I'm surprised at the number of people who dislike Family Guy. I think it may be a matter of hating for the sake of hating, but I'm here to make a stand of both the hilarity and awesomeness of Family Guy.
Here's a quick point: Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, Mike Henry, etc. are pretty old. Since the show is really whatever they find funny they may lose some of the younger viewers (yes I'm calling some of you younger, sorry
). I find most of the stuff funny; maybe my humor matches theirs, i dunno.
Most of you have said that the earlier stuff was better.
To that I say: "[email protected]
IMO, the earlier episodes are just like a seinfeld episode or simpsons, both funny shows, but both have a really old kind of humor that doesn't make me laugh out loud, at least not anymore.
Here are some of the great things about Family Guy.
Repetitive gags: One such gag is the evil monkey. We are continually exposed to it, and maybe by the third time we see him he's old news, but then they show him smoking weed or how he became angry and that makes it even more hilarious.
The characters change a lot. Their voices have changed. They're behaviors change. But that's okay. I think that any changes so far have been improvements. Let's talk about Stewie:
Ya he's different. And their explaination of why he stopped trying to take of the world is the best part about the change (the two part episode where he succeeds in taking over the world only to be killed by rambo Lois).
The bottom line is that he's funnier now...
and the show is still top 3 comedies on tv, imo.