10 Great TV Shows - Arrested Development
THERE IS ALWAYS MONEY IN THE BANANA STAND!
Most American sitcoms revolve around “dysfunctional families.” Most American sitcoms are absolutely horrendous. Arrested Development revolves around the most dysfunctional family ever created and it is the least horrendous American sitcom ever created. Plot that on a chart and graph it! Or something. Either way, the point is that Arrested Development is the pinnacle of American comedy. Nothing before Arrested Development was like it, and nothing will ever be like Arrested Development again.
Few, if any, characters in the show are capable of rational thought or logical actions. Obviously, this accounts for most of the hilarious plot-lines in the show’s run. The Bluths overreact to trivial things and underreact to major things. It’s contrast like this that makes the show so good. I can’t site examples off the top of my head because it’s been years since I have seen the show (something I need to fix soon) but take my word for it.
Arrested Development was short-lived, and many people take personal offense to that. Why was the one time FOX aired a good sitcom so short-lived? Why did Arrested Development get canceled when, in 2012, FOX airs three (three) different animated cartoons created by Seth MacFarlane? There are reasons. There is a rule that comedy works best in threes; Arrested Development had three seasons. It didn’t overstay its welcome. We were so unused to the style of Arrested Development that we never had time to get used to it. And what a blessing that is.