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Old 12-27-2006, 11:59 PM   #1
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I watched every episode of Arrested Development this week

I got the complete series from Amazon for 54 dollars.

I can't believe this show was cancelled. Seriously.

It's was/so damn good.
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Old 12-28-2006, 12:26 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club

Complete shame it was cancelled. It almost made me cry to watch the finale.
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There's no reason why this show should die.

I hope they do a movie or something. Look what happened to Firefly.

It will be my favorite show of all-time for a long time.
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:06 AM   #4
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$54? I might be able to afford this. I love the show so much! Unfortunately, I had a job where I worked nights the day it was on, when it was on.

So, I am one who didn't help save the show...
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I worship this show, but, it ended because it had poor ratings for 3 straight years.

Trust me, if it were not so good, it would not have even made it to a 2nd season, but, despite the ratings FOX was showing faith in it, believe it or not. It's easy to criticize studios, but, in this case, Fox really did try to do the right thing.

But, after 3 seasons, it was just impossible to keep it on the air....sadly.

Easily one of my 5 favorite shows of all time...it just never caught on with the general public.

Your damn fault, Phil. Thanks. (Grossman sucks)
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It didn't help much that FOX promoted the show horribly and stuck it in many bad timeslots.

And the fact that Nielsen ratings are outdated and don't factor in TiVo yet.

No, I'm not bitter.
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The ratings difference with Tivo would have been negligible, especially its first season or two. DVRs and Tivos are just now becoming more common outside of major media markets. Also, it's a poor argument to mention Tivo because every single show is rated without the benefit of Tivo homes, so, it's an even playing field. If you told me that NBC and CBS were able to factor Tivo into their ratings but ABC and Fox could not, ok, that makes sense, but, if Desperate Housewives garners a 12.0 rating and AD is doing a 1.5, well, that's not about Tivo.

And, Fox promoted the crap out of the show for the first season, they were really jazzed about the show and gave it as much love as anything else of theirs. It was cross promoted heavily as well. Also, the scheduling was consistent for the first season.

Sometimes, good shows are just not appreciated by John Q Public, and it's just too simple to blame marketing or scheduling.

Look at Yes, Dear or According to Jim. These shows, to me, are painful. But, they rate, and it's not because of the marketing.

Believe me, I'd LOVE to see AD still on the air, but, I get why it's not.

I'm just glad it lasted as long as it did and that the DVDs are so damned good.
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It will be my favorite show of all-time for a long time.
Same here


Another great thing about AD is that when you go back to watch an episode there are usually small things you missed the first time around - whether it's a subtle joke, an obscure set prop, or a reference to a previous episode(s).

Such a brilliant series
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Another great thing about AD is that when you go back to watch an episode there are usually small things you missed the first time around - whether it's a subtle joke, an obscure set prop, or a reference to a previous episode(s).

Such a brilliant series
That's the best part, agreed...unlike just about any other show you can name, this actually has things you might have missed the first time around. Brilliant is the word.
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...I was told there would be grilled cheese sandwiches here.
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It seriously is my favourite show of all time. It's just brilliant!

And i understand WHY it was cancelled, I just don't agree with it, and when looking at other shows that stayed around for tooooo long compared to this awesome show it pisses me off.
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It seriously is my favourite show of all time. It's just brilliant!

And i understand WHY it was cancelled, I just don't agree with it, and when looking at other shows that stayed around for tooooo long compared to this awesome show it pisses me off.
If only the American viewing public at large shared this thread's tastes, it'd still be going strong.

But, they don't, so, you get Desperate Housewives and Yes, Dear and the Charline Sheen yuck-fest and a baby or whatever the fuck it's called, etc.
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Atleast shows like The Office, 30 Rock, Scrubs, and Earl can still stay on the air on network television.

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I wish the last season had at least 18 or 22 episodes... but it was cut back to 13 episodes. It just felt like everything was so rushed towards the end.
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There were a few jarring episodes towards the end of the 2nd season too.
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