"Arrested Development's fourth season is triumphant when it's not completely falling apart."
That seems to be the critical consensus
, which sees the season as ambitious but flawed—a "hot mess"
, if you will. The American Prospectcompares Season 4 to the housing crisis
; Daniel Fienberg simply calls the season's length "exhausting"
. But how has binge watching affected the critical response? Showrunner Mitch Hurwitz asked viewers not to watch the whole season in one glut
: "[Y]ou can’t really laugh the whole time. You have to take a break. There’s so much material." Some critics agree
with Hurwitz; others argue that this season is "essentially a 7-1/2 hour long episode"
and that binge watching is the only
way to appreciate the new show. (Sadly, Hurwitz's original plan—to have the new episodes be watchable in any order—fell through
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