Posted 24 October 2003 - 05:02 AM
Posted 03 November 2003 - 06:22 PM
Anyway, I enjoyed Arrested Development. I was really interested in all the corporate scandles from a couple summers ago, and this show does a good job of making fun of the corrupt CEOs behind such things, as well as the shallow, materialistic, lifestyle endorsed by richie-richers like the Hilton twins*. I laughted out loud a couple times: the arguement by which the protagonist's kid tries to get his cousin to make out with him ("that's why it'll be funny!"), the gag where the sister's husband thinks the party is pirate themed and ends up on a boat of gay protestors wearing his wife's blouse. That was a particularly funny sequence to me because the punchline was one of the first scenes of the episode, but you don't get it until you see the buildup. Nicely done.
All in all, this looks like just another disfunctional-but-loving-family-using-modernist-storytelling sitcom like Malcom in the Middle. I'm not an avid watcher of Malcom, but when I do tune in I usually get at least a chuckle or two, so I'll say I'm satified with Fox's latest and will probably watch it again next time the Dallas Cowboys play in the later NFL timeslot.
*for once I wish I had HBO so I could watch that new "Born Rich" documentary being put together by the Johnson & Johnson heir.
Posted 10 November 2003 - 10:51 AM
Who said "Tragedy is easy. Comedy is hard"?
Posted 10 November 2003 - 07:22 PM
Posted 10 November 2003 - 08:52 PM
Posted 25 April 2005 - 01:32 PM
Posted 25 April 2005 - 01:46 PM
The show, can't say that I have seen more than a minute.
Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:30 PM
Gob and Tobias are two of the funniest characters ever.
I only got watching about half way through Season Two, so I'm glad for the DVDs. I can't wait for the Season Two DVD.
Posted 25 April 2005 - 04:09 PM
BTW Anders, Fox will be showing all of the S2 episodes this summer.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 02:40 PM
I saw the very first episode on FOX when it premiered, but wasnít impressed. Iím willing to give it another shot now because you and others seem to love it so, and also because my few flirtations with the program in recent monthsóduring commercial breaks for other programs that air during the same timeóhave made me smile, forcing me to reconsider my earlier, tepid reaction to the program.
My question to you is, what do I need to know about those first six episodes in order to enjoy episodes 7-14 on the disc I just picked up? Iím afraid I might be completely lost when I jump back into the show.
Edited by Christian, 23 May 2005 - 03:57 PM.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:01 PM
As long as you know the general family relationships, which you should have gotten from the pilot, there's not a lot of other necessary information you need to know to jump right into ep. 7, except that by this point 30-ish son Buster is dating Liza Minnelli. Also, Marta is played by two different actresses among the episodes you'll be seeing, so don't let that throw you.
Edited by M. Dale Prins, 24 May 2005 - 07:48 AM.
Posted 03 June 2005 - 11:30 AM
I think I like it.
Posted 27 June 2005 - 04:05 PM
Suppose I agreed with this, having watched the first 6 episodes after watching episodes 7-14, but then suppose, right when you're about to proclaim the show's greatness, you find the third disc of Season 1 episodes kind of ... deflating? I have the final two episodes to watch tonight, but the other five or six on disc 3 seem to have lost something.
Just my imagination?
Oh, and am I to understand that Season 2 just wrapped, and is not available (yet) on DVD? So even if I decide the show is worth watching in the fall, I'll still have missed an entire season of episodes?
Posted 27 June 2005 - 10:41 PM
Posted 28 June 2005 - 06:14 AM
I'm not sure why the rest of disc 3 lacked ... something, but you're right, those final two episodes were smashing. Having been on and off the Atkins Diet for a few years now, I loved the ongoing Atkins-related humor of the final episode.
Dude, why do you have to go and tempt me with talk of reruns?
Posted 28 June 2005 - 07:58 AM
Let me say this: With the exception of the Martin Short episode (which I very nearly turned off) and the season 2 finale (which is the greatest episode of anything ever), the second season is approximately equal to season 1 in quality, both lows-wise and highs-wise. If watching more episodes in the same quality that you've been seeing sounds good to you, then, um, are you allowed to record shows off of broadcast TV onto a VCR tape and then watch them later? Otherwise, you're waiting until October or November for the DVDs.
Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:04 PM
I've got to catch up to those second season reruns.