Two Guys, a Girl and a TV Set

Three college friends out in the world, filling the void with television…and loving it.

Time’s Running Out to Watch a FANTASTIC Comedy

Posted by Mr. Feeny on September 28, 2009

One of my favorite things to do online, when I’m bored or relaxing, is relive the hilarity of Arrested Development. It’s become almost a cult favorite sitcom, gaining most of its popularity after it was canceled. If only these fans, including myself, had discovered the hilarious Ron Howard product years ago, it still might be on the air.

I think one of the biggest reasons for its recent boost in fans is Hulu. Arrested Development has been one of its signature shows since the site launched in 2008. All three seasons were available for leisurely viewing. I rolled through them in a couple weeks, purposely drawing out the experience because I didn’t want it to end. Since then, I’ve randomly watched episodes here and there just to get a good hearty laugh.

But, my — and your — ability to do that will soon disappear. I discovered yesterday that Season 3 has been removed from Hulu…and Season 2 is on its way out. If you’ve never watched Arrested Development, you have until October 9th to get through them. After that, only Season 1 will be on there. That’s a great season…but you’ll miss some amazing jokes and scenes in the second year of the critically acclaimed comedy. For instance, Mrs. Featherbottom. Marry me! Chicken dancing. And a loose seal.

What’s it about? This is the story of a wealthy family who lost everything and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together. That son (Jason Bateman) is relatively normal, but fairly oblivious. His son (Michael Cera) is in love with his cousin, who hates her parents. Her mother is a flake (Portia de Rossi) and her father wants to become an actor…and is probably gay (David Cross). Add in another son, the terrible magician brother Gob (Will Arnett) and his infant-like brother Buster (Tony Hale) and you have non-stop comedy. But that’s not even taking into account the overcritical and self-obsessed mother (Jessica Walter) and the corrupt father (Jeffrey Tambor). Plus tons of great guest stars.

My favorite part of Arrested Development is its loyalty to fans. The mythology. There are constantly little cutaway shots or lines referencing a gimmick from previous episodes. It’s intelligent, hilarious and incredibly well acted. If you’ve never given it a try, now is your time! Visit HULU right now.

(Also, there’s a movie coming out next year. It’ll be a big hit. So get your primer now)

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2 Responses to “Time’s Running Out to Watch a FANTASTIC Comedy”

  1. Blu said

    It would be great if Hulu left the shows up forever.

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