Its only November 1, and its already time to start your holiday shopping. My first gift this year is Arrested Development: The Complete Series (Seasons 1-3 Bundle). Its 8 discs of comedy goodness, normally $90, at Amazon one day sale for $29.
The show is very clever, self-referential hilarity. The writing is outstanding, and the cast is perfect. (Over 1000 reviews on Amazon, and it still has a 5 star rating). AR was the winner of Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy its first year out for its whacky, mockumentary-style idiosyncracies. The show eventually won 5 Emmys on its way to early cancellation.
There must be something freeing about accepting cancellation was imminent. Hey, we are gonna get cancelled anyway, so fuck it — lets just write the funniest show we want to and not have pander to eejit TV executives or focus groups or sponsors or any of that other bullshit. No Laugh track,
The show is expected to be revived for just one season, setting up an Arrested Development movie. If you have never seen an episode of Arrested Development, prepare yourself for a brilliantly written satire.