Arrested Development: Season 1

Arrested Development: Season 1

Arrested Development: Season 1

Cult-classic comedy series starring Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, David Cross, Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor as a wealthy family trying to stay together after they lose their riches.

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EPISODE 1.1
19 March 2021

Pilot

Meet the Bluths. In the pilot, Michael decides to take a job in Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the family realizes... MORE they need Michael.

EPISODE 1.2
19 March 2021

Top Banana

Michael puts George Michael in charge of the Bluth Bannana Stand, and his son subsequently burns down the stand. Elsewhere, Tobias auditions for a commercial, and Lindsay inadvertantly gets the part.

EPISODE 1.3
19 March 2021

Bringing Up Buster

Michael spends quality time with Buster. George Michael auditions for a school play to get closer to Maeby. Gob breaks up with his girlfriend and has nowhere to go.

EPISODE 1.4
19 March 2021

Key Decisions

Gob decides to lock himself in his father's prison for 24 hours to get back in with the alliance, and to spend quality time with his father. Michael takes Gob's girlfriend to an awards show,... MORE and Buster inadvertently flirts with his mother's rival.

EPISODE 1.5
19 March 2021

Charity Drive

Michael and Lindsay try to prove their charitable sides to each other. Gob demands George Michael's respect, and Buster continues avoiding Lucille 2.

EPISODE 1.6
19 March 2021

Visiting Ours

Michael sets up an "intimate conjugal visit" for his parents, while it is revealed that George Sr. had an affair with Kitty, his secretary who recently slept with Gob. Tobias and Lindsay see a marriage... MORE counselor.

EPISODE 1.7
19 March 2021

In God We Trust

Michael attempts to fire the family's incompetent, but likeable attorney. George Michael impresses Maeby with a muscle suit for a "Living Classics" pagent. Tobias has a psychological affliction where he is unable to take off... MORE his clothes.

EPISODE 1.8
19 March 2021

My Mother, the Car

Michael loses his short-term memory, which Lucille uses to her advantage. Gob attempts to use the family yacht before Michael sells it. George Michael and Maeby attempt to see an R-rated movie about cousins having... MORE an affair. Buster and Lucille 2 take "the next step".

EPISODE 1.9
19 March 2021

Storming the Castle

Michael cannot go through with his plan to break up Gob and Marta. A thug magician wants to take Gob's "legs". Maeby wears all leather to get back at her mother, and Lucille decides to... MORE confront Buster's relationship with Lucille 2.

EPISODE 1.10
19 March 2021

Pier Pressure

Buster realizes that medical marijuana will help cure Lucille 2's vertigo, and pays George Michael to get it for him from Gob. Lindsay sends Maeby to spend a day with Lucille to punish her for... MORE bad grades. Michael thinks George Michael is on drugs and attempts to teach him a lesson.

EPISODE 1.11
19 March 2021

Public Relations

When George Michael is a rejected by a private school due to the family's reputation, Michael hires a publicist from his gym who he's been flirting with to change the public perspective of the Bluths.... MORE Meanwhile, Tobias is sent to Boston to reclaim his medical license.

EPISODE 1.12
19 March 2021

Marta Complex

When Lucille throws an anniversary party for Tobias and Lindsay on Valentine's Day, Michael gives an impassioned speech about love. This makes Marta realize she has feelings for him and Lindsay realize she wants a... MORE divorce. Meanwhile, Buster decides to move out of the penthouse and Lucille revels in living alone for the first time.

EPISODE 1.13
19 March 2021

Beef Consommé

After learning that Marta has feelings for him, Michael goes to her and they decide to get permission from Gob before taking things to the next level. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Tobias finally get to the... MORE heart of his "never-nude" problem and George Sr. faces his first hearing.

EPISODE 1.14
19 March 2021

Shock and Aww

Michael falls for his George Michael's ethics teacher, whom his son also has a crush on. Meanwhile, Lucille adopts a 14-year old Korean boy, and George Sr.'s "Caged Wisdom" tapes have given him a new... MORE admirer.

EPISODE 1.15
19 March 2021

Staff Infection

When Michael discovers his family has been receiving paychecks without working, he forces them all to get jobs within the company. Lindsay questions his management skills, and Tobias checks himself in at George Sr.'s prison... MORE to research a film role.

EPISODE 1.16
19 March 2021

Altar Egos

Michael attempts to have a one-night stand with an attorney whom he doesn't know is not only blind, but the prosecutor who is trying to put his father in jail. Also, Gob gets married on... MORE a dare, Maeby pretends to be a girl with a made up disease, and George Sr.'s admirer turns out to be an undercover SEC agent who has truly fallen for him.

EPISODE 1.17
19 March 2021

Justice Is Blind

Gob steals a file on the government's case against the Bluth Company that Maggie had given to Michael. Tobias is sent to Maggie's house to get evidence, George Michael tries to prove Maeby's fraud, and... MORE Lindsay fights to remove the Ten Commandments from the courthouse lawn.

EPISODE 1.18
19 March 2021

Missing Kitty

Gob attempts to make good on his promise to make the family yacht disappear. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Maeby try to track down Lindsay's grandmother, Tobias seeks George Sr.'s respect, and Michael attempts to fire Kitty,... MORE who claims to have information that could bring down the company.

EPISODE 1.19
19 March 2021

Best Man for the Gob

George Sr. uses Gob's bachelor party as an opportunity to set up his accountant in a compromising position so that he can blackmail him. Meanwhile, Michael tries to prove he's a fun guy, and... MORE the Funkes reunite their family folk-music band.

EPISODE 1.20
19 March 2021

Whistler's Mother

Michael deals with numerous requests for some unfrozen money, and chastises Lucille for being too coddling with Buster. Lindsay decides to protest the war to boost her self esteem while Tobias and Gob decide to... MORE start a coffee company.

EPISODE 1.21
19 March 2021

Not Without My Daughter

Michael takes Maeby to work with him on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. After being slighted by Michael, Tobias, George-Michael and Gob all go to the mall to prove that they are just manly.... MORE Oscar takes Lucille and Buster to Annyong's soccer game.

EPISODE 1.22
19 March 2021

Let 'Em Eat Cake

In the first season finale, George Sr. has a heart attack, and Maeby is jealous when George Michael likes another girl. Meanwhile, Lindsay decides to leave Tobias until a book he wrote a long time... MORE ago becomes a gay bestseller, and Buster and Annyong compete over women.

Arrested Development: Season 1 / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The family relationships were clear and consistent, with just enough real emotion to keep all the zaniness grounded.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Smart, unruly, and very fast...

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IGN

IGN

One of the rare shows deserving of the praise.

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USA Today

USA Today

Heaven-sent for anyone who has longed for something, anything, a little outside the comedy norm.

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New York Post

New York Post

David Cross is hilarious, and [Alia] Shawkat is a real find.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Based on the opener, it's a voyage well worth taking - and, for Bateman, it's an easy personal best.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Mitch Hurwitz's celebrated dysfunctional meta-sitcom left no witty wordplay unexploited or linguistic acrobatic unperformed.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Not laugh-out-loud funny but it's definitely fun.

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