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by Bite the Butter » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:19 pm

It became a chore around episode 7.
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by Harman » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:47 pm

No it didn't.
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by smurphy » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:51 am

Isla Fisher's rack in the last episode. :shock: I would brutally murder every one of you for 5 minutes on it.

Weird ending. I assume there will be more at some point. The whole is better than the parts, but not as good as the original series.
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by chase210 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:33 am

I liked it, but I didn't love it. Tobias is still great though :lol:
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by Jazzem » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:05 am

Finally watched more of this, on episode 10 now. Gob's was amazing :lol: And probably the first one I'd put on par with the previous seasons. I think it might be because he's the character most suited to carrying an entire episode by himself.

In fact, episodes 7-9 were by far my favourites. They didn't drag at all, which I'd put down to better pacing and the fact they featured more interactions between the cast.

And indeed, it is quite brilliant seeing how it all fits together, it's doing so in a way that feels very "Arrested Devlopment". The amount of material they've gotten out of the Fantastic 4 stuff :lol:

I think I'll still come away thinking this was a mixed bag, but at least it has at times been very good. Just a shame that the George Sr episodes are so dull :(
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by Memento Mori » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:37 pm

chalkitdown wrote:
Disappointed about how little of Buster there is so far (up to episode 8). Less than 5 minutes screentime total I'd say.


You can always tell a Milford man.
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by Cuttooth » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:50 pm

Memento Mori wrote:
chalkitdown wrote:
Disappointed about how little of Buster there is so far (up to episode 8). Less than 5 minutes screentime total I'd say.


You can always tell a Milford man.


Yeah I felt that was probably intentional.
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by D_C » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:11 pm

I didn't realise Tobias was an albino black man :lol:

The Arrested Development writers were known for using a lot of foreshadowing (think of all the references to Buster losing his arm to a seal, none of which will be included here because they’re well-documented elsewhere). One such plot development that the writers started to foreshadow but never followed through on was about Tobias being revealed to be a black man with a rare skin condition. Arrested Development star Alia Shawkiat spilled the beans in an interview, saying:
“[The writers have] gone on little tangents where you think they're going to start a storyline and they'll pull it back. I remember they were going to do one about Tobias actually being a rare black person, where he would have this rare disease and was actually black. It's these hysterical, crazy ideas that they could have continued on.”
Fox cutting the second and third seasons short might have had something to do with this plotline being dropped, but there are references to Tobias being a black man sprinkled throughout the show. Here are a few:

Tobias: I am surprised that she’s going after somebody so similar to my own type.
(in reference to Lindsay flirting with Ice the Bounty Hunter, from the episode “Good Grief”)

Lindsay: People hear the name Tobias, they think ‘big black guy.’
Tobias: Well, obviously, I’m not a big guy. I’m not a Carl Weathers, par example. (from the episode “Afternoon Delight”)
Lucille: Michael. I was almost attacked last night in my own home. I walk in and there’s a colored man in my kitchen.
Michael: “Colored?” What color was he exactly?
Lucille: Blue. (from the episode “Afternoon Delight”)

Lindsay (to Maeby): I don’t know where that hair of yours came from. (in reference to how Maeby’s frizzy hair hurt her chances in child beauty pageants, from the episode “Notapusy”)

And then, there’s the cover of Tobias’s book, The Man Inside Me:
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by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:06 pm

I don't think they've given up on the idea just yet - in the new series, when Herbert Love is chatting up Lindsay, there's definitely a line where Ron Howard narrates that it reminds her of when she started dating Tobias. :lol:
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by systematic » Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:29 pm

Cuttooth wrote:
Memento Mori wrote:
chalkitdown wrote:
Disappointed about how little of Buster there is so far (up to episode 8). Less than 5 minutes screentime total I'd say.


You can always tell a Milford man.


Yeah I felt that was probably intentional.


It was because Veep was filming around the same time so his commitment was extremely limited up until the end.
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by Bite the Butter » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:25 pm

D_C wrote:I didn't realise Tobias was an albino black man :lol:

The Arrested Development writers were known for using a lot of foreshadowing (think of all the references to Buster losing his arm to a seal, none of which will be included here because they’re well-documented elsewhere). One such plot development that the writers started to foreshadow but never followed through on was about Tobias being revealed to be a black man with a rare skin condition. Arrested Development star Alia Shawkiat spilled the beans in an interview, saying:
“[The writers have] gone on little tangents where you think they're going to start a storyline and they'll pull it back. I remember they were going to do one about Tobias actually being a rare black person, where he would have this rare disease and was actually black. It's these hysterical, crazy ideas that they could have continued on.”
Fox cutting the second and third seasons short might have had something to do with this plotline being dropped, but there are references to Tobias being a black man sprinkled throughout the show. Here are a few:

Tobias: I am surprised that she’s going after somebody so similar to my own type.
(in reference to Lindsay flirting with Ice the Bounty Hunter, from the episode “Good Grief”)

Lindsay: People hear the name Tobias, they think ‘big black guy.’
Tobias: Well, obviously, I’m not a big guy. I’m not a Carl Weathers, par example. (from the episode “Afternoon Delight”)
Lucille: Michael. I was almost attacked last night in my own home. I walk in and there’s a colored man in my kitchen.
Michael: “Colored?” What color was he exactly?
Lucille: Blue. (from the episode “Afternoon Delight”)

Lindsay (to Maeby): I don’t know where that hair of yours came from. (in reference to how Maeby’s frizzy hair hurt her chances in child beauty pageants, from the episode “Notapusy”)

And then, there’s the cover of Tobias’s book, The Man Inside Me:
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He also has an African-sounding middle name when he signs in the elevator around ep 7 or 8 of this season
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by Johnny Ryall » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Gonna try and finish this tonight, it's turned into a bit of a chore. I never really found AD laugh out loud hilarious anyway, more "oh that's clever, I see what they've done there".

I also don't have the patience for sitting through whole TV seasons nowadays. O woe is me.
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by PuppetBoy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:34 pm

Finished. Thoroughly enjoyed it for the most part. :) It did take a couple of episodes to get going - at first it didn't feel like AD, probably because of the format - but once the story threads started to tie together and you started getting more characters per episode and more interaction between them it built into something pretty good. The first episode and the two George Sr episodes were definite low points but I really enjoyed it from the middle on really. Gob's second episode was amazing, as was Maeby's :lol: Really clever the way the whole series is pieced together.
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by Fries. Wedges. Crisps? » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:38 pm

http://www.vulture.com/2013/06/arrested ... luths.html

Worth a read if you've finished the season.
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by Cosmo » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:03 am

The first episode is making me want to put a gun to my head.
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by Memento Mori » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:49 am

Michael's life is super depressing.
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by Cosmo » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:15 pm

Egg's dad could play Robert Lutece in a Bioshock Infinite movie.
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by smurphy » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:59 pm

Him?
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by Dark Ritual » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:59 pm

http://splitsider.com/2012/08/53-arrest ... ly-missed/

There's a 2nd part in there too. Some crackers.
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by Grumpy David » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:30 pm

Bloody loved the new season, starts off slow but really gets going, loved the whole interconnected aspect of each episode, very clever and reminded me of House of Cards, both shows flourished with Netflix ability to release every episode in one go.

Tobias remains my favourite character. Some of the lines he gets are just brilliant..

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