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George Sr. comes up with a get rich quick scam after his family falls apart.

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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 (credit only)
Tony Hale ... Buster Bluth
David Cross ... Tobias Fünke
Jeffrey Tambor ... George Bluth Sr. / Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter ... Lucille Bluth
Henry Winkler ... Barry Zuckerkorn
Kristen Wiig ... Young Lucille Bluth
Seth Rogen ... Young George Bluth
John Beard ... John Beard
Ed Begley Jr. ... Stan Sitwell
John Slattery ... Doctor Norman
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George Sr. comes up with a get rich quick scam after his family falls apart.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the opening sequence for season four, each character has a specific instrument that plays along with the title music: Michael (Jason Bateman) has a trumpet, George Sr (Jeffrey Tambor) has a guitar, Lindsay (Portia de Rossi ) has a sitar and guitar, Tobias (David Cross) has a saxophone and harp, G.O.B. (Will Arnett) has an electric guitar, Lucille (Jessica Walter) has a violin, Maeby (Alia Shawkat) has scat vocals, George Michael (Michael Cera) has a wood block, and Buster has an accordion. Although Arrested Development: Blockheads (2013) is a George Michael centric episode, all musical instruments are present. See more »

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Arrested Development
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I was warned about season 4...
4 September 2019 | by bijlesexactSee all my reviews

... and still I gave it a chance. I'm two eps in, and I'm not convinced.

When it comes to pop culture, I am always late to the party it seems. A friend tipped me about this series a year back and I couldn't really get past the pilot. It felt odd, too whacky, not for me. Until I gave it a second chance a few weeks back, and I was hooked. AD was just so fast, it had so much energy, weird callbacks, running gags, dialogue and characters that I did not want it to end.

But at the end of S03 I knew it had to end there. Michael sailing off with his son was perhaps the most striking development in the entire story. Or maybe just Maeby and George Michael.

But now S04 has started and everything is different. The actors have aged visibly - no real problem with that per se, but it feels harder to associate them with the crazy energy and huge momentum they delivered a decade ago.

The kickoff of this season feels like meeting your high school best friend again after 20 years - sure you'll have a lot to talk about, but is there really the same connection? It's tempting to go on like nothing and no-one has changed but you will find out things have. The series has been taken into another direction, in terms of tone and style, but also, something else is missing. I find myself laughing only about the callbacks to previous seasons. And that's telling.

And it's just not enough. AD was well ahead of its time - too much perhaps. It's the kind of show designed for pure binge-watching. It's too bad Netflix wasn't around at the time. Still, there's really no need for exhuming everything that was once great.


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