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Arested Development Netflix entire season SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Gunnyman, May 26, 2013.

  1. Jun 4, 2013 #81 of 100
    JohnB1000

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    George Michael's story seemed incomplete. The end of the ep didn't seem to tie up what happened at the start.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2013 #82 of 100
    cwoody222

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    I finished my first viewing of the season last night and was left really underwhelmed by the "finale".

    Maybe it wasn't supposed to be a "finale" (of the season) but if it was I was left really wanting more.

    I expected a big culmination of things at "Cinco" and some better explanation (or better yet, redemption) of Michael's fall from grace. I mean, he was about to sleep with Lucille 2! That's not the Michael we know and I don't feel we really got a good explanation of how his character changed so much.

    I am going to watch it thru another time (and maybe a 3rd) but so far I think we have some strong episodes, some weak episodes, and the season-long arc itself was pretty weak and very convoluted.

    ... and how in the world did they miss the opportunity to have Buster scream like Lucille when he saw Gene Parmesean at the Donkey Punch booth?! That big hand flailing around would have been hilarious!
     
  3. Jun 4, 2013 #83 of 100
    TAsunder

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    I thought he actually did sleep with lucille 2. But I probably incorrectly inferred that.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2013 #84 of 100
    Hoffer

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    Yeah, I think he did sleep with Lucille 2. GOB gave Michael the ruffie to forget seeing that magician, but it also made Michael forget that he slept with Lucille 2. So, Michael slept with her, but he doesn't remember that he did.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2013 #85 of 100
    robbhimself

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    i'm on my 2nd watch now, but on my first viewing i thought that michael was responsible for lucille 2's disappearance since he was with her on top of the stair car, then after cinco he got the ruffie from gob and forgot what he did with her. at the end buster was blamed since he was seen on video at the foot of the stair car, but my guess is that it was michael who did it
     
  6. Jun 4, 2013 #86 of 100
    aadam101

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    I was pretty happy to see that Tivo made an appearance (even it was only the sound effects).
     
  7. Jun 4, 2013 #87 of 100
    cwoody222

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    Gizmodo has a link to a reddit page where someone re-edited it all into 12 episodes in chronological order.

    I watched the first one and its really well done and MUCH better, IMHO.

    Worth a look-see.
     
  8. Jun 5, 2013 #88 of 100
    trainman

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    Sherman...
    [​IMG]

    Supposedly, the Hindi on the main part of the building (under the control tower) reads "Bob Hope Airport"...which is what, in real life, it says there in English.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2013 #89 of 100
    JohnB1000

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    Even though i read about it here that part episode was pretty unbelievable. Most of the cast barely appeared.
     
  10. Jun 8, 2013 #90 of 100
    jr461

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    Just finished the season and, while entertaining, I found it lacking. I did like the way some things were explained and fell into place later on, but I agree with the comment that this is better as an ensemble show rather than character-centric.

    I think these characters are better in small doses rather than 35-40 minutes focusing on them.

    Loved the narration. And Gene Parmesan and Bob Loblaw, and they are good examples of jokes/characters that work in very small doses only.

    I found the ending abrupt and out of place, particularly for what may be the final scene ever.
     
  11. Jun 8, 2013 #91 of 100
    spartanstew

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    Ditto. A little annoying, but not humorous, IMO.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2013 #92 of 100
    StacieH

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    Totally underwhelmed so far. Actually, I just recently watched the first three seasons for the first time, and started losing interest in season 3 as well. I want to watch Buster's episode because he is my favorite. A friend of mine plays "Librarian" in one episode (she does a lot of background work, so I'm guessing its a non speaking part). She didn't know what episode, so I'm guessing it'll be in George Michael's episode, so I'll watch that.

    Otherwise? Eh.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2013 #93 of 100
    StacieH

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    Oh, and regarding Lyndsay's episode...it was nice seeing the cast of "Outsourced" again...:D
     
  14. Jun 10, 2013 #94 of 100
    lambertman

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    A million times this. As much fun as I had watching this season and seeing these characters again...I was at peace with how S3 ended. If S4 is the last we get, I will not be happy at all.

    I mean, I'll get over it, sure. But you know what I mean.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2013 #95 of 100
    gilmoregirls102

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    WEIRD ENDING!!!


    I sure hope they make another season...
     
  16. Jun 14, 2013 #96 of 100
    gchance

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    Two-page ad in next week's issue of The New Yorker.

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    Greg
     
  17. Jun 15, 2013 #97 of 100
    trainman

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    Took me a second to realize the dark-haired person in the illustration between Lindsay and Michael is supposed to be Maeby. Does not look much like her.
     
  18. Jun 21, 2013 #98 of 100
    ElJay

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    For all the effort they put into trying to be clever in intermingling the stories, nothing really ever went anywhere. Sure, they explained things, but the explanations were so arbitrary. The first time I noticed it, it was like, "Ah, that's neat," but by the end I just didn't care. It definitely wasn't reward enough for the lack of humor or the obvious scheduling difficulties they encountered with the cast. I'd put three episodes in the funny category, but overall I thought the series was disappointing.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2013 #99 of 100
    aadam101

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    I LOL'd at the little joke about George Michael not knowing who Lucille 2 is. It never occurred to me that these two have never had a scene together.
     
  20. JohnB1000

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    You really have to wonder about the "release them all at once" strategy. Both AD and House of Cards got incredible build up and buzz but then a month later they seem completely forgotten about.

    I watch a lot of shows by saving the whole season and having just finished Game of Thrones I have the same feeling. I watched it in 6 days and now feel bummed that it was over so fast. Maybe I need to go back to once a week watching.
     

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