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You get 16 episodes for your money in the Family Guy Season 10 boxset, and there’s a strong leaning towards satiating the fans who have stuck with the show to date. That doesn’t mean that there’s no room for outsiders, as Family Guy is constantly accessible. Just that you’ll get extra goodness out of an episode such as Brian And Stewie, the 150th of the show, if you’ve watched most of it to date.
Even if you haven’t, though, Family Guy remains a masterclass in strong comedy writing. It’s genuinely laugh out loud funny, and the episodes are rich in rewatch value. The only downside is the slight muddle in the way the box sets are compiled, as this set actually pulls together episodes from across more than one season. Yet they’ve not been released on DVD in the UK before, so on the plus side, you’re not buying the same Family Guy instalments twice. Spend your money, therefore, with peace of mind.--Jon Foster
The show follows the adventures of lovable oaf Peter Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) and his hilariously odd family of middle-class New Englanders. Lois (Alex Borstein) is Peter's loving wife, a former Miss Teen Rhode Island who rules the roost but is one step away from a nervous breakdown. Then there are their kids: frumpy 16-year-old Meg (Mila Kunis), the family's punching bag; 13-year-old Chris (Seth Green), a kid who doesn't understand girls, much less the evil monkey who recently emerged from his closet; and 1-year-old Stewie (MacFarlane), a diabolically clever baby whose burgeoning sexuality is very much a work in progress. Rounding out the Griffin household is Brian (MacFarlane), the family dog, a member of Mensa with a penchant for dry martinis and dumb blondes.
During the upcoming season, the Griffins and fellow Quahog residents attend a party at James Woods' mansion and are embroiled in a classic "whodunit" murder mystery. Meanwhile, Lois becomes a local sports hero, and Stewie works for Brian as his literary manager.