Arrested Development: Season 2

Arrested Development: Season 2

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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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The One Where Michael Leaves

Michael and George Michael leave for Phoenix but go back... More to ensure the family misses them. Lindsay wants to have an open marriage, which causes Tobias to try to join the Blue Man Group under the impression that they are a support group for depressed men. Lucille signs Buster up for the Army after being goaded by a Michael Moore look-alike. Gob becomes president of the Bluth Company.


The One Where They Build a House

Michael is driven crazy by Gob when he impresses the... More board as the new company figurehead due to Michael's legal troubles. Meanwhile, George Sr. is arrested in Mexico for a crime Oscar committed, and Buster witnesses something that utterly shocks him.



Michael is increasingly frustrated over being abandoned by the family,... More and when the staircar is found in Mexico, Michael vows to find his father and give him a piece of his mind. Also, Buster spends time with Lupe's family and thinks he's in Mexico.


Good Grief

Lucille hires a bounty hunter, Ice, to find George Sr.,... More who may be closer than everyone thinks. Gob tries to pull off an elaborate illusion, Maeby tries to set Lindsay up with Ice, and Michael tries to mend George Michael's broken relationship.


Sad Sack

George Sr. fears he's losing Lucille to Oscar. Gob motivates... More Buster for the Army while Lindsay spends more time with Maeby to get closer to Steve Holt and Tobias starts working out.


Afternoon Delight

Gob stages mass firings after being inadvertently roasted at the... More Bluth Company Christmas party. Michael is forced to rebuild the Banana Stand, and Buster plays hooky from the Army at an arcade game.


Switch Hitter

The Bluths rival development company hires Gob, who finds the... More company president a father figure, in preparation for the Bluth-Sitwell softball game; Lindsay hallucinates from taking anti-depressants.


Queen for a Day

Michael sells a portion of his stock in the Bluth... More company to buy a car, and Lucille 2 returns, only to discover that Buster is dating the company secretary Starla.


Burning Love

Michael reunites with his long, lost love Sally Sitwell, but... More faces interference from parents. Meanwhile, the two Lucilles need someone to bid on them at the bachelorette auction with Buster already in a relationship.


Ready, Aim, Marry Me

With the company in dire financial straits and the Bluths... More no longer the primary shareholders, Michael must turn to old family friend "Uncle" Jack Dorso for financial assistance. Uncle Jack, however, wants something in return.


Out on a Limb

Just as Michael's relationship with Sally starts to flourish, Maggie... More Lizer returns nine months pregnant, and Michael immediately assumes he's the father. George Michael attempts to break up with Ann, and Buster learns he's being deployed to Iraq.


Hand to God

Michael tries to find out who's the father of Maggie's... More baby, or if it's just another of her lies; Gob tries to find out whether he was responsible for Buster's accident.


Motherboy XXX

Lucille abducts George Michael for a mother-son dance, Buster adjusts... More to having a hook for a hand and Gob reunites with his estranged wife. Also, Tobias stars as George Sr. in a biopic about the Bluth family, which causes Lindsay to become more attracted to him.


The Immaculate Election

George Michael runs for student body president, which Gob manages... More to ruin. Buster has an affair with Lupe, who is being sought after by Lindsay and Tobias attempts to move out of the model home, then develops a new persona when he regrets his decision.


Sword of Destiny

Gob and Buster team up for some magic tricks with... More the help of Buster's fake hand, but when Tony Wonder, a rival magician, starts to mentor them, somebody gets the finger. Meanwhile, Michael is forced to delegate some work when he's hospitalized and Lindsay teaches George Michael how to drive using the staircar.


Meat the Veals

George Sr. tries to find a way to attend an... More anniversary dinner for Lucille while Michael deliberately offends Ann's devout Christian parents. Tobias goes overboard performing his "Mrs. Featherbottom" persona.


Spring Breakout

Gob confronts the editor of the videos that showcased his... More magic mistakes. Michael tricks Lucille in to rehab, and then attempts to get her out after George Sr. is kidnapped.


The Righteous Brothers

Gob hides George Sr. while the model home's plumbing is... More checked; George Michael helps Ann protest Maeby's new movie; Tobias takes a liking to Kitty after Michael asks him to keep an eye on her.

Arrested Development: Season 2 | Reviews

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

[Jessica] Walter's performance is so seamless, sinister and precise that all she has to do is wink on the season premiere and, for some reason, she's convulsively funny.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Whereas most sitcoms are set in that familiar fake world of couches and canned laughter, Arrested Development looks real and spontaneous.

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New York Post

New York Post

I used to believe they were something, but I have come to realize they are nothing.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mostly, a talented cast and funny, imaginative writing make each episode a pleasure.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

The show just get[s] more defiantly clever and more startlingly, enthrallingly absurd.

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If you're not watching this show, you should be arrested.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The show's second season is dense and audacious in ways that even season one couldn't manage.

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TV bar's for comedy has been raised again.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Even if you're confused when tuning in as a first-timer, it's a lot better than not tuning in at all.

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Arrested Development: Season 2 | Release Details

Arrested Development: Season 2 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Disney+.