Arrested Development (2003 - 2004)


Season 1
Arrested Development

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Arrested Development puts an ambitiously complex, brilliantly fast-paced spin on dysfunctional family comedy, anchored by the efforts of a tremendously talented ensemble.

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Critic Ratings: 24

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 2, 2003

Michael Bluth's (Jason Bateman) eccentric family suffers a reversal of fortune. With Portia de Rossi, Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2003

Michael searches for paperwork to keep the family business afloat; George-Michael manages the banana stand.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2003

George-Michael tries out for the school play to get closer to Maeby; Gob breaks up with his girlfriend and has nowhere to go.

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Air date: Nov 23, 2003

Busy Gob asks Michael to escort his girlfriend to an awards show; Lucille runs into her rival (Liza Minnelli).

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Air date: Nov 30, 2003

Gob and Lindsay accuse Michael of being cold and uncharitable; Lindsay volunteers herself at a bachelorette auction to raise money for charity.

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Air date: Dec 7, 2003

Michael tries to get information out of his father during a visit with him in prison; Lucille and George share a conjugal visit; Maeby's parents' relationship is on the rocks.

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Air date: Dec 14, 2003

Lucille turns Michael and Lindsay against each other; George-Michael impresses Maeby with a manly costume he dons for a charity event; Buster's torrid affair with his mother's nemesis (Liza Minnelli) causes distress.

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Air date: Dec 21, 2003

As a birthday treat, Michael permits his mother to drive the Bluth truck; Buster and Lucille 2 go on their first date; George-Michael and Maeby try to sneak into an R-rated movie.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2004

When Michael devises a plan to break up Gob and Marta, he realizes he cannot go through with it; Lucille tries to come to terms with Buster's new romance; George Sr. finds religion while in solitary confinement.

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Air date: Jan 11, 2004

Lindsay tells Michael he has been pushing George-Michael too hard; Buster tries to score some marijuana for Lucille 2's vertigo; Maeby is punished for her bad grades.

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Michael Bluth

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Portia de Rossi
Lindsay Funke

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Michael Cera
George Michael Bluth

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Alia Shawkat
Maeby Funke

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Jessica Walter
Lucille Bluth

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Will Arnett
George Oscar Bluth II

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Tony Hale
Byron "Buster" Bluth

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Jeffrey Tambor
George Bluth, Sr.

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David Cross
Tobias Funke

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Liza Minnelli
Lucille Austero

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Henry Winkler
Barry Zuckerkorn

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Stacey Grenrock Woods
Trisha Thoon

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John Beard
John Beard

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Patricia Velasquez
Marta Estrella

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Judy Greer
Kitty Sanchez

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Amy Poehler
Bride of Gob

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BW Gonzalez
Lupe

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David Reynolds
White Power Bill

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Justin Lee
Annyong Bluth

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Michael Bartel
Young Michael

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Ron Howard
Executive Producer
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Brian Grazer
Executive Producer
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David Nevins
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Mitchell Hurwitz
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Paul Feig
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Joe Russo
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Critic Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Arrested Development: Season 1

  • Jan 18, 2023
    One of my favorite shows of all time. But for some reason, when I mention it to friends or randos, there's a 50% chance that they already LOVE it or HATE it. You really have to commit yourself to the series and keep watching because the inside jokes are phenomenal and the jokes can last for years in your memory.
  • Jan 10, 2023
    Arrested Development was a groundbreaking sitcom for its time. It took the dysfunctional family trope to an extreme, didn't hit the reset button every episode, ditched the laugh track and didn't rely on mugging into the camera to tell us something was a joke. Some of the situations stretched credulity, but this show respected the audience's intelligence and rewarded faithful viewers.
  • Sep 05, 2022
    I just read an article about the best comedy of the 2000s and this show appeared on there. Well deserved, a really good first season.
  • Apr 12, 2022
    The funniest sitcom, with lots of original kissing scenes and content!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Mar 04, 2022
    The original three seasons of Arrested Development rank second only to Seinfeld as the greatest sitcom of all time. Laugh-out-loud funny from episode to episode, it never lets down. While its return to Netflix with seasons 4 and 5 were a major disappointment, nothing will take away from the show's initial achievement.
  • Feb 07, 2022
    Two words, peek comedy. It doesn't get any better than this, from the opening show to the final curtain nonstop laughs. Every cast member is brilliant in their own different way which is why I think it's one of the best comedies of all time.
  • Nov 14, 2021
    Absolutely hilarious
  • Aug 30, 2021
    The show has a great cast but it's not funny, especially compared to other sitcoms like "The Office" or "Schitt's Creek" (the constant narration in AD doesn't help).
  • Feb 26, 2021
    A large and unique cast and pretty much all of them are amazing. The show is very cleverly writ-ten in terms of how multidimensional misconceptions often lead the plot. It is also successfully based on mostly dumb humor. The fact that the family is largely unsympathetic helps sell much of the humor, which isn't exactly politically correct.
  • Dec 15, 2020
    This is a great season for a great comedy show. Most of its jokes land and was ahead of its time. Well acted and written out characters for such a talented cast. 10/10

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