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George-Michael moves to Sudden Valley in an idyllic secluded neighborhood, where unusually friendly and grabby men and an occasional woman live to avoid contact with children. Rebel's relationship with the two Michaels complicates.

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Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Paul Rust (story editor) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
Will Arnett ... Gob Bluth
Michael Cera ... George-Michael Bluth
Alia Shawkat ... Maeby Fünke
Tony Hale ... Buster Bluth
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke (credit only)
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth (voice)
Isla Fisher ... Rebel Alley
Ron Howard ... Ron Howard / Narrator
Jeff Garlin ... Mort Meyers
John Beard ... John Beard
Ben Stiller ... Tony Wonder
Brian Grazer ... Brian Grazer
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George-Michael moves to Sudden Valley in an idyllic secluded neighborhood, where unusually friendly and grabby men and an occasional woman live to avoid contact with children. Rebel's relationship with the two Michaels complicates.

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Comedy

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The final song of the season is "Boomerang" by Lucy Schwartz, daughter of Arrested Development composer David Schwartz. See more »

Quotes

Tobias Fünke: I have a list of men who could fill every opening you have.
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References Futurama (1999) See more »

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Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
(opening theme)
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15 July 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Arrested Development

Arrested Development is another take on dysfunctional family; created by Mitchell Hurwitz, with lots of twists and turns and mystery that helps kick the series into another level and stand alone. The narration by Ron Howard that guides the viewers is actually a smarter concept that it actually seems, since the makers doesn't feel the need to explain the situation and momentum through cheesy and additional dialogues; a slick move.

It is short on technical aspects like cinematography, background score and art design although the camera work is plausible and is shot beautifully with pleasing, light and breezy environment.

The writing is strong in terms of the material offered especially since it doesn't feel the urge to push boundaries just to crack a smile, and instead focuses on the irony of it and lets it flow fluently with well barred structure. The amusing concept, enfolding tricks, gripping screenplay, parallel sub-plots that are well edited which later merges in brilliantly are some of the high points of the series.

There is also a lot of going on in mere 20 minutes for the audience to let it sink in which may seem overstuffed at times but it does the work which is to keep the audience tangled into it. The characters are more mature and pragmatic than the audience usually gets in a sitcom where they might not be lovable or even likable at times, but their humane-ness keeps the viewers rooting for them.

The performance is somewhat fragile in here since the protagonist Jason Bateman is in his A game but unfortunately isn't supported to that extent by its supporting cast (Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi and David Cross).

Season 04

The fourth and unexpected act of the series is a piece of masterwork in its own way, where the convoluted plot is edited brilliantly with a keen observation of the characters' characteristics and the parallel sub-plots that fuels in, this craft which is not easy to explore but is certainly worth.

Blockheads

The plot has been way too convoluted for the writers to end it on a simpler note, so wisely they decided to wind things up early and create a newer bridge that would latter help to connect and communicate with the audience easily.


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