“Watch your favorite TV show or a movie and write down what you observe about the roles of men and women. Use the specifics of the characters and story.”
-Kim Addonizio, “Ordinary Genius”
I can’t say Arrested Development was/is my favorite TV show. I was on an Arrested Development kick when I wrote this but I think I stopped watching shortly after. I didn’t even make it through season one.
Mom – big spender, bossy
Buster – stupid, clueless, needs Mom
Gob – bum, womanizer – charm
Michael – stalks girl he likes – brains
Lindsey – thinks all she has is looks
Mom plans her own surprise party but the Bluthe family didn’t show
Buster is hiding from Lucille 2. He gets up the nerve to “break up” with her but ends up kissing her.
Mom can’t drive – gets in a wreck
Michael holds the family together
expect to be served
want to be noticed
try to stand up for themselves