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Arrested Development Season 1 DVD AS NEW

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Arrested Development Season 1 DVD AS NEW

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All 22 episodes from the first season of the award-winning US comedy series starring Jason Bateman as widower Michael Bluth, who, along with the rest of his offbeat - and formerly wealthy - family, must come to terms with losing the family fortune. Episodes are: 'Pilot', 'Top Banana', 'Bringing Up Buster', 'Key Decisions', 'Charity Drive', 'Visiting Ours', 'In God We Trust', 'My Mother the Car', 'Storming the Castle', 'Pier Pressure', 'Public Relations', 'Marta Complex', 'Beef Consomme', 'Shock and Aww', 'Staff Infection', 'Altar Egos', 'Justice is Blind', 'Missing Kitty', 'Best Man for the Gob', 'Whistler's Mother', 'Not Without My Daughter' and 'Let 'em Eat Cake'.


Arrested Development is the kind of sitcom that gives you hope for television. A mockumentary-style exploration of the beleaguered Bluth family, it's one of those idiosyncratic shows that doesn't rely on a laugh track or a studio audience; it's shot more like a TV drama, albeit with an omniscient narrator (executive producer Ron Howard) overseeing the proceedings. Barely holding the Bluths together is son Michael (Jason Bateman), the only normal guy in a family that's chock full of nuts. Hardworking and sensible, Michael's certain he's going to be given control of his family's Enron-style corporation upon the retirement of his father (Jeffrey Tambor). The fact that he's passed over instead for his mother (Jessica Walter) is only a blip when compared to his father's immediate arrest for dubious accounting practices, and the resulting freeze on the family's previously limitless wealth. Bereft of money, and even less family love, the Bluths have to band together in their moment of need--not easy when everyone's looking out for number 1. In addition to his scabrous parents, Michael has to contend with his lothario older brother (Will Arnett), his basically useless younger brother (Tony Hale), his greedy twin sister (Portia DeRossi), and her sexually ambiguous husband (David Cross). Michael's only comrade in sanity is his son George Michael (Michael Cera), but then again, the teenage boy harbours a secret crush on his cousin (Alia Shawkat). A peerless ensemble led by the brilliant Bateman (who knew he could be this good?), all the actors are pitch-perfect in their roles, delivering the dryly funny, sometimes absurdist dialogue with the speed and flair of classic farce. The unusual tone of Arrested Development takes a bit of getting used to--it's far different from anything you'll see on TV--but once you buy in to the Bluths' innumerable dysfunctions, you'll be laughing your head off for hours.


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