|QUOTE (Harley @ Sunday, Jun 2 2013, 13:26)|
The effort should have been made. I don't know what they're busy with these days, is their schedule really so packed they can only spare two days? I would've waited a year longer for a better made season.
Maybe it's just me the humour didn't land with, but you can't say the jokes are on par with the original series. And that's what really pissed me off.
I don't mean to offend you in any way. But, you remind me of my friend who got blackout drunk and watched before he went to sleep each night.
Yes, the humor was different, but the jokes were all there. The fact that the family broke apart, and barely see each other at all anymore is a big thing in this season. It would have been much stranger to have just jumped back in with everything all hunky-dory after the Season 3 finale.
I'm not going to say this season is flawless, the flashback to the aftermath of Lucille's escape, really bugs me. As does Seth Rogen imitating George Sr. And the Lucille episode really went nowhere, and was too punny for my tastes. But, all in all, it is at least on par with season 3.
Like I said before, if Season 4 began back at the model home, with all the family sitting around talking to each other it wouldn't have felt right, I think we needed to see these darker, and deeply broken sides of the characters, we had to witness each of them hitting rock bottom. We needed to know that, after everything they've done to each other, the family was what was holding each of them together, mentally.
On another note:
I think it's really, really genius that George Michael is stepping into George Sr's shoes, and Maeby, in a weird way, into Lucille's. This is going to play a big part in the coming seasons, I can almost guarantee it.