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Re: Arrested Development

Postby pooteeweet » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:19 am UTC

No... The title had two first names in it, a la "Bill and Ted's Great Adventure" or "Whosit and Miri Make a Porno."

Actually, I'm going to go track it down via David Cross's IMDb profile.

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....Holy shit! There's going to be an Arrested Development movie next year! (maybe.)
....Haha oh yeah he was the voice of Crane in Kung Fu Panda!
....He was in ATHF? And Family Guy. Huh.

....Aha! Martin & Orloff is the name of the movie. IMDb rates it 6.8 out of 10 stars.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby cephalopod9 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:02 am UTC

I've been watching on Hulu, and am about half way through season 2,
I can't help thinking it makes a decent metaphor for America's current economic situation. In theory there's a change in power, but no one seems to want to cooperate, let alone change things.

Is anyone else sort of confused by the show's continuity?
The "next time" clips are, at least for the first season, half serious, but there's also stuff that seems to get forgotten about for a while. Like Tobias's stay in prison gets interrupted for two episodes, and doesn't seem to get resolved.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby pooteeweet » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:39 pm UTC

Just... don't worry about the continuity. Most of the "Next time" stuff isn't meant to be taken seriously or plot-relevant, I think.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Benjamin-B » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:06 am UTC

I feel guilty, because during the show's original run, I didn't fully understand it, and didn't watch it. I didn't realize how great it was until I saw the series syndicated on CBC. I can't help but think that I'm single-handedly responsible for the show being canceled.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Stabable Offense » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:51 am UTC

make sure after you finish watching them all that you watch them at least 2 or 3 more times it gets funnier almost every time through

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby PhantomPhanatic » Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:36 am UTC

Yeah, I didn't notice that in Motherboy XXX, Henry Winkler literally jumps the shark until my second time watching. Hilarity ensued.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby cephalopod9 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:02 am UTC

Oh my gosh, I just realized Tobias is Yivo.

pooteeweet wrote:Just... don't worry about the continuity. Most of the "Next time" stuff isn't meant to be taken seriously or plot-relevant, I think.
Yeah, except for when it is.
And pretty much everyone who isn't in the opening credits sort of disapears and reappears between episodes.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Mathmagic » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:42 pm UTC

Hell yeah!

The Arrested Development movie has been officially announced and in production! :D

EDIT: Obviously, this is semi-old news, but it hadn't been really recognized in these parts yet.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Stabable Offense » Fri Feb 27, 2009 11:26 pm UTC

Amazing. Last I had heard Cera was still the last hold I had been meaning to check again soon what the deal was.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby cephalopod9 » Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:10 am UTC

Just finished season three.
You know, it's really too bad the show didn't run a year or two later so it could have intersected with stuff like The Guild, "webisodes" like the Office has, and Hulu. The more I think about, while it's a good show, it seems like something really hard to sell as t.v.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby charliepanayi » Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:15 pm UTC

Resurrecting this because apparently Mitch Hurwitz said today at a cast reunion that there will be 9-10 TV episodes catching up with the characters before they do a film.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby jakovasaur » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:10 am UTC

charliepanayi wrote:Resurrecting this because apparently Mitch Hurwitz said today at a cast reunion that there will be 9-10 TV episodes catching up with the characters before they do a film.

I am trying to keep from getting my hopes up, but it's not working very well. I am especially excited about the rumored plot of the movie.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Lazar » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:26 am UTC

Exit the vampires' castle.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Adam H » Tue May 28, 2013 3:45 pm UTC

Anyone else watching season 4 on netflix? I'm at episode 5 now, and so far I've found it faster, more confusing, and less funny. I think it's just because they've seemingly scrapped all their old jokes/references and are building up new ones that will pay off in later episodes. And I've watched seasons 1-3 probably 5ish times and they've gotten funnier every time, so I've forgotten how not-the-greatest-thing-ever the episodes were the first time I watched them.

But dang, Tobias has to be one of the greatest comedic characters of all time.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Tue May 28, 2013 4:22 pm UTC

Got through the first two episodes, then I had to work. The wall-to-wall product placement bothered me.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Adam H » Tue May 28, 2013 4:43 pm UTC

I thought it was tastefully done. And by tastefully done, I mean: what product placement??
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Sheikh al-Majaneen » Tue May 28, 2013 5:16 pm UTC

I didn't see much in the second episode, if any...but it was all over the first episode.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Newt » Wed May 29, 2013 4:48 am UTC

It picks up steam as the season goes along, right until
Spoiler:
it abruptly stops. It's like they were suddenly canceled!


Unlike some of the reviews I've seen, I thought it very much felt like a fourth season of the show-a little bit of a dip in quality, but that's not uncommon for comedies as they age. There were some clunkers in there (the first couple episodes were a little off, and I don't know about their casting choices for young Lucille/George Sr), but it was generally funny, and regularly hilarious.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby charliepanayi » Wed May 29, 2013 7:44 am UTC

Not sure about Seth Rogen as young George, but I'm definitely on board with Kristen Wiig as young Lucille.
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby harrystefanou » Thu May 30, 2013 12:20 pm UTC

Damn awesome TV show...Have watched first three season of this tv show which is too cool & too much funny show ever!!

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby drego642 » Thu May 30, 2013 2:13 pm UTC

Arrested Development is definitely one of my favourite comedy shows with a continuous plot, and very high on that list at that. A friend just told me that she binged on it and is currently going through withdrawal.

Which reminds me: I need to actually finish watching it...

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby adieutenant » Fri May 31, 2013 1:04 pm UTC

Yeah, I found Seth Rogan distracting, liked young Lucille though.

I'm glad they made this season, it's a fun experiment, but the characters aren't as funny when they can't interact with one another. I'd like to see them go back to a standard format if they get another season / film.

And I can't picture myself just dipping in. I can watch any episode of S1-3 and love it, but with S4 I've got to choose to watch one character for 40 min. Still a good show though.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby cephalopod9 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:32 am UTC

It definitely rode the line with some of the cameo bits.

On the one hand it's distracting to add in recognizable faces, and takes you out of the moment.

On the other,
what are they going to make another season of Arrested Development and not invite everyone to be in it? They're clearly having a lot of fun with it.


Has anyone tried watching it out of order? The whole thing is very convoluted and layered, but each episode stands pretty well on its own, and it all but loops back around to episode one in the "finale".
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Tyndmyr » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:19 am UTC

Adam H wrote:Anyone else watching season 4 on netflix? I'm at episode 5 now, and so far I've found it faster, more confusing, and less funny. I think it's just because they've seemingly scrapped all their old jokes/references and are building up new ones that will pay off in later episodes. And I've watched seasons 1-3 probably 5ish times and they've gotten funnier every time, so I've forgotten how not-the-greatest-thing-ever the episodes were the first time I watched them.

But dang, Tobias has to be one of the greatest comedic characters of all time.


I'm less than thrilled about the new season. I agree that they basically abandoned most of their previous running jokes, which is kind of unfortunate. One of the best things about the original three seasons is how the jokes all interplayed with each other wonderfully. We still have some of this back and forth, but it feels like a reset. Chars are acting different, and we've just lost a lot of the funny. Not all of it, but the majority. Much of the previous funny came from the hilariously complex interactions, and we've lost much of that.

Also, there are just wierd glaring bits like Lindsay's hair looks off. Wig or something. It's odd, given that wigs are an ongoing thing, but apparently that's not part of it. Seth Rogan was definitely a poor choice. Did not fit the char at all. Also, the shots of the rehab center had this really half-assed text superimposed on it that was the addy. Someone was phoning in their work.

I've seen worse stuff, mind you, but it's a bit disappointing when I was hoping to see more awesome.

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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Adam H » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:17 pm UTC

Tyndmyr wrote:
Adam H wrote:Anyone else watching season 4 on netflix? I'm at episode 5 now, and so far I've found it faster, more confusing, and less funny. I think it's just because they've seemingly scrapped all their old jokes/references and are building up new ones that will pay off in later episodes. And I've watched seasons 1-3 probably 5ish times and they've gotten funnier every time, so I've forgotten how not-the-greatest-thing-ever the episodes were the first time I watched them.

But dang, Tobias has to be one of the greatest comedic characters of all time.


I'm less than thrilled about the new season. I agree that they basically abandoned most of their previous running jokes, which is kind of unfortunate. One of the best things about the original three seasons is how the jokes all interplayed with each other wonderfully. We still have some of this back and forth, but it feels like a reset. Chars are acting different, and we've just lost a lot of the funny. Not all of it, but the majority. Much of the previous funny came from the hilariously complex interactions, and we've lost much of that.

Also, there are just wierd glaring bits like Lindsay's hair looks off. Wig or something. It's odd, given that wigs are an ongoing thing, but apparently that's not part of it. Seth Rogan was definitely a poor choice. Did not fit the char at all. Also, the shots of the rehab center had this really half-assed text superimposed on it that was the addy. Someone was phoning in their work.

I've seen worse stuff, mind you, but it's a bit disappointing when I was hoping to see more awesome.
I agree. But it did get really really good towards the end. Maeby's and George Michael's are some of the best episodes of all 4 seasons.

Lindsay looks a lot better with short hair, that's for sure. :)
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Re: Arrested Development

Postby Tyndmyr » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:06 pm UTC

I will say that in addition to improving later in the season, we get perhaps the best use of music as a punchline ever.


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