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I've never watched it properly properly
is it still worth it
Your first point is what the show could be said to be critical of the family members for, and where much of the humor comes from. That they're overwhelmingly a group of self-absorbed folks without real problems who don't know how to live as less-than-rich. And that's also why it *doesn't* ever actually get schmaltzy--because their problems are rarely serious.
Michael is SUPPOSED to be hypocritical and not that much better than the others.
He's far too good a character for that.
ie. he's not one dimensional enough to be out and out straight man, instead he thinks he's the out and out straight man but is actually a bit of a prick.
That's not a secret. You're just not very fast.
the humour of arrested development is completely anti-scmaltz, if there is any smaltz there it is there to be undercut
I DO IT FOR YOOOOUUUUU
What is your purpose?
after deciding to ignore their father's manipulation, being instantly followed by Gob punching Michael in the face over a misunderstanding?
but I can understand the over the top-ness being off-putting - the same thing puts me off 30 Rock despite knowing its the whole point for that as well.
Still though. AD's just too funny for anything to get in the way.
or convinced yourself?
There’s still plenty of meat on that thread. Now, you take this home, throw it in a pot, add some broth, a potato. Baby, you’ve got a stew going.
So you can admire how brilliantly layered and rewarding it is
Ignore Bamnan and watch it, it's fantastic, even with the somewhat truncated ending.
And that's why you don't argue with Bamnan about Arrested Development
so I bought it on a whim. You say its good, hmm?
I'm just sayin'.
AD is probably the funniest tv show ever made. IASIP is maybe in the top 10 of the past 5 years, maybe.
is the very definition of comedy genius. Anyone who considers otherwise, was either born without a sense of humour, or suffered the misfortune of having it surgically removed.
by the happy days man, its so fucking annoying I can't watch it. Cos he's all over it like fucking herpes making the good bits feel like a bad itch. Even when he has a good line he makes it sound like shit and saps the fun out of it. It needs a remake by Larry David or something then we're onto something. Its alright though.
But it really is very, very decent indeed.
ignore Bamnan, he likes to go against the general consensus because he is a nihilist or something. It's great, I'm sure you will enjoy it.