Rules of Engagement : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 5, 2007
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 115 Ratings

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  • Summary: This sitcom about relationships centers on a married couple, an engaged couple, and a single man. It's even less engaging than it sounds.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 27
  2. Negative: 19 out of 27
  1. It may be seen as a kinder, gentler, funnier cousin to Fox's bitter " 'Til Death."
  2. Pity Patrick Warburton whose dour delivery is the brightest spot in this half hour. He clearly feels trapped, but not by his marriage.
  3. 40
    At no point will you feel like scratching your own eyes out rather than sitting through an episode. So there’s that.
  4. 25
    A ho-hum traditional sitcom filled with formula banter and cliched cuteness.
  5. 20
    Let's hope Rules is just a misguided piece of fluff that disappears after a dozen episodes - and not a bellwether series trying to tell us something about how our lives have changed for the worse.
  6. Besides making every aspect of dating and mating look depressing, it's hard to come up with a reason to spend time with any of these characters.
  7. 0
    Everyone involved in creating this show should be forced to immediately seek other forms of employment. This business is not - repeat, not - for you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 63
  2. Negative: 7 out of 63
  1. Oct 26, 2011
    10
    Thank goodness for Metacritic, I love this show, patrick warburton, david spade are hilarious, the critics don't like it because it is not aThank goodness for Metacritic, I love this show, patrick warburton, david spade are hilarious, the critics don't like it because it is not a politically correct sitcom, the males are like grown college men, Spade routinely uses women for nothing more that sex, there is no central character that is gay, many of the jokes are smack downs, insults about girly men, women, etc. I LOVE IT! Obviously the fans have it right, I hope this show rockets up the charts in its 5th season because my old favorite "Two and a half men" stinks without crazy Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kutcher is a wuss! Expand
  2. DawnM.
    Nov 23, 2007
    10
    I love this show. I'm married and know about all the three lifestyles portrayed on this show. It's hilarious because every episode I love this show. I'm married and know about all the three lifestyles portrayed on this show. It's hilarious because every episode is so true in real life. Expand
  3. GailS.
    Nov 4, 2008
    10
    This was the best half hour on tv. Please get it back on the air and get rid of the poor replacement shows.
  4. Matt
    Feb 14, 2007
    9
    After reading the negative reviews you'd think people deserved jail time over this show. I was pleasantly surprised and the cast has After reading the negative reviews you'd think people deserved jail time over this show. I was pleasantly surprised and the cast has great chemistry. A good fit after Two and a Half Men. Expand
  5. EE
    Apr 30, 2007
    9
    I think David Spade and Patrick Warburton are great in this show. I haven't seen an episode that wasn't funny.
  6. Blake
    Apr 9, 2007
    8
    Not the best show of the year. But it was very funny. It was dark enough to add some character not seen in many comedies this year. I'd Not the best show of the year. But it was very funny. It was dark enough to add some character not seen in many comedies this year. I'd not place it in that top teir (The office, How I met your mother) of sitcoms, but definitely in the second teir with (Earl, The Class and New adventures of Old Christine) Expand
  7. ajjay
    Feb 4, 2007
    0
    Is David Spade the most annoying human being alive?

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