Arrested Development: Season 3 Reviews

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Easliy one of my favorite seasons of television ever made.

    Easliy one of my favorite seasons of television ever made.

  • Nov 29, 2018

    Who says a practically perfect show can't get any better? It can!

    Who says a practically perfect show can't get any better? It can!

  • Apr 03, 2017

    Again like the first season, which was odd and unexpected, I enjoyed the first three episodes, with the third reaching the height of Season 1, and the tenth episode. The finale wasn't very funny but I just enjoyed some of the information we learned, and I think it closed out the series as best it could.

    Again like the first season, which was odd and unexpected, I enjoyed the first three episodes, with the third reaching the height of Season 1, and the tenth episode. The finale wasn't very funny but I just enjoyed some of the information we learned, and I think it closed out the series as best it could.

  • Dann M Super Reviewer
    May 04, 2016

    Arrested Development finishes its television run with a hilarious 13 episode third season. But even with a shortened season, the show delivers in spades. Picking up where Season 2 ended, Michael tracks down his father and arranges for him to be placed on house arrest while he attempts to track down a British syndicate that set up the Bluth Company; meanwhile Gob discovers that he has a long lost son. The character plots align especially well this season, and the overall storyarc is tightly woven throughout the episodes. Also, several interesting guest stars make appearances, including Charlize Theron, Dave Thomas, Judge Reinhold, and Justine Bateman. The comedy is ripe with pop culture and political satire, and the show even takes a few shots at itself. Season 3 contains some of the best that the show has to offer and sends the series out on a high note. Stars that shine twice as bright only last half as long, and Arrested Development streaked the heavens with a brilliance that's rarely ever seen.

    Arrested Development finishes its television run with a hilarious 13 episode third season. But even with a shortened season, the show delivers in spades. Picking up where Season 2 ended, Michael tracks down his father and arranges for him to be placed on house arrest while he attempts to track down a British syndicate that set up the Bluth Company; meanwhile Gob discovers that he has a long lost son. The character plots align especially well this season, and the overall storyarc is tightly woven throughout the episodes. Also, several interesting guest stars make appearances, including Charlize Theron, Dave Thomas, Judge Reinhold, and Justine Bateman. The comedy is ripe with pop culture and political satire, and the show even takes a few shots at itself. Season 3 contains some of the best that the show has to offer and sends the series out on a high note. Stars that shine twice as bright only last half as long, and Arrested Development streaked the heavens with a brilliance that's rarely ever seen.

  • Dec 18, 2015

    Incredibly hilarious, clever and original comedy (just ignore Season 4). The trials and tribulations of the wealthy and dysfunctional Bluth family, brought low by the family patriarch going to jail on fraud charges. One son, Michael (played by Jason Bateman), is determined to get them back on their feet, but, due to ignorance or stubbornness on their part, he is struggling to get the other family members onboard... Very funny. Dialogue is very clever and there's hardly a dull moment. Each character is so well-crafted and formed with their own oddities and these blend in a glorious stew of dysfunctionality, selfishness, misinterpretations and mixed signals. One thing though: don't watch Season 4 - it doesn't do the show's legacy any good. Season 3 aired in 2006 and at the time appeared to be the show's last season. However, creator Mitchell Hurwitz revitalised it seven years later, in 2013, for Season 4. Unfortunately, Season 4 is nothing like the the first three seasons - the dialogue seems weaker, the clever sub-plots are gone and the plot is all over the place. Avoid Season 4.

    Incredibly hilarious, clever and original comedy (just ignore Season 4). The trials and tribulations of the wealthy and dysfunctional Bluth family, brought low by the family patriarch going to jail on fraud charges. One son, Michael (played by Jason Bateman), is determined to get them back on their feet, but, due to ignorance or stubbornness on their part, he is struggling to get the other family members onboard... Very funny. Dialogue is very clever and there's hardly a dull moment. Each character is so well-crafted and formed with their own oddities and these blend in a glorious stew of dysfunctionality, selfishness, misinterpretations and mixed signals. One thing though: don't watch Season 4 - it doesn't do the show's legacy any good. Season 3 aired in 2006 and at the time appeared to be the show's last season. However, creator Mitchell Hurwitz revitalised it seven years later, in 2013, for Season 4. Unfortunately, Season 4 is nothing like the the first three seasons - the dialogue seems weaker, the clever sub-plots are gone and the plot is all over the place. Avoid Season 4.

  • Apr 26, 2015

    Still great, but a little goofier this season then the prior two.... but still funny as hell

    Still great, but a little goofier this season then the prior two.... but still funny as hell

  • Mar 28, 2015

    Not nearly long enough, but the writers also knew that. And they played that ace like pros. Another great season for the show.

    Not nearly long enough, but the writers also knew that. And they played that ace like pros. Another great season for the show.

  • Francisco G Super Reviewer
    Feb 22, 2015

    The true downfall of Arrested started here. There are just too many new characters and storylines that don't fully work and never have a satisfying conclusion. Worse is that most of them aren't that funny to begin with. However, this season features some of the most memorable gags on the show. I will always burst to tears when the Bluths are trying to impress the Japanese. It isn't as bad as I'm painting it though and it surely wasn't reason for Fox to cancel it.

    The true downfall of Arrested started here. There are just too many new characters and storylines that don't fully work and never have a satisfying conclusion. Worse is that most of them aren't that funny to begin with. However, this season features some of the most memorable gags on the show. I will always burst to tears when the Bluths are trying to impress the Japanese. It isn't as bad as I'm painting it though and it surely wasn't reason for Fox to cancel it.

  • Oct 01, 2014

    One of the best shows ever on television. Smart and hysterical. Such a shame the show was cancelled.

    One of the best shows ever on television. Smart and hysterical. Such a shame the show was cancelled.

  • Jul 23, 2014

    Weakest season but still very funny

    Weakest season but still very funny