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Why ‘Arrested Development’ Doesn’t Deserve Another Season

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Confession: it took me over a month to finish Arrested Development’s fourth season. I logged into Netflix this May with the eager anticipation shared by millions of other would-be binge watchers, bulldozing through the first three episodes in a matter of hours. But the day after that, I watched only one episode; the day after that, none at all. And though I eventually followed the complicated, confusing, only occasionally funny story to its conclusion, my reaction to Netflix’s professed interest in a fifth season was instant: Are they crazy?
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16 Things We Learned From Mitch Hurwitz’s Reddit AMA

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Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development, dropped in on Reddit yesterday to participate in an Ask Me Anything session. Unsurprisingly, that show — and its recently unleashed fourth season — was the primary topic of conversation, with Hurwitz shedding light on his favorite characters, his writing process, where the show goes from here, and the symbolic importance of the ostrich. We’ve sifted through the questions and comments to dig out Hurwitz’s most intriguing nuggets.
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Portia de Rossi’s Face Isn’t Messed Up — We Are

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I was a bit late to the new season of Arrested Development — I spent Memorial Day on the beach rather than on my laptop watching Netflix — but it didn’t take long to hear people who did watch the new episodes complain about Portia de Rossi’s face. While it’s been seven years since the original run ended on Fox and everyone has gotten older, it’s de Rossi’s appearance that has sparked the most buzz online.

Here’s a quick round-up of the kind of talk Portia de Rossi has incited in the last few days:
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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 13: “It Gets Better”

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Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 13: “It Gets Better,” which tracks through the collegiate years of young George Michael Bluth.
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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 11: “A New Attitude”

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Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 11: “A New Attitude,” in which we discover exactly what’s happening with G.O.B.’s love life.
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