In the video below, where I'm joined by Herald sports reporter and fellow "AD" fan Tommy Wright, I talk about why the season disappointed me so. The highlights:
-- It's clever, but not funny. One way to explain this is to say that the payoffs were not worth the setup. Mitch Hurwitz did a fine job of writing to the Netflix format -- where shows are meant to be watched in quick succession -- but seeing George Sr. act weird in episode X, then understanding why he acted that way is episode Y, does not retroactively make X's events funny.
-- Maybe the characters aren't likable enough to have a whole episode to themselves.
-- Longer episodes = more unnecessary stuff.
-- Too much narration.
It's nice that Jason Bateman was nominated for an Emmy, but this was not the season for it.
Jump to 13:14 below for more of my thoughts.