Thursday, September 15, 2011

Television: Arrested Development

Now the story of a wealthy family, who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.  It's Arrested Development.

For a while now, I've heard good things about this show.  I had never watched it while it was on the air like the majority of TV shows nowadays, but after having a deficit of comedy shows in my life, I finally decided to give it a shot.  The first episode or two I wasn't sure if I would keep watching, mainly because since there are so many characters, the first few episodes have a tremendous amount of work to establish who they are and keep you interested.  I am really glad I kept watching though.  This show is brilliant.  The casting is superb.  The stories and dialog are cleverly written.  It seemed like no time before I finished all three seasons and was left wanting more.

The show is a very good example of a straight man, Michael Bluth, dealing with all of the insanity around him.  All of the characters personality's clash and make for some very entertaining situations over the course of the series.  The good news is that there has been an Arrested Development movie in the works for sometime now and potentially will be here as soon as next year, so there is no other better time to watch this show than now.  Give it a viewing and stick with it for the first few episodes.  Driven by story and humor, Arrested Development is sure to entertain. 


  1. I've only seen most of the first season. I keep trying to go back and get into it, but just can't find the time.

  2. It's the running gags that always get me... "Her?" and the mopey walk, just to name a couple.

  3. The dialog is what keeps me there.