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Definitely not American Dad at its best
on 6 May 2013
Okay, so I definitely wouldn't give this season 5 stars. I don't think this is American Dad at it's best really.
The first disc and second have got some awesome and very funny episodes. Some of the episodes, however, are just too random and enforce my opinion that Family Guy is better.
I've said this before, but the reason I like American Dad is that it is less offensive and shocking than Family Guy. American Dad also doesn't simply rely on cutaway gags. And who doesn't love Roger?
The problem with some of the episodes of this season is that the storyline goes way off plot. For some, when I've reached the middle of the episode, I've become so bored and confused I just have to switch it off.
Just watch "Return of the Bling" and you'll see what I mean. It starts off with Stan finding out his hockey hero was Roger in disguise. Okay, sounds funny. Then he finds out Roger was a cheater, takes the medal and goes on some stupid journey to return it to the sports federation, which, by the way, is on top of a snowy mountain!! This could have been funny had they not tossed in the ridiculous Lord of the Rings references.
Now, I like randomness to an extent. I like it when story-lines develop and become something else entirely. But it actually needs to develop. With many of the episodes in this season, a character will just pick up on something out of the blue and it feels like another whole episode already starting. It's almost as if the writers themselves ran out of ideas mid-way through the episode and thought, let's just toss in a bit of Ronald Reagan or Obama, etc, for the hell of it.
This is not a bad season. Some of the episodes are just not well-thought out.
Please just leave the randomness to Family Guy.