Well nothing that really interests me comes out this weekend. I have no desire to see the so far poorly reviewed threequel to The Hangover OR the MILLIONTH sequel to Fast and the Furious (seriously...does it blow anyone's mind that this franchise has more movies than Lord of the Rings, the same amount now as Star Wars and just a couple shy of Harry Potter??? How is it still alive???) I already saw Before Midnight months ago at Sundance (original review HERE) and Epic? That looks a little too Thumbelina meets A Bug's Life meets Ferngully meets Honey I Shrunk the Kids for my taste! No, I'm pretty sure I will spend most of my Memorial Day weekend, starting late late Saturday night early Sunday morning in front of the small screen as I watch something SEVEN YEARS in the making. After this weekend...there's no going back.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Looking back on it, the writers gave us as decent of a finale to the show as they could have back in 2006...yet at the same time it set up a whole new world of possibilities for what happened next. It served as a clean and satisfactory enough (as could be had anyway..) ending to a show. But still you can't help but wonder what happened to these characters after the finale's events and throughout the last few years. One of the biggest strengths of Arrested Development, along with its writing, was its wonderful characters. Through watching and re-watching I've come to love them all, and can't help but have curiosity on what they're fictionally up to now! Soon we'll know...but will it live up to expectations? Well, that takes us to question 2.
WILL THE SEINFELD VS. ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT DEBATE FINALLY BE SETTLED?
Soon we will know and there will be no turning back. I'll have my frozen bananas, chicken fingers with spicy club sauce and a spare bowl of candy beans ready! Oh... and juice.
Happy A.D. weekend to all!!!