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Development Arrested 

After returning home from Iraq, George Sr. is finally cleared of all charges, and Michael is relieved to be the head of a successful company for a change. The real brains behind the madness... See full summary »

Director:

John Fortenberry

Writers:

Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Richard Day (story by) | 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
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Ed Begley Jr. ... Stan Sitwell
Mae Whitman ... Ann Veal
Charlie Hartsock ... Ted
Brandon Killham ... Young Michael
Somer Dice Somer Dice ... Young Lindsay
J.J. Wall J.J. Wall ... Uncle Paul
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After returning home from Iraq, George Sr. is finally cleared of all charges, and Michael is relieved to be the head of a successful company for a change. The real brains behind the madness is revealed, and just as the family begins to celebrate their victory, a whole new set of problems emerge. Written by halo1k

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Comedy

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Harboring Resentment See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Lucille (Jessica Walter) regrets putting Michael (Jason Bateman) in charge, she utters G.O.B. (Will Arnett)'s catch phrase, "I've made a huge mistake". This was first used by G.O.B. in episode 1.4, Arrested Development: Key Decisions (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Tobias and Michael are lying together in bed, the alarm clock reads 7:44. It cuts to them still lying in bed over a caption that says "Twenty minutes later," but the alarm clock still reads 7:44. See more »

Quotes

Lucille: [flashback] Dinner's ready. We're having Lindsay chops. What? I just wanted to be ready in case some bully at school was as clever as I am.
Narrator: No bully ever would be.
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Features Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer (2005) See more »

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Performed by David Schwartz
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14 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 03

The third act is actually more of a final act and hence the makers did put all the eggs in the basket, which delivers this ultimate culmination of plot revelations, dramatic sequences, morale conflicts and hilarious but more importantly non-sketchy sequences, claiming once again their throne which they deserve to be sat upon.

Development Arrested

A satisfying and justifying final act of the season that has aptly handled multiple characters and managed to keep the content, mystery and drama fresh where everything blends in perfectly offering a hilarious and dramatic score.


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