Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dear Ron Howard, I'm Sorry

As I have made it know I have recently become obsessed with the service that is NetFlix.  It might possibly be the best thing since pre-slice mozzarella cheese best used in caprese salads.  I have been watching movies and TV shows as fast as the USPS can pick them up and deliver them. Actually I recently took a quiz on Facebook about how many movies I have seen in my life and I should probably venture out of the house more, but where is the fun in that?

So a few weeks back I got the first season of "Arrested Development" on DVD, a show that I did not watch while it was on but that friends and c-workers all told me I would love.   I watched the first seasons and damn if they were right.  It is possibly one of the best shows of all time.  I couldn't wait for NetFlix to deliver the following seasons to me so I went and watched them on Hulu (an absolutely wonderful sight for those of you who haven't discovered it yet or didn't see Alec Baldwin pimping it during the Emmy's).

I can't believe this show was cancelled after only three seasons.  And I can't help but feel like I am to blame for it.  Not others like me who should have been watching the show to keep is alive, but me personally.  I could have been the savior of "Arrested Development" and I blew it.

So Ron Howard, as executive producer and un-credited voice-over of the show, I am so sorry for not watching while it aired on Fox and waiting until it came to a DVD subscription service and a free website until I watched it.  It is brilliant and funny and I think I want to kidnap Jason Bateman and keep him in my basement (note: my condo doesn't have a basement, make that linen closet).

But I am happy to hear that a movie might be in the works and I promise, as an AD convert I will go see it opening weekend with my "MR F" t-shirt on while eating a frozen banana (not the second thing because I don't actually eat bananas).

I wonder what other TV shows are out there that I might be able to single handily save by tuning in?

~ The Office Scribe

P.S. - Since this is a blog about work I feel like I should tie this post into work somehow, so let me add an additional apology to my co-worker who I was passing the DVD's off to and then didn't order the second and third season because I watched them on Hulu which means he didn't get to see the other two seasons of comedic genius.  I guess I will have to track those down in order to keep a happy work environment...


shopgirl101 said...

First of all, I too love Netflix. Secondly, I think I took the same quiz on Facebook about watching too many movies. And lastly, Arrested Developement was one of the BEST TV shows ever and I was devastated when it was cancelled. But they're making a movie of it so that's something to look forward to!

Diesel said...

Yeah, you're one of those people that I kept telling, "Seriously. Watch it. Watch it now, or it's going to get canceled. Seriously. Ok, so are you going to watch it? You should. Watch it. Seriously."