Arrested Development : Complete Season 1 (3 DVD Box set) - £7.99 delivered @ HMV !!

Arrested Development : Complete Season 1 (3 DVD Box set) - £7.99 delivered @ HMV !!

Found 10th Aug 2008Made hot 10th Aug 2008
Deal of the week

Next best is £12.99 @ CD-WOW. Great price / brilliant reviews !!

Arrested Development is the kind of sitcom that gives you hope for television. A mockumentary-style exploration of the beleaguered Bluth family, it's one of those idiosyncratic shows that doesn't rely on a laugh track or a studio audience; it's shot more like a TV drama, albeit with an omniscient narrator (executive producer Ron Howard) overseeing the proceedings. Barely holding the Bluths together is son Michael (Jason Bateman), the only normal guy in a family that's chock full of nuts. Hardworking and sensible, Michael's certain he's going to be given control of his family's Enron-style corporation upon the retirement of his father (Jeffrey Tambor). The fact that he's passed over instead for his mother (Jessica Walter) is only a blip when compared to his father's immediate arrest for dubious accounting practices, and the resulting freeze on the family's previously limitless wealth. Bereft of money, and even less family love, the Bluths have to band together in their moment of need--not easy when everyone's looking out for number 1. In addition to his scabrous parents, Michael has to contend with his lothario older brother (Will Arnett), his basically useless younger brother (Tony Hale), his greedy twin sister (Portia DeRossi), and her sexually ambiguous husband (David Cross). Michael's only comrade in sanity is his son George Michael (Michael Cera), but then again, the teenage boy harbours a secret crush on his cousin (Alia Shawkat). A peerless ensemble led by the brilliant Bateman (who knew he could be this good?), all the actors are pitch-perfect in their roles, delivering the dryly funny, sometimes absurdist dialogue with the speed and flair of classic farce. The unusual tone of Arrested Development takes a bit of getting used to--it's far different from anything you'll see on TV--but once you buy in to the Bluths' innumerable dysfunctions, you'll be laughing your head off for hours.


My OH has demanded that I rate this deal as hot! Cheers for the find, he is ordering it as I type!


Great series, bought it just last week!

Great price I [COLOR="Red"]LOVE[/COLOR] this series greatly under rated! 7% quidco too

Still to this day the funniest TV show I have ever seen. Still randomly watch the episodes now and again when bored - was actually watching the Motherboy XXX episode earlier today! :-D

If you were hot, mother, we would win!

Voted hot, but won't be getting it myself as I have HD versions of the episodes (as well as the DVD too!)

Very funny show. As often is the case, the BBC messed around with the sheduling and it didn't get chance to build a big following. Ended up at 11.30 on Sunday nights on BBC1.

HOT love it!!!!!!!!!

Hot! Got to be one of the best ever US comedies. Shame they cancelled it.

its not one of the best it is the best ever us comedy ever. hot from me

very funny show

Great post OP, voted hot. Haven't seen this show before but I'm hoping everyone who says this is great turns out to have the same taste as me!

Have heard of this, never seen it, you guys have convinced me, ordered.

phew - i'm glad i didn't rush to the £9.99 deal a few days ago


You won't be disappointed, brilliant series. Apparently the film has finally been confirmed too. Huzzah and hurrah!

I too only watched them all this year.

One of the funniest shows ever.

If you find this funny I also recommend:

- Curb Your Enthusiasm.

- It's Always Sunny in Philadephia (discovered this one recently too - watched every ep - it's really good when Danny Devito comes into it).

Good price, ordered and voted hot

but according to your logic (when deleting some of my posts and other people's too (I'm sure)
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Best TV show ever.

Amazing deal for the quality(best American sitcom ever) and the amount of comedy you get - 22 episodes that get better and better and better and THEN lead into series 2 which, standards-wise, is insane quality.

If I didn't have these on HD I think I'd be drooling. One word of caution to the uninitiated who are seeing these comments and want to buy - it takes an episode or two to get into it properly - because it is character driven it takes that long to get hooked - but once you are, you are. So don't watch the first episode and write it off.


£7.19 delivered if you have an HMV Student Card (free) -- hot!

The funniest sitcom ever....

Seriously :thumbsup:

i just blue myself

Amazing series, the prices for series 2 & 3 aren't bad either

I just bought it, hope it's good!

This was also £7.99 at HMV a few months ago and I snapped it up. The other 2 seasons were then reduced to £9.99 each so I got them too. Voted hot and I hope it stays at £7.99 this time. Everyone should have these!

fantastic show - didnt realise these were in hidef though - was that an american release?

i have these already on R1 otherwise id get this - i did ok though, amazon US had all 3 seasons for £16 delivered about a year ago.


The Hi-def will be a torrent release. Runs the Simpsons close as the best American comedy of all-time

if this is true - I think I just blew myself
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