Turns Out You Gotta Watch Arrested Development In Order After All

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Turns Out You Gotta Watch Arrested Development In Order After All Arrested Development new episodes screenshot May 2013 jpgI hope this doesn’t ruin everything for you and your May 26th Netflix itinerary, but in case you were planning on watching the new Arrested Development episodes in any old order willy-nilly, YOU CAN’T DO THAT ANYMORE. Yes, it’s true that the show’s creator Mitch Hurwitz originally told us that we’d be able to jump around from episode to episode and they’d all be able to stand alone as well as fit into the overarching comedic plot, but things just didn’t shake out that way. Yesterday, Mitch tweeted:

And here comes the bad news, guys. The worst news. Maybe worse than genocide tofu cream cheese, but only slightly better than B.S. , which has afflicted so many of our nation’s children and politicians.

OH SWEET MOTHER OF GOD. I was promised something, and then it was taken away — I feel like my heart just got burned by a cornballer. I may never get over this injustice. Wait a minute nevermind, that doesn’t matter at all, because I, for one, was already planning on watching all fifteen episodes in one big chunk, so who really cares if the order is set? I’m pretty good at watching things in order. I’ve gotten a lot of practice from EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE AIR EVER. And frankly, if you’re the kind of person who’s not gonna post up in a noise-canceling bunker with a case of mayoneggs and a bag of candy beans and power through these all at once, I don’t know if we can be friends anymore.

In case you really are butthurt about it, though, here’s the trailer again. Feel free to watch it in any order you want, and we will see you in two weeks.