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Arrested development. Season 1, disc 1

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Originally broadcast on television during the 2003-2004 season.

Based on the characters created by Mitchell Hurwitz.

Special features: special introduction from executive producer/narrator Ron Howard; the creator's cut of "Pilot" (along with the version that aired); deleted scenes on 15 episodes; 2 behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Breaking ground" and "Making a future classic"; commentary on 3 episodes; "Pilot - creator's cut" with Mitch Hurwitz, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, and Jason Bateman; "Beef consomme" and "Let 'em eat cake" with Mitch Hurwitz, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter; 2 videos, "Q & A session at the Museum of TV & Radio", and "TV Land Awards Future Classic"; 29 songs (audio only) by David Schwartz; sneak peak at season 2 by executive producer/narrator Ron Howard.

Pilot -- Top banana -- Bringin up Buster -- Key decisions -- Charity drive. -- Visiting ours.

Alia Shawkat, David Cross, Jason Bateman, Jeffrey Tambor, Jessica Walter, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Will Arnett.

The Bluth clan lives a life of excess, funded by the family credit card and paid for by patriarch George whose fortune came from the tract home development business. Oldest son George, nicknamed Gob, is an "illusionist" of minor importance who has anger management issues. Youngest son, Buster, wastes his days taking obscure graduate school courses. Daughter Lindsay is a vain socialite. The only sane family member is Lindsay's twin brother Michael, is a widower. Just as Michael decides to wash his hands of the family, he is forced to step up and aid his family in adjusting to new lives.

DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital surround.

Community Reviews

Best season and best episodes

Arrested Development is a brilliant, irreverent show with an immensely talented cast. It started strong from the very first episode, and kept on going. Highly recommended.


Love those Bluths

so good

One of my favorite shows of all time. It's humorous and smart in both the physical comedy and dialogue. It's very quotable (which is a feature I always love :) ). The more times you watch it, the funnier it is!


There's always money in the banana stand

Funny Comedy

Funny Netflix original comedy that shows a rich dysfunctional family get through their father's treason charges.


After hearing people rave about this series for years, I finally started watching it recently and am LOVING it. It's really clever, and it's a nice, quick show to put on if you just need something for a fast laugh. It has some pretty good cameos, too. There are a lot of episodes per season, but I'm excited to work my way through them all.

one of the best

One of the best comedies ever


Very funny and entertaining

Very funny!

I found this series about a disfunctional (formerly) wealthy family trying to pull themselves back together hilarious. Jason Bateman (of "Valerie" and "Hancock") stars as the only responsible adult in the family and the one who must keep the business afloat when the government arrests his father for business fraud.
The show contains a lot of adult humor, particularly incest jokes, so it's not for everyone.


I watched the first three episodes of this series. I just found it a bit boring. It might be because I watched it right after I watched Lost and Firefly (two of the best action shows out there) and then watched a comedy, but I just couldn't enjoy this. I'm sorry.


Another contender for the greatest comedy television show of all time. Endlessly hilarious.

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