Critic Consensus: Arrested Development finds itself back in familiar form, recapturing much of the cast's chemistry and comedic brilliance -- though it still doesn't quite live up to its own past.
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as Michael Bluth
as George Michael Bluth
as George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth
as Lucille Bluth
as George Oscar `Gob' Bluth II
as Buster Bluth
as Lindsay Funke
as Tobias Funke
as Mae `Maeby' Funke
as Lucille Austero
as Barry Zuckerkorn
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The Bluths are a terrible lot, and the show never lets us forget it, but there's something cruel, and boring, about continuing to harp on Buster's otherness.
Better than the fourth season -- which isn't saying much, admittedly -- with lots of pleasures, and some padding, too.
Overall, it's more coherent and consistent than season four... even if it's not as inspired as the prime of the series.
With the cast reunited and a better understanding of what made the characters lovable lunkheads to begin with, the new season can be effortlessly enjoyable; a pleasure to watch instead of something you have to dig through to find the parts you love.
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