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Up to episode ten of the new series. I have not been disappointed at all, it's as good as it's ever been in my book. The joke about the photos that inspire Ron Howards films almost killed us.

This whole thing is so dense it's going to need 3 or more viewings to get all the jokes, just like the original I'm sure there's dozens of jokes I'm not getting yet.

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I'm at Maebe's ep, and I'm loving it. It's a lot darker than I expected, but I'm loving how it's all coming together, and the cameos in this are amazing.

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I finished it, thought it was good, but not great. The original cast, including Ron Howard were all great, but every other new character, especially Terry Crews are forgettable at best, and terrible at worst.

The first few episodes were average at best, but it peaks with the Tobias and Lucille interactions, those, and their episodes are gold.

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The George Michael college/birthday party killed me. It was Michael's peak of assholish behaviour. I loved Herbert love, even if he was less cartoonish than Herman Cain.

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While I noticed the difference in appearance when I was watching the other day, yeah, people get older. If anything, it's weightloss. I chalked a lot of it up to the long wing she wore during the first few episodes.

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Age is part of it, but she suffers from anorexia and bulimia. Her body's changed due to that.

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I'm going to be honest. I watched the first three seasons over the past few days. I don't know why it was brought back. It had a perfectly good ending that brought the series full circle.

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So, I figured I'd post some more thoughts on the season after a second watch over.

-GOB's arc is easily the best, followed by Lindsay's and George Sr.

-Needed more Lucille and Maeby.

-I really dislike the direction they took Michael. He was the moral center of the show, and now he's as bad as the rest of the family. I wonder if they're setting up a redemption arc.

-John Slattery's Dr. Norman was easily the best new character, but Herbert Love was solid. I wasn't so into DeBrie or Marky Bark. Isla Fisher, while hot, was annoying (Annyong!) as hell, too.

-The whole "Ron Howard Meta Stuff" was super, super weird.

-The Richter Quintuplets joke was way, way overplayed.

-Alan Tudyk and Mae Whitman returning was a welcome surprise.

-Carl Weathers and James Lipton were a waste of time, too.

-Loved Tobias's Fantastic Four Musical and Tommy Tune as Argyle Austero.

Overall, a really, really fun season, but a flawed one. I'm interested to see what comes next.

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There's stealing an office chair and yelling at Buster and there's fucking your son's girlfriend. Big difference.

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He was always on George Michael's case. This is just a natural extension of it. Plus, it's not like he knew from the beginning.

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I think Michael is now actually worse than the rest of the family. They admit they are horrible people, he seems to still think he's a good guy. George Michaels finally realising he's a dick was my favourite part of the series.

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Michael has always been a dick, but he was kept relatively normal by his proximity to the family. Away from it, is it a wonder that he deteriorated so badly? His relationship with George Michael has always had elements of his relationships with his own parents and his mother's with Buster.

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