Have your friends already started planning for next year’s Cinco de Quatro festivities? Did they already get their Avengers costumes for this Halloween without you? Feeling left out? Then it’s time for you to tune into Arrested Development, the story of the wealthy Bluth family who has lost everything, and how each one of them had no choice but to keep it all together.
Since the award-winning sitcom was canceled after just three seasons in 2006, there had been cult-following rumors of a feature film in the works. Earlier this year it was announced that a fourth season would be exclusively available on Netflix, and on May 26th — amidst much hype and anticipation — the Bluth family returned. The coincidences, confusions, and complications that the characters face might shock and appall you, but they will always entertain.
While the fourth season is chock-full of new recurring jokes like ostriches, Fakeblock, and methodone, it also includes some unexpected surprises. Unlike past seasons, each episode this season focuses on just one of the Bluth family members and their account of the weeks leading up to the disastrous Cinco de Quatro festivities. As the season unfolds, viewers begin to put together the missing puzzle-pieces of each story. Although we see the familiar faces of the Bluth family including Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, the majority of the episodes also feature celebrity cameos such as producer-Ron Howard, Isla Fisher, Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen, Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and many more.
Revitalized, yet classic, the fourth season of Arrested Development was well worth the seven-year wait. The last episode leaves much unfinished, which leads some to suspect that a movie or a fifth season is a future possibility. Arrested Development is a show like no other. Although the plot twists are engaging and hilarious, it’s the characters that are sure to keep you hooked.