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.


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Air date: Sep 17, 2013
Air date: Sep 24, 2013
Air date: Oct 1, 2013
Air date: Oct 8, 2013
Air date: Oct 15, 2013
Air date: Oct 15, 2013
Air date: Nov 5, 2013
Air date: Nov 12, 2013
Air date: Nov 19, 2013
Air date: Nov 26, 2013
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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, Warner and his wife, Camilla (Vanessa Lachey), make room for failed businessman Crawford Whittemore (Martin Mull), who is full of good intentions, but his actions usually make trouble for his son.

Critic Reviews for Dads Season 1

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (20)

Don't fall for Fox's gambit. The show isn't exactly "reprehensible," but it is definitely "tired," "forced," "predictable," "lazy" - choose your own critical adjective that means "bad."

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Dads is rigorously gender-neutral in its anti-Asian slanders.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Seth MacFarlane's new Fox sitcom, Dads, doesn't need to be less offensive. It needs to be funnier.

Sep 17, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Someone out there will like Dads -- just don't be too surprised if you're not among them.

Sep 16, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Dads, a show about two annoying grown men's extremely fraught and contentious relationships with their two unbearable fathers, is sourer than fermented lemonade, and that's before it turns acrid with the taste of casual racism.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…
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Dads looks like something you'd pick out of an infected cyst.

Sep 12, 2013 | Rating: D- | Full Review…
Top Critic

A cast this good... deserves more than the raucous studio laughter that warmed-over bigotry generates.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

This charmless misfire from Seth MacFarlane's camp reminds us that what might be funny in the mouths of sardonic cartoon characters often falls flat when delivered by actual so-called human beings.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

The writing on Dads is so straight-up horrendous that one wouldn't be surprised to see it in the middle of a Family Guy episode as an attempt by MacFarlane to satirize bad sitcom writing.

Sep 17, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

At the expense of many enjoyable performers, FOX throws its hat (back) into the lewd, crude sitcom ring.

Sep 16, 2013 | Rating: 5.4/10 | Full Review…

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