It seems from the majority of ...
It seems from the majority of sites that I have read (TV Guide included) that the reaction to Mitch Hurwitz
leaving Arrested Development
(and most likely killing the show) is one of anger or confusion. I am curious as to why that is, since I, for one, agree with him. I don't think a lot of people realize just how involved he was with every aspect of the show and how hard it would be to transfer the show to a different network and come up with new story lines, characters and other things that would be required to justify the continuance of the show. I would much rather this show go the way of the U.K. version of The Office
than the way of The Simpsons
. I think the best thing for him to do would be to take a few years off and collect himself, team up with Jim Vallely
and pitch a new show to a channel that will support him in the way that he deserves. No matter what happens, I will always be thankful for what he has given us and look forward to his future projects.Answer:
Couldn't agree more. While I was mildly intrigued to see how the show might have fared on an unrestrained service like Showtime, I have been at peace with Arrested Development
being over since the final four-pack Fox buried against the Olympics opening ceremonies in February. Hurwitz and Co. ended the show on an appropriately twisted note of finality, and we shouldn't let our greed for more episodes get in the way of our gratitude toward what Hurwitz was able to achieve despite the odds. Consider how poorly offbeat shows have fared since this calendar year began, with the quick deaths of Book of Daniel
and Love Monkey
and the struggles of Sons & Daughters
. The fact that Arrested Development
lasted as long as it did is something of a miracle, and there's a lot of integrity involved in not trying to push it beyond its natural end.