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The War at Home 

Parents struggle to raise their teens.

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Rob Lotterstein
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Series cast summary:
Michael Rapaport ...  Dave Gold 44 episodes, 2005-2007
Anita Barone ...  Vicky Gold 44 episodes, 2005-2007
Kaylee DeFer ...  Hillary Gold 44 episodes, 2005-2007
Kyle Sullivan ...  Larry Gold 44 episodes, 2005-2007
Dean Collins ...  Mike Gold 44 episodes, 2005-2007
Rami Malek ...  Kenny 21 episodes, 2005-2007
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When Dave and Vicky were growing up, their parents had it easy. Back then, there were no "time-outs," no one had any "boundaries" and their parents had no idea what their kids were really up to. Now Dave and Vicky have teenagers of their own, and anything their kids might even think about doing, Dave and Vicky have already done at least twice. But knowledge isn't power, it's a giant pain as every day is a battle to keep their kids in line. Fifteen-year-old Larry isn't exactly a frequent diner at the 'cool kids' table in the cafeteria, while 16-year-old Hillary is a know-it-all and is just emerging onto the dating scene. Meanwhile, thirteen-year-old Mike is all hormones and video games. Dave and Vicky figure if they can send these three off to college without a police record or kids of their own, they've done their job. This witty, irreverent show goes inside the heads of a modern family through the use of a confessional space where the characters reveal everything they could never ... Written by DesertShark000

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

11 September 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Three cast members have consecutive birthdays: Kaylee DeFer (September 23), Kyle Sullivan (September 24), Anita Barone (September 25). See more »

Quotes

Dave: [sees Hillary looking at his Penthouse magazine] What the hell are you doing? That's a men's magazine for men. Oh, God, don't tell me you're going Rosie O'Donnell on me.
Hillary: Relax, I'm just looking at the boobs.
Dave: Not making me feel better.
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The Real Low-down
24 September 2006 | by Filmy2020See all my reviews

This show is actually pretty good. Like all shows on TV, it has its good episodes and its bad ones.

I have read where people compare this show to Married with Children, and I suppose it is a similar show for the new generation. However, because of what was expected and allowed on TV in the days of Married with Children, that show was taken to great extremes to show that it was in fact, a television show, and not meant to be take seriously.

The War at Home has the luxury of being a bit more realistic. The parents talk to each other like real life parents often do, telling their children one thing, when they will turn around and do the opposite.

Sure, some of the content can be considered controversial. But I find this show really tries to maintain a sense of honesty. Like it or not, there are a lot of families out there just like this one.

Every episode does teach a 'valuable lesson'. Its just that sometimes the lesson is that you will not find a perfect solution for every problem that a family may encounter, and sometimes the solution is to pick the lesser of two evils. We all know that in some cases, as a parent, the only goal you can have is to keep your kids out of really big trouble, and hope that they learn right from wrong.

I respect the writers for attempting to keep the show true to life, instead of having some magical ending like the Cleaver family always had.


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