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Thing of the Week: ‘Arrested Development’: Bluth family flops with fourth, revival season

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Revival season reunites the Bluths for one final hurrah. Now on Netflix.

The television series “Arrested Development” was cancelled by Fox back in 2006, and after watching the entire  fourth season on Netflix, I now know why.

The revival season, which has been rumored by news reports to serve as the lead-in season to creator Mitchell Hurwitz’s feature film of the series, consists of 15 episodes that seem only appropriate for Netflix and not for television.

It’s not a surprise that “Arrested Development” didn’t air on any major television network for its revival series because its non-traditional sitcom format can’t compete with popular family sitcom giants like ABC’s “Modern Family.”

Television shows are expected to follow a plot, but the plot of “Arrested Development” is incoherent and patched together with confusing and bad jokes.

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Season four features numerous guest appearances by celebrities and comedians, including Kristen Wiig (“SNL”), Seth Rogen (“Superbad”),  as well as Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson from Comedy Central’s “Workaholics.” Liza Minnelli reprises her role as the second Lucille and returns for the fourth season as well.

In every episode of the season, a different perspective of the same conflict is shown. Essentially, the entire season repeats the same story line in each episode but involves different characters.

Together, the characters involve themselves in troubles that most people would have the common sense to avoid. Along with its confusing story lines, the jokes are juvenile at best.

I really wish I could give season four a higher rating, but the fourth season of “Arrested Development” had no real plot  and was not amusing at all.

The fourth season is not worth the watch.

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