By KAREN JIN
If you haven’t watched Arrested Development, you’ve made a huge mistake. The critically acclaimed series was cancelled after its third season in 2006 but is making a glorious return on May 26. Fifteen new episodes will debut on Netflix on that day, and in the meantime the first three seasons are available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure. Hit the jump to find out why it’s worth your time to get stoked for its imminent return.
Arrested Development follows the dysfunctional Bluth family: there’s the level-headed Michael (Jason Bateman) and his son George Michael (Michael Cera), frozen banana salesman/child. Michael’s siblings are his superficial and materialistic twin Lindsay (Portia de Rossi), Gob (Will Arnett), a failed magician, and Buster (Tony Hale), the socially inept man-child with an Oedipus complex (Buster’s my favorite!). Their parents are George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), founder and former CEO of the Bluth Company, and Lucille (Jessica Walter), an alcoholic, domineering mother who claims to love all her children equally. Rounding out this eccentric bunch are Tobias Fünke (David Cross), Lindsay’s husband and the first licensed analrapist (analyst-therapist), and Tobias and Lindsay’s troublemaker daughter Maeby (Alia Shawkat), who cons her way into a movie exec job.
Last week, Netflix released nine teaser posters, one for each main character. As the anticipation for and speculation about season 4 are building up, definitely check out the show if you haven’t before, and if you’re a longtime fan, there’s no better time to revisit your favorite episodes!