So I recently finished watching Arrested Development’s three seasons. I have no idea why it took me so long to get through it, it was one of the most enjoyable shows I have ever watched. But reaching the end of the shows original run has been made even sweeter by the knowledge that Netflix have commissioned a brand new fourth season in which all the main cast will return and 15 new episodes will be available from the 29th May, a date for the diary for sure. The shows original run was cancelled by Fox back in 2006 since despite the raving critical reception the show never managed particularly good viewing figures, which doesn’t seem to make any sense!
If you haven’t seen the show before it is a sitcom about the lives of the Bluth family, all of whom are used to living with an abundance of money behind them but as their family business falls into problems its a hard job getting any of them to change their ways and the sheer dysfunctionality (don’t think that’s a real word but you get the gist) of all of them provides us with one of the funniest comedies ever to grace the small screen. There are many things which I love about Arrested Development and it’s very hard to list them all, one of the shows best attributes is that every character is deluded in a different way and that provides a great basis for hilarious misunderstandings to occur. But the humour doesn’t stop just with the characters the writing of the show deserves some kind of medal of honour for being able to persistently present the Bluth’s with incredibly funny and awkward situations every single episode. It’s a mystery to me how they managed to keep coming up with the amount of stuff they did, and I can’t wait for more.
If you haven’t seen the show I strongly recommend checking out so you can catch up in time for season four!