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Byron Bojangles III
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The amount of detail you notice when you check the threads on reddit


wish i was tebow
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I'm like 8 episodes in. Will try to watch a couple tonight after GoT


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I'm sure mentioned a ton..but the Lindsey episode I have to rematch because her appearance took me out of it for first 20min


wildtigercat93
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She looked a lot better when she "cut" her hair at the end so she wasnt wearing ridiculous wigs the entire time



Still looks turrible


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inadaze
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I recently watched AD for the first time on IFC. Very cleverly written. I think I'm hooked.

The Ron Howard narration threw me off a bit at first (I can't remember the last sitcom I watched that incorporated a narrator), but I got used to it pretty quickly, and now think it's a great comedic addition.


Jay Quest
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I just think people who think there's not enough Bluth interaction don't get it.

Oh good lord. Most people here understand scheduling difficulties. The observation that the show is missing an element of the original series has nothing to do with "getting it."


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HumbleNinja
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I recently watched AD for the first time on IFC. Very cleverly written. I think I'm hooked.



Well then you're already further along than about at least half of the people that try to watch the show. Everyone will recommend that you start from the very beginning if you can and watch in order if possible, that's the best way to watch the show and appreciate the writing.


Byron Bojangles III
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Writers Guild of America's top 10 best written shows ever. Something is missing.

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The Sopranos
Seinfeld
The Twilight Zone
All in the Family
M*A*S*H
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Mad Men
Cheers
The Wire
The West Wing


wish i was tebow
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tonight I will watch a bunch of them.


Im on Ep9 i believe


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JagHammer
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Gotcha!


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wildtigercat93
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I love seinfield but from a writing standpoint AD blows it out the water


Half of Seinfeld dialogue is repeating a question 3-4 times


tigerbru17
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AD is a great show, but blows it out the water?? Easy big fella.


WarSlamEagle
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We're talking about writing, correct?

Then absolutely. Water = Blown


HumbleNinja
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I think AD's writing is the best, but Seinfeld is still really good writing. Larry David is an amazing comedic writer. I think Curb is better than Seinfeld, but not as good as AD. Not a big gap though.


wildtigercat93
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AD is a great show, but blows it out the water?? Easy big fella.


Im talking strictly writing.

Part of what made Seinfeld great was its simplicity, so im not taking a shot at it, but writing an episode of AD would be a billion times harder than writing a stand alone Seinfeld episode just because of the running jokes and small things that are so detailed


inadaze
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Part of what made Seinfeld great was its simplicity, so im not taking a shot at it, but writing an episode of AD would be a billion times harder than writing a stand alone Seinfeld episode just because of the running jokes and small things that are so detailed


I think you may have just stated one of the major reasons why Seinfeld was so much more popular (in terms of ratings) than Arrested Development.

It seems like a lot of people like to watch TV in a very relaxed way (meaning mentally relaxed), or while they're doing something else. For these people, it's almost like you have to shove the joke in their face sometimes to get them to laugh.

In general, I don't think these types of TV watchers would like Arrested Development that much because much of the humor is nuanced.

AD also moves pretty quick, so combine the pace with the nuance, and you have a show that is not accommodating to the non-focused or multitasking viewer.

Not trying to knock Seinfeld here. I thought it was a good show, although I thought Curb Your Enthusiasm was much better.
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wildtigercat93
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Id agree with all that. AD would have a tough time on regular TV having a growing audience because the episodes build on each other like that. Which is why it got squashed in the first place

Lets say word of mouth got around the middle of the first season about ADs awesomeness, well anybody that wants to watch it is jumping in the middle of a season and has no clue why half the jokes are funny.

Thats why its pretty much taylor made for netflix


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hiltacular
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I think Curb is better than Seinfeld, but not as good as AD. Not a big gap though.

I go back and forth between Curb and AD.


wildtigercat93
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I really need to watch Curb


Byron Bojangles III
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Brother you really do


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