So, about the new TV-Show Dads on Fox…
Actors: Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Peter Riegert, Martin Mull, Brenda Song, Tonita Castro
Duration: 21 min
I really thought Dads would be funny because Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi are two very talented actors, and definitely deserve more attention. However, when I heard about the concept of the show, it seemed more like the idea for a movie, which could have been hilarious. Two successful video game developers who happen to be best friends are visited by their fathers, announcing that they move in. And from here the chaos begins.
The first episode was not bad and had one extremely funny moment: when Seth Green was acting like a samurai behind his father’s back, pretending to stab him. There were a few other laughs, but most of the jokes didn’t land and honestly, even though all the actors seem very engaged, I just don’t have time for a mostly dry and uninspiring script. It’s like squeezing out a lemon that has been squeezed to the fullest already: one tries and tries, but there is just no juice left…
It seems like they even try to make Seth Green’s father’s weird habit of kissing people he know on the mouth a running gag, isn’t that sad? I stopped laughing after the second time. I guess we have just been spoiled by really great comedies in the last years, such as 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, or even Mike and Molly – TV Shows with substance, but Dads doesn’t have that. Like I said, as a movie it might have worked, but not as a weekly show.
If this show lasts and establishes a fan community I am very glad for the whole crew, but I doubt it, especially since too many TV shows that had far more potential, such as Go On, have been cancelled after only one season.
MY Rating: 4/10
Hit- Prognosis: 40 %