It was nice, getting that final season of Arrested Development. Most networks would have given up after the disappointing ratings of the second season, but Fox, to their credit, gave it another try. The only ones to blame are the show for not being appealing enough and audiences for not being appealed to. It was kind of a death walk, this last season. It should have made me appreciate every moment a little more, but instead I found myself judging so much more critically, as if I expected each and every bit to be the best comedy ever produced. Naturally, even Arrested Development couldn't meet such high standards and I found myself dissapointed.
But now as I revisit it on DVD, I feel that I can judge it with a fairer eye, and I find that this third season is cut from the same cloth as its predecessors. Here we have Gob's stab at fatherhood, the intensification of George-Michael and Maebe's relationship, and a rather dark turn in the saga of Buster and Lucille. My goodness but they don't hold back their repressed feelings in the Bluth family. And Barry - whatever will become of your sorry little law practice, which seems to have jumped the legal shark? Will you admit your love for your office boy? Or will you turn tricks on the streets of Reno?