Arts and Culture

Arrested Development: Five most wonderfully awkward themes in the first three seasons

While some TV series like The Office, Lost and The Simpsons carried on long after they lost the magic that originally captivated us, Arrested Development remained a razor sharp comedy right up to its 2006 cancellation. So it was no small Internet miracle when the news broke that Netflix would be funding the resurrection of this beloved monument to domestic disintegration. We'll recap the fifteen-episode package of Arrested Development season four (premiering this Sunday on Netflix) in our comedy column, Funny Ha Ha, next Tuesday. In the meantime, we're taking a look back at just a few of the gloriously neurotic themes that recurred throughout the first three seasons. Enjoy!

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Josiah M. Hesse
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