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I didn't like The Family Guy

Old 06-07-03, 11:44 AM
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I didn't like The Family Guy

Upon numerous recommendations and rave reviews by DVDTalk forum members, I bought The Family Guy season 1 and 2 DVD set. I am rather disappointed. (not in the DVDs, but in the programming)

I watched the entire set, and must say that except for a few witty moments with that baby, the show really didn't hold my interest at all. I really couldn't get into it.

I just needed to get that off of my chest.


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Old 06-07-03, 12:29 PM
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well you can send them to me then


i didn't really like it the first time i saw it, but after a few more I liked it. I guess you've seen a lot of em, you still don't like? watch em again.
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Old 06-07-03, 12:56 PM
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The first few times I caught pieces of FG during its initial run, I was less than impressed, too. What hooked me was the infamous Ernie and Bert scene; it put me on the floor. I became a fan at that point.

Oh, and their musical numbers blow away the Simpsons' numbers (and this is coming from a HUGE Simpsons fan)......
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Old 06-07-03, 02:22 PM
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I was a fan of the series from the beginning, but after watching the entire DVD set in order since its release, I realized that the first season (episodes 1-7 on the set) aren't nearly as funny as the episodes from seasons 2 and 3. They have their moments, but I don't think I got more than a couple laughs out of any single season 1 episode when I watched the set.
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Old 06-07-03, 02:35 PM
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Yeah, the first season wasn't that great. It was funny, but it was just too meandering, and isn't very representative of the other two seasons that were so side-splittingly funny.

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Old 06-07-03, 02:48 PM
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For me it's the opposite, the first two seasons were classic, but it started to level off a bit during the third season (Stewie having homosexual tendencies, episodes focusing more on annoying characters like Meg).
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Old 06-07-03, 03:07 PM
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I find that most of their episodes are hit or miss - I either love them or hate them. I found that the first two seasons were much better than the three season. I do, however, plan to pick up the third one on DVD since I missed some of them...
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Old 06-07-03, 03:47 PM
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I agree with movieking; there are some eps I love (like the Y2K one) but most of them, I hate.

Futurama, however, has never disappointed me.
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Is there another season that is not going to be on DVD?
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Old 06-07-03, 05:07 PM
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Originally posted by huzefa
Futurama, however, has never disappointed me.
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Old 06-07-03, 05:36 PM
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Is there another season that is not going to be on DVD?
There was only three seasons, and the first release on DVD contained the first two seasons. The next release will contain the third and last season.
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Old 06-07-03, 07:25 PM
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I love every minute of the Family Guy, however Futurama and the Simpsons disapoint me often.
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Sometimes it's incredibly funny... but other times it's just so stupid you can't belive they did it...
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Old 06-08-03, 12:12 AM
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I must agree. Family guy has some high moments, but over all it has left me with a lot of low moments. were as futurama has always given me a rolling on the floor laughing moment.
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I don't think I've ever really enjoyed a single episode of The Simpsons (seen maybe 15 or 20 full episodes), Futurama (only seen 4 or 5, but thought they were utter crap), or The Family Guy (only watched 1 or 2, but at least I tried).

South Park, however, I find absolutely brilliant (though there a definitely a few duds scattered in).

I've never understood people's obsessions with those 3 shows though.
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Old 06-08-03, 01:12 AM
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Re: I didn't like The Family Guy

Originally posted by Iron Chef
Upon numerous recommendations and rave reviews by DVDTalk forum members, I bought The Family Guy season 1 and 2 DVD set. I am rather disappointed. (not in the DVDs, but in the programming)

I watched the entire set, and must say that except for a few witty moments with that baby, the show really didn't hold my interest at all. I really couldn't get into it.

I just needed to get that off of my chest.


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Old 06-08-03, 07:31 AM
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Loved The Simpsons since before the original Christmas ep., so I've been with them since Day One.

Love Family Guy.

Love South Park when it's 'on': loved the first 4 or so of the new eps from last fall, found nothing amusing about the heralded 100th ep.


But I just don't get Futurama, I really don't. I tried that show from its debut, watched the first few eps, and didn't care for it. I've checked in from time to time in first run and Cartoon Network since then, but still I just don't care for it.......
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Old 06-08-03, 08:39 AM
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Originally posted by huzefa


Futurama, however, has never disappointed me.
Ditto, I just got the R2 Season 3 which has 22 episodes on 4 discs and it is one of the best boxed sets ever IMO. I love that show.

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Old 06-08-03, 08:46 AM
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I've watched the show a few times. Nothing special, not very funny, and an obvious rip-off of "The Simpsons." I can't understand why everybody on this forum is so excited about it. But hey, whatever twists your twinkie.
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Old 06-08-03, 09:47 AM
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I thought that the writing on The Family Guy was good-it just seemed that the characters all were lacking that certain cartoonish look(except for the baby).
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Old 06-08-03, 12:17 PM
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I've never gotten why people dig South Park. I watched it when it originally started, but it never followed up on the greatness of The Spirit of Christmas.

Futurama....I've seen parts of a handful of episodes...I say handful because I've never gotten through them because I don't find them funny at all.

Different strokes.
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Old 06-08-03, 10:31 PM
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I used to love Family Guy, but after watching the DVD's and the episodes on adult swim, I realized it's not as funny as I once thought.
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Old 06-08-03, 10:42 PM
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I've never seen the appeal of the series; it seemed too forced, too "hey, dig me! I'm edgy! I'm controversial! I rule!!". I laughed a few times watching episodes on Adult Swim, but it's not something I could see myself returning to over and over again, like The Simpsons, Futurama, Space Ghost, etc. etc..

Again, all IMHO.
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Old 06-09-03, 09:38 AM
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I enjoy this show for what it is: un-politically correct cartoons, which is a pretty bold style in this day and age.
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