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Dads: Season 1 (2013-2014)



Critic Consensus: A near-total disaster, Dads makes the fatal mistake of believing its racist gags can lend an edge to its aggressively predictable writing and unlikable characters.


Air date: Sep 17, 2013
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Season Info

Best friends Eli Sachs (Seth Green) and Warner Whittemore (Giovanni Ribisi) are two successful video-game developers who simultaneously make the decision to take in their hard-to-live-with fathers in the first season of this sitcom. Single Eli is slow to warm to having his sarcastic and often offensive dad David (Peter Riegert) eating his food, watching his TV, fighting with his maid Edna (Tonita Castro) and ragging on his prized collection of pop culture memorabilia and comic books. Meanwhile, … More

Network: FOX
Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2013
Created By: ,
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Martin Mull
Martin Mull
as Crawford
Brenda Song
Brenda Song
as Veronica
Vanessa Lachey
Vanessa Lachey
as Camila, Camilla
Lauren Weedman
Lauren Weedman
as HR Executive
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Critic Reviews for Dads: Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (20)

Instead of feeling provocative (like maybe Girls or Louie) this network-TV version has taken MacFarlane's deeply edgy humor and combined it with a laugh track (say whaa?), making it feel like an awkward 90's sitcom.

Full Review… | October 11, 2013

Bigotry by helpless losers looks like the sad, impotent venting it is.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Top Critic

Dads is a whiny, mean-spirited sitcom about two grown men who spend most of their time blaming their fathers for everything wrong in their lives.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Time Out Chicago

Why does Dads feel like it was dreamed up during one long, hateful weekend at someone's Orange County beach house, scribbled down on the back of a Hooters receipt, and then messengered over to the network on the back of a Red Bull truck?

Full Review… | September 23, 2013
Top Critic

To have both-and thus 100 percent of- the dads on the show be incredibly racist in such overt ways misrepresents Baby Boomers, and also does not differentiate the characters enough.

Full Review… | September 19, 2013
Paste Magazine

It crawls along like the comedy equivalent of a sick animal looking for a place to die, and Fox certainly should put it out of its misery.

Full Review… | September 18, 2013
Cleveland Plain Dealer

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