Tuesday, January 26, 2010

There's always money in the banana stand...

There are two types of people in this world. Those who understand the title of this post, and those who have no idea what I am talking about. To those of you read the title and chuckled, congratulations. You already know where I am going with this post. To those of you who have no idea where I am going with this, you are seriously missing out.

I am talking about the short lived Fox TV show, Arrested Development.

There are so many ways I could describe this show, but there is only one word that I need: Brilliant.

I must admit, the first time I watched A.D. I wasn't impressed. It was in the middle of the 2nd season, and to tell the truth, I just didn't get it. It didn't seem to make any sense. So I did the only thing I could think to do. I took the advice that Julie Andrews gave in Sound of Music: I would start at the very beginning. It is a very good place to start.

It was a great idea. I borrowed the 1st season from a co-worker who had been raving about the show for years, and was overcome with joy when I mentioned that I too wanted to see what the show was all about. With DVD's in hand I started to watch what is now one of my all time favorite shows.

I was instantly hooked.  Lisa wasn't swayed as easily, but by the 4th or 5th episode she had come around.  Within a month we had finished all three seasons.  In fact the only bad part of the show is that it only lasted three seasons.

I could go on and on about this show, but instead I invite you to watch one of Lisa and mine's favorite Arrested Development clips.

Arrested Development can be watched on Hulu.com.  If you want to enjoy an A+ show, check it out.  You won't be disappointed.


Alicia said...

I love this show. I wish there were more seasons too. It's a small tragedy!

Kristen said...

I'm one of those that are missing out I guess. I've never seen it. But you do have my curiosity up about it now.

Jamie said...

Unfortunately, Hulu no longer has Season 1. And I don't think they have Season 3, either, anymore. That stupid free tv sure is a rip-off!

NaDell said...

That is a fun show. I just watched it on Hulu last summer. So fun and clever.

Lisa said...

I am proud to say that I get the title!!

Oh man, I can't wait for the movie. That will be amazing.

And Kristen....you must watch this show. It is (as Donald put it) brilliant.

And it's even better when you watch it a second time because you see all the forshadowing they did....but you never got it the first time around because you didn't know where it was going.

Great post Donald.

SuzanSayz said...

Donald don't you and Lisa have all three seasons? If you want to bring them over I promise to give it as much of a chance as Lisa did.

SuzanSayz said...

Mostly cuz I really like Jason Bateman.

Jenn said...

What? There's gonna be a movie???? SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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