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Old 05-27-13, 04:03 PM
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

Yeah, the first episode had me quite worried in how they seem to have completely rewritten Michael but it begins to pick up from there (at least heading into episode 4).
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I'm part of the way through episode 6 (I think), and I think what they've done with Michael was jarring enough maybe they shouldn't have gone there in the first episode. That said, I think what they've done with him was absolutely necessary to the narrative of the season. It's just sort of a jarring way to start.

Alia Shawkat for my money is the cast member that looks least like herself. Pity.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

I'm six episodes in, and they're absolutely fantastic. I agree with one of the above posters - we don't need a movie, we need another mini-season like this. It's still as fresh and funny as it was when it left the air...it's like it hasn't missed a beat. A+ from me.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

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Has George Michael really never had any interaction with Lucille 2?
I was wondering about this too. Have the never been on screen together?
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

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I was wondering about this too. Have the never been on screen together?
I just recently rewatched the series...and I don't recall them ever being together. Kind of funny, really. He's the only guy Bluth she's never slept with (at this point).
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

Starting episode 10 now.
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About half way through and S4 has been brilliant! The show with Ron Howard pitching the movie/producer-ship was brilliant. The redux has not been a letdown in any sense, which is pretty high praise given how great the how was.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

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Alia Shawkat for my money is the cast member that looks least like herself. Pity.
I just finished the first ep(which I loved) but yeah, when she first appeared on screen it startled me.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

Originally Posted by astrochimp View Post
I just finished the first ep(which I loved) but yeah, when she first appeared on screen it startled me.
The one thing that caught me off guard was her ear piercing. But I couldn't tell it was a piercing. I wasn't sure what it was until after staring at it for like 5 minutes.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

Mustard and Parmesan Cheese. WTF?
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

The stuff with John Beard and Tobias had me dying laughing.

Beard: Hey there's a raccoon on the back porch.
Tobias: Bullshit!
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

I have had "Go Away Getaway" stuck in my head for 2 days. Watched it all yesterday - loved it but was kind of infuriated that it just ENDS. I want more now! I hope they ditch the movie idea and just do another Netflix season. Going to take my time rewatching it and some of it was wildly uneven (George Sr. eps = zzzzzz) but overall I loved it - especially the Gob and George Michael eps.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

About to start episode 13.

I was startled that Alia Shawkat was the chick in Whip It. I recognized those tits immediately!
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper View Post
1. Is this going to be DVD/BluRay soon?

2. Is it necessary to have seen all 3 seasons to like this? (I bought Season One when it came out; liked it)
1. It could be a while. Netflix produced these episodes, and it's in their interest to have it as an exclusive to their service for as long as possible. That said, the Netflix produced House of Cards premiered on their service on Feb 1 and is getting released on DVD/Blu-ray June 11, so expect around 6 months before season 4 of AD is released on disc.
http://www.deadline.com/2013/04/hous...sony-pictures/

2. There's a lot of in-jokes and continuity with story in the new season. So while it's not "necessary" to have seen the previous seasons (the show recaps pertinent events as they come up), it's likely a lot more rewarding experience, and the previous seasons are worth watching on their own.

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I have had "Go Away Getaway" stuck in my head for 2 days. Watched it all yesterday - loved it but was kind of infuriated that it just ENDS. I want more now!
I though the song was called "Get Away Getaway." And I agree that the season kinda just ends. It felt more like a season finale than a series finale, while the season 3 finale did feel like.

Having watched all the episodes, here's some of the unanswered questions this season left open:
Spoiler:
What was up with George Sr. and Oscar? The season played up their switch of personalities, and George Sr. we at least know is sufferening from lack of testosterone and surge in estrogen. The "curse" of switching places was a fake, but it seems to coincidental to not have a cause behind it.

Who ruined Gob's magic trick. He thinks it was Tony Wonder, but the secret compartment was jammed with a cross. I'm thinking it was Ann's dad, who we saw go into the cave beforehand. He realized that Gob would make an awful husband, and was trying to save his daughter from making a huge mistake.

What happened to Lucille 2? Is she dead? Was her fall accidental, or murder?
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I love John Slattery's character.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

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Mustard and Parmesan Cheese. WTF?
Gene Parmesan played Colonel Mustard in the Clue movie.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

Man, Jessica Walters is killing it this series. She might be even better here than she was in the first three seasons.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

No surprise the 4 funniest episodes were the 2 Gob's and 2 Tobias's.

The Steve Holt stuff was AMAZING. As was the Tony Wonder.

I still don't know what to make of the dark turns the Michael-George Michael relationship took. Although I will say that the way they left everything after episode 15 definitly makes me hope theres more.

After all of the 'putting all the pieces together' narrative the 15 episodes had, was anyone else expecting a bigger payoff? It didn't disappoint me, so much as it surprised me.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

Anyone else notice Lucille's prison number was "hello" if you were typing it on an old calculator?
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

Originally Posted by Jay G. View Post
There's a lot of in-jokes and continuity with story in the new season. So while it's not "necessary" to have seen the previous seasons (the show recaps pertinent events as they come up), it's likely a lot more rewarding experience, and the previous seasons are worth watching on their own.
This is SO true, like when Gob tells Ann, "Now we'll have our nest egg, Ann, we'll have our nest, Ann." LOVED that part, but you'd gloss completely over it not having seen the previous eps. I've seen them all multiple times and I'm sure there's still stuff I'm missing.
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Good god, Portia is emaciated. Cocaine?
Too much surgery. She looks terrible. They even joked about it in the 4th or 5th episode, which was great.
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I like Portia's short hair.
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re: Arrested Development (Netflix) -- Season 4 Thread -- 5/26/13

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I like Portia's short hair.
I thought she looked real hot with the short hair.
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I like Portia's short hair.
Anyone notice they did the inverse of Pretty Woman with the hair? In Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts has long red hair but wears a short blond hair wig, while Lindsay had short blond hair but wears a long red hair wig.
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Anyone notice they did the inverse of Pretty Woman with the hair? In Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts has long red hair but wears a short blond hair wig, while Lindsay had short blond hair but wears a long red hair wig.
Never noticed, but they've layered this season WITH SO MANY subtle and in side jokes that it will take me a while to take it all in.

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