4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Something to watch when nothing else is on type shows.
Christian Ryan McLean
20 June 2013
Basically it, the show usually airs very late at night due to it's
mature subject matter, just when all the other channels are plugging in
re-runs. How does this show compare to the other late-night cartoon
comedies(like Adult swim, Toon at Night, etc.)? Pretty hit and miss.
The show is about Mark Dexler chilling with his 2 roomies Woody and VJ
and gal pal Sam, and their quests for getting drunk and chasing tail.
With such a simple story base it allows writers to be very creative
with hijinks and the story, with a very anything can happen nature. And
the art style is done well and suits the subject matter. Although it
still has it's flaws: It aimless story idea that allows for a lot of
creativity but despite it's strong efforts just doesn't make the
mark(heh). The jokes and episodes never push the envelope and you'll
probably guess how it ends correctly by the first couple of minutes.
The characters are very vain and mean spirited just for the fun of
it(but not in a "glorious bastard" or "loveable villain" way) making it
hard to relate or cheer them on. And the views on race and gender sort
of reinforce negative stereotypes(just slightly) rather than parody
media and the general public way of thinking. The episodes that are
funny or involve celebrity appearances(Russel Peters) are more pleasant
surprises than anything else.
Overall The Dating Guy is an OK show.
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