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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2014, 12:57:26 pm »
There was a chronlogical fan edit that came out the day after the series made it's debut... which is crazy fast considering ow much work that involved.  I'm definitely curious to see the Hurwitz version.

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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2015, 05:10:58 pm »
Executive Producer Teases More Arrested Development - IGN News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leQXWXt6lHI

Either my hearing is completely f*cked up or I'm purposely hearing what I want to hear, but did they just say 17 episodes?!
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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2015, 05:24:36 pm »
Hopefully in proper format and not that character-centric format that we had to cope with (and, I understand, they're re-editing season four into chronological order).

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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #33 on: May 07, 2018, 09:36:38 am »

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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2018, 09:41:16 am »
Still waiting to see Season 4. But good news on the new season though.
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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2018, 10:06:49 am »
The recut just dropped a couple of days ago and so far it's much better than the original version.  It feels like a mix between the original release and the re-edit that came out on Reddit like, a day later.  The issue is still that the episodes don't feel like complete stories, which can be a bit off-putting, but I'm hoping that season five rectifies that.

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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2018, 10:53:36 am »
Official DVD release?
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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2018, 10:59:33 pm »
So I watched the new season, or half season, or whatever you want to call it, and... I enjoyed it.  The big issue is still that it feels like just one really long episode rather than actual satisfying chunks (especially given the first half of episode one was one long recap), which is a big issue I have with streaming shows.  But on the plus side, the show feels much closer to the original show, there's still some really egregious green screening, they revisit or rebuild a ton of old locales (like the visitation room from prison or the banana stand)... but it still feels too far removed, you know?  I can't imagine myself wanting to revisit this season as background like I do with the original run.

They do benefit from not having to do as many call-backs like season four did, where they brought back every stray thread to satisfy fans.  The quintuplets, Annyong, everything got screen time.  .

Lindsey was an issue that I was curious how they would tackle, I think they found a good out for her.  But her loss, combined with the cast still having few group scenes together, plus the lack of episodes with endings, makes the show feel more sparse than it probably really is.

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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2018, 07:56:42 am »
Really curious why they have changed the format away from what the original run was on FOX. Does it have to do with the "binge" factor of what Netflix is? I would think they can still shoot and edit the series as it was on FOX regardless of where the show is being played at/on.
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Re: Arrested Development (Season 4 - 2013)
« Reply #39 on: May 30, 2018, 10:36:27 am »
I feel like there MIGHT have been some pressure from Netflix to make it more binge-able, but honestly I don't know.  It's a thing that happens quite a bit with streaming services, possibly the confidence in knowing that the audience can watch another episode right off the bat.  But it leads to less fulfilling individual episodes.  It's sort of like how British shows without commercial breaks (or HBO type shows) don't build in cliffhangers to make you stick around during the commercials, they don't need to, and this one level above that.

The show itself they can film out of sequence, based on the actor's schedules and location availability which makes production a bit easier, they can film the whole thing like one big movie.  Which I suppose leads to thinking of the thing as one big movie that can be broken down into chunks.  And I suppose that making those chunks more complex by making them complete is far more work than we suspect.  I dunno.

I am curious how often people re-watch/re-bunge shows of this nature, as opposed to more episodic series.  What brings me back to shows like AD, Star Trek, etc is wanting to see "the episode where so-and-so happens" and then falling into the trap.  Thinking about a show as a 13-episode movie is more daunting, less casual.  It's a commitment, even if it's a light show.

 

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