Dads : Season 1

  • Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2013
Metascore
15

Overwhelming dislike - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 28
  2. Negative: 26 out of 28

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Sep 17, 2013
    40
    While there’s the potential for a nice, relatable human situation here, almost all the dialogue feels like setups for punch lines. Too often this leaves the actors, even skilled veterans Riegert and Mull, stranded.
  2. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Sep 16, 2013
    58
    Yes, offensive, but the second episode loses that element, which suggests Fox got the message. Not surprisingly, it's the better of the two.
User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 29
  2. Negative: 10 out of 29
  1. Sep 20, 2013
    1
    The actors are good, the writing is terrible. The jokes are lame, the laugh track is lame, the premise is lame. The characters are void of anyThe actors are good, the writing is terrible. The jokes are lame, the laugh track is lame, the premise is lame. The characters are void of any personality. This show should be studied and examined thoroughly for any aspiring writer as an example of what not to do. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2013
    9
    I thought it was funny. There was very good chemistry between the actors. There may not be a lot of places the show can go but it was muchI thought it was funny. There was very good chemistry between the actors. There may not be a lot of places the show can go but it was much funnier than the media is saying. Full Review »
  3. Sep 19, 2013
    7
    I wound up watching this in passing, mostly because of Seth Green and Martin Mull. The reality is that the trailers really do hit it on theI wound up watching this in passing, mostly because of Seth Green and Martin Mull. The reality is that the trailers really do hit it on the head that most sitcoms don't make it past episode one. My hope is that Green's ability to write comedy and put really good funny into real life situations (racist parents who don't believe they're really THAT racist, kids who more or less have to deal with their own parents' bad decisions and awkwardness, and combine it with a razor-thin edge of a software startup environment) will come out in future episodes.

    That said, for twenty-two minutes of plot exposition, Dads managed to eke out a "yeah, okay" spot on the DVR for me.

    Keeping in mind that most anything with a laugh track or some kind of documentary-style "The Office" show tends to annoy the hell out of me, I'm not rolling too high on the hopes, but I'm definitely thinking if you have no ability to be patient enough for a single episode, you probably just hope Green goes back to doing show after show after show of "Robot Chicken" and fart jokes.
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