" 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" is based on the best-selling book, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter, by W.Bruce Cameron, the director, a father is blind-sided when his two sweet little girls turn into teenagers with hormones raging and a logic all their own.
Let me elaborate: when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I will kill you.The first two episodes of the series are concrete proof that Ritter's still got it, that intangible and inexplicable ability to elicit gut-busting laughter with a twitch of an eye.But his character is too familiar, his context too trite.Luckily, he still has a 13-year-old son who still speaks his language. Bruce Cameron Rule One: If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure not picking anything up.Rule Two: You do not touch my daughter in front of me.Rule Five: In order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early." Rule Six: I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls.This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter." /Presents positive images of family, teens, and parental guidance. Parents need to know that despite a bit of iffy language ("damn," "ass") and some fairly light sexual innuendo, this sitcom offers a positive representation of family, teens, and parental guidance.Bridget, Kerry, and Rory aren't perfect kids, but they're basically good ones who respect their parents. Some sexual innuendo that will go over the head of younger viewers. The first season focuses on a father who becomes more involved with his teenagers' lives after his wife goes back to work; in later episodes, coping with the sudden death of a parent and living/coping with extended family become central themes of the show.In fact, Paul is the man Jack Tripper might have grown up to be, had failed contract negotiations and a revolving door for blondes not driven Three's Company to an early grave.The similarities between the two shows do not end there. And his two daughters bear uncanny resemblances to the other two-thirds of the celebrated 1970s trio.