We suppose it’s just about possible that ‘Arrested Development’ won’t be the defining show of Will Arnett’s career. But we’re pretty confident that ‘The Millers’ won’t be much more than a marginal memory. The scenario feels familiar – it’s the old ‘adult children have to live with their annoying parents again’ set-up.
Here, the news that Arnett’s Nathan has divorced prompts his parents into an instant reassessment of their stale marriage. And inevitably, that means Nathan’s mum has to come and live with him. Everyone involved – from bumbling dad Tom to Nathan’s wingman Ray – feels like a grotesque stereotype and the laughter track and lowest common denominator humour make the whole thing feel like a relic of a less ambitious comedy era. Disappointing.
One of London's many escape games on offer, following the same sort of vibe: there's a theme, you form a team and use your mind to get out of a locked room. At this east London game a group (minimum two, max five) of you are invited into the mind of a 'white collar criminal' to search his thoughts for a secret code. It sounds a little 'Black Mirror' esque, but hopefully you'll do better than John Ham and won't get trapped. Within 60 minutes participants will be faced with puzzles, challenges and mysteries, which all need to be solved in order to escape in time.