Dared to try season five of Arrested Development last night. I should have done something more fun, like slam a door on my hand, or a bit of nice slug licking.
Wife and I are huge fans of the original, but s4 was an awkward and depressing reunion, and now it’s just a creative dumpster fire: tedious, convoluted, disjointed, and forced. It’s also a massive overdose of cringe humour, without a trace of the warmth and sparkle that tempered the cringing back in the day. It alternates between comedic constipation and diarrhea, but it’s all shit.
When the credits rolled, we started chanting: “Nope nope nope nope…”