The B Team
Arrested Development Season 4

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Critic Ratings: 8
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Episode Info

Michael needs his family's consent to take advantage of a new business opportunity.

Cast

Jason Bateman
as Michael Bluth
Michael Cera
as George Michael Bluth
Jeffrey Tambor
as George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter
as Lucille Bluth
Will Arnett
as George Oscar `Gob' Bluth II
Tony Hale
as Buster Bluth
Portia de Rossi
as Lindsay Funke
David Cross
as Tobias Funke
Alia Shawkat
as Mae `Maeby' Funke
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Critic Reviews for The B Team

"The B. Team" is easily the most self-aware and meta episode thus far, which, four episodes in, doesn't sound like much... Yet I think this might be the best episode so far.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

I almost can't say anything about the super-team of Carl Weathers, James Lipton and Andy Richter.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

It's certainly an improvement over the George Sr. and Lindsay episodes, but still doesn't completely take off - but it does have some more inspiration behind it and more memorable moments.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

The meta aspect elevates this one a bit - Arrested Development fans were teased with the possibility of a feature film for years after the Fox cancelation - as does a solid guest turn by Isla Fisher...

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

To me they feel more like they're taking two episodes' worth of Lindsay material and two episodes' worth of Michael material and condensing it all. For that reason, they're a little exhausting, I agree.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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The sensation that I got from "The B. Team" is one of emptiness, with an unintentional echo in Michael's callback to "The One Where They Build A House."

May 18, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

The real problems for me is that there's not enough interaction between the family, and Michael is becoming less and less likable, and, again, not really in a fun way.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…

"The B. Team" was just tremendous, as consistently funny, fast paced, and mega-dense with inside jokery as the very best [Arrested Development] episodes from back in the day.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…