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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.


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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.


Martin Mull
as Crawford
Vanessa Lachey
as Camila, Camilla
Brenda Song
as Veronica
Lauren Weedman
as HR Executive
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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."

September 17, 2013 | Full Review…

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

September 17, 2013 | Full Review…

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

September 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.

September 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.

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

September 12, 2013 | Rating: D- | Full Review…
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