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  • Starring: Jessica Walter, Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor
  • Summary: The Emmy Award-winning comedy series ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT revolves around MICHAEL BLUTH (Jason Bateman), the “normal” one in a family of crazies, who is forced to stay in Orange County and run the family real estate business after his father, GEORGE BLUTH SR. (Jeffrey Tambor), is sent to prison for shifty accounting practices. While George Sr. spent the last year in the slammer discovering his newfound Judaism and recording inspirational tapes, Michael spent it picking up the pieces and trying to teach his offbeat family how to live without an endless expense account. All the while, Michael has also been trying to do right by his 14-year-old son, GEORGE MICHAEL (Michael Cera), an earnest kid who works diligently at the family’s frozen banana stand.

    The Bluths are led by manipulative matriarch LUCILLE BLUTH (Jessica Walter), a socialite who is as icy as her martinis. Then there’s the oldest son, GOB (Will Arnett), a womanizer and struggling magician (sorry, “illusionist”) whose biggest trick will be to make a real job appear. The youngest brother is BUSTER (Tony Hale), a neurotic professional grad student and glorified mama’s boy (he spent 11 months in the womb).

    The Bluth siblings are rounded out by cause-obsessed sister LINDSAY (Portia de Rossi), who is married to the hapless TOBIAS (David Cross), a doctor-turned-actor who might get more work if he wasn’t a self-proclaimed “never-nude.” Lindsay and Tobias are the ultra-permissive parents of MAEBY (Alia Shawkat), a 14-year-old who loves finding unique ways to rebel against their overindulgence.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Jun 20, 2013
    Everything is just perfect. That's about it. This was a perfect way to go out. But if I do have to talk about one thing, was the jokes about the networks and how the show was being cancelled, was just purely brilliant. 10/10 Amazing. Expand
  2. Jun 14, 2012
    Hands Down, Best Comedy TV show of all time (sorry FRIENDS). I remember watching a few episodes of the show back when it was on aired but i didn't realize the sheer greatness of it till a few months back when i finished watching the entire series, which unfortunately consists of just 3 seasons. The show has some great storylines and arcs, wonderfully created characters, subtle and utterly hilarious humor and on top of all one of the most perfectly constructed show i have ever seen. Packed with a stellar cast that equally gives brilliant performances, making it a great ensemble. Bateman, Tambor, Arrnet, Walters, Cross, Cera i mean literally everyone just epic performances. Expand
  3. Jul 21, 2013
    It wasn't as good as Season 2, which is the best, but this season was consistently funny. I loved it all, especially SOBs. Rita was a good character, and a lot of good episodes came from that. Oh, and don't forget the mole! And the jet pack! And Tobias's hair plugs! Expand
  4. Dec 14, 2011
    This review contains spoilers. A slight. Tiny dip in quality this season However no more than a drop in the ocean as the show maintains its constant laugh out loud-ability. The season suffers from a slight rushed and disjointed plotline, barely noticeable but attributable to the reduction of number of episodes from 22 to 13. Some highlights include the episode Save our bluths in which the show satirises its impending cancellation. still 10/10 shows dont come this good Collapse
  5. j30
    Jan 24, 2012
    Hands down one of the funniest TV shows ever. Just watch it!
  6. Nov 29, 2012
    Even though the plots got more and more silly as the show went on, it still lives on as one of the funniest things to ever have been on television. Charlize Theron was particularly funny, as was Scott Baio as Bob Loblaw. Expand
  7. Jan 21, 2011
    Sad to see a show this great cancelled that early, but really, it was probably for the best. The 3rd season started show some signs of tiredness and jokes sometimes didn't hit. It definitely didn't end on a sour note at all, but I really believe that it ended just when it had to, and that finale was a great way to wrap this amazing show. Overall I'd rate the show with a 10, even with some not-so-great episodes and all, sitcoms don't get as funny as Arrested Development did in such a short time. It deserved all the praise it got when it first aired, and now stands as one of the most important shows of the last decade. Bravo Mitchell Hurwitz. Expand

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