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See Dad Run

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Sitcom's take on gender roles is fun for tweens, teens.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Boring beyond words.

I tried to watch this show but it's so boring. Whenever it comes on it just feels like a washed-up bad pitch for a sitcom. Yes, I get the idea of the Dad trying to raise his kids and all but there is no spark, no humor, and nothing original. It doesn't feel modern and it doesn't draw you in. Whenever it comes on, I kind of sigh and turn the channel.
age 2+


Though the family values are decent, I don't think it compares to traditional family sitcoms. I am usually the type to find humor in anything and I don't think this show is anything near humorous. Terrible acting and this is the worst performance I've seen of Scott Baio. My father would also agree being that he's huge fan of Scott from The Happy Days era. Shows are not what they used to be and I wouldn't bother wasting my time watching this show. It also disappoints me that it airs on one of my favorite channels for the past 15 years, Nick at Nite because it forces me to change the channel to anything else that'll catch my interest. Many times I just transition over to the news, get on the internet or read a good book rather than watching a show like this. At the end of the day, everyone's perception differs, but I personally wouldn't waste my time watching pointless sitcoms like this one...

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (16 ):

See Dad Run is a laugh-out-loud sitcom that marks the triumphant return to scripted comedy for the still-charming Baio. Instead of settling for a run-of-the-mill show hanging its hopes on the reputation of a well-known star, this show goes the extra mile in casting and in content. Baio is surrounded by talent that complements his own, so much so that he's often outshined by his lesser-known costars, and the writing attempts to take an honest (if somewhat sanitized) look at issues that face many busy families, especially those whose make-up doesn't match the "traditional" family structure.

The concept of an inexperienced Mr. Mom's trial by fire isn't new to comedy (or to Charles in Charge alum Baio, for that matter), but he manages to make the show feel fresh, funny, and poignant with seemingly little effort. From soothing his son's anxieties to reconnecting with his teenage daughter, Baio's character accepts every challenge his new role forces on him, and he does it so that his wife can have the career she gave up while he was busy with his own. Not only does this make for heartwarming moments, it also pays homage to the changing appearance of modern families.

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