Arrested Development ?

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  • TwistidChimp 18 Apr 2006 14:09:20 8,825 posts
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    Just picked up the season 1 box set after catching one episode on the some graveyard slot on bbc2 or something. One of the best American sitcoms i've seen in years. Anyone else a fan of this criminally underated show. No one I speak to seems to have heard of it, despite its Emmy winning goodness.
  • cubbymoore 18 Apr 2006 14:10:31 36,441 posts
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    Yup, I've been trying to get everyone and anyone within my vicinity to watch it. Best comedy ever.
  • GrandTheftApu 18 Apr 2006 14:11:32 6,119 posts
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    I'm a big fan as well, but like a lot of good shows it got the chop after only 3 seasons. I even prefer it to My name is Earl.
  • gtevans 18 Apr 2006 14:17:16 2 posts
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    Currently working my way through the DVDs as well. Totally missed it on TV and agree Funniest Thing Evar.

    Was it cancelled then? Bastards. Does it come to some kind of ending or does it just stop?


  • Salaman 18 Apr 2006 14:18:32 18,244 posts
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    The gf likes it. I think it's OK-ish myself.
  • Singularity 18 Apr 2006 14:57:08 2,427 posts
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    gtevans wrote:


    Was it cancelled then? Bastards. Does it come to some kind of ending or does it just stop?



    They knew the end was coming, so it does come to a conclusion. The latter half of what we got of season three is cracking. Didn't rate the British/Charlize episodes particularly, though.
  • Lukus 9 Oct 2006 00:57:52 18,955 posts
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    Singularity wrote:

    They knew the end was coming, so it does come to a conclusion. The latter half of what we got of season three is cracking. Didn't rate the British/Charlize episodes particularly, though.
    On now. Lost track of this show completely. Thought it was quite good but never something I looked out for particularly.

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  • Dirtbox 9 Oct 2006 00:58:51 76,340 posts
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    Is this the one that tangs severely of Curb?

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  • Lukus 9 Oct 2006 01:00:21 18,955 posts
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    It's got Jeff in it.. I dunno, it kinda reminded me of Curb when I first saw it, but for no real reason as it's NOTHING like it. Strange!

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  • AdamWest 9 Oct 2006 01:02:14 715 posts
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    It's nothing like Curb, but it's completely awesome.
  • cubbymoore 9 Oct 2006 01:31:31 36,441 posts
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    Er, yeah, american people being in it is as much as you can say about Arrested Development being like Curb. Not that I don't like Curb, but Arrested Development is finely and superbly crafted whereas Curb's entertainingly improvised.
  • caligari 9 Oct 2006 01:36:27 16,832 posts
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    I tried to like AD, but was a little too "look at me, I'm wacky". I'll try to borrow a boxset off a friend before judging as I've only caught about 3 episodes on digital.
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    It took me a while to settle in...it's very fast paced.

    but once you do, it's very good....
  • kalel 9 Oct 2006 08:58:37 83,875 posts
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    Art_Vandelay wrote:
    It took me a while to settle in...it's very fast paced.

    but once you do, it's very good....

    Awesome username! :D

    And AD is awesome too, love it. Nothing like Curb though.

    Shame the 3rd series is getting the absolute graveyard treatment on Beeb 2 at the mo :(
  • Dougs 9 Oct 2006 08:59:34 64,910 posts
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    Just started on Season 1 too. Brilliant, I love it. One of the funniest things I've seen in a while. Whether it will maintain those high standards is another thing entirely....

    How many seasons are there? And don't say 4!
  • kalel 9 Oct 2006 09:01:00 83,875 posts
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    Sadly only 2.5, it got cancelled mid third season :((
  • Dougs 9 Oct 2006 09:03:18 64,910 posts
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    What?! Blimey, did it get that bad, or just a little tired and nrun out of ideas?
  • kalel 9 Oct 2006 09:05:22 83,875 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    What?! Blimey, did it get that bad, or just a little tired and nrun out of ideas?

    Not, it's too good. It was shaming everything else on US TV so they killed it.
  • matrim83 9 Oct 2006 09:14:53 5,586 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    What?! Blimey, did it get that bad, or just a little tired and nrun out of ideas?

    Not, it's too good. It was shaming everything else on US TV so they killed it.

    He is right.
    King of queens = sold.
    Arrested development = not.

    Cunts.

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  • Scurrminator Moderator 9 Oct 2006 09:16:09 8,291 posts
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    yeah i caught it late last sunday, watched two eps and really liked it.

    You dare to strike Scurrcules!?

  • Machiavel 9 Oct 2006 09:40:58 5,964 posts
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    First series is good, but it was the odd show from the second series I initially saw that got me hooked. Beautifully detailed and some great running gags. Must pick up the second series.
  • JayeM 15 Nov 2006 03:08:45 3,386 posts
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    This is my second favourite show of all time, first would be Firefly of course.

    I can imagine, though, with the lack of advertising this show gets on the BBC, people will just flick through the channels and see it's on, then be awfully confused because of all the running jokes, it definitely pays to watch it from the start.

    It never found a big audience in America which is why it got canceled I guess, they could of at least let them finish with a 22 episode third season. :|

    There's rumours about a movie but I don't see it happening, and really, I don't think it would work that well. :(
  • ecureuil 15 Nov 2006 03:10:37 76,023 posts
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    Been meaning to watch this. The Scrubs guys are all massive fans of it, so I'm interested too. Jason Bateman even guest starred in an episode of Scrubs.
  • JayeM 15 Nov 2006 03:13:17 3,386 posts
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    Does anyone know what BBC will be replacing this with, starting from next week? Repeats of season 1, 2 and 3, I hope.

    It doesn't really matter as I've got all 3 DVD sets but it would be good to try and get a few more people watching the show.
  • Morb0 15 Nov 2006 09:02:32 132 posts
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    also a big fan. Watched the first 2 series on DVD now, completely passed me by when it was on TV. Look forward to grabbing the final (half) series.

    Why is it almost every time I get in to a good series these days it gets cancelled by Fox? Between this, Firefly, and Futurama they've really annoyed me over the past few years. :(
  • Hunam 28 Jan 2007 23:15:59 20,674 posts
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    Just managed to watch this over 2 days this week, i love the recurring themes and sayings, as well as the reaction to swearing, in fact, the whole thing has an aspect of sane absurdity, love it.

    Think the last episode is a bit tiff though, would rather just have a nice wrapping up and not another scandal.
  • Flightrisker 29 Jan 2007 07:51:15 18,072 posts
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    It ain't easy being white.....
  • JayeM 29 Jan 2007 08:28:16 3,386 posts
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    It ain't easy being brown.....

    Edited by JayeM at 08:28:44 29-01-2007
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