Some unfortunate pictures of Tobias wind up on the internet, which the military mistakes for pictures of Iraq and proof that the Bluth Company was building houses over there. Wayne Jarvis, ... See full summary »

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... Michael Bluth
... Lindsay Bluth Fünke
... Gob Bluth
... George-Michael Bluth
... Maeby Fünke
... Buster Bluth
... Tobias Fünke
... George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
... Lucille Bluth
... Barry Zuckerkorn
... Sergeant Baker
... James Alan Spangler
... Wayne Jarvis
Justin Grant Wade ... Steve Holt
... Man
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Some unfortunate pictures of Tobias wind up on the internet, which the military mistakes for pictures of Iraq and proof that the Bluth Company was building houses over there. Wayne Jarvis, the family's former attorney, makes Michael an offer he cant refuse. Meanwhile, Buster seeks GOB's help to provide motivation for his Army training. Written by halo1k

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Alia Shawkat (Maeby Funke) & Mae Whitman (Ann) previously worked together on State of Grace (2001) as Young Hannah Rayburn & Emma Grace McKee respectively. See more »

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At the beginning of the episode Michael is making scrambled eggs. He scrapes the eggs into a plate leaving the pan empty. The plate is later taken away by Oscar. Then Michael comes back to the pan, which is magically full of eggs again. See more »

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Michael: What's wrong with your voice?
Lindsay Bluth Fünke: [Raspy] Nothing. I've been going out.
Narrator: Lindsay had been going out frequenting singles clubs, also still hoping to make her open marriage work - which it won't.
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Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
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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 02

The second act is unfortunately wafer thin on concept and is overstuffed on the distracted and inessential material and characters which aren't intriguing or funny enough to invest in it. Addition to that, it is less sensible and lacks the poetic essence which is what made the first one more layered and adaptive.

Sad Sack

The family drama is similar and familiar with repetitive jokes that fails and unfortunately the emotional touch added in here to doesn't go as anticipated which then results into the same old chaotic mess that never solves away.


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