I have never seen Arrested Development. It is one of those shows I will probably gorge on during the summer television hiatus. But I always thought, based on it’s intense fan base, that it would be the perfect show to take onto the internet, and let the fans support it. That hasn’t been done yet, but CBS is trying an interesting experiment with Clark and Michael, an online only show staring Michael Cera (from Arrested Development) and Clark Duke.
It has an Office-like documentary style, and feels ad-lib like Curb Your Enthusiasm. These young actors are going to build a rapid and rabid fan base if they keep this up. It doesn’t feel like a big network is interfering with the style or humour (yet). My only complaint is that I can’t download this and watch it on my iPod. There is no where to subscribe to the show, other than YouTube or iFilm, which don’t have portable options.
If this is the new face of sitcoms, than sign me up. I’ll take a Larry David format over Jim Belushi any day of the week.