A NetFlix (Semi) Original Production
Development is back! The power of wishes heard ‘round the
world seemed to actually work (perhaps we'll take on peace next...).
The rebirthing is really no surprise. The show was ahead of its
time...and we've caught up. Plus, Ron Howard (an Exec. Producer)
has been into web-n-other-forms-of media accesses for over a decade.
This time, he and a handful of others, worked with NetFlix to
bring the delightfully off-center ‘family’ back.
goes…You can watch the first three seasons of Arrested
Development on NetFlix (or IFC w/commercials), and happily step
into a new season that catches up with the Bluth family a few
in the day, the Bluth family took full advantage of the real estate
boom of the early 2000s. Their property development wasn't quite
code perfect and instead, morally (and literally) bankrupt. One
of the family's members actually had a bit of a moral compass.
Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman).
each of the original cast members are back. Michael (Jason Bateman)
is still trying to have a life. Lindsay (Portia de Rossi Portia)
is still with the sexually ambiguous Tobias (David Cross), GOB
(Will Arnett) is still just a bad human specimen, George Sr.(Jeffery
Tambor), is still scheming, George Michael (Michael Cera) is at
college, cousin Maeby Funke (Alia Shawkat) is a power-player in
Hollywood production, and so forth.
writers brilliantly whip up episodes on each that eventually include
comedic flashbacks to tie in earlier (in this season’s)
storyline. It’s a remarkable bit of editing and stream-of-thought,
the whole cast and crew fold into a wonderful new “semi-Original”
treat watchable via NetFlix (streaming as well).
are a few new characters, but you’ll have to watch –
I’d be telling too much if I list. It is funnier when you
experience the character additions. Each brings a kind of visual
sorbet and verbal mélange to the table.
others have aged quite well. Especially this adorable Jason Bateman.
He's like Christian Bale. Bale was a hunk-in-development back
in that mansteak littered (with full-frontal man part nudity kids;
Ewan McGregor et al) Velvet
Goldmine (see and enjoy). He, like Bateman, are just becoming
slap-upside-the-head gorgeous as the years carve character upon
their facades. Watching the likes of Bateman, Downey Jr., and
a few others, a viewer sits quietly humbled and thankful Wildes'
'Dorian Gray' was just a roar of words.
hearty thank you to all involved. Arrested Development cancellation
all-those-years-ago broke many a heart. We can now heal…and
through the gift of laughter. If you don't have NetFlix, between
their presenting House of Cards
and now AD? Now is most certainly the time to jump in and indulge
your senses to something the brain can make sense of, instead
of the reality tv dribble we are being force-fed via the boxed
Recommendation: Ostrich egg frittatas