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PEE Poll: The War at Home
Love it!   -2 (20%)
Hate it!   -4 (40%)
Ok (+1)   -2 (20%)
Ok (-1)   -2 (20%)
Total Voters: 10

futurefreak

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« on: 09-27-2005 14:35 »

ok I stole FryBender3000's idea for the poll choices, so thanks man  big grin

I originally wrote this in the KOTH thread but I'll make a new thread for it.

has anyone seen that new show "The War at Home"? I think that show sucks too. I mean, in last Sunday's episode, the plot was about how the kids stole their parents' stash of pot. And then the episode ends with the mother high and the father chasing her up the stairs for the rest of the stash. This itself is a really cliche ending for an episode, but it's usually someone chasing someone else for maybe a piece of paper, the last piece of chocolate...but certainly not an illegal drug. That episode basically broadcasted to viewers that smoking pot is the way to go. I just found the whole tihng really stupid.

how long do you give this show to stay on the air? Do you like it better than Malcolm in the Middle (which has been moved to Friday night because of the new Sunday addition) or do you hate both of them? Malcolm in the Middle has sucked recently but I'd still take it over this piece of junk.

Jicannon

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« Reply #1 on: 09-27-2005 15:06 »

Where's the choice for "No, I've never even heard of it"?  frown
Gocad

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« Reply #2 on: 09-27-2005 15:17 »

What? It's not a show about hunting terrorists?  frown
Dan1248

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« Reply #3 on: 09-27-2005 15:28 »

I thought it was about about shooting family memvers with BB Guns.

Make it 3  frown
Jeremy

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« Reply #4 on: 09-27-2005 16:56 »

I vote "Sucks and doesn't deserve its own thread"
That other episode was even worse. The one where the skank daughter gives her bf a bj and gets upset 'cause he won't go down on her. ....
DaveMason

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« Reply #5 on: 09-27-2005 17:45 »

I agree that I think the show can be a little bit etchy at times but where is your funnybone? Do you even have one I think NOT. The War At Home has rapid-fire jokes. I think I was even on the floor.

What is War good for? LAUGHS thats what. My only complaints so far is that the character are not developed.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #6 on: 09-27-2005 19:52 »

I didn't like this show. It's worse than Malcolm, although Malcolm isn't so hot either. It just doesn't fit in with the Sunday night line up. War just doesn't fit like Arrested or Malcolm did with the rest. So, how many episodes do you give it?
Jay

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« Reply #7 on: 09-27-2005 20:07 »

I love this show.  The cast has great chemistry, and the plots are pretty fresh.  It's a bit too much of a Titus-rip off in some ways, and then a Married... rip off, but it ends up okay in spite of that.
futurefreak

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« Reply #8 on: 09-27-2005 21:47 »
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i LOVED Titus, I was so sad when they took that off the air. I think Titus is WAY better than this show, and nothing can beat the classic Married With Children episodes. That show was always better than Unhappily Ever After, I only watched that on tv sometimes cuz um...justin berfield played the younger son...granted he was very young then... >_> <_<

anyways, anyone recognize the son on this "The War at Home" show? That's right, it's Dabne from Malcolm in the Middle - Malcolm's friend who's a mama's boy. I agree there is no character development at all and I think the show is pointless. Weiner - I give it 4 more episodes, or til whenever Sweeps is in the fall...there's a Sweeps in the fall isn't there?!?! Anyways, this will become like those sitcoms FOX introduced last year that got canned quickly, like Hot Dog on a Stick and Quintuplets (which I thought was so-so to begin with, but then after the first few episodes it was the same plot every time - the son involved in a scheme with several hot girls). I never watched Hot Dog on a Stick. The worst was The Pitts...it seemed like it took forever for that to ge canned...

I wish FOX would get with it already. Their viewers don't want another cheesy sitcom ripoff, we want originality...having said that, BRING BACK FUTURAMA YOU BASTARDS    love

 
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Originally posted by i_c_weiner:
War just doesn't fit like Arrested or Malcolm did with the rest.
yeah, they aren't animated   laff
M0le

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« Reply #9 on: 09-27-2005 23:02 »

Bring back Captain Planet!  mad
LayZ341

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« Reply #10 on: 09-28-2005 13:42 »

I think the show is "ok". Its not great but i'll watch it. The thing I like about it is how the dad has to act all P.C., but he really hates what's going on. I also like how they have real issues that other shows are afraid to address, like the daughter giving her bf a bj. I would like to see "7th Heaven" parents deal with that. I think they use that "white background" too much and most of the jokes are lame, but i'll watch it while waiting for Family Guy.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #11 on: 09-28-2005 19:23 »

I hate this show.  It's like a Grounded for Life part 2.  And the characters are all the same.  A dumb dad, a domineering mom, an older son who's confused about his sexuality, a daughter who's obsessed with boys, teenage trends, and sex, and a goof-off spiky haired son who looks like he'd been cloned from the DNA of Bart Simpson and Billy Binsford (from Family Dog).  The same crap!  Can't teenagers and kids on sitcoms JUST ACT NORMAL?!
soylentOrange

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« Reply #12 on: 09-28-2005 19:40 »

exactly wat Kurt said.  Its the same thing that we've seen a million times before.
Gorky

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« Reply #13 on: 09-29-2005 08:20 »

Eh, it was pretty good. We've seen stuff like it so many times before, and I'm getting kind of tired of the whole beyond-dysfunctional family sitcom, but there were some okay jokes. I've only seen the premiere episode, though, so I guess I'm not really the person to ask. But, in the premiere I remember liking the testimonial things that they did with all the members of the family, and I recall laughing out loud at least once. (Which is rare for me--so the show is either really funny, or I have no taste. Yeah, the second one.)

The sad thing is that I laughed more at the premiere of The War at Home than I did at the Simpsons episode that preceded it...
David A

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« Reply #14 on: 09-29-2005 16:11 »

I haven't seen it yet, but from what I've read in this thread, it sounds pretty bad.  That's a shame.  I was hoping that it wouldn't suck, because Michael Rapaport was great in Boston Public.
futurefreak

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« Reply #15 on: 09-30-2005 06:39 »

seems like they just got a bunch of actors from past shows and put them together for the same dysfuntional family genre type of show again...like i mentioned how the son who they thought was gay is Malcolm's friend Dabne on Malcolm in the Middle...and the daughter is apparenly from Quintuplets which got canned fairly fast
Jeremy

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« Reply #16 on: 09-30-2005 07:36 »
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"and the daughter is apparenly from Quintuplets which got canned fairly fast"

I think you are mistaken, my friend.
*looks* Oh. Well, she was only in two episodes.

Also, "Dabney"'s friend is a bad actor. They all are, but he sticks out the most.

For a board whose motto seems to be "FUCK FOX!!1," we sure talk a lot about Fox shows. Does no one watch "My name is Earl," "The Office" or "Everybody Hates Chris"? All great shows. Come on!
evan

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« Reply #17 on: 10-01-2005 00:38 »

I think I  know why people don't talk about non-FOX shows. It's probably because FOX's shows are at least really good or really bad, never in between. Compare that to the 16 other 'police procedure' shows that are on CBS/NBC/ABC. There's not much to talk about concerning those shows.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #18 on: 10-17-2005 17:25 »

The goof-off spiky-haired youngest son also looks like hw could be Jamie Kennedy's illegetimite long-lost son.
RS 2thou

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« Reply #19 on: 10-21-2005 12:39 »

What is it?
Joysauce

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« Reply #20 on: 10-21-2005 16:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Jeremy:
For a board whose motto seems to be "FUCK FOX!!1," we sure talk a lot about Fox shows. Does no one watch "My name is Earl," "The Office" or "Everybody Hates Chris"? All great shows. Come on!

The Office, I'll give you. Heck, I'll give you Everybody Hates Chris too, seeing as how I've never seen it.

...but My Name Is Earl? Are you high on ganjacrack? Or did the show magically stop sucking after its first episode? For a show lacking a laugh track, it sure seems to have "laugh track" sensibilities... Everything was so slow-paced, it's like they meant to have canned laughter in there, but somehow forgot to include it. And the jokes were so obvious and cliche! Shows like this may kill the one-camera format as we know it.
Jeremy

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« Reply #21 on: 10-21-2005 22:32 »

I will fight you, sir.
You are clearly not a Jason Lee fan.
Joysauce

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« Reply #22 on: 10-25-2005 11:48 »

He seems likeable enough. I'd probably be a fan if he didn't star in crap all the time. My Name Is Earl? Stealing Harvard? Come on!
tyraniak

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« Reply #23 on: 10-31-2005 12:07 »

Fox should stop trying to make "edgy family" shows.  They peaked with Married with Children and the Simpsons and should stop trying to make lame carbon copies of those shows
Kloudes

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« Reply #24 on: 10-31-2005 13:32 »

I saw this show for the first time last night, and I can safely say I hated every second of it.  The acting was awful, the plot weak at best, and the characters were impossible to like. Grr. I grow more angry with Fox with each passing day.
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