Sure, its plot is beyond far-fetched (I do not think agents in the field halt their operations to take calls from their clueless fiancés), but the various prison breaks and assorted capers are sharply edited together and clever. Alongside that, the comedy works, too, largely due to the terrific supporting cast.
There's nothing offensively terrible about FUBAR; it just needed its story to be much more focused than what it ended up being. However, even at its weakest moments, it has heart, and Schwarzenegger and Barbaro make for a great leading duo.
DYNAMITE must-see series. The big guy never disappoints! Don't know what show the other reviewers were watching, but watch it for yourself. It's fun escapades for rollicking entertainment, not the depressing long-drawn-out dribble most series are nowadays. Can't wait for the next season!
By its third episode, FUBAR is already skipping like a horribly scratched record, having its two leads rehash their bedrock gripes to brain-numbingly unrewarding ends. .... There’s plenty of action in FUBAR, but it’s of an amateurish sort, and lowlighted by the show’s directors shooting and cutting around the fact that the 75-year-old Schwarzenegger doesn’t move like he used to—or, for that matter, much at all. .... Without Schwarzenegger’s participation, FUBAR wouldn’t exist.
Overall a pretty decent time-passer. Some jokes were a little corny, and I found Fortune Feimster's character crass. I am as big on grotesque sexual jokes as the next man, but only if they are funny. Feel like there is a little too much "real men do tough work" shtick as well. Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed.
Turkish prison guard being an Arab, prisoners being tortured regularly and implying any prisoner escaping would be killed etc. shows the West is still stuck in the times of Oriental Express... Turks are not Arabs and death penalty was abolished in 80's, though torture is a problem it's very rare. This narrative is either intentional or super ignorent. You can do better.
You will enjoy the show if you keep expectations low though. It's funny, fast paced, action filled.
Series name checks out, the irony is not lost on us. Nuff said. The one who did the best job is Arnie's agent who probably got this fading star a huge paycheck to ride into the sunset with, not looking back at the mess he left.