Dave Barry, a Pulitzer prize winning columnist is dealing with his life in the suburbs together with his wife and two sons. Also starring in the series are Dave's amazingly stupid next door...
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Dave Barry, a Pulitzer prize winning columnist is dealing with his life in the suburbs together with his wife and two sons. Also starring in the series are Dave's amazingly stupid next door neighbors Eric and Mia and Dave's two close friends: Kenny and Shel. Written by
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I am surprised by some of the other comments regarding Dave's World. I
think the series was generally pretty good. It was an old-fashioned
comedy, one with laughs and character observations, and NO social
commentary or Emmy-targeted sob-story episodes.
I was a fan of Dave Barry in the early 90s - and forgive me any Barry
fans - but I did not think that his columns were so remarkable that the
TV show was an insult to his work. Barry generally seemed to write from
an urban "aw, shucks!" hapless male perspective, and Dave's World
And, apart from Seinfeld, and a few other comedies, I do not think
there were all that many shows from that period that were better than
Dave's World. The show did not get the recognition it deserved,
primarily because it was not trendy. It did not showcase a bunch of
30-something actors playing 20-somethings, did not have a "cool" city
or neighborhood as its setting (back then Florida was Golden Girls
territory), and did not feature 90s lifestyle hot keys (grungy youth,
coffee drinking, the IT world, emerging celebrity culture) in its
When I get a chance, I shall pick up the DVDs and sit down to a good,
healthy, ingenuous laugh.
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