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The War At Home


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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Rob P S

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Posted September 12 2005 - 02:27 PM

Ugh. This was terrible, apart from a couple of good lines. Michael Rapaport may be a good film actor, but is woefully miscast as a sitcom lead. And Kyle Sullivan is as annoying as he was on Malcolm in the Middle, maybe more. But if you like racist and homophobic jokes, have at it.

#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Adam Lenhardt

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Posted September 12 2005 - 03:22 PM

I was expecting much worse. It'll never rank among the greats, but for a show that has absolutely no qualms about slumming it, I had a pretty good time. Fox has aired far worse.

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Posted September 12 2005 - 05:18 PM

I was thinking to myself, "It's 2005 and they're still doing watered-down All in the Family?" Or, if you will, watered-down Married with Children, or any other dysfunctional family series of the post-Cosby era. Does anyone else consider the "TV dysfunctional family" a cliché?

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted September 12 2005 - 05:20 PM

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Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted September 13 2005 - 03:39 AM

I changed the channel as soon as I heard the laugh track.

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Posted September 13 2005 - 03:58 AM

I just had the channel tuned to Fox and had read a negative pre-premiere review, but that laugh track was a killer, especially tied to a bad joke.

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Posted September 13 2005 - 06:47 AM

I thought I flipped on one of those cheesey coffee commercials that was making fun of sitcoms. I don't drink coffee so switched the channel. Posted Image

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Posted September 13 2005 - 07:20 AM

The only reason I watched it was precisely because of its strategic position between "The Simpsons" and "The Family Guy". Horrible show. I wonder how long it will be before the slot is filled with "The Simpsons" repeats.

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Posted September 13 2005 - 08:23 AM

I give it until January. BTW, what's on TV Land between 8:30 and 9:00 EST?

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted September 13 2005 - 08:57 AM

That's optimistic. I say it doesn't see the other side of baseball.
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#11 of 20 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted September 13 2005 - 09:21 AM

I caught a bit of Rappaport plugging the show on a talk show. He didn't sound too convincing. I guess we know why.

#12 of 20 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted September 13 2005 - 12:40 PM

How long did Princes of Malibu last? They should bring back Futurama and put it in that time slot.

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Posted September 13 2005 - 02:19 PM


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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted September 13 2005 - 03:31 PM

No, that's not optimistic. Optimistic is hoping it doesn't see the other side of this month!

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted September 14 2005 - 07:11 AM

new plan: tape King of the Hill at 7:30 Start Sunday viewing at 8:00 with The Simpsons watch tape of King of the Hill at 8:30 Watch Family Guy at 9:00 American Dad at 9:30 Six Feet Under at 10:00
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Posted September 15 2005 - 04:59 PM

I just caught a few minutes of this on Fox tonight. It was like a car accident... I didn't want to look but it was hard to look away. I really got the impression that it was trying to be like Titus but Titus actually kept me rolling through each episode. I must say that the actress who plays the daughter was pretty attractive at least. The rest of the show was pretty bad so I switched over to a rerun of Scrubs. Man I miss Titus...

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Posted September 15 2005 - 05:44 PM

I think we're going to go back to the days of not being able to launch a hit show inbetween The Simpsons and whatever's at 9:00, which used to be Married with Children, then X-Files; until King of the Hill premiered a long, unbroken string of flop shows occupied the 8:30 time slot.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted January 31 2007 - 01:34 AM

Wow, this show has either changed a lot or I have completely different taste from all the posters on this thread! I have been watching this show for the past few months and I think it's hilarious! The episode where Kenny the neighbor comes out of the closet was very funny. Am I crazy? Surely others must like the show because it's been on longer than all the posters here predicted.

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Posted January 31 2007 - 06:03 AM

I don't have any illusions about there being an ounce of originality in this show, but I find it watchably funny. It's certainly not the worst sitcom around these days. Missed the one where Kenny comes out. His secret crush on Larry was a good running gag.
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Posted February 01 2007 - 03:26 AM

Yeah, I never saw it in it's first season, so I wonder if it's improved a lot. All 3 kids are funny to me, and the wife isn't bad to look at. The dad grew on me and the rare times when he shows some heart works for me. I guess I don't analyze if a show is original or not. If that were the case then I wouldn't watch hardly any hour long shows since they are almost all about crime or a hospital - or better yet, crime in a hospital.




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