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    Quote Originally Posted by VampireTampon View Post
    Maybe they can censor him in a funny way.
    Maybe he has a twin brother.

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    Not sure if anyone has seen the latest news, a "remix" of season 4 is being released this Friday to Netflix ahead of Season 5 which is apparently coming very soon.

    As someone who enjoyed Season 4....but not that much, I'm really interested to see if they can pull of editing it into a more cohesive season.

    ANNOUNCEMENT TWEET

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    I finished S5. It was... ok. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it more if it weren't so tainted by all the drama. Probably a little, but not a lot. It was messy and not in a good way.

    I did enjoy some aspects of it a lot, but a lot of it was revisiting stuff we've seen.

    I genuinely laughed out loud at a terrrrrrrrrible joke in the final episode...

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    So if you didn't like S4 a whole lot and are turned off by the real-life stuff, don't hurt yourself trying to binge this all quickly. It's not good enough for that kind of attention. It's not horrible, but it's definitely the 5th best season by far and I felt like it should have been better because we'll probably never see more of it again. I'd have liked it to have ended on a high note but it disappointed.

    I wouldn't say don't bother to watch it at all because it did have some good moments (Alia!), but that's a personal thing for everyone given how S4 sat with you and how you feel about the cast.

    I decided to watch it because Tambor is just one supporting person in a big cast. I normally do self-boycott problematic people, but it's getting harder to do it when they're in fucking everything.

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    After a poor 4th season (haven't seen yet the new one) and Tambor's behaviour against Jessica Walter (and against trans women on Transparent), I don't see AD continuing: https://www.wmagazine.com/story/jaso...jeffrey-tambor

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    Four episodes in, I'm thinking I'm not really into this.

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    I watched from the beginning of season 1 (I watched it years ago) and just finished. I watched the remix episodes and it started to get a bit tedious, and nearly gave up, but I pushed on through. But my god, the fifth season is not.funny. at all. So forced and phoned-in, like they didn't even want to be filming.

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    This entire era has been grim. The lazy writing, the blatant use of green screens and narrative loopholes to disguise the fact that these people no longer want to be in the same room, the fact that we had to get an updated version of the last season just to make sense of what was going on, the disastrous promotional tour... It's like watching the world's slowest trainwreck. At this point, the seasons are so far apart and so obviously phoned in, you can't help but feel that they've thrown in the towel. The female leads are clearly (and understandably) done, Tambor is the elephant in the room that's taking the show down with him, and new rumours of backstage drama and misconduct are coming out every other day. I love the Bluths and I'm sticking around until the bitter end, but it's time to face the music: Arrested Development is over.
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    I didn’t even finish the newest season. It felt so forced and awkward. The whole Tambor thing really cast a shadow over it before I even started watching tbh. What a disappointing end to a show with three hilarious seasons.

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    I didn't finish it either. This might be overstating it (time will tell....) but after the first few episodes of Season Five and the interview where the male cast completely and awkwardly dismisses the Tambor event in front of JW, I think I might just be completely over the whole series. I loved the first three seasons, but I feel like I will never watch them again. The show has definitely run its course for me.

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    The excitement in the replies to this makes me think no one watched S5


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    I still never finished the last batch. The writing just didn’t feel up to par.

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    God... why? I'm so over it, honestly. I just think the shtick has been done to death. I'd be all in for a Maeby spin off, however.

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    I fell asleep on episode three or four on the last season, and really didn't feel like watching the rest of the season. That's a little sad, and also after season 4 they should have stopped. It wasn't that great, and the re-edited version didn't make it better either. At this point it feels very forced, and I loved seasons 1-3.

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    The latest season is not good. I'm not done so maybe it ends on a high note, but part of why is sucks is the same problem with the other Netflix seasons: technical reasons. Last one was very obvious green screen, the other one was super quiet sound then super loud. This season is terrible ADR. The words and the mouths don't line up for like ANY line. And you can "hear" when it goes to ADR because it sounds a little fuzzier than when it's live dialog. And there are lots of shots of someone "speaking" with their back to the camera so you know their words were looped in after.

    It's gotta be bad if I am noticing it.

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