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Rules of Engagement: Season 1 (2007)




Critic Consensus: Rules of Engagement utilizes an old-fashioned, hoary outlook on gender politics, lacking wit or insight.


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The debut season of the CBS sitcom "Rules of Engagement" introduces us to four people at different stages of their relationships, and a womanizing guy who is a friend to all four of the individuals. Oliver Hudson plays Adam, a young, sweet-natured, unsophisticated financial officer who is involved with Jennifer (Bianca Kajilich), an impulsive woman who often drags her guy along on many adventures and schemes. Adam, who works in finance, admires his co-worker Jeff (Patrick Warburton), a manly man who dispenses relationship tips to Adam that are often unsound because Jeff has grown cynical in his marriage to Audrey (Megyn Price), a modern woman who tolerates her husband's boorish behavior. Their friend Russell (David Spade) frequents prostitutes and enjoys picking up emotionally damaged women, and provides a counter balance to the committed relationships of the other four main characters. Highlights from the first season include Jeff and Audrey considering starting a family, a birthday party that causes major headaches, Russell pretending to be much younger to impress a new conquest, and Audrey worrying that her husband thinks she's not as much fun as women he used to date.


David Spade
as Russell
Gloria Le Roy
as Margaret
Don Perry
as Henry
Smith Cho
as Sarah
Jessica Walter
as Constance
Cyndi Martino
as Rental Agent
Marc Goldsmith
as Party Guy
Jessica Rey
as Polynesian Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Rules of Engagement: Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (12)

Rules of Engagement is a buddy sitcom, but its three male stars have no chemistry.

February 5, 2007 | Full Review…

"RoE" gives a warm, humorous picture of the compromises required and comforts afforded once a couple figures out what marriage is really all about: trying not to annoy the hell out of each other...

June 13, 2018 | Full Review…

I suspect plenty of viewers will choose to spend their time otherwise engaged.

February 5, 2007 | Full Review…

Talking on the phone with your in-laws is preferable to paying attention, as is scrubbing the grout in your kitchen.

February 5, 2007 | Full Review…

But it is, for all that, a sweet-tempered show, well made and well played, and in addition to [Megyn] Price it has the benefit of Patrick Warburton (still most famously Puddy on "Seinfeld") as Price's husband.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Spade will always come across as a hairy ashtray.

February 5, 2007 | Full Review…

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