity, growth, and education.
I watched "Arrested Development" in the years leading up to becoming a father, and going back has made me realize how much they've influenced my parenting.
Assuming you haven't prematurely blued yourself, grab some low carb popcorn (or frozen bananas) and join me in celebrating the much-anticipated Netflix series.
It's common for television shows to create characters out of the inanimate. Like a town or a place of business, modes of transport can take on their own personality. In the case of Arrested Development, the Stair Car is as recognizable as Fonzie's motorcycle or Walter White's Aztek.
Ever since Fox canceled Arrested Development in 2006, many die-hard fans have prayed for the show to be resurrected. Fans, no doubt, rejoiced in 2011 when Netflix announced a deal with 20th Century Fox to revive the quirky sitcom.
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