The countdown is over folks! Get you're ice cream sandwiches and juice boxes! About two months ago I started watching Arrested Development, and I finished the season three finale right before I started watching season four. I loved the first two seasons, they're the funniest television I've ever watched. Season 3 was a little eh, but still pretty funny. So did I like season 4? Maeby I did, Maeby I didn't you'll have to keep reading to find out.
In a general sense this season this season has less laughs than prior ones. I loved all of the returning guest stars. Made it feel like classic Arrested Development. Most of the new characters were...well not the best. However Heartfire and Herbert Love stood out.
The Rebel story went on a bit too long. While I liked the George Michael and Rebel plot twist, the story that followed was boring and aggravating. The running jokes from previous seasons were nice too see. The acting was superb as usual. I wasn't a fan of when they went back and showed scenes.
MICHAEL: Oh poor Michael look at how the times have changed. The season opener is filled with tons of cameos, I was really surprised that Sally showed up. Kristen Wiig does a great job as young Lucille. Seth Rogan does a decent but unremarkable job as George Sr. Not bad, but he's really upstaged by Kristen Wiig. The opener starts off good, but once Michael starts talking about voting the episodes begins to go down hill.
"The B. Team" is a huge step up, as even more guest stars pop up. CARL WEATHERS!!!!!!!!!!!! The episode was a lot of fun. I liked the B. Team that Michael formed and would like to see them again whether it be in a fifth season or a movie.
MAEBY: *Sigh* Why'd we just get one Maeby episode. "Senoritis" is one of the best episodes of the season, if not the. The episode provided the most laughs, and I loved Maeby's speech(which is a direct reference to the angry sorority girl e-mail). It was nice seeing Kitty again. Also her scene with Steve Holt was great, but also a bit sad(for Steve anyways. Worst birthday ever.). Great episode, is right up there with some of the best episodes of the series.
GEORGE MICHAEL: Oh George Michael. I honestly didn't find the FakeBlock storyline all that interesting. The scenes with GM and Maeby were great. Especially the David Henrie and the kid that plays Gibby from iCarly scenes. P-Hound is a decent addition to the show. I found the flashback scenes to GM's four years at college a bit dull, and uninteresting. Especially the studying abroad in Spain. The character really came off as a jerk this season, firing Maeby, and dating Rebel. Although the later wasn't necessarily his fault.
LUCILLE: Wow this episode like the Maeby one was great. The bickering between her and Lucille 2 was great. The interaction between her and Tobias was great. "Ryan Seacrest is straight" "and I'm 40". The episode just hit all of the marks.
GOB: Called it! The whole plot twist of who was with Gob in the premiere, I called it. The first Gob episode is pretty great. The guest stars are great. I liked seeing Ann's parents again(even though her mother had no lines). The appearance of Johnny Bark was confusing, as in an earlier episode it was stated he was dead. Still it was nice to see him too. The second Gob episode was...a tad confusing. The whole Gob/Tony Wonder thing is still a bit confusing. Are they together? Are they not? I'd assume by the end of the season they are(sort of). The Narrator makes it a little unclear with his line about friendship. The George Michael/Rebel plot twist was great, and really surprising.
BUSTER: LUPE! The Buster episode is pretty good. Lots of funny scenes. The comparisons to Psycho were pretty great. The episode has a lot of character development for Buster. The ending of the episode(and season) is worrisome. I really hope Buster didn't kill Lucille 2.
LINDSEY: The first Lindsey episode was pretty bad(imo). However it was nice seeing Ed Helms character return(he previously appeared in season two's premiere). The main reason for me disliking the episode was... *sigh* Marky Bark. The character was just annoying. The second episode begins poorly but around ten or fifteen minutes into it got much better. It felt like a classic Arrested Development episode.
TOBIAS: Just going to go through this real quickly. I found his storyline boring, depressing, and unfunny. Tobias works much better as a side character. R.I.P. James
GEORGE: I liked Heartfire, and it was nice seeing Oscar again. However the first episode was kind of bland. The second one was better, but still just okay. Wasn't a fan of the wall storyline.
PROS & CONS
+ Annyong! STEVE HOLT! Lucille 2, Barry, Gene & more guest stars.
+ "Senoritis", "Queen B.", "Red Hairing", "Colony Collapse", and "The B. Team"
+ George Michael & Rebel plot twist at the end of New Attitude.
+ Guest stars galore!
+ Heartfire, and Herbert Love.
- George Michael/Rebel/Michael love triangle.
-Tobias storyline. Too depressing.
- Less laughs.
- Reshowing scenes.
- Wall building storyline. Boring.
-Wasn't too fond of the ending.
Decent season, I had a lot of problems. Still it was solid television. The great episodes were freaking amazing, the bad ones were pretty bad, and the decent ones were decent.
WHAT I WANT TO SEE NEXT: Do to the subtle hint whatever is next will be in TV form(via Netflix) I hope season five features the return of Maggie Lizzer. Also I hope none of the Bluthes are responsible for the disappearance of Lucille 2. I hope Lucille 2 is alive. Also I think Sally is responsible for whatever happened to Lucille 2.