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Complete series cast summary:
Barry Bostwick ...  Rick Armstrong 9 episodes, 1986-1987
Carl Weintraub ...  Louie Mangiotti 9 episodes, 1986-1987
Skye Bassett Skye Bassett ...  Kelly Armstrong 9 episodes, 1986-1987
Eddie Castrodad Eddie Castrodad ...  Allan Mangiotti 9 episodes, 1986-1987
Jason Naylor Jason Naylor ...  Kenny Mangiotti 9 episodes, 1986-1987


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One of THE worst and one of THE most boring sit-com's ever created.
23 April 2020 | by frschoonoverSee all my reviews

Dads premiered on the ABC network in 1986 and only ran for nine episdoes. The series was about two single dads living together, with their children, in a house in Philiadelphia Pennsylvania and the typical every day problems both of them faced.

While it wasn't a bad premise for a sit-com, it just didn't gel. This series suffered from a real lack of comedy, and also, from really bad writing and wooden performances from the cast. Despite the laughs from the supposed studio audience (a laugh track machine was possibly used), the series just wasn't funny. It was bittersweet, but uncharming, and the characters on the show weren't very appealing either.

Barry Bostwick and Carl Weintraub, who both played the titled characters, were and still are, wonderfully talented and very good actors. However, even with all of their acting expertise, they simply couldn't make this show work and again, it suffered from really bad writing and wooden performances. Instead of laughing, only yawning happens and despite these two really wonderful and very good actors in the title roles, it simply didn't cut it on any level. It's supposed to be a sit-com, but it couldn't seem to make up it's mind if it wanted to be a comedy or a drama and even the laugh tracks made the problem much worse.

Fortunately for Bostwick and Weintraub, this trainwreck of a TV sit-com didn't ruin their acting careers. They still continue to be successful actors who continue to appear in films and TV shows. Still, they could've done their careers and their lives a favor by passing on this supposed sit-com.

Again, one of THE worst and also, one of THE most boring sit-com's ever created.

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