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Taste Makers 

Michael jumps at a chance to spend more time with George-Michael, who seeks a clueless president for Fakeblock. Tobias relocates his makeshift family.


Troy Miller


Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Mitchell Hurwitz


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Michael Bluth
Portia de Rossi ... Lindsay Bluth Fünke (credit only)
Will Arnett ... Gob Bluth
Michael Cera ... George-Michael Bluth
Alia Shawkat ... Maeby Fünke
Tony Hale ... Buster Bluth
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor ... Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth (credit only)
Maria Bamford ... Debrie Bardeaux
Ed Begley Jr. ... Stan Sitwell
Isla Fisher ... Rebel Alley
Kyle Mooney ... Murphy Brown
Tommy Tune ... Argyle Austero
Guy Stevenson ... Hugo


Michael jumps at a chance to spend more time with George-Michael, who seeks a clueless president for Fakeblock. Tobias relocates his makeshift family.

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15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Stan Sitwell's apartment is in the same development and his apartment looks similar to Judith Light's apartment in Transparent. Jeffrey Tambor stars in both series. See more »


References The Fantasticks (1964) See more »


Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Tommy Tune
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25 March 2019 | 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. Despite of being hefty and almost walking parallel to the political crisis of the current society, there is very little to offer on terms of an innovative illuminating idea.

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; exception being Michael Cera and Will Arnett whose pretending-to-be-a-ruffian attitude never disappoints.

Season 05

The second take on the fifth chapter of the series is a bit downer on terms of carrying out a meaningful theme from all the razzle dazzle it goes through, yet with too much of a narration going on behind the screen, surprisingly, Ron Howard's is the best input in this eight-part half season.

Taste Makers

The conversation between Cera and Shawkat challenges the firing of one-liners that Arnett mostly comes up with, especially the sort of know-it-all attitude that Shawkat carries is somewhat impenetrable when it comes to hold out for the humor.

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