All 15 episodes go live at 3:00 a.m. EST. If I wasn't going to a wedding tomorrow afternoon, I'm almost certain I'd do them all in one day. As it stands, I can't see going beyond Monday without having seen everything and beginning the requisite rewatches. What's your AD strategy? Are you rationing? Marathoning? Somewhere in between? Mitch Hurwitz advises taking some healthy breaks.
Even though everything drops at once, I presume it'd be easiest if we started separate threads per episode, right?
I have a friend's play to attend tomorrow afternoon, but I'm thinking 5 in the morning soon as I wake, 5 in the evening, and 5 Monday. (Those last two sections are variable.) Then a rewatch with friends.
15 new AD threads? I guess it'd have to be that way to avoid spoiling for people who aren't binging.
I'm going over to a friend's house tomorrow to watch...I dunno, at least five or six of them, I'd reckon. We might end up watching the whole thing, Hurwitz's demand notwithstanding.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
We have two episodes left before I needed food (and wanted to enjoy one more evening out during the long weekend). It's incredibly dense, and started off a bit shaky, but around episode 6 things started paying off and it seemed to finally find a rhythm.
After going through the whole shebang, I have to say, they really would have benefited with a more traditional weekly episodic release schedule, especially for something as plot-heavy as AD. I already know I'm going to wind up watching some of these episodes a second time, because I don't even remember what some of the main plots are. And God help you if you try and discuss any of it with anyone, because it's so difficult to tell who's seen what episodes.
Originally posted by JoystiqMore than half of Xbox users watching Netflix this past Sunday were streaming the new season of Arrested Development, according to a report from bandwidth management firm Procera published by Mashable.
The return of the long-awaited fan favorite not only claimed up to 36 percent of Netflix's traffic on some networks, but created increases in Netflix watching in general by as much as 10 percent, with the Xbox 360 and the PS3 leading the charge on devices used to stream Netflix video.
Video game consoles have been major Netflix viewing devices, and Arrested Development's premiere made that tie even clearer. Just over 40 percent of all PS3 users watching Netflix on Sunday were watching the Bluths; just over 20 percent of iPad users were in that crowd as well.
Additionally, about ten to fifteen percent of all Netflix viewers, says Procera, went on a binge, finishing off all 15 episodes by Monday morning. Watching all of those intricately laid jokes all mushed together in one late-night run? Sounds like a huge mistake.
Why are some of you actually complaining about Netflix putting the whole 15 episodes on at the same time? You don't have to watch them all at once. No one is holding a gun to your head. I'm watching two a day, and I have no problems with it. Just because it's there doesn't mean you have to see it all now. Moderation, people, moderation.
You know one of the reasons I hold your reviews with so much respect? It's because you're not afraid to say "I like this a lot" even when other people say "meh" or "disappointment". This is one more example.