Jason Bateman

‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 11: “A New Attitude”

Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 11: “A New Attitude,” in which we discover exactly what’s happening with G.O.B.’s love life. … Read More

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 10: “Queen B.”

Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 10: “Queen B,” which gives us (at long last) thirty-plus minutes of raw, uncut Lucille Bluth. … Read More

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 9: “Smashed”

Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 9: “Smashed,” which finds Tobias trying (and failing) to put on a show. … Read More

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 8: “Red Hairing”

Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 8: “Red Hairing,” which explains how Lindsay ended up with that red hair, and other matters. … Read More

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 7: “Colony Collapse”

Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 7: “Colony Collapse,” which gives us our first close look at G.O.B.’s decline. … Read More

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 6: “Double Crossers”

Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 6: “Double Crossers,” which continues the George Sr. story that began in “Borderline Personalities.” … Read More

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 4: “The B. Team”

Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 4: “The B. Team,” which finds Michael entering the lucrative business of moving-picture production. … Read More

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‘Arrested Development’ Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 1: “Flight of the Phoenix”

Now the story of a great television show that got cancelled and the diehard viewers who had no choice but to keep yelling and screaming until Netflix brought it back for another season, seven years later. It’s the Arrested Development Season Four Recap-A-Thon, Episode 1: “Flight of the Phoenix,” which catches us up with a Michael who is, it seems, at the end of his rope. … Read More

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Why Michael Is the Best ‘Arrested Development’ Character

Arrested Development fans are busy counting down the hours until Season 4 premieres this Sunday at midnight on Netflix, and here at Flavorwire, we’re no different. So, we’re passing the time by declaring this Arrested Development Week, all leading up to a Recap-a-thon on Sunday, when our own Jason Bailey will review the whole season, episode by episode. This piece is the part of a series of contributors’ essays in support of their favorite Bluth. Click here to follow our coverage.

It’s not easy to be the lone voice of sanity amongst a gaggle of crazy people. In many ways, the role of Michael Bluth, the steady and reliable anchor of the madcap Bluth family, is the most thankless of Arrested Development; it’s the straight man, and nobody likes to play the straight man. But thanks to the show’s smart writing and Jason Bateman’s sly playing, the character of Michael is quite the opposite: he is, in fact, the best and most important character on the show. … Read More

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Flavorwire Exclusive: The Ultimate Ann Veal “Her?” Supercut

Arrested Development fans are busy counting down the hours until Season 4 premieres this Sunday at midnight on Netflix, and here at Flavorwire, we’re no different. So, we’re passing the time by declaring this Arrested Development Week, all leading up to a Recap-a-thon on Sunday, when our own Jason Bailey will review the whole season, episode by episode. Click here to follow our coverage.

In Arrested Development‘s Season 1 finale, “Let ‘Em Eat Cake,” a flat-voiced young woman approaches George Michael Bluth at the banana stand. This was the first appearance of Ann Veal, played in that episode by Alessandra Torresani and through the rest of the run by Mae Whitman (series creator Mitch Hurwitz said he’d toyed with the idea of having a different actress play Ann in each episode, to emphasize how unmemorable she was). She would become George Michael’s greatest love, and Michael’s greatest enemy — when he could remember her. And with that, we present a brief but thorough look at the history of Ann and the Bluths — all the “Who?”s, all the “Her?”s, all the “Egg”s, and all the insults. … Read More

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