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    Arrested Development

    With all the funny movie talk I thought I'd throw out a show that the word "genius" actually applies to. I've only seen the first 1.5 seasons so far but some of the writing is complete genius and is combined with great comedic talent.



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    Re: Arrested Development

    Did you start at the beginning? If so, wait until the season 2 finale. Best episode of TV ever.



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    Re: Arrested Development

    I did. I'll get to the end of season 2 later this week probably. You can watch Season 1 on hulu.com.



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    Re: Arrested Development

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    With all the funny movie talk I thought I'd throw out a show that the word "genius" actually applies to. I've only seen the first 1.5 seasons so far but some of the writing is complete genius and is combined with great comedic talent.
    Seasons 2 and 3 are much better than season 1. Running jokes, continuation of early plot lines, and the cast is completely gelled. I love that show. The love quandry of Michael Bluth Jr. and Maybe is beyond hilarious.


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    Re: Arrested Development

    You either get that show or you don't. It's not bag on anyone's intelligence, the humor just doesn't click for eveyone. For my money there has never been a better show on television. With as excellent a level of writing they were able to maintain through three seasons, I trust the movie (if it ever finally comes to fruition) will be great too.

    I can't even begin to choose a favorite character. They are all so full of one-liners.



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    Re: Arrested Development

    Agreed with HotDon. It's an acquired taste. I thought it was great. Can't wait for the movie.



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    I love this show. It's just one of the best written things ever on TV. There are a few different things in season 3 that I don't love (I'm not a huge fan of the MRF story line for some reason), but it's the best 2.75-ish seasons of TV out there.


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    Re: Arrested Development

    Just waiting for the Arested Development movie. I thought they were supposed to be making it this year?



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    Best TV show ever, and it's not even close.


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    Re: Arrested Development

    Quote Originally Posted by mred View Post
    Did you start at the beginning? If so, wait until the season 2 finale. Best episode of TV ever.
    My 2 favorite episodes are "Beef Consomme" and "Meat the Veals". True, uncontrolable laughter. I miss that show.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Best TV show ever, and it's not even close.
    Mmm, I dunno. I guess I didn't get into it as much as It's Always Sunny. I also like a few other shows like Friday Night Lights, Lost, and the first 3 seasons of Nip/Tuck along with Dexter. I have never like The Office either so maybe my humor is just a little different than most.


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    Best TV show ever, and it's not even close.
    It's great. One of my favorites. But I wouldn't go this far. IMO, it's right there w/South Park, Always Sunny, Seinfeld, and Trailer Park Boys. Even. Not ahead.


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    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Mmm, I dunno. I guess I didn't get into it as much as It's Always Sunny. I also like a few other shows like Friday Night Lights, Lost, and the first 3 seasons of Nip/Tuck along with Dexter. I have never like The Office either so maybe my humor is just a little different than most.
    I absolutely love It's Always Sunny, but it's not as clever as Arrested Development. I can't think of any ever show that I've seen that's as clever. Just two different types of humor.


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    Mmm, I dunno. I guess I didn't get into it as much as It's Always Sunny. I also like a few other shows like Friday Night Lights, Lost, and the first 3 seasons of Nip/Tuck along with Dexter. I have never like The Office either so maybe my humor is just a little different than most.
    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    It's great. One of my favorites. But I wouldn't go this far. IMO, it's right there w/South Park, Always Sunny, Seinfeld, and Trailer Park Boys. Even. Not ahead.
    wrong and wrong. all great shows, but they pale in comparison to the brilliance of AD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    wrong and wrong. all great shows, but they pale in comparison to the brilliance of AD.
    I think we're looking at differences in comedic preference here. I love the dialogue of Always Sunny. It doesn't have the recurring story lines of AD, but the dialogue in a given episode is unparalleled in terms of sheer comedic value. I also love the way the characters in Always Sunny have developed. AD is excellent, and was killed far, far too soon, but I prefer what Always Sunny does.


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