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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 toThe 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.
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  • Genre(s): Comedy
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  1. Jun 14, 2012
    10
    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 iHands 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
  2. Jun 20, 2013
    10
    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 aboutEverything 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. Collapse
  3. Jul 21, 2013
    10
    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 goodIt 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. j30
    Jan 24, 2012
    10
    Hands down one of the funniest TV shows ever. Just watch it!
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    9
    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 onEven 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
  6. Oct 22, 2013
    9
    The show returned to its former form in this season. It was almost as good as the first season, and definitely better than the second. PityThe show returned to its former form in this season. It was almost as good as the first season, and definitely better than the second. Pity that it didn't last long. Kept the ending hanging by its neck. I'm glad they returned to provide some closure to the characters in the ensuing season. Expand
  7. Oct 17, 2014
    5
    I gave a great review for this series..until I got into season 3. It is so contrived with silly plots..that I can't bear to watch it. HowI gave a great review for this series..until I got into season 3. It is so contrived with silly plots..that I can't bear to watch it. How does a show so funny become so overdone and bad? Expand

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