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The War at Home
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Season 2 intertitle
Genre Sitcom
Created by Rob Lotterstein
Starring Michael Rapaport
Anita Barone
Kyle Sullivan
Kaylee DeFer
Dean Collins
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 44 (List of episodes)
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Fox
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
720p (HDTV)
Original run September 11, 2005 (2005-09-11) – April 22, 2007 (2007-04-22)

The War at Home is an American sitcom that ran from September 11, 2005 to April 22, 2007 on Fox. It follows the antics of a largely dysfunctional and bitter Long Island family. It ran for 2 full years but was not picked up for a 3rd season.

Contents

Cast

Plot

The show depicts the life of Dave and Vicky and their three children as they live their lives in Long Island, New York. Dave is a middle class Jewish insurance salesman. He is sometimes portrayed as a paranoid, overprotective and hypocritical bigot, and his family (especially Larry) have a hard time putting up with him. Dave is constantly chewed and cussed out (and even punched once) by Larry for always picking on him. It is established toward the end of season one that Dave is the way he is because he had a father who constantly badgered him. Dave's wife Vicky is an attractive Italian Catholic interior designer. Generally levelheaded, she usually spends her time dealing with Dave's unreasonable behavior, but can be quite obnoxious herself.

Of their three children, the oldest is Hillary (Kaylee DeFer), a typical 17-year old who frequently misbehaves, trying to get away with extremly bad behavior behind the backs of her parents, who often regard her with suspicion. Second oldest is 16-year-old Larry (Kyle Sullivan), an eccentric misfit given to emotional outbursts (such as when Vicky denies him permission to see Brian Boitano star as Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings On Ice). Larry is often seen with his best friend Kenny. Initially Dave believes that the boys are both gay, but it is later revealed to the audience that while Larry is not gay, Kenny has a secret crush on Larry. Dave, and to a lesser extent Vicky, often treat Larry's flamboyancy with wary eyes. The youngest child, the pubescent 14-year-old Mike (Dean Collins), must deal with issues such as masturbation, dating and underage gambling.

The series frequently breaks the fourth wall between segments of an episode, during which Dave or occasionally other characters delivers a rant or other comment directly relating to the scene.

Response

Critical reception

The show was critically panned, scoring a 28/100 on Metacritic[1] A review by Sterfish from Blogcritics say: "I have read reviews of FOX's The War At Home that chastise it for being borderline racist, homophobic, and sexist. It is indeed all those things and that doesn't concern me. There is one reason (and only one reason) why I think The War At Home is a terrible show...it's unfunny." [2]

Seasonal Ratings

Season Episodes Premiere Season finale Viewers
(in millions)
Rank
1 2005–06 22 September 11, 2005 April 30, 2006 7.2[3] #82[3]
2 2006–07 22 September 10, 2006 April 22, 2007 4.9[4] #118[4]

DVD releases

Season Releases
DVD Name Release Date Ep # Special Features
The Complete First Season May 15, 2007 22
  • Featurette: Living Room Confessions
  • Unaired Scenes
  • Gag Reel

International broadcasters

Country Broadcaster Timeslot
 Australia Nine HD Sundays at 10.30pm
 Austria ORF
 Belgium VT4 Weekdays at 18.00 pm
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia Pink BH Saturdays at 12.30pm
 Bulgaria Nova Television Weekdays at 10.00 pm
 Croatia RTL Televizija Weekdays at 6:00 pm
 Cyprus NTV
 Czech Republic HBO
 Denmark 6'eren Weekdays at 16.15
 Finland MTV3 Thursdays at 14.15
 France M6 and Canal +
 Germany RTL2 Weekdays at 15:30
 Hungary HBO
 Iceland Stöð 2
 Ireland RTÉ, E4 and Channel 4
 Israel Yes Stars Comedy Weekdays at 9:30 pm ReeRun 11:30 am,next day 4:00 pm
 Italy Joi
 Kenya NTV
 Lithuania TV1 Weekdays at 20:00 ReeRun 14:30
 Netherlands NET5
 New Zealand TV2
 Norway TV Norge Weekdays at 16:30
 Philippines JackTV
 Poland TVN Siedem, HBO Comedy Weekdays at 19:30 (7:30pm; TVN Siedem)
 Portugal Fox Next Weekdays at 14:40
 Romania Pro Cinema
 Serbia TV Avala Weekdays at 19.55
 Slovakia TV Markíza Weekdays at 13.25 pm
 Slovenia Kanal A Weekdays at 16.40 pm
 South Africa SABC3, M-Net, M-Net Series and Go
 Spain TVE2 Weekdays at 20.00 pm
 Sweden Kanal 5 and Kanal 9
 Switzerland SF zwei
 Turkey ComedyMax
 United Kingdom E4 and Channel 4
 Ukraine 1+1
 Venezuela Venevisión

References

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

The War at Home is an American sitcom that ran from September 2005 to April 2007 on Fox. It followed the antics of a largely dysfunctional and bitter Long Island family.

Quotes

Vicky: Besides, what's wrong with making some new friends?
Dave: New friends? Look, I don't even like the friends we have.
Vicky: Yeah, well, they're not exactly crazy about you, either.
Dave: Who? Did somebody way something about me? Huh? I'm adorable.
01x04 Guess Who's Coming to the Barbecue

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