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Arrested Development
« on: Oct 31, 2004 at 06:19 AM »
I knew next to nothing about this show until my cousin bought the first season on DVD and let me watch it with him. After watching the pilot, it quickly became my favorite show of the year. Funny, witty, endearing with a healthy dose of cynicism.

The show is critically acclaimed, but not really winning the ratings game.

I hope it gets a better time slot next season so it can find its audience.

Buy it now on DVD. You won't regret it.
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #1 on: Oct 31, 2004 at 10:42 AM »
I was able to watch around 6 episodes already. I like it, very entertaining. ;) I like Portia da Rossi here (as opposed to her Ally McBeal persona....btw, is it true she's a lesbian? Sayang naman!). I love the brother in law (Lindsey's husband) ;D ;D ;D! Such a crazy family!  That's why I probably can relate. Siguro kung Philippine setting ito, it's like Abangang Ang Susunod Na Kabanata (sort of...). Masaya na magulo. Fun! ;)

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 2004 at 11:53 AM »
I was finally able to finish this yesterday. Well-deserved Emmy! I'm so looking forward to Season 2.

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #3 on: Nov 08, 2004 at 04:31 PM »
Arrested Development Season 2 started this week in the US. ;)

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2004 at 12:56 AM »
Just watched the first three episodes of the new season.

The show's funniest guy is still David Cross. This guy's schtick is consistent, from his "Mr. Show" days to this role - it's not for everyone, but if it works for you, it really works.

Although the show's brand of humor is getting just a little bit repetitive for me, I still think it's the best sitcom currently on the air.
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #5 on: Jan 17, 2005 at 05:53 AM »
Saw a teaser of Arrested Development in National Geographic (which is linked to Star World). Guess Star World will pick this up soon. Yey!
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #6 on: Jan 17, 2005 at 02:40 PM »
Saw a teaser of Arrested Development in National Geographic (which is linked to Star World). Guess Star World will pick this up soon. Yey!

when kaya? as a replacement to coupling... ???
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #7 on: Jan 17, 2005 at 05:12 PM »
No time given, it was a plug of upcoming shows for all of Star World's affiliates (NGC, Star Sports, Star Mandarin, etc) and Arrested and Idol were the only two shows I was familiar with (was half asleep when the ad came out. :) )
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #8 on: Jan 20, 2005 at 01:02 AM »
I just saw etc's coming attractions spot awhile ago after Conan O'Brien, and was surprised to see that Arrested Development was one of their upcoming shows.

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #9 on: Jan 20, 2005 at 09:09 AM »
Yey! On two cable channels (Star & ETC)? Alright! :) (Parang hindi ko ma-access ahead of time, ano? LOL!)

One of these channels is bound to get the Housewives soon, unless hindi maunahan ng Studio 23!
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2005 at 07:55 PM »
E! reports Zach Braff (Scrubs) is joining Arrested Development. Whooweee! That's two for two for me. :D  But, this show isn't doing well with ratings, might be getting axed if it doesn't pick up. :(

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #11 on: Mar 08, 2005 at 10:49 PM »
Nice to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus return to the show, and it looks like it may become a recurring role.

I think it's probably the last 6 episodes for this show, though. It's never good when a show's pulled for February Sweeps, then it returns with double episodes as soon as sweeps are over. It's exactly what Fox did with Joe Millionaire 2 when it flopped - finished off the show as fast as possible during non-sweeps periods.  :(
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #12 on: Mar 09, 2005 at 05:06 AM »
Nice to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus return to the show, and it looks like it may become a recurring role.

I think it's probably the last 6 episodes for this show, though. It's never good when a show's pulled for February Sweeps, then it returns with double episodes as soon as sweeps are over. It's exactly what Fox did with Joe Millionaire 2 when it flopped - finished off the show as fast as possible during non-sweeps periods.  :(

shame! i heard JLD was HILARIOUS when she first came on the show... i guess this will be one of those flash in the pan shows. :(
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #13 on: Mar 09, 2005 at 08:56 AM »
On the brighter side, 2 seasons lang ang DVD. Tipid! ;D

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #14 on: Mar 23, 2005 at 01:29 PM »
I was able to watch around 6 episodes already. I like it, very entertaining. ;) I like Portia da Rossi here (as opposed to her Ally McBeal persona....btw, is it true she's a lesbian? Sayang naman!). I love the brother in law (Lindsey's husband) ;D ;D ;D! Such a crazy family!  That's why I probably can relate. Siguro kung Philippine setting ito, it's like Abangang Ang Susunod Na Kabanata (sort of...). Masaya na magulo. Fun! ;)

I don't care if she prefers oysters to sausages, but I think Portia Da Rossi's one hottttt......cha-cha-cha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #15 on: Apr 04, 2005 at 11:23 AM »
3 episodes in, and this show is definitely on my must-watch list. It's hilarious without a laughtrack, and the "documentary" look is perfect for it, reminding me sometimes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #16 on: Apr 05, 2005 at 11:45 AM »
Premieres on StarWorld April 14, 2005.  Will post sched as soon as I get it.  Woohoo!

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #17 on: Apr 05, 2005 at 02:29 PM »
Premieres on StarWorld April 14, 2005. Will post sched as soon as I get it. Woohoo!

Good - missed last Friday's eppy on ETC.  I can now back up on eps that I've missed (anyone know when ETC replays the show???)

Anyway, click on this:

http://www.getarrested.com/

(petition to "save" this great great show)

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #18 on: Apr 05, 2005 at 03:04 PM »
Good - missed last Friday's eppy on ETC.  I can now back up on eps that I've missed (anyone know when ETC replays the show???)

replays on etc is every monday morning, 4:30am - 5:00am. horrible sked--so far i've managed to watch all 3 episodes by programming the vcr timer every friday night at 7pm.

the color tone quality on etc is very good, unlike starworld's color on our tvs here--it's rather dark and sometimes muddy. it could be just in our area, but still, i prefer to watch the show on etc than starworld.

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #19 on: Apr 05, 2005 at 06:00 PM »
replays on etc is every monday morning, 4:30am - 5:00am. horrible sked--so far i've managed to watch all 3 episodes by programming the vcr timer every friday night at 7pm.

the color tone quality on etc is very good, unlike starworld's color on our tvs here--it's rather dark and sometimes muddy. it could be just in our area, but still, i prefer to watch the show on etc than starworld.

Thankies....

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #20 on: Apr 10, 2005 at 02:05 PM »
Premieres on StarWorld April 14, 2005. Will post sched as soon as I get it. Woohoo!

9:30 PM
replays at 1:00 AM, 4:00 AM, 12:30 Noon

Maeby's looking soooo much like her TV mom, no?



Pati rin si George Michael --- looking more like his TV Dad (Jason Bateman)

Perfect casting. Perfect rin the guest stars for Season 2--- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Ben Stiller, Heather Graham, Zach Braff. :) Why oh why is it not picking up with the TV audience? Maganda/nakakatawa naman humor niya.
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #21 on: Apr 10, 2005 at 03:08 PM »
Even FOX itself is trying to save the show. Please sign this official petition and try to help out:

http://www.getarrested.com

Edited to add:

Oops, linked na pala ni "deweyfinn" in an earlier post. Sorry... I missed it in the page 1 to page 2 transition of the thread.
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #22 on: Apr 10, 2005 at 05:25 PM »
Why oh why is it not picking up with the TV audience? Maganda/nakakatawa naman humor niya.

I'm a big fan of the show. Maybe the reason it's not raking in the audience is because of the satirical/black comedy-no laugh track environment of the show. I guess it alienates the general public. Personally, I think audiences now are not as sophisticated, say, twenty or thirty years ago. They want to be spoonfed even to the point of telling them when to laugh. Had M.A.S.H. been shown today I think it would also suffer ratings-wise.

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2005 at 10:28 AM »
Official Press Release from FOX:

FOX DOES MORE TIME WITH "ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT," ORDERING A FULL THIRD SEASON

FOX gets ARRESTED again. The network has ordered a third full season of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, it was announced today by Peter Liguori, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

"ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT is one of the best comedies on television. The decision to order another season becomes easy when you consider its amazing cast, creative brilliance, critical acclaim and advertiser appeal," said Liguori. "It's my first official pick-up since taking the job, and I think it's a great way to start."

The critically acclaimed series revolves around Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), the good son who must run the family business and continue to pick up the pieces as he keeps his offbeat family from falling apart. The comedy has featured guest appearances by numerous stars including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Liza Minnelli, Heather Graham and Ben Stiller. Last year, the show received five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Writing, Directing, Casting and Editing. Additionally, Jason Bateman won a Golden Globe for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series and the show was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Outstanding Musical or Comedy Series. This past season, the cast was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The show was also named an AFI Program of the Year and received the Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy, among other accolades.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT is produced by Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Mitch Hurwitz are executive producers.


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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #24 on: Nov 12, 2005 at 12:34 AM »
It's confirmed.  This show is cancelled. Last episode Dec. 5.

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #25 on: Nov 12, 2005 at 07:35 AM »
I can't say I'm surprised. We've all known that this season was going to be the last. They've had a good run. Although I am secretly hoping for interest in the show to pick up again once it gets syndicated. Then at least new people would regret not having watched the series in the first place. Sort of like Star Trek, and Firefly.

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #26 on: Nov 13, 2005 at 11:39 PM »
Just to clarify: Yes, the show's been cancelled, but the first NEW episode (of the remaining eight) will be shown on December 5th. The show has been temporarily pulled off the FOX lineup for the rest of November sweeps.

So we get to watch them for about 2 more months...  :(
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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #27 on: Feb 13, 2006 at 08:58 PM »
I just saw the final episodes of this show. All were awesome. They were a perfect way to end the show, and at the same time leaving enough room in case they get picked up by Showtime. However, I honestly  wouldn't enjoy another chapter in the lives of the Bluths. It was a good run, and now it's time to move on.

Kudos to the writers for a great show.

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2006 at 03:53 PM »
sayang tong show na to, now that maebe and george michael have "accidentally kissed", ano na kaya next chapter s kanila?

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Re: Arrested Development
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2006 at 06:52 PM »
Check the new season of Veronica Mars on ETC to find out.  ;D
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