THE PLOT THUS FAR
The fourth season of this Emmy-nominated sitcom finds chronically single Russell (David Spade) still playing the field as he tries to navigate the minefield of modern dating, while his married pals Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price) face their own challenges in love. Meanwhile, Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich) and her fiancé, Adam (Oliver Hudson), continue to prepare for their upcoming nuptials.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Rules of Engagement” is first rate with Patrick Warburton and Megyn Pryce as the veteran married couple without children living in New York City. Oliver Hudson plays the long engaged man and I forget his fiancé. David Spade is perfect as the single bachelor guy. This season, they have hired Timmy who is wonderfully played by Raj from Aliens in America series. Timmy is his long-suffering assistant and the perfect person to have some laughs with. He’s Indian and he’s arranged in a marriage according to his parents
This season is pretty generic, as you haul ass through the usual sitcom staples. People elope, others go to High School reunion and we get more of David Spade being David Spade. I like seeing Warburton and Pryce work more, but I’m not sure if this show is the best fit. The strongest thing about Rules of Engagement continues to be the cast. Adhir Kallyan steals the show as Russells assistant Timmy. I honestly dont think Id enjoy this show half as much if it wasnt for him. The dynamic between him and Russell is priceless.
The DVD comes with bloopers and minisodes. It’s the standard SONY TV on DVD offerings, since the limited disc space is stuffed to the brim with episode content. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp, but it pales in comparison to the CBS HD broadcast. I just wish the show was a little better than the standard sitcom effort. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
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