Pardon me for my excitement, but Netflix has announced when the new episodes of Arrested Development will air. The final countdown has begun. We can expect the new episodes in May. To say that I’m excited is an understatement.
The episodes are supposed to be setting up a feature film but the show’s creator, Mitch Hurwitz, says that even if the movie doesn’t happen, story lines will be wrapped up to reward loyal fans of the show. He doesn’t want to leave them (me) hanging.
We have gone on record here at MWTVG that Arrested Development is one of the best shows that has ever been on TV. Judging from the high ratings of shows like 2 Broke Girls and Buckwild, it’s no wonder that a show like Arrested Development got cancelled. Most of America is too dumb to understand how great the show was/is. The cancellation of this show is something that America should never be allowed to live down.
That being said, I am going to have to insist on some rules for when Arrested Development returns to TV. The new episodes and the possible movie are being done for the fans. That means they are being made for those people who loved the show. They are not being made to entice new fans to come to the show and they are not being made to build a new audience. That means that if you weren’t a fan of the show, I am going to have to insist that you do not watch the new episodes when they come out. You are not welcome. For starters, you wouldn’t understand. They aren’t going to recap the history of the family for you johnny-come-latelies so all you are going to do if you watch is bitch about how none of it makes sense to you. Do us fans a favor. Don’t watch.
As we get closer to the return of the show, I will be posting an online quiz for those who wish to watch the new episodes. If you are a fan of the show, you will pass easily. If you are not, you won’t and you won’t be granted permission.
I will be granting waivers for those who may not have watched the show when it was on TV but have watched all episodes that are available on Netflix who would then be able to pass the quiz. If you are one that discovered the show after it was off the air, you will be required to write an apology letter to the fans of the show that tried to get you to watch it while it was on TV to save it from being cancelled. If you perform your penance you can be admitted to the club.
The new episodes of Arrested Development will only be available on Netflix so if you want to see them (or catch up on the old ones) you will need a Netflix account. Trust me. It is worth it.
I leave you now with a clip of some of the best quotes from the show. This is more for the fans because again, if you never watched it, you just won’t understand.