One of my favorite Guardian columnists writes about Arrested Development. This is one of my favorite sitcoms (again, I am not able to pick a favorite, because a few would vie for the title...fortunately).
There are two kinds of people on this planet: people that like Arrested Development and people that do not know this sitcom (there might be a third variety, but they are irrelevant).
Warning: if you belong to the latter group, I suggest that you only watch this from the beginning. It is necessary to understand the characters and the storyline to prevent a sense of feeling stupid (you, not the show).
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.