The Brothers Karamazov = Arrested Development?



I’ve just begun my biennial/annual read-through of The Brothers Karamazov, and was reminding of a piece I saw over at First Things blog drawing an eerily accurate comparison between the characters/plots of Brothers K and the television series Arrested Development. Fans of both should give it a look; everyone else should become fans and come back in a few weeks.

The author closes with some good reflections on Bros. K in a modern context, and it’s interesting to ponder the very probable fact that a contemporary audience would prefer a story centering on the Ivan character.