Arrested Development S4

I’ve been revisiting season 4 of AD after the 5th season was announced. Having been really disappointed with it when it first came out it’s a lot better than I remember it being. It’s still very flawed but has some great stuff in it - the Buster episode is brilliant. The wall for the Mexican border stuff also feels pretty apt these days…

yeah, i thought it was ironic that the ‘build the wall’ politician character actually seems a lot smarter and more down to earth than the guy they ended up with in real life

It does get better as it goes on I think, but it’s definitely the weakest season by some distance.


Would it be unpopular to suggest that the writing for series 3 wasn’t any better than for series 4, but was aided by some snappier editing? :zipper_mouth_face:

Gave up on it, it waa rubbish and the format didnt work


Ron Howard tweeted that he was recording lines for a re-edited version that structured more like the old episodes, but that was years ago and they’ve never been released. With season five now being filmed (!) I really hope those edits see the light of day.

Quite liked s4 tbh. Brilliant show.

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It’s not terrible but having such an amazing ensemble cast and keeping them apart for the majority of it was nuts. I know they had to do it because of everyone’s filming schedules but if they couldn’t do it right they shouldn’t have done it at all.