Family Tools: Season 1 (2013)
Critic Consensus: An impressive cast can't save Family Tools from its fate as an uninspired sitcom with broad jokes and little personality of its own.
In this enjoyable sitcom, which was based on the British-TV comedy "White Van Man," middle-aged Tony Shea (J.K. Simmons), who runs a fix-it business, develops heart problems, which necessitate having his luckless, prodigal screw-up son Jack (Kyle Bornheimer) return home to take over the family operation. As the new Mr. Jiffy-Fix, Jack inherits slacker co-worker Darren (Edi Gathegi) and sets out to make a go of the biz. Jack's vocational track record, however, isn't good, having been tossed out… More
as Tony Shea
as Jack Shea
as Darren Poynton
as Lisa 'Stitch' Poynto...
as Terry Baumgardner
as Mason Baumgardner
as Mr. Kurtz
as Mrs. Dawson
as Bug Guy
as Dr. Lewis
as Bug Guy
as Mrs. Flozette Colema...
as Mr. Kester
as Angry Driver
as Wheelchair Salesman
as Principal Grieshaber
as Little Kis
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This show is so terribly written and not funny that it doesn't warrant a real review.
The show takes an almost Frankenstein approach to its individual pieces, snipping off aspects of more successful, funnier shows already in ABC's lineup.
With Tools, there is no discernible style, or point of view, or voice, or humor that ever rises to the level of originality.
Not even the droll comedic stylings of the ubiquitous J.K. Simmons can free Family Tools from its chains of inferiority.
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