After stating that no, the new episodes of Arrested Development aren’t meant to be watched out of order, creator Mitch Hurwitz is now also saying that they’re not meant to be watched all in one sitting either. Good luck with that, buddy. Take it up with Netflix and whoever invented Memorial Day weekend.
Hurwitz told Vulture that he strongly suggests fans break their viewing of the seven-and-a-half-hour season into a few chunks, saying that “you can’t take it in all at once.” Hurwitz told Vulture about one of the show’s producers who tried to watch the whole season in one go and couldn’t, saying that he was “getting a little tired,” like some kind of comedy baby. Hurwitz also says there are a ton of sight gags in the episodes, and that they’ll reward attentive and repeat watching, so don’t blow your eyes and funny bone out because you’ve been waiting too long. “Don’t feel obligated to watch it all at once,” Hurwitz told Vulture. “It’s not Lord Of The Rings. Comedy takes a lot out of you.”