The overlapping comeback episodes of Arrested Development didn't live up to the comeback hopes of some of the show's rabid fans. So the rabid fans at Reddit are trying to fix things.
If you didn't spend your entire Memorial Day weekend obsessing over Arrested Development, here's a refresher: Netflix's fourth season of the show features 15 episodes, each focusing on one character but with intersecting story lines across all eight hours. Our Richard Lawson wrote: "Essentially they've taken a typical Arrested episode, blown it up, and dissected it into fifteen parts. Thus all the swiftness and brisk efficiency has been sapped, each overly long episode struggling to get through a lot of plot in order to justify its existence as a standalone entity."
Reddit users have since taken it upon themselves to re-edit the series so the re-imagining resembles more typical Arrested episodes, by telling the story of the Bluth family's return, chronologically. One user, "morphinapg," has already posted his entire version of the series. Even from watching one episode, you can see how drastically it differs. Whereas the first Netflix episode focuses on Michael Bluth's odyssey—the main storyline features him living with George Michael at college—morphinapg's version picks up right where season three left off. The Reddit episode puts together flashbacks picked up across multiple new episodes, with an in-order plot centering on how each member of the family copes with the events surrounding Lucille Bluth's hijacking of the Queen Mary, starting with Gob's relationship with Ann Veal, which doesn't come until episode seven of the Netflix series.