What Happened To This Show?!
I'm of the opinion that Family Guy
suck. At least for the few seasons before it got canceled and then uncanceled
But, in its defense, there were a few things that this show had that really hit the nail on the head:
The voice actors. Patrick Warburton
and Adam West
were fantastic semi-regulars. They had a solid line-up of guest voices too, who definitely added color to their roles. Contrast this with South Park, whose characters all have various pitches of whiny and who purposefully neglected the use of guest stars.
The fight scenes. Very nicely choreographed, especially whenever Peter fights the guy in the chicken costume. They used the environment creatively, much like a Chinese martial arts film.
The songs. They've had a lot less of these recently, but most cartoons are pretty good with original songs. Family Guy had a few solid song parodies that worked ("Road to Rhode Island", "When You Wish Upon a Weinstein"). Recently they haven't done as many original works and instead opted to make lazier cuts to other songs (Conway Twitty).
The lines. There are some earlier quotes that made me laugh. They were witty, brief, and didn't lead to random cutaway gags or jokes painfully drawn out. For example...
Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'
Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.
Peter: I had such a crush on her. Until I met you Lois. You're my silver medal.
Peter: A guy at work bought a car out of the paper. Ten years later, Bam! Herpes.
Now, I'm just waiting for this show to eventually abort itself. I don't even feel like yelling about the obvious knock-offs, American Dad
or The Cleveland Show
16th Jul 10
^ Yes, mileages DO vary. I agree with the reviewer 100%. As far as I'm concerned, this show ended with "Stewie Kills Lois/Lois Kills Stewie".
16th Jul 10
I also agree with the reviewer to an extent. I think the overall style of the show is just going stale. It happens to every show.
23rd Jul 10
(edited by: BinaryEmperor)
I just dislike the show's recent descent from comedy into drama. I didn't agree with Quagmire's rant against Brian's character, yes, Brian isn't perfect but no one in that story has any real right to pass judgment on others, in my opinion, and Quagmire was arguably one of the lowest of the low. The episode with Stewie and Brian locked in a bank vault was disturbing and I had no idea why I was watching that scene, because I don't care about these characters as people, I just want to hear more humorous one-liners in the background while I'm reading or doing something else. If I wanted to watch a serious show with intense drama and "friendships being tested", I wouldn't flip on a show I've known for years as slapstick. They're going in a new direction with this show, and I hate it.
25th Jul 10
Also, after the bank vault scene, it's clear the writers of the show had no fucking idea what they were going to do from there... Hence the stupid clip show or whatever they used to fill out the half hour...
25th Jul 10
Eh. The new series is very much hit and miss, but when it misses, it misses rather badly.
26th Jul 10
In my opinion, the show peaked in seasons 3-4 (seasons 1-2 were good but nothing special). After that the series as a whole started going downhill. Season 5 was alright. Season 6 didn't have anything I found to be particularly good except for Stewie Kills Lois/Lois Kills Stewie. Season 7 basically sucked save for "Three Kings". Season 8 is an improvement over the last 2 seasons but still not up to the quality of the older episodes. Overall, the show is still capable of making me laugh, but it's clearly past it's prime. At this point, I find American Dad to be the better show.
1st Aug 10
15th Aug 10
This show used to be really good. Then every goddamn joke was about Brian or Stewie having sex. No thanks.
16th Aug 10
No, that's the 70% of the Family Guy fanfiction
3rd Oct 10
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21st Nov 10
Yeah, I agree with takashi0. I am a liberal atheist, but even so I don't take myself so damn seriously that I can't handle a show making fun of people like me once in a while. FG's political Comedy needs to be more balanced. I for one, though an atheist, really adored the futuristic space otters episode of South Park that made fun of atheism and Richard Dawkins being a dick to religious people. American Dad is good in that it nearly equally makes fun of Haley, the liberal teenage daughter, and her neo-conservative father. They both seem ridiculous in their extremism and hipocracy.
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26th Mar 11
It seems to be the cool thing these days to hate anything that's changed or is new.
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