Arrested Development : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
89

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. Orlando Sentinel
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    May 26, 2013
    60
    Despite some amusing bits involving the parents, there's a major problem: Arrested Development isn't especially funny. That's the one asset every successful sitcom must have. [2 Nov 2003, p.4]
  2. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    May 26, 2013
    40
    A marvelous cast, including Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Jessica Walter and Alia Shawkat. Offbeat situations and innovative direction. Your humble critic, however, finds one problem: It's not very funny. [2 Nov 2003, p.H01]
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 413 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 57
  2. Negative: 2 out of 57
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    10
    This is the best show that has ever aired anywhere ever on TV ever. Unless you have the IQ of a mongoose you will like this show. WatchingThis is the best show that has ever aired anywhere ever on TV ever. Unless you have the IQ of a mongoose you will like this show. Watching this series from front to back is the best television experience you can possibly have. Full Review »
  2. Aug 18, 2010
    10
    Best television series of all time! It is extremely unique and clever, I've been watching it for about 4 years now and I'm still noticingBest television series of all time! It is extremely unique and clever, I've been watching it for about 4 years now and I'm still noticing jokes that i never noticed before. The cast is excellent, every actor on the show moved on to doing many movies after this series was cancelled. The writing for this show is godly as well, I've never seen better, nor do I think I ever will. There are so many different jokes and I don't understand how Mitch Hurwitz manages to think of all of it. In short, this is a perfect show. Please watch Arrested Development :) Full Review »
  3. Dec 12, 2010
    10
    A refreshing TV show from the copy paste style of most shows today. Original characters, and a good story line. Definitely worth watching, orA refreshing TV show from the copy paste style of most shows today. Original characters, and a good story line. Definitely worth watching, or better yet owning on DVD. Full Review »