Why don't I like Arrested Development? Should I try harder?
May 26, 2013 7:55 AM Subscribe
I've tried. A few times. I just can't get into it. Am I doing something wrong?
posted by eric1halfb to Media & Arts (59 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've watched the first few episodes, a few times, on a few separate attempts to like this show, and I just never feel compelled to keep watching. I don't really find it funny.
I feel like I should like it, and not because of the groundswell. I don't feel left out or anything. I don't have any friends making me feel like a philistine for not jumping on the bandwagon. I love good comedy television, and I'm always looking for something new and innovative. From everything I hear, I should really love this show. Alas, I do not.
Community is probably my favorite sitcom of the last few years. I've enjoyed The Mindy Project. I've also loved The (UK) Office and (more recently) Party Down. I also love sketch shows like The Kids In the Hall, Fry & Laurie, and Mr. Show.
But what about Arrested Development? Have I just not watched enough of it? Does it get better? Funnier? More clever? A lot of what I've heard/read about the show (especially the new season) makes me think I would love it. I don't. Please help.
Also, feel free to tell me I'm wasting my time trying to like something I just don't like. Or recommend something else I might have better luck with.