largegarlic wrote:I'm four episodes into Arrested Development. So far, I'd say it's been good, but not as laugh-out-loud funny as the original. However, I think it makes up for that in terms of sophistication and the intricacy with which the episodes are constructed. There are so many call-backs to the original series that are worked in more or less seamlessly, and there's the whole thing with showing the same events from the perspective of different characters that pretty innovative for a serialized comedy.
So, I finished Arrested Development and still stick with this overall assessment. There were relatively few truly hilarious moments (although I loved the Gob episodes), but the whole structure designed to fit the new delivery format is pretty brilliant. By the end, I came to see it as a really innovative and clever attempt to design a show perfectly suited to the Netflix/streaming era that was enhanced by often being funny. I saw the original seasons of AD as an incredibly funny show that was enhanced by having intricate plots and difficult to spot running jokes.