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George-Michael whilst trying to reconnect with his father, finds himself overwhelmed by the responsibility of running his business, Fakeblock.

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Mitchell Hurwitz (created by), Paul Rust (story editor) | 4 more credits »
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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 (credit only)
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr.
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Henry Winkler ... Barry Zuckerkorn
Isla Fisher ... Rebel Alley
Seth Rogen ... Young George Bluth
Maria Thayer ... Tracey B.
Kristen Wiig ... Young Lucille Bluth
John Beard ... John Beard
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George-Michael whilst trying to reconnect with his father, finds himself overwhelmed by the responsibility of running his business, Fakeblock.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

George-Michael (Michael Cera) is seen watching a cartoon in this episode. The show is actually Sit Down Shut Up (2009), starring Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, who are his dad and his uncle on this show. See more »

Quotes

Ron Howard: We'll stick ya someplace.
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Connections

References Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Arrested Development
Composed by David Schwartz
(opening theme)
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business was taking off..
15 July 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee 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.

It Gets Better

Cera's character takes off nicely and offers an apt push to the plot but as it starts aging on screen, it slows itself a bit fumbling down the road, only to lift up in its final act and get it bang on bucks for the audience to root more for it.


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