So a few weeks back I got the first season of "Arrested Development" on DVD, a show that I did not watch while it was on but that friends and c-workers all told me I would love. I watched the first seasons and damn if they were right. It is possibly one of the best shows of all time. I couldn't wait for NetFlix to deliver the following seasons to me so I went and watched them on Hulu (an absolutely wonderful sight for those of you who haven't discovered it yet or didn't see Alec Baldwin pimping it during the Emmy's).
I can't believe this show was cancelled after only three seasons. And I can't help but feel like I am to blame for it. Not others like me who should have been watching the show to keep is alive, but me personally. I could have been the savior of "Arrested Development" and I blew it.
So Ron Howard, as executive producer and un-credited voice-over of the show, I am so sorry for not watching while it aired on Fox and waiting until it came to a DVD subscription service and a free website until I watched it. It is brilliant and funny and I think I want to kidnap Jason Bateman and keep him in my basement (note: my condo doesn't have a basement, make that linen closet).
But I am happy to hear that a movie might be in the works and I promise, as an AD convert I will go see it opening weekend with my "MR F" t-shirt on while eating a frozen banana (not the second thing because I don't actually eat bananas).
I wonder what other TV shows are out there that I might be able to single handily save by tuning in?
~ The Office Scribe
P.S. - Since this is a blog about work I feel like I should tie this post into work somehow, so let me add an additional apology to my co-worker who I was passing the DVD's off to and then didn't order the second and third season because I watched them on Hulu which means he didn't get to see the other two seasons of comedic genius. I guess I will have to track those down in order to keep a happy work environment...