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'Dads' Pilot Review: An Unremarkable And Boring Sitcom

Dads uses a traditional structure to tell a story, which is rather rare in the medium right now. The laugh track isn't ancient, but the fade-in and fade-out for every scene is reminiscent of older ... //

Dads Series Premiere Review: More Like Sads

Depressing racism isn't even the worst part of the show that everyone already dislikes.  Read More... //

Fox's 'Dads' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': TV Review

The Seth MacFarlane-produced series kicks off at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, followed at 8:30 p.m. by the Andy Samberg-starring cop show.  Read More....            //

'Dads' review: Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi and the audience all deserve better

For its first five minutes or so, "Dads" is just a sitcom about two guys who don't get along with their fathers. It's not great -- the jokes land a little too heavily, the rhythm feels a little off. Those are all correctable problems, though.The show's four leads -- Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as best friends who run a video-game company and Peter Riegert and Martin Mull as their respective fathers -- have enough comedy chops that it's not hard to imagine them finding a groove. So do Brenda Song, who plays an employee of the game company, and Vanessa Lachey, who plays Ribisi's wife. Comedy pilots often go for big, broad jokes, the better to loudly announce themselves as laff-a-minute machines. Certainly, one would think that father-son relationships are pretty fertile ground for comedy, and as the writers get a better handle on the show, the jokes will start to flow from the... //

‘Dads’ Review: Hitler, Jew Jokes and Asian Schoolgirls, but No Laughs

You’ve probably read by now about how offensive “Dads” is. That’s giving the show too much credit. To offend, you have to be taken seriously, and there’s nothing in “Dads” worth worrying about. The dads say racist, sexist, anti-Semitic things, but they’re so pathetic and helpless that it’s impossible to care. Bigotry by people in power is dangerous. Bigotry by helpless losers looks like the sad, impotent venting it is. It isn’t even fun to make fun of them, because they’re such easy targets themselves.  Read More... //