this isn't a movie opinion, but i dont think we have a tv version of this thread so here goes: Season 3 of Arrested Development is significantly lower quality than the first two seasons and i'm kind of glad it didn't continue if it was going to keep declining. with that said, i still love it.
Agreed for the most part (although I think they still came up with a pretty great ending). But its one of the reasons the show doesn't need a revival and many shows could do with being cut shorter. For example, I love Futurama but haven't watched a single anything after the 4th season because I think it ended perfectly and my memories can only be spoiled.
idk about the ending personally. after three seasons of getting to know the characters, it felt weird ending with both Lucille and Gob being unlikeable (more-so Lucille, since Gob dating Ann was still kind of in-character even if it was weird). i get that all the characters throughout the show are unlikeable at times, but they always found some redemption. Lucille in the end is painted completely without sympathy and it just left an odd taste imo. making her the "bad guy" combined with the revelation that Lindsay was adopted and Gob was dating Ann just kind of killed the end for me. a major theme throughout the show for me was that the family stuck together no matter all the shitty things they did to each other. and to see the family just kind of fall apart towards the end kind of sucked.
but the ending of the actual "George Sr.'s arrest and trial" plot was good.
anyway, my complaints are basically that the running jokes in the third season (especially Mr. F) aren't as funny, the meta-writing when they were trying to avoid cancellation was annoying and overly bitter/sarcastic at times, and it just felt like Hurwitz stopped liking the characters.
again, this is just relative the the gold-mine first two seasons. compared to most shows, season 3 of AD is still hilarious.