Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003

Arrested Development

...or do they? The year's best American sitcom — about the idle rich Bluth family, fallen on hard times — was wackier and more broadly satiric than The Office. But it too had a flawless cast of character actors (with standouts Jeffrey Tambor and David Cross), a nicely executed "reality" look and layered scripts that reward close attention. Amount of the Bluths' losses? Millions. Laughing at their eccentric foibles? Priceless. (FOX)