Timmy is my favorite although I would never be able to work for Mr. Dunbar! Jeff and Audrey are so cute and so entertaining to watch and laugh with. Adam has to be the luckiest man alive to be able to keep Jennifer. Can't wait for Season 7!
I absolutely love this show. I think it's an ideal set-up and the balance of characters is spot on. I've seen a lot of negative reviews but can't understand why some people dislike it so much. I don't think there's been an un-funny episode yet and I really hope they can keep on making us laugh. Personally I like David Spade and think that he is one of the selling points of the show, as is Patrick Warburton. Love them both! Looking forward to the new season! :)
This show is absolutely hilarious! Every character is funny in their own way. Good thing they brought it back. A pure comedy spectacular. Love Jeff's monotonous humour and Russell's kiddish personality is pretty funny. Good to hear its back, and let's hope it stays!
Adhir Kalyan (Timmy) brings wonderful talent and humor to the show and Spade has always been funny. Hudsons' character went from naive (that was funny at times) to being stupid. Americans don't HAVE to have the "dumbing down" comedic lines for a show to be a hit. ROE could be a 10 with a little tweaking.
This used to be one of my favorite shows, but they continue to make Adam dumber and dumber. It is just not funny. And Timmy is great, but having the David Spade character constantly torture him is beyond getting old. If they would concentrate more on Jeff and Audrey, maybe this show could return to its glory days.
What is it with CBS that they always manage to muck things up? They did it with Two and a Half Men and now they're doing the same thing with RoE. Replacing RoE with Rob! is more than questionable, it's downright stupid. Seriously, Rob Schneider? He's never been funny. I've seen about ten movies with Schneider and he's never made me laugh. Bring RoE back!
When Rules of Engagement first started it was about average, it was watchable but didn't blow you away, since Timmy joined the cast the show is kinda funny and the characters are starting to evolve. David Spade has more of a part and his relationship with Adhir Kalyan is hilarious and probably the best pairing. I not sure how long this programme will last and which direction the writers will develop the programme but they have made a massive improvement since the first series and slowly developing all the characters that even Oliver Hudson and Patrick Warburton make you laugh in some episodes of the second series.
This show is top of our viewing list! It's so nice to see a show that doesn't rely on shock violence, gore, bad language or sex to be interesting. I do watch Fringe, Bones, House so I am not criticising them. But this is right up there with Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother as far as classy, clean sit-coms today. If you like those sit-coms, check this one out. Russell is a single guy who womanizes and has one-night flings (reminds me of Barney from How I met Your Mother). Adam and Jen are a fairly new couple, in a new romance that led to engagement very shortly after meeting; and Audrey and Jeff (The real hits of the show) are married and settled 14 yrs now.
Try it out a couple times. You won't be disappointed and you won't be afraid of your kids walking in and seeing something inappropriate.
I think its a great show, that somehow, through every episode, makes me and a lot of other people actually laugh out loud.
I think the rating for this show is low (even though the views are high), because people don't consider its humor, and make direct comparisons to shows like Seinfeld, and Friends. Not even the creators of Seinfeld and Friends can make another show like Friends, so I think it's a problem with the negative critics inconsideration to difference. It's like what critics who liked older comedies like "I dream of Jeanne" would have felt about Friends or Seinfeld.
But as a sitcom that is still running, Rules of Engagement is high up there. And the people who usually negatively critique the show are very inconsiderate of the show's worth to its audience as well, as the big picture the show exhibits.
I think Rules of Engagement serves its role as a sitcom, while still creating excitement, by adding that extra something that we all love. I actually consider Rules of Engagement as a meaningful, advisable show that creates genuine situations that we can relate to, and that truly make us laugh, - unlike many other shows that are in production.
My favorite show! I just ordered ALL the DVD's from Amazon.com
I am hard to please, comedy-wise. It takes a lot for me to laugh. I literally guffaw during this show.
Great writers, great delivery! Excellent!
My favorite show! I just ordered ALL the DVD's from Amazon.com
For those of you "not-liking" David Spade, he is only 1/6 of a 6-person cast. Each character is unique and interesting. I love when they bring in the outside characters, too (parents, etc.) I am hard to please, comedy-wise. It takes a lot for me to laugh. I literally guffaw during this show.
It seems they have made Adam dumber as the years have gone on. It does make it funny, though. If you are a fan of one-liners back-to-back you'll love this.
Favorite quote: "You look like Charlize Theron...(pause)...in Monster."
You think with David Spade and Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price, this show could be funny....but it's not...
I find Christine to be more funny than this but then again, the only person on that show isn't Julia Dreyfuss but Wanda Sykes....
I honestly don't get this show...The jokes aren't funny and if they are going to make sex puns, at least make sure they are funny because this is just wrong.
Jeff never changes his emotions!! It's like he is same guy in his monotonous attitude. None of the characters grow or change. Russell is the sickly, unsightly version of Barney from how "How I Met Your Mother." Nobody acts different on the show espically Audrey and Jennifer. Maybe I can't relate or this is not a funny show. It's a comedy, make me laugh.
Yes, David Spade is the element that really makes this show work, as he makes just about everything he's in work and work well. Without Spade, a wonderfully gifted and talented comedian, I'd be giving this show a much lower grade. This show is not extraordinarily well written, and wold be boring beyond words without Spade's considerable talent. I remember what he did for the now defunct 8 simple rules, another show that wouldn't have had much of a chance without Spade's presence. Rules of Engagement...not a bad way to spend a half hour of your time...a show that could have been much worse without some real talent!
There are many confusing, frustrating, and just plain weird stages in relationships. In this comedy, A newly engaged couple, Long time married couple, and single guy help each other out by comparing notes.
With only the pilot being aired so far, This show is amazing. They started this off so good, it seems too good to last. I hope they can continue what they started. I can`t imagine the writers being able to keep the lines so funny, but then againt that`s their job. All the characters have perfect timing, especially Patrick Warburton. Him and Megyn Price have surprisingly good chemistry that I bet will get better as the season goes on. David Spade is so original that he takes some getting used to, but he's a really good actor. Bianca Kajlich and Oliver Hudson seem a little new to acting on series, although they`ve done "Dawson`s Creek" thats my only complaint. There's alot of comedies out there about the difficulties of marriage, but none like this. They're all just trying to help each other out and figure out things together. Best of luck to the cast, creators,writers, and entire crew. This show deserves a chance, so give it your time! (Congratulations on having the #1 timeslot on Monday Feb 5, the premiere date. You all deserved it.)
I like all the characters in this show. Megyn Price is originally from Grounded for Life and I liked her in that. I also like Patrick Warburton. The two of them make for great chemistry. I also like David Spade's character in Rules for Engagement.
I enjoyed this new show. I found it very funny. I usually watch something else at this time but I put this show on to see if I would like it and I loved it. It's one comedy I hope will be brought back after the 7 episodes are up.
I thought that it will be great show, but Pilot was a waste of time. I couldn't watch it. Pilot is usually one of the best episodes in season, so if it was the best episode, that show will cancell very very soon. I think script writers should do their job. They need to watch some real comedy shows and take some jokes from them. The show could be very funny, it has good actors but even they couldn't do anything to save it. So, let's see first 5 minutes of next episode to decide watch it or change the channel.
Men are oafish, smelly, barely sensate creatures who never do anything instinctually thoughtful and must be trained like dent-headed monkey-slobs to perform even the most basic of tasks. This is my primary objection to ''couples comedies'': They insist that men are idiots, and that women, perforce, are eye-rolling harridan-saints who nag and hector their husbands, yet ultimately understand their limitations. Monkey-slobs drink too much beer and don't appreciate things like art, but that's to be expected because they're so dumb. The entire scenario is as old as the hair scarf of Andy Capp's wife Flo, reeking of cigarette smoke and dead dreams and ridicule. And maybe ham salad.
Rules of Engagement, CBS' latest offering to the genre, follows two couples. One pair, Adam and Jennifer, has just gotten engaged (The Mountain's Oliver Hudson and Vanished's Bianca Kajlich); the other, Jeff and Audrey, has been married for over a decade (The Tick's Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price, who already served four years in marital purgatory on Grounded for Life). Sooooo one duo still has lots of sex and the other, less. It's funny because it's true! Or it's not that funny at all. Rules is similar to Fox's grimly unamusing comedy 'Til Death, but it has one major advantage: deadpan, rubbery Patrick Warburton. In Rules, he plays his married version of Puddy on Seinfeld, which enables him to get laughs out of used-up jokes like, Men don't like foreplay but they really like football. ''Be ready for sex more than three minutes before SportsCenter,'' he advises his wife after she complains about the briefness of their encounters. This mountain-size dude with a voice from a beef commercial and the cockiness of a cologne salesman makes a few of the gags work through sheer force of personality. And as the token womanizing best friend, Russell, David Spade pops up like a rangy meerkat, and swipes a few laughs before scuttling away.
But the central problem remains: These comedies are based on shortcomings and disappointment. And unless their writing is as frank as Roseanne or as slightly surreal as Curb Your Enthusiasm, the shows are less amusing than depressing. Sure, the guy comes through in the end (the lug lets his wife shop, for instance) and the girl suffers through the silliness (thanks to a bottle of wine and some new shoes). But are we all truly that quietly desperate and deeply, deeply boring? Why not a fresher take — of the Thin Man variety — with a clever couple who actually doted on each other, who bantered rather than mocked? It would require nimbler writing and a much cheerier outlook. But it would be nice to think that men and women had more interesting topics of conversation than mortgages and forgotten birthdays