The first five episodes of the TV show Arrested Development have been released on MSN and can be watched directly on the website using a web browser of choice. Note that the website only supports Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player, and no other browser or player you may prefer to use instead. You will get a download prompt if you are using a different web browser or movie player, and there does not seem to be a way around this for now.
Microsoft has also added a forum where fans of Arrested Development can discuss the show and read the announcements when new episodes are released. The following excerpt was taken from Wikipedia "Arrested Development is a character-driven Emmy Award-winning American comedy television series that ran from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006, about a formerly wealthy and habitually dysfunctional family. The series is presented in a fashion reminiscent of documentary film/cinéma vérité, with omniscient narration (by Ron Howard), archival photographs, and historic footage. Although set in Newport Beach and Balboa Island, California, it was primarily filmed in locations around Culver City and Marina del Rey, about an hour drive north."
Update: Arrested Development is now available on Hulu instead. You can watch the latest episodes right on the site, provided that you are living in the United States as access to the free TV and movie site is limited to users from the country. It is theoretically possible to access Hulu from outside the United States with a vpn connection or proxy though.
Hulu is currently hosting 53 Arrested Development episodes on site. Considering that each show runs for about 30 minutes, it is clear that you will spend some time watching the entire show if you find it interesting enough, that is. The show aired for four seasons originally and has recently been reviewed (in 2013).
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