Arrested Development: a word of caution

The new Arrested Development episodes come out in less than a month (May 26, to be exact), and it is exciting. But! Here are some reasons to temper your optimizm:

– It went off the air 7 years ago. That’s a long time, and while it’s pretty impressive they managed to get all the cast back, I’m not sure about the writers and such.

– Each episode is going to focus on one character. (presumably because it was hard to schedule everyone) This sounds sad to me, because I really enjoyed the interaction between the characters.

– Arrested Development was great; but inevitably we look back at it with rose-colored glasses. (even if the new episodes are as good as the old ones, they’ll probably take a few viewings to fully appreciate…)

– Regression to the mean!

So, my advice is to keep your expectations low, and maybe we’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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