If you had come by Beemsville HQ this weekend, you would have heard persistent chuckles, snickers, and belly laughs floating up from the basement. The basement, to which yours truly often retires to watch sports, less kid-friendly programming during kid hours, and to hit the PS3. So sometimes you might hear shouts of frustration and occasional cursing (Illini football, losing at FIFA Soccer to some kid in France, etc.)
This weekend: laughter. Why?
Easy. IFC was running an Arrested Development marathon. The first three seasons, back-to-back-to-back. Surely you remember Arrested Development, yes? Ron Howard-produced (and narrated), Michael Hurwitz-created, starring Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia De Rossie, Michael Cera, and others… (Hit the wiki.) Maybe you don’t recall, because it never received much in the way of ratings, which is why we only saw three seasons.