Friday, August 23, 2013

Modern Dads: Micro Review

So there is a new reality show about At-Home Dads on A&E, Modern Dads.

I should state a couple of things first. I don't have cable so I didn't watch the episode live. I did watch it online after the premiere.

I'm not a fan of "reality" television. I prefer professional actors and quality writers. I'm sad that even though I have never seen their shows I still know about Kim Kardashian and Honey Boo Boo.

The Good: The dads didn't come off as totally inept at being dads. There seemed to be real community and comradery among the dads.

The Bad: A lot of time given to Stone and his exploits to bag women. Hardly saw the dads actually interact or take care of their children.

The Ugly: Am I the only one that thought the scene of making the stock for the birthday party was some of the worse writing and acting on TV. They weren't 2x4 boards and holding them with your foot is not a good idea. I'm guessing some prop guys actually made the finished product.

Bottom Line: It certainly could have been worse. The problem is most of parenting isn't actually that exciting to watch as an outsider. I will watch to see what happens over the first 6 episodes to see if the dads develop more fully as characters or if they still spend an enormous amount of time talking about their junk. And please don't ask me about Duck Dynasty because I haven't seen it.

Grade: B-

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