Arrested Development

‘Frozen’s’ Accidental Homage to ‘Arrested Development’

Here’s a tale of two story lines we wouldn’t expect to overlap: Frozen and Arrested Development. For those who have seen both,… Read More

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10 Deceitful TV Title Sequences

Across the interminability of their runs, TV shows are known to digress and regress into diverse forms of badness, but their credit sequences, for better or for worse, remain relatively unchanged. This means that for every five-season show, we’re watching the same “I just figured out iMovie!” stream-of-consciousness splice-fests hundreds of times. Because of this repetition, certain images stick with us — often more than other moments from the shows they belong to (whenever I see a hearse, for example, the gassy reverie of Thomas Newman’s Six Feet Under theme song plays in my head and I envision a lone tree on a hill). The morphing nature of TV shows set against the invariability of their opening credits often exposes a fissure between the tone of the credits and the tone of the show. Sometimes the credits just don’t get it right from the start. This can work to the advantage of bad shows, the disadvantage of good shows, or, you know, just be sort of confusing. … Read More

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Here’s the Track List for the ‘Arrested Development’ Album Releasing in November

“Because of fan demand, a majority of the album is weighted toward the songs. Most of the songs composed… Read More

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What to Read While You’re Missing Your Favorite TV Shows

It’s August, and there’s still nothing on TV. So what to do with all that free time in the evenings? Pick up a book, of course. And if you’re at a loss, your obliging Flavorwire editors have got you covered. After all, books are kind of like television, except better for you (sometimes). After the jump, a guide to what to read based on your all-time favorite TV shows (both current and past) — because fans of The Sopranos don’t necessarily want to read the same book as fans of Buffy. Check out our suggestions after the jump, and add your own in the comments. … Read More

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Why ‘Arrested Development’ Doesn’t Deserve Another Season

Confession: it took me over a month to finish Arrested Development’s fourth season. I logged into Netflix this May with the eager anticipation shared by millions of other would-be binge watchers, bulldozing through the first three episodes in a matter of hours. But the day after that, I watched only one episode; the day after that, none at all. And though I eventually followed the complicated, confusing, only occasionally funny story to its conclusion, my reaction to Netflix’s professed interest in a fifth season was instant: Are they crazy? … Read More

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