Seth MacFarlane got a lot of backlash from viewers and critics when he hosted the Oscars. Thankfully he is not coming back to host this year. I say “thankfully” not because I hated him, but because I was so sick of hearing about how much people hated him.
So perhaps Mr. MacFarlane is already on thin ice with TV critics and they’re just waiting to tear into him. Their time has come. McFarlane’s new sitcom, Dads, starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, is getting a Whitney-style beatdown. Here’s what some reviews are saying (via the L.A. Times):
“If the two whiny sons and their equally unlikable fathers aren’t enough to push you away, the boorish childishness of the show’s obvious efforts to offend should do the trick.” — USA Today
“Material that is meant to be anarchic mostly comes across as obvious and boorish.” — The New York Times
“A dog of a show…[Grade] F.” — A.V. Club
Are you going to watch? I hear that next week’s episode is going to be a really good one…I’ll say no more. But check it out.