Arrested Development is back! Arrested Development Season 4 has 15 episodes that are currently available to stream on Netflix. I subscribed to Netflix specifically for this, and since the first month is free, it’s possible to gorge on Arrested Development and then quit the service without having paid a dime. (I think I’m going to stick around, though.) As a note to my readers in countries with pesky regional barriers, I’ve heard the free browser add-on Media Hint can provide a simple and elegant point of entry…
Season 4, Episode 1: "Well, that's not a great sign."
I’m trying to be disciplined and not watch the entire season in one big Bluthy binge, so I cut myself off at the end of episode 3. Probably due to the limitations of working with a busy ensemble cast, each episode in Season 4 follows a single character’s story arc. I have to admit I’m not loving this strategy, but Arrested Development is absolutely still one of the funniest programs on TV (or Netflix, in this case). The Lindsay Bluth-Fünke (but neither, really) story arc in episode 3 felt like the show was hitting its stride. (Definitely props to Tobias!)
Inspired casting! Seth Rogan and Kristin Wiig as the young George and Lucille Bluth.
I’m looking forward to seeing who else turns up in Season 4. SNL’s Kristin Wiig is perfect as a young Lucille Bluth. And John Slattery rules at every character he plays. I think I’m finally going to print and cut out these Arrested Development paper dolls by Kyle Hilton.
"This works, right?" "Never better."
If you’re off work for Memorial Day today OR if you’re at work and bored (and/or bitter), click here for an epic interactive infographic of all the recurring jokes on Arrested Development!