Customer Review

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh, 2 May 2006
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Family Guy - Season 4 [DVD] (DVD)
It's easy to jump on the bandwagon. I see one review has already said This is family guy, so automatically gets 5 star".

Yeah.

It's this exact comment that made me give this review. I own all the other family guy series and enjoy them. They are very creative and funny, if a little 'of the moment'. However series 4 almost totally destroys what the other series created.

For some reason this series concentrates on giving cameo appearances to all the extras in the first 3 series, instead of writing new characters. In a strange twist, in destorys the main characters. Stewie doesn't once voice hatred towards Lois, talk of world domination or even referance his confused sexuality. Instead He's relegated to a sort of 'Critic', passing comments on what's going on. Brian, the original straightman of the storyline, in turned into a racist, biggot, and at times does things that a DOG cannot do (like Marry Lois....a storyline in itself that upsets the balance between the 3 older family characters). What made this programme so good in the first place was the speaking roles given to the Dog and Baby, as a sort of window into what a dog/baby would think in real life. It was relatable, unlike the entire of series 4. Meg and Chris are both brought forward and given 'growing up' moments, which again, comprimises their characters. Peter and Lois are played down to the point we're subject to 100x "This reminds me of the time..." moments, followed quickly by a spoof of something from the 1980's. This wears fast, and the programme sinks with every episode.

As i said, people will automatically call this series the best EVER etc, but it's really not. It's on the same level as simpsons series 9 onwards and Southpark series 4 and 5. That is, 'Ok' but nowhere near what it can do as it's lost sight of what it was about to begin with.

This series is good for a completist, or as one-off TV viewing, but not much more.

Thank god for American Dad.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.1 out of 5 stars (95 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (53)
4 star:
 (14)
3 star:
 (18)
2 star:
 (6)
1 star:
 (4)
 
 
 
24.99 14.69
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Derby, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 5,127,391