DVD Review: Workaholics: Season One

I’d never heard of Workaholics before I started reviewing it and I wasn’t sure what to expect going in. Like most season ones, it started out a little rough, but by the end I was laughing pretty hard.

The show follows three friends who work as telemarketers and spend most of their time partying and getting into trouble. Anders (Anders Holm) is the responsible one, and his name is pronounced “Onders” with a hard “on”; Blake (Blake Anderson) is the goofy one; and Adam (Adam DeVine) is the obnoxious one. Then there is Karl (Kyle Newacheck) who is their drug dealer.

Highlights of the first season include having a sleepover at their office on ‘shrooms, throwing a celebrity look alike party so they can get their boss laid by Michelle Obama (lookalike), accidentally attending a Juggalo party and wizard raps.

Workaholics has a bunch of great guest stars throughout the season as well including Marc Summers (former host of Double Dare), father and son duo Rance and Clint Howard, Edward Barbanell (from The Ringer) and SNL’s Chris Parnell.

The great thing about this show is how it came to be. Adam, Blake and Anders were three friends who started making internet videos and it turned into a show on Comedy Central and now they’re living the dream. No matter what you think of the show, you’ve got to respect that.

All-in-all, Workaholics proved to be a pretty darn funny show and it’s worth checking out if you’ve never seen it, but give it a few episodes cause it starts pretty slow.

The episodes are presented in a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Sound is Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound edited and Stereo unrated. So if you want to watch the show unedited with all the cussing and such pick Stereo. The show looks and sounds fine.

The first season of Workaholics comes with the following extras:

Commentary: This a drunk commentary where the guys have fun reliving the episodes and answering twitter questions from fans. These are okay commentaries. Interviews: (7 min.) These are okay interviews. Deleted and Alt. Scenes: (18 min.) Some of these were pretty good, but not all of them. Digital Shorts: (18 min.) These are pretty funny especially when Adam eats a donut out of the toilet for money. Live at Bonnaroo: (6 min.) I didn’t think this was that funny. And finally a Trailer.

Workaholics sort of feels like Office Space meets It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. At first I saw this as a bad thing, but as the show came into it’s own towards the end of the season I realized this was mostly a good thing and I can’t wait to check out season two.

Comedy Central presents Workaholics Season One. Created by: Dominic Russo, Kyle Newacheck, Connor Pritchard, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson. Starring: Adam DeVine, Anders Holm and Blake Anderson. Running time: 220 min. on 2 discs. Rating: Not Rated. Released on DVD: October 11, 2011. Available at Amazon.com.

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