Arrested Development

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Unknown Nov 02, 2003 on Netflix

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  • This episode was a great way to open the series. It gives a deep background on every character and keeps it funny at the same time.

    Besides all the introductions to the characters, this seemed like a normal episode. If you compared this episode to the most recent one, (Episode 2-18 Righteous Brothers) It wouldn't seem that different. What's most clever about this pilot is that they use it to carry on storylines down the road. Like with George Sr's experiences in prison, George Michael's forbidden attraction to his cousin Maeby, Tobias' dream to be an actor, Lindsay's passion for being an activist, and GOB's career in magic. But all in all I think this is one of the greatest series pilots I have ever seen.