Broad City is the thing I’m laughing at most right now. Hannibal Buress (not pictured) is killing it.

Broad City is the thing I’m laughing at most right now. Hannibal Buress (not pictured) is killing it.

The New Golden Age of TV.

A great NYT article about the excess of excellence that Television now offers.

I now have HBO Go on my Apple TV. We all know about the quality of their dramas and comedies, but I had no idea about their movie catalogue, and documentaries. I’m going to enjoy this.

I now have HBO Go on my Apple TV. We all know about the quality of their dramas and comedies, but I had no idea about their movie catalogue, and documentaries. I’m going to enjoy this.

I am 11 episodes into the Netflix season of Arrested Development, and in my humble opinion the show is as good as it was in season 3, which in itself was the worst season of the show, even though it through some classic moments.
This new season starts incredibly slowly, but it just dawned on me that the show is not carrying the momentum of the first 3 seasons, and starts the joke snowball at the top of the mountain again, albeit with a few of the “greatest hits” thrown in for good measure. Mitchell Hurwitz also may have had the confidence that, unencumbered by ratings pressure he could build a slow start into a rousing finish and hold onto his viewership.
The scale of the storyline is huge, and I have to say there have been times when I have lost track of the plot, although this is partly due to my habit gained since AD went off-air, staring at my phone for roughly 50% of the time.
A few former golden moments are overused, like Ron Howard’s narration overlapping with characters dialogue, and characters swapping identity. I liked the attitude taken to the chicken dance, which was just hinted at. But a lot of it is masterful, confidently written comedy that doesn’t pander to anyone. 
Overall I am very happy to see more of the Bluth family. Ultimately the real winners here are Netflix, who this week garnered huge brand awareness, and hopefully some of that rubs off into awareness of their original programming slate. Over to you, Jenji Kohan.

I am 11 episodes into the Netflix season of Arrested Development, and in my humble opinion the show is as good as it was in season 3, which in itself was the worst season of the show, even though it through some classic moments.

This new season starts incredibly slowly, but it just dawned on me that the show is not carrying the momentum of the first 3 seasons, and starts the joke snowball at the top of the mountain again, albeit with a few of the “greatest hits” thrown in for good measure. Mitchell Hurwitz also may have had the confidence that, unencumbered by ratings pressure he could build a slow start into a rousing finish and hold onto his viewership.

The scale of the storyline is huge, and I have to say there have been times when I have lost track of the plot, although this is partly due to my habit gained since AD went off-air, staring at my phone for roughly 50% of the time.

A few former golden moments are overused, like Ron Howard’s narration overlapping with characters dialogue, and characters swapping identity. I liked the attitude taken to the chicken dance, which was just hinted at. But a lot of it is masterful, confidently written comedy that doesn’t pander to anyone.

Overall I am very happy to see more of the Bluth family. Ultimately the real winners here are Netflix, who this week garnered huge brand awareness, and hopefully some of that rubs off into awareness of their original programming slate. Over to you, Jenji Kohan.

Still in trailer news, here is the first full length trailer for the new Arrested Development episodes. They will stream on Netflix from May 26.

This is the first full teaser for Marvel’s Agents of Shield. Expect many more to follow, the hype machine starts now.

Yahoo to acquire Hulu?

It looks like Marissa Mayer has been making tentative enquiries:

Sources said Mayer also had an extensive getting-to-know-you meeting, which was apparently not held at Hulu’s offices in Santa Monica, Calif., along with COO Henrique De Castro.

Let’s hope those content deals with the networks aren’t expiring any time soon.

YouTube Close To Announcing Paid Subscription Plan

According to the FT, Youtube almost ready to announce paid subscriptions. Let’s see what the “millennial generation” will pay to watch Jenna Marbles…

With one month until all the episodes are added to Netflix, Rolling Stone have a teaser for the new "season" of Arrested Development. I can't wait.
Just the image I was looking for, first search result. Thanks, Tumblr.

Just the image I was looking for, first search result. Thanks, Tumblr.