YMMV / The War at Home

  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: Lampshaded at the beginning of "Cheers":
    Dave: When I was a kid, all I wanted to do was sneak into "R" rated movies. In my mind, "R" stood for "really good." Nowadays, there's warnings and ratings on everyhing; video games, music, booze, cigarettes. You think these warnings would keep kids away from all these things. When, actually, it's sending up a flare saying, "Hey, look. Good stuff over here."
    Disclaimer appears on screen: "Due to the mature subject matter, the following episode may not be suitable for all family members.
    Dave: (Glances down at disclaimer) See? Makes you wanna watch even more, doesn't it?
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Kenny. Not only for being a sympathetic portrayal of a gay teen coming out when it was still relatively rare on TV, it certainly doesn't hurt that he was portrayed by a young Mr. Robot (which currently has created a lot of Just Here for Godzilla viewers for the show at large).
  • Growing the Beard: Season one was not well liked by most critics, but season two had better reception, mainly due to how well Kenny's Coming-Out Story was handled.