These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Husbands who love sports are portrayed as hopeless at anything even remotely unisex.
Alternative Character Interpretation: Is Jennifer the Only Sane Man being pushed to her breaking point from dealing with an idiot boyfriend, apathetic neighbors and a lecherous acquaintance, or does she hang out with these people to indulge her superiority complex?
Did Russell greencard-marry Timmy out of kindness, or to indulge his homoerotic sense of dependency on him?
Jeff and Audrey, due to having taken over the primary couple stuff from Adam and Jennifer.
Fan-Preferred Couple: Russell and Audrey's sister, due to the fact that she was one of the few women he really cared about and wasn't just using for sex.
Fridge Horror: Adam's stupidity might be the result of minor brain-damage, due to the possibility that his Hippie mother continued to take mind-expanding drugs during pregnancy! Considering what we see of her, there is nothing that rules this possibility out!
Evidence of Jennifer's porn-career surfaces at the end of an episode.
Adam and Jennifer are portrayed as being very much in love, but there's plenty of evidence that they secretly hate each other and their relationship is purely superficial. How long will their marriage last when their looks fade away?
Growing the Beard: Many fans agree that the show became more entertaining after it started focusing primarily on Jeff and Audrey.
Hollywood Homely/Pudgy Liz is treated as being hideously ugly and extremely overweight when she is neither.
Also applies slightly when Adam and Jennifer film themselves having sex and are disgusted when they watch it. While a lot of their disgust revolves around the awkwardness of their sex, they take the time to remark how awful they look. Adam remarks that he needs to hit the gym and Jennifer shouts, "We are not tan!,"... even though they clearly are.
Ho Yay: In one episode, Timmy and Russell have their hands on each other's knees under the table mistaking each other for their dates.
Adam is fascinated by Jeff's half-naked looks on an old photo, and wants Jeff to find him good-looking on the similar photo he had made of himself. He also asked Jeff to do like he was Audrey.
Russell gets a girlfriend who is Timmy's Distaff Counterpart. At one point, Russell tells Timmy that Indians with British-accents are his "type" and encourages his girlfriend to look more and more like Timmy. Later, he accidentally hits on Timmy.
Jerkass Woobie: Russell becomes this when Audrey tells him that her sister doesn't feel the same way about him as he does towards her. Although Russell tries to play it cool, it's obvious that he's completely heartbroken by the news.
Although some people consider it to be a case of Laser-Guided Karma due to Russell's poor treatment of women. This is even lampshaded by Audrey herself.
Kick the Dog: Audrey has a kick the dog moment in the episode "Reunion" where she and Jeff travel to Nebraska to attend her high school reunion. Audrey intends on rubbing it in her classmates' faces that she lives in New York City and has a great life, but when it turns out that most of her high school classmates have gone on to have rich, fulfilling lives she becomes depressed that she's unable to gloat like she wanted to. Audrey definitely comes across as rather shallow and mean-spirited in that episode.
Magnificent Bastard: Jeff in several episodes. He has shown himself to be quite capable of deception and tricking others into doing his bidding.
So Okay, It's Average: This seems to be the general opinion of television critics regarding the show. When the show was canceled in May of 2013, many journalists noted their surprise that the show managed to last for seven seasons due to the fact that it never had high ratings and it had narrowly avoided being canceled several times before. Other people have remarked that while many people like the show, virtually nobody considers it to be their favorite show.
As the show ended, the response was still the same, describing it as a solid show that never really set the world on fire, but did have a steady, dependable run that gave them a deep enough episode count to, again, have a steady, dependable (and therefore highly profitable) run in syndication.
On the other hand, some fans actually consider Russell this due to how much of a selfish Jerkass he is (although his recent character development has begun to lessen this), with Timmy's passive-aggressive snarking at how utterly inept Russell to be both deeply refreshing and making him something of an Ensemble Darkhorse.