Rules of Engagement: Season 1 (2007)


Season 1
Rules of Engagement

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 15


Audience Score

User Ratings: 27
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Air date: Feb 5, 2007
Air date: Feb 12, 2007
Air date: Feb 19, 2007
Air date: Feb 26, 2007
Air date: Mar 5, 2007
Air date: Mar 12, 2007
Air date: Mar 19, 2007

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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.

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.

Feb 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...

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Spade will always come across as a hairy ashtray.

Feb 5, 2007 | Full Review…

Rules of Engagement is so detestable on so many levels that we need a talent judge - or maybe even a civil action - to get this thing off the air, asap.

Feb 5, 2007 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

The story lines are every bit as insufferable as the punch lines.

Feb 5, 2007 | Full Review…

The new show, Rules of Engagement, does not rule. It tends instead to reek, emitting the aroma of a decaying clone.

Feb 5, 2007 | Full Review…

Nothing lands, nothing makes sense, nothing remotely reminds you of life on this planet as most of us know it.

Feb 5, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Rules of Engagement: Season 1

  • Feb 07, 2019
    Such an incredibly amazing show! Much funnier than majority of the other similar sitcoms.
  • Aug 28, 2018
    Excellent NOT politically correct show , absolutely hilarious. One of the funniest comedy series of all time.
  • Aug 24, 2018
    Rules of Engagement is a steady stream of great one liners with a throwback format that is perfectly rude This is definitely a great show to binge watch
  • Apr 07, 2015
    For only being a 7 episode season, and clearly written with the intention not to move towards a second season, Season 1 of Rules of Engagement kicked off the series with a hilarious pilot episode, followed with enjoyable episodes until the season finale. The show plays off of stereotypes...and if you as the viewer can accept that, you'll have a good time.
  • Jan 30, 2014
    Great comedy TV show! Check it out I highly recommend it! Unfortunately got cancelled but you should pick up the seasons if you can find them!
  • Jan 13, 2014
    Decently funny, and always interesting.

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