I used to really love Family Guy. Some people say it's a rip off of the Simpsons and you know what? Sure, maybe it is but it still was a funny show and wasn't all that much like the Simpsons.
Seasons 1, 2, & 3 of Family are my favorite. I liked how while they did make cultural references, they still had a somewhat plot. Sure, there were a few boring episodes in those seasons but there weren't that many, at leasr in my opinion. Family guy started getting stale to me when Season 7 happened. I don't know, I try to get into the newer episodes but I can't.
The thing that kind of disappointed me was all the character changes.
Peter = Originally was a dumb ass but still had a heart of gold and some common sense. Now, he's completely stupid, acts very childish at times, lacks common sense, and is more of an ass than he already was. I prefer the old Peter who had common sense and wasn't a complete *** (no offense).
Lois = Originally was a hard working and loving woman who cared deeply for her family. Now, she is a hypocritical, bitchy type of character who can be very malicious at times. Like Peter, I prefer her older incarnation when she was the voice of reason and was more likeable.
Meg = Went from a normal acting teenager who just wanted to be popular and "fit in". Now, she's a deeply disturbed punching bag. Other than her being the punching bag most of the time, I actually like how they tried to give her more of a personality, even if it is disturbing... I'm just happy they don't punk on her that much anymore because it's not all that funny to me. Maybe the first few times because you're like "Whoa... Really? lol" but it got old pretty quick. I'm still pissed that she reverted back to her spineless self in "Dial Meg for Murder" or even the "Seahorse Seashell Party"
Chris = Much like his father, dumb but very easy going. Now, he's a somewhat rude, angst-ridden kid who is still somewhat dumb. Chris never really appealed to me. I thought he was kind of a boring character so I don't have much to say. I will say I don't really like the episodes that center around him.
Stewie = Originally was an evil baby bent on world domination and killing Lois. Now, he is a super flamboyant, stereotypical gay who occasionally has an evil scheme. I'm okay with the new Stewie but I do prefer the older one.
Brian = Went from the voice of reason and laid back dog to a self-absorbed, political, arrogant asshat. I much prefer him in the older seasons but I suppose the new one has his controversy too since they use him more in political or religion episodes.
The show still is okay, it just has a lot of hit or miss episodes these days. For me, there have been a lot of misses but I'm not going to give up hope that the creators will find some balance for the show again. Now don't get me wrong, I don't HATE the show. I still like and enjoy it at times. All I'm saying is that in my opinion, Seasons 1-3 will always be my favorite. Here's to hoping Family guy will have some more good episodes to come.
Naturally, people don't like change. What the hell did you think it meant "dysfunctional family"? They're not SUPPOSED to be good people. You don't find it funny? That's fine. But I can't stand it when people try to take things to the next level. Quagmire and Stewie beat up Brian so that makes them animal abusers? Really? And you say Peter's gotten stupider? No, you've gotten older and you're only gonna laugh at what you already see as funny. So there really is no winning this argument at all. Better to just click "x" and watch something else rather then obsess over how bad it is.
I used to be able to put up with some of the stuff that was a little sick and demented just because they would come up with brilliant comedy like Peter and the chicken, the throwing up game, and Stevies devious mind but lately they have gone beyond funny to outright nasty perversion. Just because your animated like the simpsons or futurama doesn't mean you have the same quality. I cannot watch anymore. Thanks but no thanks.
This 8 out of 10 is for the first three seasons and some of the earlier season 4 episodes. Family Guy lost it's appeal for a while. I used to be obsessed with this show, but later I lost obsession. Jokes became the same over and over again, the characters changed their personality, many of the jokes also became very offensive, and also many of the jokes not making any sense. I personally quit Family Guy forever after the Life of Brian saga.
This was one of the funniest shows on TV. Peter's wacky antics were always something to enjoy and I enjoyed seeing what new torture Meg goes through.
But it has seriously gone downhill, nothing really makes me laugh anymore and I even forced myself to laugh at what was supposed to be funny because I was in denial. But I can't deny anymore, it's just not that funny anymore.
I do like this show, no lie. But there is a reason I'm giving it an eight. It's just not real good anymore. Stewie and Brian are paired up all the time and they speak to each other at least once every episode. It kinda annoys me. Peter is very dumb. No, not very dumb. SO RIDICULOUSLY AMAZINGLY MIND BOGGINGLY DUMB. I liked there older episodes better. If you are reading this review, and you've never seen this show, watch seasons 1 through 6, skip 7, watch 8 and stop. Watching the rest isn't worth it. 8/10
There are some things that are missing from this show that is making it so terrible today.
1 Cleveland. Notice ever since Cleveland left the show started getting terrible.
2 This whole Quagmire hates Brian thing that started happening when Cleveland left. Which was a start of Quagmire starting to change from a party animal to a pervert to an aids infested mean prick. Him beating up Brian an animal showed the start of him being a dick, Then he started picking on Joe and then finally he started getting mad at Peter for doing stupid thing at times. (Peter was the one that cost you your job trying to fly his pickup truck, he killed your cat and told you he did, took your money and slammed the door in your face and crashed a nice looking plane you had. But you hate Brian. someone that hardly ever bothers you )
3 Lois voice is just getting more annoying and she seem to don't care about doing things as a family anymore (Which the family hating that which what was making that look funny)
4 old 1980 Cut Aways. This show used to reminded me of things from the past in old cartoons, toys, candy, shows and where are they now actors now it just racist and nasty vomit toilet humor with blood in the Cut Aways.
5 Stewie is not about world domination or trying to kill Lois anymore
6 Meg and Chris parts are getting so small.
I'm not counting this one yet because we don't know it all the way yet is Brian. Without Brian who is gonna stop Peter from doing something that will kill him and the family?
This show is incredibly witty and funny. Parents out there before you deny your teenager the right to watch this show watch it yourself first. Anybody who wants to hate on this show can throw their trashy hate away before you even come close to insulting Seth Macfarlane, a great genius.
Peter, the protagonist of the Griffin family, tries to act like Moe Howard, his apparent domineering idol from The Three Stooges, and ends up acting like Curly. While this is funny, Peter's antics can become something of a turn-off. Peter's wife, Lois, is one of the better cartoon moms in TV Land and was obviously patterned after Jane Jetson from The Jetsons. Brian is incredible as an intellectualism-spewing dog while Stewie would have qualified as a better foil to Pinky and the Brain instead of Elmira. Chris and Meg are virtual non-entities and are generally not central to most of the Family Guy episodes.
Like The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory, Family Guy will be sorely missed when it finally does air its last episode. FG is quite a likeable cartoon if you can withstand the racist jokes and meandering cut-aways that occur in virtually every show, save for the one in which Brian and Stewie are locked in a bank vault. Like it or not, Family Guy will earn a place in most every viewer's list of all-time favorite cartoon shows.
Season 9 was the worst IMO. But most of the stuff on FG is not to be taken seriously yet people still do! Yeah the Conway Twitty and 80s music video stuff was stupid and not funny and most of the repetitive gags were funny the first time around but not the next 100 times. I liked Peter fighting the giant chicken and the episodes where Brian and Stewie travel through time or get cloned or even travel to various parallel universes. I just don't get why people say this is the worst animated show, not even close. But there are a lot of flaws and cheap humor but other than that, it's not bad. I do miss the humor from the 1999-2002 years but come on, everyone has to move on okay. I just wish the Family Guy haters would stop! Seriously grow up you stupid trolls. I'm not all keen to reviews since every single page has nothing but bad reviews by trolls who have nothing better to do than write fake crappy reviews of shows they probably have never even seen. But anyways if you watch this show, try to watch the Brain and Stewie episodes, they're the best IMO and don't listen to the haters just ignore those sad pathetic trolls! Like I sad, Family Guy is not terrible just mediocre at times, thank you!
This show is decent. It isn't as good as some people say it is but I can still like it
Plot : It doesn't have that much of a plot. The show also has so many cut away gags that even if there is a plot,you can't follow it.
Characters: The characters are mostly likable. Stewie and Brian are my favorites. They are pretty funny Peter and Lois are sometimes interesting. Meg is nothing but an unpopular kid and a punching bag. Chris is my least favorite. He's not funny.
Humor: Humor on this show is pretty much a hit or miss. Some of the jokes work while some don't. The humor is not consistent and is barely relevant to the plot. A lot of the jokes are either making fun of pop culture or the other characters being mean to Meg. I am not amused
I'll give this show a 5/10 because its sometimes enjoyable. I do prefer to watch American Dad but I sometimes watch this
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