Here's a pretty good description: http://the-op.com/about/theshow.php
AD is easily the funniest show on TV. There's a big fan community believing this who gets upset every November because the ratings are always bad. Myself included.
It's shot with one or two handheld cameras, and it's in documentary format some times more than others. There's no laugh track, the writers put a bunch of jokes in one after the other. This gave it a reputation of being a "smart" show, but really it just means that you'll get something out of watching an episode 2 or 3 times. They heavily reference the previous episodes, which is why they'll never get any new viewers.
It's really not the same show unless you started out from the beginning. Bad for rating, but so so good for fans. Anyway, I highly recommend. Download or buy season 1, and let me know what you think.
Proving once again that Fox doesn't know what to do with a quality TV show
It's a general rule - If it's on Fox, and I like it, it's going to get cancelled, usually before it even finishes its first season.
I wish John Doe hadn't been cancelled. :(
Did they ever wrap up anything in John Doe? I actually forgot about that show once they took Firefly off the air.
No, they didn't air the last few episodes of the season. Just when things started getting good and they started getting into JD's secrets, they cancelled it.
I actually liked JD more than Firefly.
The same actor that played JD keeps popping up on Fox shows. He was on House M.D. once, and now plays one of the main characters on Prison Break. (Which is one of the rare Fox shows that I like and is actually *doing well*)
I'm annoyed but not surprised. The show was just too damn good. Even seeing it on Fox was strange. Like Firefly it just can't fit into their scheduled lineup.. By that I mean its quality.
2005-11-12 09:35 pm (UTC)
i'm just trying to figure out why you have that icon...
Heh, good question. It's the only one I have that's related to Arrested Development. From the end of season 2. Never has a show so desperately gotten me to cheer for incest!