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5.0 out of 5 stars Best TV show ever, December 4, 2006
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This review is from: Arrested Development: The Complete Series (Seasons 1-3 Bundle) (DVD)
I'm not usually one for superlatives or hyperbole, but this truly is the best TV show I know of. It's clever, it's hilarious, it's self-referential, it's perfectly written and flawlessly acted, it dragged me along from episode to episode like some kind of addict. And when it was over -- I mean, really really over -- I felt a bittersweet mixture of the loss of future possible episodes and a total satisfaction in having been well and thoroughly entertained.

As for the DVD set, in my mind, the only reason to own a TV series on DVD is if I feel I'll watch the shows again and again. And with these, there is no question in my mind. There's more to them than you can usually get in one viewing, and they just get better each time. The only concern for me is whether I should buy an extra set in case my primary set gets damaged. It's THAT good.
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: May 31, 2007 10:51:47 AM PDT
The individual seasons are marked as Closed Captioned, but Complete Seasons 1-3 are not so marked.
Can you please tell me if they are also Closed Captioned?

In reply to an earlier post on May 6, 2009 10:47:21 AM PDT
M. M. says:
Hi John -- Yep, this set is closed-captioned; it's just a shrink-wrapped set of the individual stand-alone seasons. My husband and I frequently watch AD with the captions on so that we don't miss any of the quick, brilliant dialogue. :)

Posted on Jan 31, 2010 2:50:21 PM PST
LynnC says:
I was so happy to hear you were thinking of buying a back up set because that is just what I was thinking but too embarressed to admit it. I mean, damage to the primary set IS a real fear.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2011 1:56:41 PM PDT
Get the Video on Demand version as your backup.
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