This series is a guilty pleasure. It's hard to figure out how I could get to like these two slackers so much. The humor is crude.
Ron and Peter work for Testico as human testers for the things Testico manufactures. The two live in a small two bedroom one bath apartment with hand me down furniture (more like stuff they collected at the curb) in a Pacific Northwest city. Their full time job is testing stuff giving feedback to Dr. Ng the head of research at Testico. The range of stuff they test is crazy, a robotic vacuum cleaner, a paranoia drug, to a perfume that attracts women.
The fact that they are "testees" and work for Testico evokes the word for male genitalia. The humor is mostly centered below the waist. But there is an interesting twist to the main joke in each episode. The perfume to attract women was an excellent parody of the Blair Witch Project and zombie movies. There's more going on here than just the random kick to the groin.
The first episode does start out slowly. By episode two and three, the series settles into a rhythm with some really funny jokes.
Ron is the more normal looking of the pair - yes he could be the Felix Unger (The Odd Couple) of the pair. Jeff Kassel does an excellent job with this character, he's the smarter of the two, but is also prone to lying. By far my favorite of the pair is Peter played by Steve Markle. He is the opposite of Ron, the Oscar Madison. He is honest and innocent to a fault. And there in lies his charm. About midway through season one they killed off the "hottie" of the show, Kate played by the beautiful Kim Schraner. In an episode her bar burns down, and she's never heard from again. The biggest clown in the series is Nugget, the schlub slacker that works in the bar, played by Joe Pingue. Occasionally Larry, the experienced testee shows up at Testico. Kenny Hotz does an excellent job as the 80's womanizer. Pingue is the only actor with a long resume outside of television.
Each episode is a nice bite sized morsel of around thirty minutes. Season one includes a forty minute bonus feature that is surprisingly funny. These would be rated TV-MA. There is no nudity. However, most of the topics have something to do with sex. There isn't a lot of strong language. There is no violence. Maybe a little drug use here and there, and, of course, scenes at bars where people drink. TV-MA is probably one of those great ratings for this, somewhere between R and PG-13.
I enjoyed this series a lot. It's a lot crude, but with heart. I care about what happened to these two guys.