While folding laundry or eating a meal or just when I need a mental break, I sometimes like to pop in DVDs of TV comedies. My fondness for Scrubs has been well-documented on this bog, but after working through the DVDs of the first six seasons three times, it was time to move on. I watched the first three seasons of “The Office” (the American version) and there was a need to choose a new comedy to watch. I was torn between NewsRadio (where the name of this blog comes from) and Arrested Development. Forcing myself to make a decision, I chose Arrested Development. I’m so glad I did. It’s been a few years since I watched the DVDs, basically since the disappointing third season was released, and I had forgotten how amazing the show was. What’s interesting is how many things I’m picking up on that I hadn’t noticed before, how deep the show’s humor goes. There’s always something going on in the background, even when the main action is front and center.
There’s a movie in development, and I can’t wait to see it. Hopefully, it will actually get made since the latest rumors are that one cast member is holding out. It would be interesting to see what direction the movie takes. Never before has a show gotten so much comedy and humor out of incest, repressed homosexuality and general dysfunctionality. It’s a true classic.
But you don’t have to take my word for how great it is; episodes are available free online. Check it out, you’ll be glad you did.