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Old May 28 2013, 05:39 PM   #46
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Ten episodes in and I'm still not sure what I think. No real laugh out loud moments and the episodes overlap so much that it feels like I've gotten three or four episodes worth of actual new material so far.
Interesting you say that. I haven't seen them but wasn't the season supposed to be 10 episodes, than 12, 13, now 15, and they kept adding more episodes because of the extra footage?
Finished the whole thing just now and I completely agree with BillJ. This feels like it was all setup and no payoff. There is also not really anything to root for with these characters anymore. They're not lovably disfunctional, they're just assholes.

I almost wish it had just stayed dead at this point.

I'm going to go cry in a corner now.
Most shows should have stayed dead after they were canceled the first time.

What I find sad is the fact they took 15 episodes, which the creator calls the "first act" of the movie that is supposed to come out. The problem with is, as mentioned, what's the point of having 6-7 hours of a "first act" of a 1.5-2 hour movie?

Also, the movie hasn't been green light, it hasn't been written. These could be the last time we see these characters. It should have been the first "movie" of a trilogy. The season can stand on it's own, but you can still go back and add more stories to it.
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Old May 28 2013, 05:46 PM   #47
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What I find sad is the fact they took 15 episodes, which the creator calls the "first act" of the movie that is supposed to come out. The problem with is, as mentioned, what's the point of having 6-7 hours of a "first act" of a 1.5-2 hour movie?
We haven't seen these characters in five years, which is a pretty big gap to cover. This "first act" is really a recap of what they've all been up to since we've last seen them. Now, a movie won't need to waste time on that.
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Old May 28 2013, 06:46 PM   #48
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I really don't think there's going to be a movie, honestly.
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Old May 28 2013, 07:08 PM   #49
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And if it doesn't get a movie Netflix seem to like he idea of another season.
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Old May 28 2013, 09:05 PM   #50
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And if it doesn't get a movie Netflix seem to like the idea of another season.
Wait, I thought Netflix wasn't interested in another season. When did this change?
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Old May 28 2013, 09:30 PM   #51
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And if it doesn't get a movie Netflix seem to like the idea of another season.
Wait, I thought Netflix wasn't interested in another season. When did this change?
They backtracked almost immediately and said that regardless of if there was a movie or not they'd like to return for another season. First link I could find on it here.
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Old May 28 2013, 11:08 PM   #52
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And if it doesn't get a movie Netflix seem to like the idea of another season.
Wait, I thought Netflix wasn't interested in another season. When did this change?
They backtracked almost immediately and said that regardless of if there was a movie or not they'd like to return for another season. First link I could find on it here.
If it's just more of what season four offers, I think I'll pass.
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Old May 29 2013, 02:10 AM   #53
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I don't think there will be a movie either, but I see a more traditional season being made. They had to do the weird format for this season because of scheduling hell. But if they all had time o do a movie in 6-8 weeks sometime then they can do 6-13 real episodes and make a miniseries like season.
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Old May 29 2013, 05:18 AM   #54
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I think they will be a season 5 on Netflix. I don't know if it will be like season 4, which become genius once you watch it twice. I hope there is more Buster next time.
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Old May 29 2013, 06:42 AM   #55
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Wait, I thought Netflix wasn't interested in another season. When did this change?
They backtracked almost immediately and said that regardless of if there was a movie or not they'd like to return for another season. First link I could find on it here.
If it's just more of what season four offers, I think I'll pass.
Season 4 is pretty damn good, IMO, so I'm happy to see more. But I don't think it's representative of what we'd see in the future. They had 6 years of backstory to catch us up on and scheduling problems to get the cast together enough to film group scenes. I think I read they had them for a day as a group. Often had them filming lines without the other person present and it only being evident how it actually worked once it was edited together. So I can forgive it any of these niggly problems.
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Old May 29 2013, 08:54 AM   #56
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Only 6 episodes in, and so far I think it's okay. The format bothers me. One of the reasons I loved the original show was because of the interaction between these family members. Now, they barely get to interact at all. It's rough going several episodes without even seeing characters like Gob or George Michael.

The story isn't bad so far, but there's definitely something missing.
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Old May 29 2013, 03:19 PM   #57
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Only 6 episodes in, and so far I think it's okay. The format bothers me.
One of the most common things I'm seeing across multiple forums is that a lot of people are making it to episode 6 and taking a break from fatigue. That George Sr. episode is probably the worst of the season, and a lot of people get their hopes down after watching it. I sure did, I watched it and had to stop.

Fortunately, episode 7 (a GOB episode) is probably one of the funniest of the entire season, and is also a turning point where storylines start coming together and making the previous episodes funnier.
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Old May 29 2013, 08:51 PM   #58
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Problem being, I didn't have to go back and figure out why episodes were funny during the first three seasons. Yeah there were rewards for watching then watching again, but the show didn't depend on it.
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Old May 29 2013, 08:56 PM   #59
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This doesn't depend on it. I had as many laughs in this season as any other. I haven't rewatched any.
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Old May 29 2013, 11:56 PM   #60
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This doesn't depend on it. I had as many laughs in this season as any other. I haven't rewatched any.
Except for "Feral Jesus", I haven't had a single laugh-out-loud moment. That was never an issue during the first three seasons.

But your mileage obviously varies.
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